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Day: January 29, 2017

Time running out for PM to heed Scotland’s voice over Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Time running out for PM to heed Scotland’s voice over Brexit

    Nicola Sturgeon has warned time is running out for the Prime Minister to heed the voice of Scotland ahead of key Brexit talks. Scotland's First Minister urged Theresa May to take proposals from the devolved administrations seriously when she chairs a crucial meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) in Cardiff on Monday. On the agenda will be a Scottish Government paper setting out options to keep Scotland in the European single market even if the UK leaves, reflecting the majority Remain vote north of the border. Proposals to remain in the single market have also been put forward by Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood. A UK Government spokesman insisted that the proposals from the devolved administrations were being studied carefull...
William and Harry commission statue of mother Diana to mark 20 years since death
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

William and Harry commission statue of mother Diana to mark 20 years since death

    Diana, Princess of Wales is to be commemorated with a statue commissioned by her sons to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry said, with the passing of the years, the time was now appropriate to recognise her positive impact both at home and abroad with the monument. It will be erected in a place she knew well, the public gardens of Diana's former home Kensington Palace. The royal brothers said: "It has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue. Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy. William was 15 years old and Harry just 12 w...
Trump talks to Putin, other world leaders about security threats
America, ENGLISH

Trump talks to Putin, other world leaders about security threats

    Trump signs a memorandum to security services directing them to defeat the Islamic State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington President Donald Trump discussed Syria and the fight against Islamic State with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday in one of several calls with world leaders that the new U.S. president used to put his stamp on international affairs. Trump's call with Putin was their first since the New York businessman took office and came as officials said he was considering lifting sanctions on Moscow despite opposition from Democrats and Republicans at home and European allies abroad. Neither the White House nor the Kremlin mentioned a discussion of sanctions in their statements about the roughly hour-long call. Vladimir Putin The positi...
Theresa May does not agree with Donald Trump’s immigration ban
America, ENGLISH

Theresa May does not agree with Donald Trump’s immigration ban

    Theresa May has issued a late-night statement saying she does not agree with Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US, after coming under intense political pressure to condemn the order. The prime minister released her comments through a spokesman shortly after midnight, saying the UK would make representations” if British citizens were affected by the 90-day ban on travel to the US for those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. Immigration policy in the United States is a matter for the government of the United States, just the same as immigration policy for this country should be set by our government, the spokesman said. But we do not agree with this kind of approach and it is not one we will be ta...
Revealed: the real reason why Donald Trump and Theresa May held hands and it’s not what you think
America, ENGLISH

Revealed: the real reason why Donald Trump and Theresa May held hands and it’s not what you think

    It has emerged that Theresa May was only photographed hand-in-hand with Donald Trump because, bizarre as it sounds, the president may have a fear of slopes and needed a soothing arm to negotiate a downhill stretch of path. The image of the pair holding hands was beamed around the world, to the delight of supporters of the new President but to the consternation of those many of them in the UK  far less keen on Mr Trump. But Government sources in Washington DC were suggesting that the hand-holding was not as a result of a deep and lasting friendship after all. The insider said that Mr Trump is known to have an aversion to slopes or stairs, and said this could have been the reason for the president's decision to grasp the Prime Minister’s hand. Such a fear is a recognise...