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Brexit: Theresa May’s Offer To EU Citizens ‘Falls Short’


Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. MEPs, including European Parliament chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers Europeans in the UK fewer rights than Britons in the EU, they say in a joint letter to newspapers. Cabinet ... Read More »

G20: Trump Hails Talks As ‘Success’ Despite Divisions


US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite his country’s isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the “irreversible” accord. Deadlock over the issue had held up ... Read More »

Mosul: Iraq PM To Celebrate Victory Over IS In The City


Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. Mr Abadi was in the city to announce its “liberation” and declare “victory”, his office said in a statement. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake Mosul since 17 October last year. Islamic State militants seized it in June 2014 before ... Read More »

Qatar Seeks ‘Siege’ Compensation For Firms, Citizens


Qatar’s Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri speaks after the launch of the Compensation Claims Committee during a press conference in Dohaon July 9, 2017. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Qatar on Sunday announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth billions of dollars over the country’s “blockade” by Gulf states. Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri said the Compensation Claims Committee would ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump Takes Donald Trump Seat At G20 Leaders’ Table


In an unusual move Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald’s seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday. The US president had stepped away for a meeting with the Indonesian leader during the G20 meeting. Ms Trump is an adviser to her father, but a leader’s absence is usually covered by high-ranking officials. A BBC correspondent at the summit said he could recall ... Read More »

G20 Summit: Deadlock On Climate Change ‘Broken’ In Hamburg


Deadlock over climate change between the US and the other nations at the G20 summit appears to have been broken. The BBC understands a compromise final closing text has been agreed at the second day of their meeting in Hamburg. According to an EU official, the text acknowledges President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement without undermining the commitment of other countries. It ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Imposes $106 Fee On Each Domestic Pilgrim


Saudi Hajj ministry has imposed 106 dollars fee on each domestic pilgrim to be paid by organisations and companies offering services for them, a local media reported on Saturday. It said that the fee will be in the form of bank guarantee of 30 per cent of the value of services provided by the ministry. “The fees should be paid before registering domestic pilgrims through ... Read More »

May Sets Out Brexit Proposals For EU Nationals


British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash Monday after setting out proposals for the rights of EU nationals after Brexit that include new residency permit requirements and family reunion rules. May promised to end the “anxiety” of 3.2 million European nationals but is on a collision course with Brussels after vowing that the European Court of Justice would not be allowed to protect their ... Read More »

U.S Supreme Court Revives Trump’s Travel Ban


The U.S Supreme Court on ruled on Monday to allow President Donald Trump temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews the matter later this year. The court also allowed ban on all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the U.S while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. Reuters reported that it ... Read More »

London Fire: Prime Minister Orders Full Public Inquiry

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Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, killing at least 17 people. That figure is expected to rise, as fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. The PM said people “deserve answers” as to why the fire spread so rapidly. ... Read More »

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