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Britons Should Keep EU Rights Post-Brexit – Guy Verhofstadt

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British citizens should be allowed to keep the benefits of EU membership, according to the chief Brexit negotiator at the European Parliament. Guy Verhofstadt said allowing individuals to keep rights, such as freedom to travel and vote in European elections should be a priority. The former Belgian prime minister said Brexit had been a “tragedy” and a “disaster” for people in the UK and EU. ... Read More »

South Korea President Park Geun-hye Ousted By Court

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South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges. There have been angry scenes outside the court. Police said two protesters had died. ... Read More »

Hawaii Challenges Trump’s New Travel Ban


US State attorneys ask Honolulu federal court to issue emergency order temporarily halting revised travel ban. The state’s attorney general argued late on Wednesday that while the new order features changes to address complaints raised by courts that blocked the first travel ban, the new order is pretty much the same as the first one. The far-flung Pacific state is seeking a nationwide restraining order ... Read More »

US Deploys Heavily Armed Marines To Syria

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Several hundred Marines sent to prepare for battle to push ISIL out of its de facto capital, Raqqa, in country’s north. Several hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push ISIL out of its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed. The Marines are pre-positioning howitzers to be ready to assist ... Read More »

Poland Threatens ‘Whole EU Summit’ Over Tusk Vote


Poland has threatened to derail Thursday’s EU summit as it attempts to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Poland would “do everything” to prevent a vote on the matter. The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) implacably opposes Mr Tusk, a former prime minister from a rival party. Correspondents say such hostility among compatriots ... Read More »

HDP Applies To ECHR Over Arrests Of Its Leaders


Pro-Kurdish HDP files application at European Court of Human Rights over arrest of its leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag. Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The application was filed in Strasbourg on Monday by a delegation including the party’s deputy leader Saruhan Oluc, group deputy ... Read More »

Melbourne Plane Crash: Five Killed As Aircraft Hits Shopping Centre


Four US citizens and an Australian pilot have died after their light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. The charter flight appeared to have had a “catastrophic engine failure” shortly after taking off from the small Essendon Airport, said police. Despite the destruction, no-one was killed or injured on the ground. Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said it was the worst civilian aviation ... Read More »

Israeli Soldier Gets 18months For Killing Wounded Palestinian Attacker


An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months. Sgt Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting dead 21-year-old Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, last March. Azaria had told a colleague that Sharif, who had stabbed another soldier, “deserved to die”. Military ... Read More »

Zimbabwe Looks To Surprise In Africa Cup Of Nations


Lagos – The Zimbabwe national team dubbed “The Warriors’’ by home fans, return to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the third time hoping to shrug off their minnows tag. A statement published by cafonline.com, the website of the African Football Confederation (CAF), said the team after failing to make it beyond the group stages in 2004 and 2006 was hoping to get better ... Read More »

Idlib Overwhelmed By Influx Of Aleppo’s Wounded


Thousands of displaced Syrians are suffering from infected shrapnel wounds, hypothermia and malnutrition. When surgeon Mounir Hakimi operated on five-month-old Maram in the Syrian province of Idlib last week, the horrific extent of her injuries quickly became clear. “She lost both her parents in an air strike, has multiple fractures, a wound in her abdomen, and has lost lots of skin,” Hakimi told Al Jazeera. “We ... Read More »

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