Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British prime minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK prime minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsein Loong is on the back foot. Parliamentary showdown At first blush, the prime minister seemed to have scored some brownie points in lowering the political temperature. But as Singaporeans mull it over, questions began to surface. Why is parliament being dragged into this? This is a fight to be settled in a court of law or during an open inquiry, said former ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) MP Tan Cheng Bock, who is challenging …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

Police fear the number of the dead could increase. The BBC understands the death toll could rise to about 70 people in total. As part of the new move by the government, a team of civil servants has been embedded into the council office. Other measures outlined by the prime minister following a meeting with residents on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could be easily found. At the scene By BBC reporter, Mark Lobel …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

… candy-colored terraces in the gentrified and highly sought-after Notting Hill and Holland Park residential areas. Several high-profile politicians including former prime minister David Cameron and Environment Secretary Michael Gove are believed to own houses in the vicinity. And while it may be the same borough, for many, it might as well be different worlds. “I’ve never been anywhere where the divide, the disparity between rich and poor is so pronounced,” says Danny …

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Johnson (Will Barton) was scuppered in his bid to become prime minister Inbetweeners actor John Seaward appears as Michael Gove, who was another leadership challenger. Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Gove (John Seaward) has now re-entered the Cabinet as environment secretary It will portray the events following last year’s EU referendum and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation as prime minister. It will recount how Mr Gove …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… turnout. However, the prime minister has said she will not resign and will find a way to form a minority government, indicating the Conservatives will seek the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, general elections take place on the first Thursday in May every five years but there are some ways in which another election could be called. First, it could happen if two-thirds of MPs back a motion calling for an early election. It’s …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

Chicago (CNN)As it became clear late Thursday that UK prime minister Theresa May’s electoral gambit had fallen flat, and that her Conservatives’ majority in Parliament had been leveled by a resurgent Labour party, progressives in the US climbed on the shoulders of their transatlantic allies and celebrated a result already stoking ambitions at home. Corbyn’s success in confounding the British pundit class and skeptical Labour officials, many of whom openly worried …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… instead repeatedly slammed Khan for urging Londoners to remain calm. Trump also used the terrorist attack to argue for the need of his court-halted executive order to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S. Trumps rhetoric forced British prime minister Theresa May, who has faced repeated criticism for being too tolerant of the U.S. leader, to come to Khans defense. Other British politicians also publicly supported the London mayor, who has argued …

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French, Canadian Citizens Among London Attack Victims

June 6, 2017

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian citizen was among those killed in Saturdays attack in London. No further details were provided on the victim's identity out of respect for his family. Trudeau offered his condolences to all those affected by the attack in the London Bridge area, saying he was heartbroken over the incident. Seven people were killed and another 48 wounded late Saturday after armed attackers plowed into pedestrians before stabbing several bystanders in …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… and others in a local park "about religion, Mohammed, this kind of stuff." He says his wife reported the neighbor's behavior to police, but nothing came of it. Palomba says he later became friendly with the man and never suspected he could be planning attacks. ___ 6:30 p.m. Social media giants Google and Twitter are responding to British prime minister Theresa May's statement that internet companies are complicit in terror attacks by giving extremist views "the safe …

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A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 5, 2017

… swallows it whole. WHOLE! Spicer reportedly finishes “two and a half packs by noon,” but don’t worry, he talked to his doctor, and his doctor said ingesting all that gum is “no problem.” Great. So all we have to worry about is that the White House press secretary does not know how to properly use chewing gum. Excuse me everyone, please enjoy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer TWICE saying “prime minister TRUMBLE” pic.twitter.com/4JnpzucCbm Mark …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… Queen Five o’clock Tea,” said Ekaterina. But of the people I spoke to, no-one knew that the UK was holding an election. Indeed, no-one could tell me the name of our current prime minister. Perhaps that isn’t so surprising when you consider that since the turn of the millennium the UK has gone through four prime ministers. In Russia it’s so much easier to remember who’s in charge. After all, as president or prime minister, Vladimir Putin has been in power for more …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip prime minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the prime minister studied Geography at Oxford University. And while …

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit clash in Welsh election debate Mr Millar, the Tory education spokesman and AM, said the 8 June vote was a clear choice between prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Attacking the other party leaders, he said: “We can ill afford to have them taking our seat at the negotiating table. We need a prime minister who is up to the job and ready to deliver for the people of Wales.” BBC Wales TV …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… who led anti-corruption protests in March, which were attended by many high school and college students. (Shortly after, Navalny was attacked with chemicals that severely damaged vision in his right eye.) Recently, Navalny had uncovered evidence that Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev had purchased yachts and real estate with money “donated” to fake charities by Russian oligarchs. It’s the kind of corruption we’ve come to expect from the Kremlin (see the New …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

prime minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on independence. ‘Strong opposition’ And the Conservative manifesto promises there will be no referendum until the Brexit process has “played out” and unless there is “public consent” for one to be held – although it does not specify what that means. Speaking ahead of launching her party’s manifesto, Ms Sturgeon said the SNP would …

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General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… in the fight against crime and terrorism”. But Mr Clegg said the UK would be “severing our ties” with the system by refusing to accept rulings of the European Court of Justice after Brexit. “It is hard to overstate the importance of this database,” said Mr Clegg, the former deputy prime minister. “We check it 16 times a second, looking for security threats that have been flagged to us by other European countries. And we use it to tell other countries to stop …

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Donald Trump had a Make America Great time during the NATO summit

President Donald Trump met with European leaders and attended his first NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, and boy did he have a great time. While there, Trump shoved Montenegro’s prime minister Dusko Markovic so that he could get a better spot for a photo opportunity, and he also scolded a bunch of US allies. It was a great time for all the best time and we have the pictures to prove that Trump enjoyed it very much and there were no awkward moments whatsoever. SEE ALSO: Trump shoves …

May 26, 2017
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UK raises terror threat: Are more attacks expected?

(CNN)In the wake of a terrorist attack in Manchester which killed more than 20, British prime minister Theresa May late Tuesday announced the United Kingdom had raised its threat level to “critical” — its maximum level. Witnesses describe Manchester Arena explosion Dashcam captures moment of the explosion …

May 24, 2017
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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

… measure, and realized that while he might occasionally play the madman for political or diplomatic effect, he was not insane. He certainly made mistakes, but overall he was considered competent. Many of the leaders Trump will be meeting over the coming week, from Saudi royals to Israels prime minister, Pope Francis, and the newly elected president of France, have justifiable reasons to doubt both Trumps foreign policy acumen and his mental acuity, defined as memory, focus, concentration, and …

May 22, 2017
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Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’ – BBC News

Neither Theresa May nor David Cameron has come close to meeting it as prime minister. The most recent figure was 273,000. The last year it was below 100,000 was 1997. ‘Unrealistic promises’ Despite this, the target has been retained in the 2017 manifesto, which states the party will deliver “controlled, sustainable migration” but does not set a timeframe. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Related Topics UK Immigration More From this …

May 20, 2017
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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… economic growth in recent months. “The weak pay data is no surprise given the continued weak productivity growth in the UK,” Mr Davies said. With less than four weeks to go before the general election, one thing is becoming clear. Whoever wins on 8 June will be facing a difficult opposition. Not the one sitting opposite the prime minister in the House of Commons. But the economy across the country, where people will be facing the fact that they have worked hard all year only to see …

May 15, 2017
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