Tuesday, July 16

Day: April 25, 2017

Le Pen temporarily steps down as head of National Front Party
ENGLISH, Europe

Le Pen temporarily steps down as head of National Front Party

    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself and Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist who came in first in Sunday's first round. Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. I am the presidential candidate, she said on French public television news. Le Pen has said in the past that she is not a candidate of her party, and made that point when she rolled out her platform in February, saying the measures she was espousing were not her party's, but her own. French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen voting in round one of the election. Le ...
EU to slap Britain with a €2bn fraud claim bill
ENGLISH, Europe

EU to slap Britain with a €2bn fraud claim bill

    The UK is set to be handed a €2bn (£1.69bn) bill by the European Union over its failure to sort out customs fraud, a European Commission source said. HM Revenue & Customs is believed to have failed to stop Chinese crime gangs from undervaluing goods being imported into the EU through Dover and Felixstowe, avoiding billions of pounds in customs duty and value-added tax. EU investigators believe that Britain has become the gateway for Chinese gangs to import under-declared goods into Europe. The Times said that the European Commission is considering whether to launch formal infringement procedures against Britain. This fraud is still going on and Britain knows, a European Commission source told The Times. It will come up in trade discussions and it will have an impact on...
Labour plan to frustrate Brexit by scrapping Great Repeal Bill raises prospect of second EU referendum
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Labour plan to frustrate Brexit by scrapping Great Repeal Bill raises prospect of second EU referendum

    EU flag flying in front of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster Labour will today unveil plans to frustrate Brexit by scrapping the Tories’ Great Repeal Bill, raising the prospect of a second European Union referendum. Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Exiting the EU secretary, will commit Labour to a new EU Rights and Protections Bill to ensure there is no change to workers’ rights, consumer rights or environmental protections. Sir Keir will also say that unlike Theresa May, the Tory leader Labour will not walk away from the European Union without any agreement, saying it will not accept ‘no deal’ as a viable option. Sir Keir Starmer A Labour Government will also scrap the Tories’ Brexit White Paper, which set out the Government's plans for Brexit, and replace it with f...
Students evacuated safely from Sylhet Scholars Home school
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Students evacuated safely from Sylhet Scholars Home school

    Authorities of Scholars Home School and College at Shahi Eidgah in Sylhet city discovered a bomb-like object on the stair of the five-storey school building on Tuesday morning. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members evacuated students from the classrooms safely after a reportedly powerful bomb found there at about 11:00am. RAB-9 Senior Assistant Director (Media) Maen Uddin Chowdhury said it has been known from primary investigation that the object is a powerful bomb. Law enforcers cordoned off the school area. The college principal Rtrd Brigadier Zubayer Siddique said the cleaners of the college informed him after discovering the bomb-like object under the stairs of 5th floor in the morning. Later, the principal called RAB. He said the students were recovered from th...
Obama makes first public speech since leaving office
America, ENGLISH

Obama makes first public speech since leaving office

    In his first major address since leaving office, Obama urged young people to help bridge political divides. He spent most of his time on stage listening to comments from students at the university where he once lectured. Former US President Barack Obama on Monday urged young people to get involved in politics at his first public address since President Donald Trump took office three months ago. Without making mention of Trump, he told a University of Chicago audience that he would use his post-presidency time to encourage young people to engage with their communities. I'm spending a lot of time thinking about: what is the most important thing I can do for my next job?" Obama said at the university, where he once taught law. The single most important thing I can do is to he...