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Day: January 27, 2017

She Suits being a princess: Meghan Markle’s co-star fuels Prince Harry engagement rumours
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

She Suits being a princess: Meghan Markle’s co-star fuels Prince Harry engagement rumours

    Speculation surrounding the seriousness of Prince Harry's relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle just turned up a notch thanks to a revealing Q&A on Reddit. 35-year-old Markle's co-star in the US paralegal drama, Patrick J Adams, shed light on the seriousness of the new royal romance after hinting she may be joining the British Royal Family. The Canadian actor, also 35, plays Markle's on-screen lover and now fiancé on the NBC series which premiered its Season 6 Episode 11 last night. But despite sharing a lot of steamy moments with his co-star, viewers were more interested in Prince Harry details. One cheeky Reddit user called swaminator201 asked the star: What's it like making out on-screen with the potentially future princess of England? Divulging the potentia...
One line in the Article 50 bill is infuriating people
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

One line in the Article 50 bill is infuriating people

    One line in the Article 50 bill is infuriating people Theresa May finally published the Brexit bill, the piece of legislation that's going to take us out of the European Union and it’s a scant six lines worth of legislation. Reports even suggest that the government is looking at a one-line bill in order to minimise debate and possible amendment. It’s a bit all over the place really. As if the current state of affairs isn't strange enough, it now appears that Brexit will cost the UK precisely nothing. The Financial Times' Brussels bureau chief, Alex Barker, tweeted a section of Article 50's explanatory notes which read: The Bill is not expected to have any financial implications. People are so bewildered they're calling #fakenews! on the entire operation: Is the government ...
US and UK will no longer invade foreign countries to remake the world in their own image: Theresa May
America, ENGLISH

US and UK will no longer invade foreign countries to remake the world in their own image: Theresa May

    Britain and the US will never again invade sovereign foreign countries in an attempt to make the world in their own image, Theresa May told Republican policymakers in Philadelphia. The Prime Minister vowed never to repeat the failed policies of the past in reference to Western military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking from the liberal intervention principle established by Tony Blair. Referencing the special relationship between the UK and US, Ms May also stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries to meet their obligations of leadership and stand up for our interests. It is in our interests those of Britain and America together to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe, she said. T...
I’m ready to register as Muslim: Ex-US secretary of state Madeleine Albright
America, ENGLISH

I’m ready to register as Muslim: Ex-US secretary of state Madeleine Albright

    Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright tweeted Wednesday that she is prepared to register as a Muslim in solidarity as reports say President Trump plans on suspending the US’s refugee programme for 120 days. Albright said that there is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty and America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds. She went on to say that she was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian and ‘found out later my family was Jewish.’ I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity, she tweeted. The Hill reported that she is following in feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s vow to become Muslim if there is ever a registry, reports the Associated Press. Albright was a vocal critic of Trump in the election and lended her support to Hillary Clinton....
US State department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post
America, ENGLISH

US State department’s entire senior management team quits as Secretary Rex Tillerson takes up post

    The entire senior management team of the department announced it was leaving The entire senior level of management officials at the US State department has resigned - rather than serve under President Donald Trump. In the latest display of disquiet among civil servants in Washington over the new commander-in-chief, the four top senior officials at the equivalent of America's foreign ministry, announced they were standing down. The new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was present in the department’s offices in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington DC, when the officials resigned on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported. The officials were Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assi...
Chile’s worst wildfires destroy town: Death toll at 10
America, ENGLISH

Chile’s worst wildfires destroy town: Death toll at 10

    Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10, officials said on Thursday. The flames engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and about 1,000 homes in the town, located 220 miles (360 kilometres) south of the Chilean capital. The body of one person was found under the charred remains of the town, which another 6,000 residents fled unharmed. Officials have not identified the person who died. ‘This is an extremely serious situation of horror, a nightmare without an end,’ said Carlos Valenzuela, the mayor of the neighbouring coastal city of Constitucion. ‘Everything burned.’ Authorities found another body burned inside a house destroyed in the flames about 85 miles (140 kilom...