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Day: May 22, 2017

Party leaders attack to avoiding TV debate
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Party leaders attack to avoiding TV debate

    Party leaders rounded on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn for shunning the first TV leaders’ debate of the election campaign, though Ukip’s leader, Paul Nuttall, was widely derided by other parties as the prime minister’s spokesman. Despite their absence from the stage at the ITV debate, the Labour and Conservative leaders cast long shadows over the procedure as the main targets of attacks from the Liberal Democrat, Scottish National party, Green and Plaid Cymru leaders. In her opening statement Plaid’s leader, Leanne Wood, said the prime minister was too scared to come here tonight for your U-turns to be highlighted, for your cruel policies to be exposed. Subverting May’s Conservative campaign slogan, Wood said it was weak and unstable leadership not to appear. I hope all of...
UK Threatens to Quit Brexit Talks If It Faces Massive Bill
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK Threatens to Quit Brexit Talks If It Faces Massive Bill

    The U.K. will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as 100 billion euros ($112 billion), Brexit Secretary David Davis said. Britain’s negotiations would otherwise be plunged into “chaos,” and even a 1 billion-pound settlement would be a lot of money, Davis said in an interview published in the Sunday Times. The size of Britain’s exit bill, and which types of negotiations can begin before it has been agreed, has been a source of debate for weeks. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said the U.K. will have to pay about 50 billion pounds, while Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has signaled a figure between 40 billion euros and 60 billion euros. The Financial Times estimated the cost ...
Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia
Arab world, ENGLISH

Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia

    Jordan's King Abdullah II, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, U.S. President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan pose for a photo during… A picture of Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi with their hands on a glowing orb has the internet confused—prompting comparisons with Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and other films. In reality, the widely shared photograph depicts Trump, King Salman and al-Sissi at the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh. During the center’s opening ceremony, the leaders placed their hands on the globe in a gesture of solidarity to launch the center. Saudi Arabia was the initial stop on Trump’s fi...
UK Weather Forecast: Met Office Predicts A Heatwave Will Warm This Week
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK Weather Forecast: Met Office Predicts A Heatwave Will Warm This Week

    The weather Gods are smiling upon us, for Britons should be able to bask in the hottest temperatures since September this week. A band of warm air will be moving across the country starting on Monday where highs of up to 25C are expected in some parts of the country. Come Friday, the mercury could rise even further to a sizzling 27C – which would make it the hottest day this year so far. Much of England and Wales will enjoy temperatures in the 20s throughout the week, with only the odd shower predicted in the west of the country. UK set for a heatwave, says Met Office Scotland and northern Ireland will also see higher than average temperatures, although cloud coverage is expected to keep things slightly cooler. Alex Burkill, meteorologist at the Exeter-based Met Office, sa...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

The first-ever Arab-Islamic-American (AIA) Summit kicked off in Riyadh on Sunday afternoon with the slogan “Together We Prevail”. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated the summit at the King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center in the Saudi capital. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the US President Donald Trump and 56 Arab and Muslim leaders joined this highly anticipated event, the first of its kind in history, to discuss ways to combat extremism and illicit financing. Sheikh Hasina was scheduled to deliver her speech later in the evening when she is expected to put forward a number of proposals. The main objective of the summit is to establish a new partnership to face the challenges of global terrorism and militancy, expand values of tolerance and coexistence and streng...