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Day: June 21, 2018

EU citizen settlement scheme after Brexit unveils
Featured, United Kingdom

EU citizen settlement scheme after Brexit unveils

    The government has faced criticism over its treatment of EU citizens living in the UK since the Brexit vote. The government has promised to fast-track the registration process for EU citizens who want to stay in the UK after Brexit, with decisions on applications to remain in the country reduced from six months to a matter of days. Unveiling details of the settlement scheme for EU citizens, the Home Office promised that the application process would be short, simple and user friendly with a default position of accepting rather than rejecting applications. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, said: “With the scheme, we’re meeting our commitment to secure the rights of EU citizens who are already in this country, contributing in so many ways, they’re working, they’re stu...
Cruel tories made sick MPs vote
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Cruel tories made sick MPs vote

    The Conservatives have been branded cruel after forcing seriously ill MPs to leave their sickbeds in order to vote, ripping up normal Commons rules. One Labour MP said she had to discharge herself from hospital and delay a possible operation to take part in the showdown on a meaningful vote, while dosed up on morphine. Four other MPs were also required to vote while sick while others had to go through the voting lobbies while heavily pregnant. Labour accused the Conservatives of breaking with decades of convention by refusing to allow nodding through perhaps in an ambulance, somewhere on the parliamentary estate. Even during the knife-edge votes of the 1970s, when the Callaghan government teetered on the brink of falling, nodding through” had been allowed, the par...
Trump threw sweets at Angela Merkel
America, Featured

Trump threw sweets at Angela Merkel

    During his controversial meeting with leaders of the G-7 less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump allegedly threw two pieces of Starburst candies on the table in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything. The exchange, described on CBS News by Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, sheds further light on the tense atmosphere depicted in the now famous photograph of the meeting, in which Trump appears with his arms crossed and a defiant scowl across his face. The annual G-7 meeting which brings together the leaders or representatives of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan was held in Canada from June 8-9. Trump had decided to arrive late and leave early, and he ultimately r...
New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl
Europe, Featured

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

    Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child amid a flurry of excitement in New Zealand.Ardern posted the news to her Facebook page, saying her daughter was born at 4.45pm. Welcome to our village wee one, she wrote, next to a picture of her and partner Clarke Gayford cuddling the newborn. Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45pm weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb) Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital. Earlier, a statement from the prime minister’s office said Ardern and Gayford had arrived at Auckland hospital at 5.50am on Thursday. Winston Peters, the deputy prime minister, is now acting prime minister. The head of the popul...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
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News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, about 99 lakh new workforce would be added to the country’s manpower sector by 2020. Out of them, about 20 lakh workers would go abroad with job while others to find job in local markets as planned in the 7th Five Year Plan, she said. The Prime Minister said this in her question-answer session in the parliament yesterday. She said, the government has already completed a plan to establish 30 Special Economic Zones as part of a longterm plan to build 100 SEZs across the country. These SEZs would create about 10 million jobs, she said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hoped that the women cricketers of Bangladesh would continue their success in future as they showed excellence in the Asia Cup T-20 tournament. The Premier expressed the hope as she was tal...