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Day: November 12, 2017

Theresa May faces defeat by MPs demanding vote on final Brexit deal
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May faces defeat by MPs demanding vote on final Brexit deal

    Theresa May faces a devastating Commons defeat over Brexit within weeks if she continues to deny parliament a meaningful vote on the final deal with the EU, Tory and Labour MPs have warned. With the withdrawal bill returning to the Commons on Tuesday, a cross-party group who oppose a hard Brexit and are co-operating on tactics say they believe they have the numbers to defeat the government if they are denied such a vote. While the critical amendments and closest votes are not expected to be taken until next month, Tories who oppose a hard Brexit insist there is no softening of their position and that they are biding their time ready to strike before Christmas. Some Tories say they are even more determined to insist on parliament’s right to veto a bad or no deal because the...
Trump says North Korea’s Kim insulted him by calling him old man
Asia, ENGLISH

Trump says North Korea’s Kim insulted him by calling him old man

    US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him old and said he would never call Kim ‘short and fat.’ Trump made the comment after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam. In a series of tweets he also said Chinese President Xi Jinping was ‘upping sanctions’ on North Korea in response to its nuclear and missile programs and that Xi wants Pyongyang to ‘denuclearize.’ During Trump’s visit to Beijing last week Xi reiterated that China would strive for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula but offered no hint that China would change tack on North Korea, with which it fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean war against US-led forces. One of Trump’s tweets read: ‘Wh...
Jeremy Corbyn calls for Boris Johnson to be sacked over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe blunder
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn calls for Boris Johnson to be sacked over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe blunder

    Jeremy Corbyn has called for Boris Johnson to be immediately sacked as Foreign Secretary following his diplomatic blunder in the case of imprisoned British woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Mr Corbyn accused Mr Johnson of undermining our country and putting UK citizens at risk after he said that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been in an Iranian jail for the past 18 months, was training journalists there. In a statement given to The Observer, the Labour leader lists a series of other diplomatic gaffes and poorly-chosen statements from Mr Johnson, who was appointed as Foreign Secretary by Ms May when she took over as Prime Minister last summer. Mr Corbyn said: We’ve put up with Johnson embarrassing and undermining our country with his incompetence and colonial throwback views...
Mr. Ben to be third child’s dad at 62
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Mr. Ben to be third child’s dad at 62

    Mr. Ben who's real name Rowan Atkinson is to become a father for the third time. The 62-year-old comic who already has son Ben, 23, and 21-year-old daughter Lily from his marriage to Sunetra Sastry is expecting his first child with partner Louise Ford. The 33-year-old actress who has been dating Rowan since 2014 is said to be due to give birth in the next few weeks and the pair can't wait. A source told the Sunday People newspaper: Rowan and Louise are over the moon and can't wait for their new arrival. It's a very happy time for them both. Rowan first met The Windsors' star in 2012 when they starred together in West End production Quartermaine's Terms and they began dating after his 25-year marriage came to an end. And it was previously claimed Sunetra who cited irreconci...
Fire alert sparks mass panic at Westfield Stratford shopping centre
ENGLISH, London

Fire alert sparks mass panic at Westfield Stratford shopping centre

    Mass panic was sparked at Westfield in Stratford after the shopping centre was evacuated in a fire alert. Shoppers described a full on stampede with people running and crying as hordes of people were told to leave the east London centre. The Met Police said a fire alarm had been sounded and officers were at the scene. We believe it’s a small fire at this early stage, a spokesperson tweeted. The force later confirmed there had been a fire and police cordons at the shopping centre were lifted. Unsubstantiated fears of a possible terror attack spread quickly among the crowd as the UK remains on high alert following previous attacks earlier in the year. TV director Erron Gordon tweeted: At Westfield Stratford and being evacuated. People running shouting something about an atta...