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Day: June 25, 2019

Germany vows to fight to the last hour to avoid no-deal Brexit
Europe, Featured

Germany vows to fight to the last hour to avoid no-deal Brexit

    Germany will fight to the last hour to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal and is willing to hear any fresh ideas for the Irish border backstop, the country’s ambassador to the UK has said. Speaking at a car manufacturers’ summit in London, Peter Wittig said Germany cherished its relationship with the UK and was ready to talk about solutions the new prime minister might have for the Irish border problem. My country is ready to talk and the chancellor [Angela Merkel] once said she would be willing to talk to the last hour not to have a no-deal scenario, he said. “It’s a mindset. We are not giving up in achieving an orderly Brexit. Germany has been a very pragmatic voice in this whole tortuous Brexit process and we will continue to be that. Even if ...
Johnson rules out Brexit delay
Featured, United Kingdom

Johnson rules out Brexit delay

    Boris Johnson has categorically ruled out extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit should he become prime minister. In an interview with TalkRadio on Tuesday morning, the frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership contest said he would take the UK out of the EU on October 31 “come what may” and “do or die”. Johnson had appeared to avoid a firm commitment to that date in recent comments including during the first hustings with Tory members on Sunday. Jeremy Hunt has said while he would be willing to take the UK out of the EU without an agreement on October 31 - it would be a mistake to do so if a deal was close to being reached. Johnson said today he would use “positive energy” to deliver a Brexit deal. Asked if he could “categorically rule out an extension” ...
Common medications may increase risk of dementia
Featured, Life Style

Common medications may increase risk of dementia

    Certain commonly-prescribed medications have been linked with an increased risk of dementia among older adults, new research has found. A study, published on Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, discovered a strong association between a high risk of dementia and a type of medication known as "anticholinergic" drugs, CNN reported. This describes any drug that blocks the chemical acetylcholine from its function in the nervous system  and anticholinergic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from dizziness and insomnia to epilepsy and mental disorders. In particular, the study found that certain types of anticholinergics including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and antiepileptics were associated with a particularly high risk of de...