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Britain will need new law to trigger Brexit if loses court battle - lawyer | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Britain will need new law to trigger Brexit if loses court battle - lawyer | Reuters

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON The British government will need to put forward a parliamentary bill to trigger formal European Union divorce talks should it lose a Supreme Court fight over who can start the Brexit process, a government lawyer said on Tuesday.However, this could be just a one-line piece of legislation, James Eadie added -- an option which could limit anti-Brexit lawmakers' ability to delay the process or water down government policies on the terms of the EU exit."It would require not just parliamentary involvement ... but primary legislation," Eadie told the Supreme Court."The reason it requires primary legislation is (because) you are being asked to declare ... #India #Business #Government #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #european #lifestyle
Britain's Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics | Reuters

Updated : Dec 05, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Britain's Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics | Reuters

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON The president of Britain's Supreme Court said on Monday a landmark case to decide whether the government can trigger the formal divorce process from the European Union without parliament's approval was a matter of law and not politics.Prime Minister Theresa May's government has appealed to the country's highest judicial body after the High Court ruled last month that ministers could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin a two-year Brexit process without lawmakers' assent.If the Supreme Court upholds the earlier ruling, that could derail May's planned timetable for invoking Article 50 by the end of March and upset the government's wider Brexit plans.The legal fight comes against a backdrop of claims by some politicians and newspapers that establishment judges want to thwart Brexit, which Britons voted for by 52-48 percent in the June referendum.In his opening remarks Supreme Court President David Neuberger said the case was simply about the law."We are aware of the strong feelings associated with the many wider political questions surrounding the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union," Neuberger said. "However .. #India #Government #markets #United Kingdom #european #article
Amnesty warns over extrajudicial killings after deadly Uganda clashes | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Amnesty warns over extrajudicial killings after deadly Uganda clashes | Reuters

By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA KAMPALA Amnesty International on Monday accused Uganda of carrying out extrajudicial executions as authorities in the east African country said 62 people had died in clashes between a tribal militia and security forces in a restive western region. #Business #Government #United Kingdom #Entertainment #fighting
Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba deal unless Havana makes better one | Reuters

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba deal unless Havana makes better one | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary."If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S #United States #Obama #Government #Cuba #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Hundreds displaced in east Aleppo as Syrian army advances | Reuters

Updated : Nov 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Hundreds displaced in east Aleppo as Syrian army advances | Reuters

By Lisa Barrington | BEIRUT BEIRUT Hundreds of residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo fled shifting frontlines, sources said on Sunday, after an advance by the Syrian army and allied forces that rebels fear could split their most important urban stronghold in two.The army and its allies took control on Saturday of the large Hanano housing district, on the northeast frontline of the besieged eastern part of Aleppo. #United States #India #science #Government #Entertainment #lifestyle
Syrian government advances into rebel-held east Aleppo | Reuters

Updated : Nov 26, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Syrian government advances into rebel-held east Aleppo | Reuters

BEIRUT Syrian government and allied forces seized large parts of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday but fierce fighting for control of the residential area continued, rebels, pro-government media and a monitor said. Government forces have advanced with a ground and air assault on the edge of the besieged eastern half of the city, a move the rebels say is designed to split their most important urban stronghold in two. #India #Syria #Government #markets #United Kingdom
Renzi should stay in power even in defeat - Italian minister | Reuters

Updated : Nov 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Renzi should stay in power even in defeat - Italian minister | Reuters

By Crispian Balmer and Giselda Vagnoni | ROME ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi should not leave Italy in the lurch if he loses a forthcoming referendum but should remain in charge to help overcome the fallout, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Friday.Renzi says he will quit if voters reject his constitutional reform package at the Dec. 4 ballot, and financial markets are jittery over the prospect of political instability as opinion polls point to probable defeat for the government.In a interview with Reuters, Calenda said he remained optimistic that the 'Yes' camp would prevail, arguing that Italians would ultimately back the plans to curb the role of the upper house Senate and reduce the powers of the regions. But he said Renzi should back away from his threat to resign regardless."My personal opinion is that Renzi should stay," he said, speaking in his 1930s-era office on Rome's upmarket Via Veneto, with huge designs by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci covering the walls.Some opposition parties want immediate national elections a year ahead of schedule if Renzi loses the referendum. #United States #Government #United Kingdom #President #Foreign policy #italian
Peru slams U.N. agency for hiring former first lady under investigation | Reuters

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Peru slams U.N. agency for hiring former first lady under investigation | Reuters

LIMA Peru rebuked the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Wednesday for hiring former first lady Nadine Heredia as a Geneva-based director while she is a suspect in a money laundering inquiry.The South American country's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement expressing its "displeasure and protest" over the appointment, which comes amid allegations by public prosecutors that Heredia and her husband, former president Ollanta Humala, took illicit funds from the government of Venezuela and Brazilian construction companies."We see this as interference in a public investigation of enormous national sensitivity," Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna said on local broadcaster RPP.Earlier this year a judge barred Heredia from leaving Peru while her finances were probed, but prosecutors have yet to press charges against her or Humala in the high-profile case.Peru's objections come as current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has sought to shore up his anti-corruption credentials after his adviser was ousted for appearing to plot corrupt acts in leaked audio and a deputy minister resigned after facing possible jail time in a separate graft case.The FAO defended its decision to hire Heredia as director of the agency's liaison office in Geneva, saying travel restrictions for her expired in October and to its knowledge were not extended. "The appointment of Ms Heredia was transparent applying ordinary competitive procedures and based on a rigorous selection process," the FAO said in a statement. "The case in Peru does not pose any impediments to her performing her new role."Heredia was a FAO special ambassador in 2013, tasked with promoting the consumption of quinoa, a protein-rich Andean seed grown by Quechua-speaking farmers in Peru and Bolivia #United States #India #Business #Government #lifestyle #article
Demonetisation: From Morarji to Modi, it is politics and volume that matters the most

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : Yatish Yadav

Category : India

Demonetisation: From Morarji to Modi, it is politics and volume that matters the most

Is there a lesson for Modi who is exploiting his black money purging decision in his public meetings in Uttar Pradesh to harvest political gains out of demonetisation? #Corruption #Black money #BJP #Janata Party #Bharatiya Janata Party #Lok Sabha #CriticalPoint #Government #Modi #Demonetisation #Morarji Desai #Rs 1000 #PM Modi #Rs 500 #Demonetisation drive #CN Visvanathan #Prem Khandu
Patna-Indore Express tragedy reveals Suresh Prabhu has been all talk and no action

Updated : Nov 21, 2016

By : Sandipan Sharma

Category : India

Patna-Indore Express tragedy reveals Suresh Prabhu has been all talk and no action

According to a white paper put out by Prabhu last year, Indian Railway’s network has 1,14,907 kilometres of total track length. Of this, 4500 kilometres of track should be renewed annually. #CriticalPoint #Government #Indian Railways #accident #Railways Minister #train #tragedy #Suresh Prabhu #Indore Patna train accident