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Day: November 27, 2017

Irish border dispute could stall Brexit talks, says leader of MEPs
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Irish border dispute could stall Brexit talks, says leader of MEPs

    The European Parliament waded into the dispute as a senior Irish politician warned that any watch towers put up on a new hard border with Northern Ireland risked coming under attack within days. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, demanded that Theresa May come up with fresh thinking to defuse the border stand-off, or risk stalling talks. For us, dividing up Ireland is not an option at all, he said. The European Parliament fully backs the Irish government concerns about the negative impact of Brexit and the need to ensure the continuity and stability of the Northern Ireland peace process. He insisted that a UK offer include a commitment to stick to European Union rules and regulations within Northern Ireland...
The jihadist plan to use women to launch the next incarnation of ISIS
Arab world, ENGLISH

The jihadist plan to use women to launch the next incarnation of ISIS

    The woman's secret flight from the caliphate took place more than six months ago, aided by a smuggler who helped her sneak across the Syria-Turkey border one spring night. But in spirit, this red-haired exile from the Islamic State never truly left. She covered herself in black from head to toe to greet a recent visitor to the small Moroccan house where she stays and removed her veil only when assured that her guest, also a woman, was alone. Over sips of mint tea, she spoke admiringly of her militant husband and the comrades she met in the Islamic State's all-female brigade. Calling herself Zarah she declined to give her family name because she had traveled to Syria in secret she vowed that her children would someday reclaim the Islamist paradise she believes was stolen fr...
Harvey Weinstein: First UK civil claim made against film producer
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Harvey Weinstein: First UK civil claim made against film producer

      The first UK civil claim against Harvey Weinstein has been issued in the High Court. A woman, who worked in the film industry and wishes to remain anonymous, is alleging a series of sexual assaults by the film producer. The claim, which was lodged by personal injury lawyer Jill Greenfield on the woman's behalf, is expected to exceed £300,000. Harvey Weinstein denies any allegations of non-consensual sex. The claim form, which has been seen by the BBC, states the woman is seeking damages for personal injury, expenses, and consequential loss. It also includes a claim against the Weinstein Company UK Ltd and the Weinstein Company LLC in the US, who are liable as employers of Weinstein. It's understood the woman has not yet submitted an official complaint to Scotland Y...
Saudi vows new Islamic alliance will wipe terrorists from the earth
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi vows new Islamic alliance will wipe terrorists from the earth

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince vowed to pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance. In past years, terrorism has been functioning in all of our countries. with no coordination among national authorities, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defence minister, said in his keynote address to the gathering in Riyadh. This ends today, with this alliance. The summit is the first meeting of defence ministers and other senior officials from the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, which officially counts 41 countries and identifies as a pan-Islamic unified front against violent extremism. The alliance was announced in 2015 under ...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their engagement with royal wedding date confirmed for Spring 2018
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their engagement with royal wedding date confirmed for Spring 2018

    The news was confirmed this morning by a delighted Prince of Wales in a statement that also revealed the couple became engaged in London earlier this month. Visiting Poundbury in Dorset the Prince of Wales told reporters he was thrilled and very happy indeed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together. The statement did not reveal the exact date or location of the ceremony but said further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. Confirmation of the engagement comes after an eighteen month romance between the 33 year old Prince, who is fifth in line to the throne, and the 36 year year old American actress. A Buckingham Pa...