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Day: June 29, 2018

These are the most dangerous countries in the world for women
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These are the most dangerous countries in the world for women

    While things are far from equal for women in the UK - particularly where career and pay are concerned we are extremely fortunate that, generally, we live in a safe environment. Sadly, the same cannot be said for women around the world. Recent research carried out by the Thomson Reuters Foundation has highlighted exactly where some of the most dangerous places are worldwide for females. After conducting similar research in 2011, which revealed Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia to be the most dangerous nations for women out of all 193 United Nations member states, they wanted to see whether things had changed seven years on and there were some worrying surprises. The Foundation quizzed 548 experts on women’s issues from across th...
Michel Barnier urges May to come up with workable and realistic Brexit proposals
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Michel Barnier urges May to come up with workable and realistic Brexit proposals

    Michel Barnier warned Theresa May that time is short and she must hurry up and publish workable and realistic Brexit proposals to get the deal done. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator issued the stark warning ahead of a Brexit brunch where leaders will discuss the looming departure at talks without the PM. But she left the tense summit at 5am this morning leaving the other 27 member states to discuss the crunch negotiations in her absence. Speaking in Brussels this morning, Mr Barnier blamed Britain for the lack of progress in talks saying they are waiting for a long-delayed UK white paper on the future relationship. He said: We are waiting for the UK white paper and I hope it will contain workable and realistic proposal. EU Council President Donald Tusk revealed E...
British PM Stark warning to EU leaders
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British PM Stark warning to EU leaders

    Theresa May has issued a stark warning to EU leaders that their citizens lives will be at risk if they fail to show more flexibility on Brexit, as she struggled to regain the initiative at a bad-tempered summit in Brussels. The prime minister had earlier faced pointed criticism from a succession of leaders as they arrived at the European council meeting, in which they highlighted division and indecision at Westminster. The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, told reporters: “I don’t have to lecture Theresa May, but I would like our British friends to make clear their position. We cannot go on to live with a split cabinet. They have to say what they want and we will respond to that. The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, expressed the concern of many...
Sixty firefighters and eight fire engines battle East London’s tower block blaze fire
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Sixty firefighters and eight fire engines battle East London’s tower block blaze fire

    Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters are currently battling a fire at a tower block in Mile End. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) say half of a flat on the 12th floor of a tower block is alight in Wellington Way, Mile End. The Brigade received over 90 calls to the fire and were first called at about 12.30pm. Crews from Bethnal Green, Shadwell, Stratford and Whitechapel are in attendance. Forty people were forced to flee the tower block as smoke billowed over east London. At this stage, the LFB say the cause of the fire is unknown. Muhbeen Hussain wrote online: There is a Tower Block in Mile End, London on fire. Fire fighters are attending to it. Pray that everyone is getting out safe. Emergency services are attending but the fire seems to be very much ablaze. ...
EU reaches migration deal after toxic talks at tense summit
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EU reaches migration deal after toxic talks at tense summit

    European leaders struggled to overcome deep divisions on migration at a tense EU summit that dragged into the early morning hours of Friday before yielding vague pledges to strengthen external borders and explore new migrant centres. The meeting in Brussels, dominated by a nine-hour dinner, underscored how Europe's 2015 sharp rise in immigration continues to haunt the bloc despite a sharp drop in arrivals of people fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa. It took place in an atmosphere of political crisis, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel under intense political pressure at home and a new eurosceptic Italian government threatening to torpedo any deal that did not meet its demands. A bleary-eyed Mrs Merkel, speaking to reporters at 5...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
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News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

The Finance Bill 2018 was passed in the Parliament with some changes, including lowering of VAT on internet services, continuation of VAT exemption on computer and its parts and increase the tariff of cigarettes. Finance Minister A M A Muhith moved the bill which was passed by voice vote in the House yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the budget for the upcoming fiscal was placed thinking the welfare of the people. The PM, while taking part in the discussion on budget for next fiscal yesterday evening, said the fate of the common people of Bangladesh has really changed as we have taken steps to give the people at all level a decent and economically prosperous life. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised on undertaking a far-reaching plan for improving the life and live...