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UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit 0

Citizenship requires passing a ‘Life in UK Test’ for aged 18-65, giving fingerprints, taking English exam, submitting to judgement of ‘good character’.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Faces Herculean Task to Develop New Combat Jet

EUROPE POLITICS: Europe Faces Herculean Task to Develop New Combat Jet 0

U.S. President Donald Trump’s cooler stance toward Europe had given the effort some fresh momentum.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Fair’ or Vague’? EU Sizes Up Theresa May’s Brexit Rights Offer

UK POLITICS: ‘Fair’ or Vague’? EU Sizes Up Theresa May’s Brexit Rights Offer 0

“I reassure all EU citizens who have made their lives and homes in UK, that no one will have to leave. We won’t be seeing families split apart,” Theresa May.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria 0

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: UK May Yet Stay in EU: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk Says With Quote From John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Lyrics

UK POLITICS: Brexit: UK May Yet Stay in EU: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk Says With Quote From John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Lyrics 0

European Council President Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU

UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU 0

It comes despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s loss of a majority in elections this month, which made it more likely the UK will seek a softer Brexit deal that would reduce the impact on its financial services industry.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job 0

Russia’s Ambassador to International Organisations in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, told Reuters he met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.

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UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond 0

“We’re leaving the EU, and because we’re leaving the EU we will be leaving the single market and, by the way, we’ll be leaving the customs union,” Hammond.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Moment of Truth Fast Approaching’: Soros Warns on Brexit

UK POLITICS: ‘Moment of Truth Fast Approaching’: Soros Warns on Brexit 0

George Soros said Britain was approaching a tipping point that would see the economy slow to such an extent that Brexit might even be reversed.

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UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder

UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder 0

If the Brexit negotiations fail and the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, Theresa May will have made her worst blunder of all.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution 0

“I do not want our hemisphere to continue breaking apart anymore,” Morales said. “We need to look for solutions, to continue the dialogue and the only way to continue this dialogue is to keep this session open without a determinate date.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time 0

“The training helps present credible defense force that will deter aggression, but if not we’ll be prepared to move to defend the borders of NATO,” Gventer.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Scrambles for Deal to Stay in Power as Brexit Talks Loom 0

May’s future was uncertain, darkened by her botched gamble on a snap election and muted response to a deadly fire in London.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns

UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns 0

“Nearly three million people in eastern Ukraine rely on water infrastructure that is now in the line of fire,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.

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UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’

UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’ 0

The other 27, including lead powers Germany and France, want to dissuade others from emulating Britain and so insist that any Brexit deal must be less advantageous than full membership.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report

UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report 0

UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine observed systemic violations of the right to a fair trial on conflict-related charges.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots 0

According to estimates, 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to be available.

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WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres 0

“Policies that limit human rights only end up alienating religious and ethnic communities, who would have every interest in fighting extremism,” Guterres highlighted.

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers 0

“The new and disturbing fact is the systematic and fierce aggression against the peacekeepers,” Parfait Onanga-Anyanga UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative Says.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units 0

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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