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Day: February 24, 2018

Church of England has dealt with Meghan’s divorce
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Church of England has dealt with Meghan’s divorce

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says Meghan Markle's divorce is something the Church of England has dealt with in the same way it would with any other couple. Speaking as he prepares to officiate at Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry in May, the Most Reverend Justin Welby was asked whether her previous marriage was an issue. We went through that as anyone would who will officiate at a wedding where someone has been separated and a partner is still living. The Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could remarry in church, with the discretion of the priest. Ms Markle married American film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011. They filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. It was also confirmed that the service will begin at midday at St G...
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Ex-MI6 chief says Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over spying claims

    Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over his Cold War links, a former spy chief has said. Sir Richard Dearlove said the Labour leader should have taken care to avoid meeting a Czechoslovakian agent and cannot just laugh off the claims. The ex-MI6 boss said holding only a couple of meetings with Jan Sarkocy would amount to stupidity but if the spy’s claims that many more took place were true then this affair takes on a completely different aspect. Labour said Sir Richard should not be trying to give credence to these entirely false and ridiculous smears. Mr Sarkocy,  a former agent of the Czech StB intelligence agency, has been described as a fantasist by Mr Corbyn’s allies. But Sir Richard, who was “C” at the Secret Intelligence Service, said the agent could ...
Tony Blair predicts new Brexit referendum
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Tony Blair predicts new Brexit referendum

    The former Prime Minister dismissed the Government’s claim of a new unity and purpose after the Chequers away day arguing the Cabinet was still trying to have cake and eat it. Mr Blair said there were still irreconcilable differences between ministers and, just as crucially, no majority in Parliament for any of the many proposed versions of Brexit. There is a real possibility of an impasse in Parliament, he told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme In those circumstances, Mr Blair said, the case is ever more stronger for this going back to people to allow them a final say in the deal that is actually agreed by the Government. Arguing the Commons is key, he added: I think it is increasingly unlikely that they are going to get a proposition through the House of Comm...
The most powerful passport in the world
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The most powerful passport in the world

    It seems like South Korea is having a great few weeks. With the Winter Olympics in full swing and global eyes on the Asian nation, it has just been revealed that it is now the proud owners of the world’s most powerful passport. Tied with Singapore, South Korea is able to enter 162 countries visa-free, beating out Japan and Germany who can both enter 161 countries sans visa. These findings were presented by the Passport Index, which is constantly tracking passport allowances and updating as frequently as new visa waivers and changes are implemented. In a recent statement, the company said during 2017 that it saw a massive surge of Asian countries climbing the ranks in terms of being able to enter other countries visa-free. We are currently seeing not one but two...
UK’s Brexit plan pure illusion
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UK’s Brexit plan pure illusion

    Brexit plans thrashed out in a meeting of key Cabinet ministers on Thursday are an illusion, Donald Tusk has claimed. The European Council president said he was glad the government was coming up with more detailed plans but suggested the UK was still trying to have its cake and eat it. Theresa May is to deliver a long-awaited speech setting out her vision for Britain’s future relationship with the European Union on Friday March 2. The Prime Minister cleared the way for the speech by securing agreement from senior ministers at a meeting at Chequers on Thursday on key features of the future relationship. The Government will pursue a policy putting Britain outside a customs union with the EU but matching Brussels rules in certain sectors in an attempt to achieve fric...