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Day: January 6, 2018

US braces for coldest night in its history
America, Featured

US braces for coldest night in its history

    Parts of the US are expecting what could be the coldest night in the country's history, with temperatures expected to feel as cold as -35C. The east coast is in the grip of an Arctic blast with a storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal floods. Residents shovel out their vehicle the day after the region was hit with a 'bomb cyclone' on January 5, 2018 in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts In Boston, cars were frozen into the ground after floodwater turned to ice, while conditions were so bad in some places that diggers were needed to rescue people. Sky's US Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter said much worse was forecast for the weekend, including record-breaking temperatures and strong winds. The wind and cold...
Brexiteers warn Michel Barnier of iron will to walk away from bad deal
Europe, Featured

Brexiteers warn Michel Barnier of iron will to walk away from bad deal

    A delegation of pro-Brexit politicians and campaigners will this week warn the EU’s chief negotiator that there is huge support for reverting to WTO rules instead of accepting a bad deal, in what they say will be a display of Churchillian iron will. Steven Woolfe, an MEP, will meet with Michel Barnier in Brussels along with former CBI head Lord Digby Jones, Labour Leave chairman John Mills, and former British Chamber of Commerce chief John Longworth. The group hopes to foster a more positive tone in the negotiations and to show Mr Barnier that large swathes of the UK are determined to quit the bloc - despite bids from Tony Blair and Lord Adonis to reverse the referendum result. Mr Woolfe said he set up the meeting as he was irritated that the EU’s chief negotiator ...
British PM urged to stay in single market and customs by 20 MEPs
Featured, United Kingdom

British PM urged to stay in single market and customs by 20 MEPs

    Theresa May is being urged to change course and seek full membership of the European single market and customs union by 20 British MEPs, including three Tories and the majority of Labour politicians based in Brussels. In a letter that lays down a challenge for the prime minister but also the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the group claims the case for staying in the internal market has become stronger since the referendum. They warn that crashing out of the economic grouping would make Britain poorer and suggest that voters should still be given a chance to rethink Brexit altogether. The best way to secure Britain’s prosperity would be to remain close to Europe, inside the single market and customs union, and to secure a deal that keeps Britain in the room, write th...
Meghan won’t be touching Royal money without consent
Featured, United Kingdom

Meghan won’t be touching Royal money without consent

    There's been quite a bit of speculation over whether or not Meghan Markle would be required to sign a prenup before her May wedding to Prince Harry. However, even if a prenup isn't signed, it's unlikely skeptics who think Markle could try to take money from the Royal family have to worry, as a new report indicates that she still probably won't have any access to her husband's millions. Royal Expert Marlene Koenig revealed to The Sun (via Elle UK) that because Markle will still be a U.S. Citizen while she waits for her citizenship in the UK to be approved (which can take several years), she likely won't receive any of the money from the royal family or Prince Harry himself, as she would then have to pay income taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service. Eve...
Trump forced to deny about his mental health and intellect after an explosive new book
America, Featured

Trump forced to deny about his mental health and intellect after an explosive new book

    US President Donald Trump insists I'm, like, really smart and denies he has mental health problems after book claims staff think he's semi-literate. Donald Trump has been forced to deny claims about his mental health and intellect after an explosive new book suggested his staff view him as a child who is dyslexic or semi-literate. In a series of tweets Trump said his two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. He added: I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that! Michael Wolff's immediate bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has depicted a chaotic administration and Trump as someone who isn't fit for the Oval Office. It claims the president barely reads, his comprehen...