Tuesday, February 27

Day: May 18, 2017

UK will pay a price if EU immigration restricted: Angela Merkel
ENGLISH, Europe

UK will pay a price if EU immigration restricted: Angela Merkel

    The UK will pay a price if it moves to restrict EU immigration after Brexit, Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. In some of her toughest language on Brexit yet, the German chancellor warned that the EU would act to protect its own interests and could create obstacles for Britain. And in a barely veiled threat, she said there could be consequences for the British car industry. Related: May to charge companies £2,000 a year for each non-EU worker they employ If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price in relations with Britain, Mrs Merkel told a meeting of trade union officials in Berlin. That's not malicious, she said. But you cannot expect to enjoy all the benefits and then say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citi...
Dutch king reveals secret life as commercial co-pilot
ENGLISH, Europe

Dutch king reveals secret life as commercial co-pilot

    Prince Philip famously gave up a promising naval career to be at the Queen’s side but the Dutch King Willem-Alexander has carried on co-piloting KLM passenger planes as often as twice a month. According to an interview he gave to the Dutch Telegraaf paper, to celebrate his wife Queen Máxima’s birthday on Wednesday, flying through the clouds leaves worldly cares behind, so he has quietly carried on. He welcomes customers on board on behalf of the captain and crew rather than revealing his true identity and said he is rarely recognised in pilot’s uniform anyway. Willem-Alexander became Europe’s youngest king when Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicated in 2013, in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. It was known that he had been a guest pilot before...
Art of the Deal co writer: Trump in significant meltdown
America, ENGLISH

Art of the Deal co writer: Trump in significant meltdown

    The co-author of President Trump's bestselling book The Art of the Deal said Wednesday that he thinks the president is in the middle of a significant meltdown. I think he's reacting from a survival place, Tony Schwartz told Anderson Cooper on CNN's 360. He's in pure defensive mode. I think that he's being run by the part of his brain that's reactive and impulsive, not capable of reflection. The sense of siege that he feels because his sense of self-worth is so, so vulnerable that the series of things that have happened are overwhelming to him. Trump in ‘significant meltdown’ Schwartz's remarks follow the Justice Department Wednesday appointing a special counsel to probe Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced t...
Middle class pensioners to lose benefits under Tory plan to fund social care
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Middle class pensioners to lose benefits under Tory plan to fund social care

    Middle-class pensioners are to lose benefits under Conservative plans to fund social care, Theresa May will announce on Thursday. The Conservative manifesto will set out plans to begin means-testing winter fuel payments and to charge more people who currently receive free care in their own home. The money saved from means-testing the annual heating handout, worth up to £300, will be used to help close the £2.8 billion social care funding gap. The Conservatives will also pass legislation to ensure nobody has to sell their home to pay for their care during their lifetime, and new rules will allow pensioners needing nursing home treatment to keep more of their assets. The flagship policy marks a gamble as it risks angering core older Tory supporters. David Cameron repeatedly ...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reiterated her firm determination to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, saying that she doesn't care about any conspiracies to this end.I have been observing the conspiracies from my childhood ... I don't care it, she said. The Prime Minister said this when leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate bodies came to Ganabhaban to greet her on the occasion of Sheikh Hasina's 37th homecoming day. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government wants development, but not in lieu of putting people's lives in trouble.We want development, but we don't want such development that put people's lives in problems, she said while speaking at a presentation on the Communication System of Dhaka City‟ at her office. The Prime Minister said it is...