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Day: April 6, 2019

IS bride Shamima’s husband regrets Syria move
Arab world, Featured

IS bride Shamima’s husband regrets Syria move

    Shamima Begum's Dutch husband has said he wants to return home and go back to normal life after serving time in prison. In a new interview, terrorist Yago Riedijk, 27, said that he feels regret over his time in Syria. He married Begum after meeting her in the war-torn country, but just 10 days after their wedding he was jailed by ISIS in Raqqa for seven months for spying charges. Riedijk is currently languishing in a Kurdish jail, as U.S. backed forces reclaimed the last of the so-called caliphate's territory last month. He said: I wish to return home, spend the due time in jail, then go back to normal life with my wife, with no troubles, no wars, and no poverty, just to live. For me, I recognised what wrong I did, and I knew ISIS reality. I feel regret, I want t...
UK passports issued without EU label despite Brexit delay
Featured, United Kingdom

UK passports issued without EU label despite Brexit delay

    The first British passports without the words European Union on the front cover have been issued to the public, despite the delays over Brexit. They were introduced from 30 March - the day after Britain was expected to leave the EU. Some of the burgundy passports including the words European Union will continue to be issued while the remaining stock is used up, but those applying for a new travel document will not be able to choose between the two. However, both designs will be valid for travel. Susan Hindle Barone, who picked up her new passport on Friday, said she was surprised to see the EU words omitted because we're still members of the EU.  What do we gain by leaving? There's certainly a whole lot we lose. She added: Let's face it, it's not the changes to th...
EU tries to force UK flextension
Featured, United Kingdom

EU tries to force UK flextension

    Theresa May has been warned that a lengthy delay to Brexit could destroy the Conservative Party, with a minister claiming it would be a Tory suicide note if the UK had to fight the European elections. The stark warning about the seismic changes to British politics that would be unleashed if the May 23 European Parliament elections went ahead came as the Government sought to revive talks with Labour aimed at finding a Brexit compromise. Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi said the situation needed to be resolved quickly in order to avoid the existential threat posed if the UK remained in the EU at the time of the elections next month. It would be, I think, a suicide note of the Conservative Party if we had to fight the European elections, he said. He said that if Labo...