FRANCE – UK – Macron to ask Britain to pay up to save Calais border deal

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where he is expected to ask the UK to take in more refugees from the Calais area and increase its funding for securing the border. Macron and May will discuss Brexit and Le Touquet accord, a 2003 agreement that effectively allowed Britain… Please follow and like us:

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May to reshuffle govt in new year reboot as Brexit looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin reshuffling her cabinet Monday in a bid to reassert authority after a torrid 2017 in which she lost her working majority and several ministers to scandals. The long-awaited shake-up arrives ahead of another year of potentially bruising battles over Brexit, as talks with the European Union enter a key… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter Threatened With Sanctions in Britain

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand… Please follow and like us:

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Ireland and Brexit: Five things you need to know

Outside of the UK, the Republic of Ireland is the country that will be most affected by Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit. The UK is the second biggest customer for Irish exports, while Ireland, an EU member state, is the only country to share a land border with Britain. The border between the… Please follow and like us:

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Asian markets on course for broad gains after volatile week

Asian markets rallied on Friday, bringing a volatile week to a positive end as tech firms extended their rebound while investors tracked advances on Wall Street following reports Donald Trump is planning to unveil a big-spending public works plan. Global equities have struggled this week, hit by profit-taking, fears over the progress of a probe into… Please follow and like us:

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Officials: Jihadist Plot to Kill British Prime Minister Thwarted

Two men were charged Tuesday in London with terror offenses over an alleged plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May, according to British government officials. Both will appear before a court Wednesday in the British capital in connection with what officials say was a conspiracy to launch a suicide-knife attack on Downing Street, the official… Please follow and like us:

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Irish border threatens Brexit progress ahead of May-Juncker talks

Monday is a key day in Brexit negotiations. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet both the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk. They need to make sufficient progress on the rights of citizens, a financial settlement and the Irish border before talks can progress to trade and the UK’s future… Please follow and like us:

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Dublin repeats Brexit demands as Tusk seeks border deal

Ireland repeated Friday its demand for British guarantees over the post-Brexit border as EU President Donald Tusk sought a breakthrough on the key sticking point in the withdrawal negotiations. Tusk was due to meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday afternoon, ahead of a Monday deadline by which the EU has demanded progress… Please follow and like us:

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Britain ‘agrees to pay’ EU’s Brexit divorce bill

European Union sources say the United Kingdom has offered to pay much of what Brussels was demanding to settle the so-called “divorce bill” – a crucial condition for moving Brexit negotiations on to future relations including a future free trade agreement. Numerous reports quote EU diplomats as saying that the British have made an offer that… Please follow and like us:

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Reversing Brexit would give ‘significant’ boost to UK: OECD

Reversing Britain’s shock referendum to leave the EU would “significantly” boost the economy, the OECD said on Tuesday, while the government inisted there were no plans to cancel Brexit. “In case Brexit gets reversed by political decision (change of majority, new referendum, etc) the positive impact on growth would be significant,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation… Please follow and like us:

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U.K. Ends U.S. Intel Sharing After Manchester Leaks

British police investigating the Manchester bomb attack on Monday that left 22 people dead have stopped sharing information with U.S. authorities after a series of leaks to American media. U.K. officials were reportedly angered on Wednesday night after The New York Times published images from the scene of the bombing carried out by Islamic State militant… Please follow and like us:

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Ariana Grande Suicide Bomber Suspect Identified

Updated | A 23-year-old man has been identified as the suspected suicide bomber who detonated a device at Manchester Arena in England on Monday night. The explosion occurred in the immediate aftermath of an Ariana Grande concert as the sold-out, 21,000-capacity crowd was filing out of the venue, killing at least 22 people and leaving another… Please follow and like us:

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Lavrov: Russia Has Questions About Ambiguous US Policies

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that his government has had a lot of questions about what he said were ambiguous and contradictory ideas coming from the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Lavrov spoke at the start of a meeting in Moscow with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, adding that it is… Please follow and like us:

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