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Day: July 13, 2017

May shed a tear on general election night
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May shed a tear on general election night

    Theresa May shed a tear when she saw the exit poll on general election night, the Prime Minister has said. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live the PM said she was shocked at the result that had come through and that it took a few minutes to sink in. Asked whether she had cried, she said: Yes, a little tear, at that moment. It was when I heard the exit poll. To be honest with you, I didn't actually watch the exit poll myself I have a little bit of superstition about things like that, she said. My husband watched it for me and came and told me and I was shocked at the result that had come through in the exit poll. It took a few minutes for it to sort of sink in, what that was telling me. My husband gave me a hug and then I got on the phone to CCHQ, the Conservative party, ...
Jeremy Corbyn to meet EU negotiator Michel Barnier
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn to meet EU negotiator Michel Barnier

    Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour's vision for Brexit when he meets the EU's chief negotiator in Brussels. Mr Corbyn will tell Michel Barnier he is ready to take up the responsibility for Brexit negotiations if there is a change in government. Mr Barnier will also hold separate meetings with the first ministers of Wales and Scotland, Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon. But he has stressed he will only negotiate with the UK government. The Conservatives said Mr Corbyn would surrender, rather than negotiate, with the EU if he was in charge. A second formal round of Brexit negotiations is due to begin on Monday, and Mr Barnier has warned significant issues remain between the UK and the EU on one of the first issues to be tackled, citizens rights. Labour says it would unilateral...
British Bangladeshi girl missing in East London area
ENGLISH, London

British Bangladeshi girl missing in East London area

    Police are appealing for information to find an 16-year-old girl who may be in Whitechapel or Shadwell. Aneesa Bibi was last seen travelling from Shadwell to Aldgate East at approximately 11am on July 7. She is described as being of Bangladeshi origin, around 5ft 6ins tall, slim build with very long black hair. The teenager, who comes from Feltham, was last seen wearing a grey ribbed knee length dress with a square neck and white plimsolls with a lace pattern. She was also carrying a khaki floral Cath Kidston handbag. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact police 101 or Tweet @MetCC.
Grenfell tower tragedy: 12, cyanide poisoning was diagnosed after being out of the fire
ENGLISH, London

Grenfell tower tragedy: 12, cyanide poisoning was diagnosed after being out of the fire

    Luana Gomes, 12, was treated for inhalation of the highly toxic gas after escaping the inferno which killed at least 80 people, according to BBC Newsnight. All the latest news, views and opinion on the Grenfell tragedy The schoolgirl fled the fire which tore through the 24-storey tower block with her parents Marcia and Andreia Gomes and her 10-year-old sister Megan. The two sisters and their mother were put into induced comas at King’s College Hospital where Mrs Gomes, 37, lost her unborn baby, already named Logan. Luana, who was unconscious for six days, was diagnosed with smoke inhalation injury and cyanide poisoning, discharge records seen by the BBC show. It also records that she received two doses of hydroxycobalamine for cyanide poisoning. All three women were treate...
Trump’s Paris trip is poised to give a clear win to France’s Macron
ENGLISH, Europe

Trump’s Paris trip is poised to give a clear win to France’s Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron has kept President Trump off balance over the course of their short relationship, using Trump’s own favorite tactic of unpredictability against him. It was less than two months ago that in the first meeting between the two men Macron held on to Trump’s hand as the American president tried to pull away. Later that same day, Macron swerved away from Trump to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders while Trump stood and waited to greet the French leader. Macron later publicly explained that he had intended to send a signal to Trump, and the world, with the photo op. Trump usually likes to play the aggressor when it comes to the handshake game. I don’t let anything slide. That’s how one makes oneself respected, ...