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Day: February 10, 2017

Why Prince Harry Would Need Granny Queen Elizabeth’s Approval Before Proposing to Meghan Markle
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Why Prince Harry Would Need Granny Queen Elizabeth’s Approval Before Proposing to Meghan Markle

    Before wedding bells can ring for Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle, they’ll need to secure the Queen’s permission. And it’s not just a sign of respect for the 90-year-old monarch as fifth in line to the throne, Harry must have Queen Elizabeth‘s blessing to marry. This is due to a law, first established as the Royal Marriages Act 1772, which gave the monarch the right to veto the marriage of a member of his or her family. That law has since been repealed and was replaced by more relaxed restrictions. Now, the law only applies to the first six in line to the throne, which as of now are Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie used to be included in that list, but were mo...
UK braced for freezing Friday and a chilly weekend
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK braced for freezing Friday and a chilly weekend

    Friday is set to be particularly cold and some parts of the UK could see snow ahead of a chilly weekend, the Met Office has said. Temperatures of 2-3C (36-37F) in the Midlands, London and eastern areas, and scattered snow showers are forecast. Any snow is unlikely to settle, although there could be some icy patches. Elsewhere will be a degree or two warmer, with highs of only 5C (41F) in the South West, Wales and western Scotland. Overnight into Saturday, temperatures could potentially dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in some mountainous parts of Scotland, Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said. The lowest temperature recorded so far this winter was minus 11C (12.2F) which at Cromdale in Moray, North East Scotland, on 5 December. Ms Yeomans said: "The very lowest that we c...
Donald Trump agrees to support One China policy in Xi Jinping call
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump agrees to support One China policy in Xi Jinping call

    Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, since entering the White House, telling the Communist party leader he will not challenge Beijing by upending longstanding US policy towards Taiwan. In a statement the White House said the leaders of the world’s two largest economies had held a lengthy and extremely cordial telephone call on Thursday evening in which numerous topics were discussed. President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our One China policy, the White House said, referring to a diplomatic understanding by which Washington does not challenge China’s claim over Taiwan, a democratically ruled island that Beijing considers a breakaway province. Following his shock election in November last ye...
Teen among four held over Paris terror plot
ENGLISH, Europe

Teen among four held over Paris terror plot

    Eiffel Tower security to be intensified with the addition of a bullet-proof wall Four people including a 16-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of planning a suicide attack in Paris. According to French media, the four were arrested in Montpellier in the south of the country. They were allegedly planning to detonate an explosive belt in a tourist area of Paris. Computer equipment and explosive substances were allegedly also discovered at the suspects' homes.
US court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban
America, ENGLISH

US court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

    A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges. The three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the argument that the ban targets Muslims raised serious allegations and presented significant constitutional questions, and they agreed that courts could consider statements by Trump and his advisers about wishing to enact such a ban. Moments after the ruling, Trump tweeted, SEE YOU IN COURT, adding that THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! In response, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a D...