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EU Completes no deal preparations
Europe, Featured

EU Completes no deal preparations

    Brussels says it has completed its preparations for a no-deal Brexit and warned that it is increasingly likely that the UK will crash out. In a statement released on Monday the European Commission said preparedness and contingency work, which it has been conducting since December 2017, was now finished. The announcement comes days after EU leaders agreed to a request by Theresa May to extend the UK’s Brexit date though not by as long as she had asked for. Article 50 has now been extended until April 12, meaning the UK will crash out without a deal if it does not pass the withdrawal agreement by then, secure a further extension, or unilaterally cancel the Brexit process. In a statement, a spokesperson for the Commission said: “While the European Union continues to ...
Egg boy speaks out for first time
Australia, Featured

Egg boy speaks out for first time

    The egging, captured on video, raced through social media. In the days since, thousands of people around the world have embraced Mr. Connolly’s actions, and the teenager has been offered concert tickets for life, captured in street art, and honored by basketball players and talk show hosts. Mr. Anning has refused to apologize for his comments and said the teenager deserved what he got. The Australian teenager known as Egg Boy has spoken publicly to the media for the first time since he cracked an egg on a far-right politician’s head, becoming an international symbol against bigotry in the process. I understand what I did was not the right thing to do, Will Connolly, 17, said in an interview with Channel 10, an Australian television channel expected to air on Monday...