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Day: July 31, 2017

Tensions flare in cabinet over post Brexit free movement
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tensions flare in cabinet over post Brexit free movement

    Senior Conservative MPs are urging members of Theresa May’s cabinet to stop publicly setting out their demands for a transitional deal on Brexit, saying the move could make negotiations with the European Union more difficult. The warnings from senior leave campaigners and allies of the Brexit secretary, David Davis, come as ministers prepare to clash over issues of immigration and trade in a series of key meetings this autumn. Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Damian Green, David Gauke and Greg Clarke are among those likely to push the prime minister to accept that while free movement will officially end, there should be no immediate move to reduce immigration. Amber Rudd is among those likely to push the prime minister to accept that while free movement will officially end ther...
As per High Court rules Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted over Iraq war
ENGLISH, London

As per High Court rules Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted over Iraq war

    The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war. General Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat has accused Mr Blair, while UK prime minister, of committing a crime of aggression by invading Iraq in 2003 to overthrow President Saddam Hussein. The general wanted to prosecute Mr Blair and two other key ministers at the time foreign secretary Jack Straw and attorney general Lord Goldsmith. His lawyers asked London's High Court for permission to seek judicial review in an attempt to get the Supreme Court, now the highest court in the land, to overturn a ruling by the House of Lords in 2006 that there is no such crime as the crime of aggression under the law of England and Wales. Lord Thoma...
Aviation bursting at seams in busiest ever summer for Airports and Airlines
ENGLISH, London

Aviation bursting at seams in busiest ever summer for Airports and Airlines

    The busiest-ever summer for holidays abroad is putting unprecedented strain on airlines, airports and passengers, research by The Independent has shown. Thousands of travellers remain stranded after their weekend flights were cancelled, with easyJet alone grounding at least 28 flights. The budget airline is blaming congested airspace, particularly in the London area, adverse weather and air traffic control delays. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are handling far more passengers than their design capacities. Airspace over France, used by more than 1,000 British flights every day, has too few staff to handle the growth in traffic. And tougher passport checks at European airports mean passengers face queues of up to four hours to pass border controls, with thousands of flights ...
Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff
ENGLISH, Europe

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. In response, the U.S. State Department deemed it a regrettable and uncalled for act. Russian's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction by Sept. 1 in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia. It said it is ordering the U.S. Embassy to limit the number of embassy and consular employees in the country to 455 in response to approval of the new package of American sanctions. The White House has said U.S. President Donald Trump would sign those sanctions into law. Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on attending ...
Nusrat Jahan missing since Thursday from Aberdeen after heading to sea beach: Police enquiries also remain ongoing
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Nusrat Jahan missing since Thursday from Aberdeen after heading to sea beach: Police enquiries also remain ongoing

    Police have appealed for information after Nusrat Jahan, or Dow, was reported missing from her home in the Seaton area of Aberdeen at about 10.30pm on Thursday. A significant search operation remains under way in an effort to find a missing woman who left for a beach in the late evening. Nusrat Jahan, or Dow, was reported missing from her home in the Seaton area of Aberdeen at about 10.30pm on Thursday. The 34-year-old told a friend at around 9.30pm that she planned on heading to the beach area. A major land, sea and air search was launched when she did not return. Inspector Steve McEwan said: A significant amount of search activity has taken place as we try to trace Nusrat Jahan, or Dow. Other enquiries also remain ongoing as we try to piece together her movements since s...