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British PM Theresa May challenges lawmakers to back Brexit timetable

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

British PM Theresa May challenges lawmakers to back Brexit timetable

British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit on Wednesday after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strategy. #NewsTracker #European Union #british #House of Commons #Brexit #Lisbon Treaty
Waiting for Theresa, EU closes ranks, draws battle plans | Reuters

Updated : Nov 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Waiting for Theresa, EU closes ranks, draws battle plans | Reuters

By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Senior officials from Britain's EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May - but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants.Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday's follow up on meetings in Brussels last week with the 27 other member states which several officials and diplomats involved said have revealed a striking degree of unity.The main aim has been to clarify the kind of structures the EU will need for negotiating once May delivers a letter -- she says by late March -- to trigger withdrawal under Article 50 of the EU treaty.But Brussels officials stress that until May's ministers agree among themselves what it is they realistically want, little can be said on the detail of the process. #United States #India #United Kingdom #Entertainment #british
Nazi-obsessed loner gets life for murder of British lawmaker Jo Cox

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nazi-obsessed loner gets life for murder of British lawmaker Jo Cox

A loner obsessed with Nazis and extreme right-wing ideology was sentenced on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering lawmaker Jo Cox in a frenzied street attack that stunned Britain a week before the European Union referendum #United States #NewsTracker #Wikipedia #Crime #EU #Britain #United Kingdom #british #third reich #Nazism #Brexit #Jo Cox #Thomas Mair #National Alliance #white supremacism
At least seven killed in London tram accident; driver arrested | Reuters

Updated : Nov 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

At least seven killed in London tram accident; driver arrested | Reuters

By Michael Holden | LONDON LONDON At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured when a tram overturned on Wednesday morning in south London, police said and later confirmed the driver had been arrested.Early indications were that the tram was travelling too fast on a sharp bend, investigators said.Emergency services were called at about 6:10 am (0610 GMT) to reports that the two-carriage tram had derailed near a stop close to central Croydon, a large suburb to the south of the British capital and a major transport hub. "We can confirm a total of at least seven people have sadly died at Croydon," police said in a statement. "Officers continue to work at the scene.A police spokesman later said the tram's driver had been arrested, but did not specify why #India #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #driver #british
Theresa May drives a hard bargain on UK visa norms as India stresses on liberalisation

Updated : Nov 08, 2016

By : Sreemoy Talukdar

Category : World

Theresa May drives a hard bargain on UK visa norms as India stresses on liberalisation

The depth of the differences between India and UK over the latter's immigration policy became clear on Monday as British Prime Minister Theresa May schmoozed with Narendra Modi first during a joint tech summit and later during an extensive one-on-one at New Delhi's Hyderabad House. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Visa #Immigration #NSG #UK #Theresa May #british
Pakistan opposition says dozens of activists arrested | Reuters

Updated : Oct 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pakistan opposition says dozens of activists arrested | Reuters

By Asad Hashim and Kay Johnson | ISLAMABAD ISLAMABAD Pakistani police raided an opposition party youth rally in the capital Islamabad on Thursday night and arrested about 40 people ahead of a planned protest that party leader Imran Khan has said would shut down the city, a party spokeswoman said.The raid came hours after a city order banned all public gatherings ahead of Khan's planned protest set to begin on Nov. 2 in what he described as a final push to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over corruption allegations.Khan has said it will defy the order, raising the stakes in a political standoff.The arrests on Thursday night were at a youth meeting of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in a convention hall in Islamabad's E-11 district, spokeswoman Anila Khawaja said."All of a sudden police arrived and started arresting people," she said.Video images on local Geo TV and on Dawn newspaper's website showed police in uniform beating activists with batons and leading those detained away to waiting buses #India #Pakistan #Middle East #Entertainment #british #city
Kashmir a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May

Updated : Oct 27, 2016

By : PTI

Category : World

Kashmir a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK's stand on Kashmir remains unchanged and it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan to address. #India #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Kashmir #United Kingdom #Boris Johnson #Theresa May #british #Yasmin Qureshi
Closing Calais camp will help secure future of Anglo-French border agreement - UK minister | Reuters

Updated : Oct 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Closing Calais camp will help secure future of Anglo-French border agreement - UK minister | Reuters

LONDON Closing the "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais will help secure the future of the Le Touquet agreement which allows British officials to check passports in France and vice versa, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Monday. French authorities began clearing the sprawling migrant camp on Monday as hundreds gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain to be relocated in France while their asylum requests are considered.Last week the Guardian reported that France's Alain Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right's presidential ticket and favourite to win power in next year's national election, said he would seek to overturn the treaty, which effectively pushes the British frontier to Calais in northern France. #United States #India #Syria #France #Middle East #markets #british
Focus on Britain's post-Brexit future, PM May to tell EU leaders | Reuters

Updated : Oct 20, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Focus on Britain's post-Brexit future, PM May to tell EU leaders | Reuters

By Elizabeth Piper | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May will tell European Union leaders on Thursday it is time to start talking about future EU ties with Britain and put paid to suggestions her government might reconsider Brexit.A source in May's office said the prime minister would use a dinner at an EU summit in Brussels, her first since she was appointed premier following Britain's June 23 vote to exit the bloc, to outline her approach to the other 27 leaders.Hoping to dispel any thoughts that Britain could hold a second referendum to reverse its decision to leave, May will call on leaders to help her make the country's departure as smooth as possible, to calm financial markets and business over a divorce process she says she will trigger by the end of March."I expect her to say in broad terms that the British people have made a decision, and it's right and proper that that decision is honoured," the source said May would tell the other leaders after a dinner discussion devoted to Russia - the only time set aside to discuss Brexit at the summit in Brussels."There will be no second referendum. #Syria #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #british #article
Sturgeon primes Scotland for all options after Brexit vote | Reuters

Updated : Oct 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Sturgeon primes Scotland for all options after Brexit vote | Reuters

By Elisabeth O'Leary | GLASGOW, Scotland GLASGOW, Scotland Scotland's devolved government is preparing for all possibilities including independence after Britain leaves the EU, and is planning steps to protect its trade ties with Europe, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.The Scottish National Party leader has raised the nation's profile since June's European Union referendum in Britain, seizing on a new openness towards Scotland in the European Union since Scots voted by a large margin to remain in the bloc.Britain's overall vote to leave has reignited talk of a split between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom, even though Scots rejected independence just two years ago."If (the British government) insists on taking Scotland down a path that hurts our economy, costs jobs, lowers our living standards and damages our reputation as an open, welcoming, diverse country - then be in no doubt," she told the SNP conference at its close, "Scotland must have the ability to choose a better future."Sturgeon said economic stability has been threatened by the prospect of the UK leaving the European single market as well as the EU, taking Scotland with it. #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #british