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Day: June 30, 2019

Tory Mps could still stop Johnson
Featured, United Kingdom

Tory Mps could still stop Johnson

    Boris Johnson could be stopped from becoming prime minister even if he is elected as the new Conservative leader, two of Britain’s leading constitutional experts have said. With Tory MPs threatening to withdraw support for the party under his stewardship, Johnson is warned that he could be prevented from ever entering Downing Street should it become clear he cannot command a majority in the House of Commons. It is the latest sign of the parliamentary crisis that could face Johnson upon his election. It risks involving the Queen in politics and could pull Theresa May back into the Brexit impasse; as the incumbent prime minister, she will be key in recommending to the palace who should be called to form the next government. Johnson’s legitimacy would be challenged if...
Trump and Kim in historic meeting
Asia, Featured

Trump and Kim in historic meeting

    President Trump became the first sitting American commander in chief to set foot in North Korea on Sunday as he greeted Kim Jong-un, the country’s leader, at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that has divided the peninsula for more than six decades. Met in the middle by a beaming Mr. Kim, Mr. Trump stepped across a low concrete marker at 3:46 p.m. local time and walked 20 steps to the base of a building on the North Korean side for an encounter carried live on international television an unprecedented, camera-friendly demonstration of friendship intended to revitalize stalled nuclear talks. It is good to see you again, a seemingly exuberant Mr. Kim told the president through an interpreter. I never expected to meet you in this place. Big moment, big moment, ...
Property firm fined for failing to comply with scheme to protect tenants
Featured, London

Property firm fined for failing to comply with scheme to protect tenants

A property management company has been fined £3,000 after failing to join a Government-approved redress scheme for tenants, leaseholders and landlords, after an intervention by Tower Hamlets Council's trading standards team. Following a hearing at the Upper Tribunal, G Crawford Management Ltd of Westferry Road on the Isle of Dogs was found to be in breach of legal requirements concerning its management of the Lockesfield Place Estate. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: "It's good to see our officers working proactively to ensure property managers fulfil their duties. This decision sends a clear message to other companies considering flouting the rules. "We have established a Private Renters' Charter to support tenants and landlords by setting out the standards that everyone involv...