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Day: May 24, 2018

Full Brexit will be longer takes up to seven years
Featured, United Kingdom

Full Brexit will be longer takes up to seven years

    Theresa May is set to ask the European Union for an extra transition period that would see full Brexit delayed until around seven years after the vote to Leave. Under the plans, briefed by government officials to The Timesnewspaper, the whole of the United Kingdom would stay aligned with EU regulations and customs procedures until 2023 to help avoid a hard border in Ireland. It comes on top of a two-year transition period from 2019 to the start of 2021 which has already been agreed. The latest plan for a longer transition is intended as a replacement for the border backstop agreed by negotiators in December under which the UK would maintain full alignment with the single market if no other solution could be found, to remove the need for border checks. Despite havin...
Trump cancels meeting with Kim jong un
America, Featured

Trump cancels meeting with Kim jong un

President Trump has notified Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he has canceled their much-anticipated meeting, which was set for June 12. In a letter dated Thursday to Mr. Kim, the American president said he would not attend the summit due to “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” He was referring to recent comments from a North Korean official who described Vice President Mike Pence as “ignorant and stupid.” “Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you,” Mr. Trump concluded.  The following is the text of that letter, as released by the White House. ______________________________ His Excellency Kim Jong Un Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Pyongyang Dear Mr. Chairman...
NHS could cost £2,000 for every household in Britain
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NHS could cost £2,000 for every household in Britain

    Sustainable long-term funding for the NHS could cost £2,000 for every household in Britain, or the equivalent of 9p on income tax, two respected think tanks have said. In a joint report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Health Foundation have calculated that health spending will have to rise faster than the economy grows for the foreseeable future, and meeting this expense will inevitably lead to tax increases. The report comes as hospital trusts in England prepare to reveal the cost of coping with soaring demand in the worst NHS winter since current standards began. Sky News understands hospitals will record a combined deficit in excess of £1bn, more than double the target for the year. The overspend, driven in part by a bad flu outbreak, came despi...
Hoax call to Boris where held 18 minutes phone
Featured, United Kingdom

Hoax call to Boris where held 18 minutes phone

    Boris Johnson held an 18-minute phone call with a prankster claiming to be the Armenian prime minister. The pair talked about Russia, Vladimir Putin and the Salisbury poisoning during the conversation, audio released on Thursday revealed. Mr Johnson began by congratulating the hoax caller very sincerely on your remarkable success, believing he was talking to the newly-elected Armenian leader Nikol Pashinyan. You can definitely count on the UK and I admire your vision and what you're trying to achieve, he said. Later in the call, Mr Johnson was prompted to discuss Russia. He said that obviously we had hoped to have better relations... than we currently do, adding: I'm afraid that Russia seems to be unable to resist malign activity of one kind or another. ​​​​​ Mr...
Russian military hit by missile to Malaysian MH17 flight
Europe, Featured

Russian military hit by missile to Malaysian MH17 flight

The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17 2014 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine. Workers transport a piece of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 wreckage at the site of the plane crash in 2014 All 283 passengers and 15 members of crew were killed. Prosecutors investigating the incident said on Thursday they had identified that the missile used to shoot down the plane came from Russia's armed forces. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the crime squad of the Netherlands' national police, said the missile was fired from Russia's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade. All the vehicles in a convoy carrying the missile were part of the Russian armed forces, he told a televised news conference. Russia has denied involvement in the incident. The investigators have analysed ...