Saturday, November 27

Day: October 24, 2016

France begins to clear Calais migrants Jungle camp
ENGLISH, Europe

France begins to clear Calais migrants Jungle camp

    More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the Jungle migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing at least 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, and the first of some 60 coaches that will carry them to refugee centres across France have now left. There is concern that some migrants will refuse to go because they still want to get to Britain and that weekend clashes with police could be repeated. The dismantling of the camp is expected to start on Tuesday. The UK has begun to accept some of the estimated 1,300 unaccompanied children from the camp. The first group without family ties to the UK has arrived in Britain under the "Dubs amendment" rules, which grant refuge to the most vulnerable....
Five killed in Malta runway plane crash
ENGLISH, Europe

Five killed in Malta runway plane crash

    Three French defence officials and two other people died when a surveillance plane crashed shortly after take-off at Malta International Airport. The light aircraft was setting off on a mission over the Mediterranean around 07:20 (05:20 GMT) when it nose-dived and disintegrated in a ball of flames. There was no explosion prior to the crash, according to eyewitnesses. Malta said the flight had been part of a French operation to track illicit trafficking of people and drugs. An investigation into the causes of the crash is to be conducted by the French defence ministry. The airport has re-opened with some disruption expected to the day's scheduled flights. 'Straight down' French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that three of the victims were ministry staff while...
Belgium just killed the chances of a successful Brexit by rejecting EU deal
ENGLISH, Europe

Belgium just killed the chances of a successful Brexit by rejecting EU deal

    A single regional government in Belgium may have just killed off all hope of a successful Brexit, which includes a post-Brexit free-trade deal with the European Union. This is because on Friday Wallonia, the small Belgium region, rejected the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, which has taken the 28-nation bloc seven years to negotiate with Canada. Then on Monday, it again rejected the EU's "ultimatum" on changing its mind, according to news agency AFP. The deal was all but done and just needed to be ratified by all EU member states before being implemented. But one of Belgium's six legislatures, Wallonia, refused to support CETA on Friday having vetoed it earlier this week, meaning Belgium's national government cannot give the trade deal its ap...
David Cameron took revenge by text repliyng to Boris Johnson
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

David Cameron took revenge by text repliyng to Boris Johnson

    David Cameron sent Boris Johnson a revenge text after the former London mayor was defeated in his leadership bid, a new book claims. Mr Johnson failed to put his name forward to become the new Tory leader after the Brexit vote after being betrayed by fellow Leave campaigner Michael Gove. In a book by Tim Shipman, it is claimed Mr Cameron sent Mr Johnson a gloating message saying: "You should have stuck with me, mate.” Extracts of the book All Out War were published in today’s Sunday Times, promising to tell the “disastrous inside story of how Boris did not become prime minister”. One cabinet member told the author that Mr Cameron was "the happiest I have seen him in a long time" on the day Mr Gove launched his rival bid for the top job. Mr Cameron, who backed staying in th...
AL President Sheikh Hasina and General Secretary Obaidul Qader elected
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

AL President Sheikh Hasina and General Secretary Obaidul Qader elected

    The last 8th times elected and for the next three years in a row as one of the oldest political party in the subcontinent, has been re-elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League president. For the first time, has been elected as the general secretary of the Awami League presidium member of the minister Mr. Obaidul Qader. Sunday afternoon around 5 pm 0 th National Conference on the second day of the current committee aligera away from the stage and sat down in a row councilor party president Sheikh Hasina and formar general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam. Sajeda Chowdhury proposed to Sheikh Hasina, the name of the president and the general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam proposed name to bridge minister Kader as a general secretary of the AL. In the meantime, the...