Tuesday, February 20

Day: February 3, 2017

Fresh Brexit legal challenge blocked by high court
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Fresh Brexit legal challenge blocked by high court

    Two senior judges have blocked a legal challenge to the government’s strategy for leaving the single market and the European Economic Area. In a hearing at the high court that lasted less than an hour, Lord Justice Lloyd Jones and Mr Justice Lewis dismissed an application for a fresh judicial review of the Brexit process brought by two sets of claimants. The judges were due to give their reasons for their decision on Friday afternoon. Parliament has already given the government its approval to trigger Brexit under article 50 of the Lisbon treaty following a historic legal action in the supreme court over parliamentary sovereignty. James Eadie QC, for the government, told the hearing that since ministers had not yet decided which legal route would be taken to leave the EEA,...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle living together
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle living together

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hiding their relationship no longer. Yesterday the young royal and his actress girlfriend were photographed during a night out in London, dining at the Soho House restaurant before walking hand-in-hand on the busy footpath. They tried to keep as low-key as possible and were sitting in a small snug area of the restaurant, an onlooker told The Sun, who obtained the photos. But it wasn’t a private area and they were happy to be seen . . . they only had eyes for each other. This isn’t the first time the lovebirds have been spotted been out and about in London together. Last Christmas, they were spotted together heading to a theatre performance. They want to do as many normal things as possible, li...
Trump warns Israel that new settlements may not help achieve Middle East peace
America, ENGLISH

Trump warns Israel that new settlements may not help achieve Middle East peace

    The White House on Thursday gently warned Israel that new or expanded settlements in the West Bank “may not be helpful” in achieving a Middle East peace, while insisting it has no official position on settlement activity. A statement issued by press secretary Sean Spicer said that although the administration does not believe settlements are “an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal. The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years, Spicer’s statement said, a reference to President Trump’s insistence that a return to the Middle East negotiating table is a goal he hopes to achieve. While ...
Terrorist armed with machete shot at Paris Louvre museum
ENGLISH, Europe

Terrorist armed with machete shot at Paris Louvre museum

    A French soldier has shot a man after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris carrying a machete and two backpacks. Paris police chief Michel Cadot said the attacker shouted "Allahu akbar (God is greatest)" as he launched himself at the soldier in the Carrousel du Louvre area of the popular attraction. The soldier - part of a four-man patrol - fired five times, hitting the man in the legs and stomach and seriously injuring him. French police officers and soldiers patrol in front of the Louvre The assailant became violent when he was told he could not enter with his bags. Two machetes were found at the scene. Mr Cadot said: We are dealing with an attack from an individual who was clearly aggressive and represented a direct threat, and whose comments lead us to believe ...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that some 3.5 lakh undocumented Bangladeshi workers working in Malaysia will get the scope to work there since the Malaysian government has announced to issue temporary work passes for such workers. She said that following successful diplomatic efforts of the present government steps have been taken to provide legality to some 8 lakh undocumented expatriate Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia, while 2.67 lakh in Malaysia and 10,000 in Iraq. She mentioned that the present AL government has taken a firm stance to check human trafficking through enacting of the Human Trafficking Deterrence and Suppression Act, 2012. She also said that her government had always taken all-out measures to ensure the fairness of all the elections held in the ...