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Day: December 2, 2017

If Brexit Offer Is Unacceptable To Ireland, It’s Unacceptable To Us: EU Tells May
ENGLISH, Europe

If Brexit Offer Is Unacceptable To Ireland, It’s Unacceptable To Us: EU Tells May

    Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has received the full backing of his European counterparts as he warned he was prepared to stand firm on the Brexit Irish border issue. European Council president Donald Tusk said if the UK’s offer was unacceptable to Ireland then it would also be unacceptable for the rest of the EU states. Only a few days remain before a deal can be agreed between the EU and UK to allow talks to go on to post-Brexit trade issues and the future of the open Irish border remains a key concern. Donald Tusk, right, has warned that the UK's Brexit offer must be acceptable to Ireland, with the country's president Leo Varadkar, left, warning he is prepared to stand firm. Tusk said: The key to the UK’s future lies in some ways in Dublin, at least as long as Brexit nego...
Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay, says senior Scottish reverend
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay, says senior Scottish reverend

    Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay in order to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage, a senior Anglican minister has said. The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth wrote in a blog post that Christians should hope that the Lord blesses George with the love of a fine young gentleman to help the progression of LGBTQ+ rights in the church. He wrote: If people don’t want to engage in campaigning in this way, they do in England have another unique option, which is to pray in the privacy of their hearts (or in public if they dare) for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman. A royal wedding might sort things out remarkably easily, though we might have to wait 25 years for that to happen. Who knows whether t...
German police defuse explosive device found near Potsdam market
ENGLISH, Europe

German police defuse explosive device found near Potsdam market

    Evacuated Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam Experts on Friday defused an explosive device found near an outdoor Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam near Berlin, local police said on Twitter. Germany is on high alert for potential militant attacks nearly a year after a Tunisian Islamist hijacked a truck, killed its driver, and then rammed the vehicle into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 11 people there. Evacuated Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam In Potsdam, police cordoned off the area including the market after being alerted about a suspicious object that had been delivered to a pharmacy. The suspicion of an (improvised explosive device) has been confirmed, police said on Twitter. No additional details were immediately av...
Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia
America, ENGLISH

Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia

    President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is the very senior member of the president's transition team who told Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials about a United Nations resolution before Trump took office, multiple news outlets reported Friday. Bloomberg News first reported that Kushner was the senior member mentioned in court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller in the case against Flynn. NBC News and CNN also reported that Kushner was the transition official mentioned in court documents. Kushner is 'senior' Trump transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russians: reports Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser in February, weeks after Trump entered office, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to FBI agents about his...
Meghan Markle boosts two British brands in Nottingham with her bag selling out in minutes
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Meghan Markle boosts two British brands in Nottingham with her bag selling out in minutes

    The little-known Italian brand Parosh experienced the greatest PR boost in its 25 year history on Monday, when American actress Meghan Markle chose to wear one of its green fitted dresses to announce her engagement to Prince Harry. As thousands of fans tuned in again this morning to see the couple arrive for their first day of duties in Nottingham, many of the world’s designers will have also been on standby again, just in case the royal-to-be has been shopping, incognito, in one of their stores. Almost overnight, a thumbs up from Markle has become the most sought-after endorsement a brand can get and today’s chosen ones included a mix of her go-to American labels, with some newly discovered British brands too. The double-breasted military maxi coat by American outerwear l...