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France to UK: Take More Asylum Seekers. Pay Up More for Border Security

France to UK: Take More Asylum Seekers. Pay Up More for Border Security

🕔10:46, 15.Jan 2018

Paris has complained that it shoulders too much of the financial burden and handles more than its share of asylum cases, while Macron said in 2016 before becoming president that there would be no migrants in Calais if the accord unravelled. The deal will be on the table on Thursday when President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at a Anglo-French summit in southern England. “Our understanding is that they will pay more. The question is how much and for what,” said the source, adding that the two sides are in daily contact ahead of the summit.

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Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

Sturgeon Sees ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Argue for UK to Remain in Single Market

🕔14:45, 14.Jan 2018

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU. Before publishing a study of the economic impact of Brexit on Scotland on Monday, Sturgeon, whose nationalist SNP runs the devolved Scottish government, said there was no alternative to EU membership that could deliver the same economic benefits.

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Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

🕔15:59, 13.Jan 2018

“If the terrorists in Afrin don’t surrender we will tear them down,” President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan told a congress of his ruling AK Party in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig.

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Angela Merkel, Social Democrats Agree Coalition Blueprint

Angela Merkel, Social Democrats Agree Coalition Blueprint

🕔10:43, 12.Jan 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, raising prospects of an end to months of political uncertainty.

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‘Wanted Me to Cut Ribbon-NO!’ Trump Cancels His UK Trip

‘Wanted Me to Cut Ribbon-NO!’ Trump Cancels His UK Trip

🕔10:23, 12.Jan 2018

“(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars,” Trump said in a tweet late on Thursday.

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Nigel Farage Says Preparing to Idea of Second Brexit

Nigel Farage Says Preparing to Idea of Second Brexit

🕔11:42, 11.Jan 2018

“Maybe, just maybe, I‘m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum … on EU membership,” Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage told Channel Five’s “The Wright Stuff” show.

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Catalan Parties Propose Carles Puigdemont as President

Catalan Parties Propose Carles Puigdemont as President

🕔17:27, 10.Jan 2018

The two main pro-independence parties in Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as their candidate to head the region, raising the likelihood of a renewed push this year for a split from Spain.

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Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

🕔13:35, 9.Jan 2018

Toby Young resignation came amid a cabinet reshuffle meant to stamp Theresa May’s authority on the government but derided in newspapers as a shambles, after one senior minister quit rather than take a new job and another talked May out of changing his role.

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Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

🕔09:24, 9.Jan 2018

Theresa May had wanted to keep Justine Greening in her top team, but failed to stop her quitting with the former education secretary rejecting a transfer to another department. One senior Conservative MP said: “If this was meant to show she has the power to reshuffle her Cabinet, it has shown the complete opposite.”

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Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

🕔10:23, 7.Jan 2018

Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: “This alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities is the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus. Britain’s universities have thrived from having access to talented European researchers, and from years of European cooperation through schemes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus. Now all this is being put at risk by this Government’s botched handling of Brexit, where we seem to be losing all the benefits of EU membership while keeping the costs. These valued members of our communities find themselves uncertain about the future and unconvinced by the too little too late wooing by an incompetent Prime Minister. While they were frozen out of the referendum, they are now voting with their feet.”

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Jeremy Corbyn 2018 New Year Message to You

Jeremy Corbyn 2018 New Year Message to You

🕔12:53, 31.Dec 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has used his New Year message to say Labour is now “staking out the new centre ground in British politics” and that “the old political consensus is finished”. The Labour leader, who had a successful 2017 after increasing the number of Labour MPs in a shock result at the general election, claimed his party was “a government in waiting”.

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Theresa May Accused of Rewarding ‘Services To The Establishment’

Theresa May Accused of Rewarding ‘Services To The Establishment’

🕔17:17, 30.Dec 2017

Theresa May has faced claims of rewarding “services to the establishment” and having “doled out political favours” in the New Year Honours. Key Tory powerbroker Graham Brady, regarded as the voice of the party’s backbenches at Westminster, has been awarded a knighthood.

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Mariano Rajoy Calls for Catalan Parliament to Be Formed on January 17

Mariano Rajoy Calls for Catalan Parliament to Be Formed on January 17

🕔14:53, 29.Dec 2017

“I hope that as soon as possible we will be able to have a Catalan government that is open to dialogue and able to relate to all Catalans, not just half of them,” Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an end-of-year address to the nation.

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Angela Merkel Biography and Profile

Angela Merkel Biography and Profile

🕔18:26, 27.Dec 2017

Angela Merkel is a German politician best known as the first female chancellor of Germany and one of the architects of the European Union. Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party. Soon after, she was appointed to Helmut Kohl’s cabinet as minister for women and youth, and later she served as minister for the environment and nuclear safety.

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Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

🕔16:32, 27.Dec 2017

“Once again, Turkish President Erdogan continues to mislead the public opinion in Turkey. With his useless soap bubbles, he tries in vain to justify the crimes he has committed against the Syrian people by infinitely and comprehensively helping the terrorist groups in Syria,”Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

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