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Day: May 9, 2018

I can’t wait to be a mother: Meghan Markle
Featured, United Kingdom

I can’t wait to be a mother: Meghan Markle

    Meghan Markle has told friends she cannot wait to be a mother, saying she would absolutely love to have children, her former agent has claimed. Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, Ms Markle's friend and agent, disclosed the former actress had shared the news she was dating Prince Harry during a whispered conversation over lunch, and spoken about her hopes of having a family. Speaking in a Sky documentary, she claims she had once asked Ms Markle if she saw children in her future when they were travelling together for work in the Cayman Islands. Ms Markle is to marry Prince Harry on May 19 at Windsor Castle, becoming an official member of the Royal Family. The Prince has previously spoken regularly about his desire to have children, his affection for his nephews and niece Prince ...
How Talks with North Korea Convinced Trump to Scrap the Iran Deal
America, Featured

How Talks with North Korea Convinced Trump to Scrap the Iran Deal

    Moments after he declared the U.S. was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump seemed to abruptly switch topics to announce that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way to North Korea to prepare for Trump’s meeting with the nuclear armed despot Kim Jong Un. What seemed to be a jarring aside was actually part of Trump’s decision to reimpose U.S. sanctions against Iran. Over the past two months, Trump has come to see his policy toward North Korea as a success and believes his unusual combination of insults and biting economic sanctions appears to have brought Kim to the table. Now, Trump wants run the same playbook against Iran. Foreign policy experts have warned for months that if Trump backs out of the Iran deal, it will make it harder to convin...
£99 charge to pay at the pump as fee introduce
Featured, United Kingdom

£99 charge to pay at the pump as fee introduce

    Supermarket petrol pumps are starting to charge drivers a £99 fee to pay at the pump under a new European-style rule change by Visa and Mastercard. The pre-authorization charge is being introduced to ensure drivers have enough money to cover the amount of fuel they put in their cars if they choose to pay at the pump instead of at a kiosk. Last month Asda became the first supermarket to introduce the charge at three stores, but has been met with complaints from customers. One customer claimed the £99 charge was deducted from her bank balance and not returned for two days.  Although the money is deducted from the customer's bank balance or credit card limit it is held in limbo but never actually leaves their account. Once the payment for the petrol has cleared the c...
UK, France and Germany pledge to remain in Iran nuclear deal as US withdraws
Europe, Featured

UK, France and Germany pledge to remain in Iran nuclear deal as US withdraws

    Britain, France and Germany have pledged to remain in the Iranian nuclear deal despite Donald Trump pulling America out of the agreement . In a joint statement the countries expressed “regret and concern” over the decision and urged Iran to “show restraint” in its response. Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, said that the country would remain in the deal as discussions with allies take place over the next few weeks. However he said if talks fail with other partners to the deal then Iran was prepared to restart its uranium enrichment programme. Middle Eastern allies of America welcomed Mr Trump’s decision, with leaders in Israel and Saudi Arabia issuing messages of support. But Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief, said that no one would be allowed...
I’m not Britain’s worst mum: ten years after being jailed for ­kidnapping daughter Shannon
Featured, United Kingdom

I’m not Britain’s worst mum: ten years after being jailed for ­kidnapping daughter Shannon

    Ten years after being jailed for ­kidnapping daughter Shannon, Karen ­Matthews still finds it hard to shake off the tag of most despised mum. But the 43-year-old has spoken out in a bid to convince the nation she is not evil and insist she knew nothing of the snatch plot that shocked the nation. Matthews even offered to take a lie detector test about what happened to her daughter when she vanished in February 2008 before being found at an accomplice’s flat tethered to a bed. Mum-of-seven Matthews said: “I’m not Britain’s worst mum. I didn’t kill anybody. Baby P’s mum and Maxine Carr don’t get the abuse that I do. None of it’s true. I’m on the edge. It makes me want to kill myself but I’d never do that. I’m scared I’ll die lonely and alone. She said she was made ...