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UK Supreme Court to decide Brexit trigger case as quickly as possible | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

UK Supreme Court to decide Brexit trigger case as quickly as possible | Reuters

By Estelle Shirbon and Michael Holden | LONDON LONDON Britain's Supreme Court will decide as quickly as possible whether Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Britain's exit from the European Union by the end of March without parliament's assent, its president said on Thursday.Last month, the High Court decided that May could not invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU's exit clause, using executive powers known as the "royal prerogative"."We are not being asked to overturn the result of the EU referendum," Supreme Court President David Neuberger said at the end of a four-day appeal in which the government sought to overturn the High Court ruling."The ultimate question in this case concerns the process by which that result can lawfully be brought into effect," he said.The case could potentially hamper May's Brexit plans, and investors believe involving lawmakers would lessen the chances of a "hard" Brexit, where Britain gives up access to the single European market in order to impose tighter immigration controls.Pro-Brexit critics have cast the legal battle as an attempt by a pro-EU establishment to thwart the result of June's referendum, when Britons voted by 52-48 percent to leave the EU.The judges in the High Court case were dubbed "enemies of the people" by one newspaper while Gina Miller, the investment manager who brought the challenge, has received death threats and a torrent of online abuse. The government's argument is essentially that under Britain's unwritten constitution, it can make or leave international treaties without parliamentary assent.The challengers argue that triggering Article 50 would inevitably mean citizens would lose rights granted by parliament and so only lawmakers could take these away. NOT IF, BUT HOW The Scottish and Welsh governments and lawyers for Northern Irish challengers all joined the case against the government #facebook #India #Thomson Reuters #twitter-follow #corrections #reuters-news-agency #reuters-info-channel
Kerry heads to Paris for another Syria meeting - Steinmeier | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Kerry heads to Paris for another Syria meeting - Steinmeier | Reuters

HAMBURG U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday left a meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to head to Paris for further meetings on Syria on Saturday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.Kerry told reporters after a second bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Hamburg that he was "hopeful" about reaching an accord with Moscow that would allow Syrian rebels to safely leave the besieged city of Aleppo #facebook #India #Thomson Reuters #follow-reuters #twitter-follow #newsletters #corrections
Cuba wants to sign accords with U.S. before Obama exit - officials | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Cuba wants to sign accords with U.S. before Obama exit - officials | Reuters

By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA HAVANA Cuba said on Wednesday it hoped to sign off on at least half a dozen agreements with the United States before businessman Donald Trump, who has threatened to derail detente between the former Cold War foes, becomes president on Jan. 20.Cuban and U.S #facebook #follow #newsletters #reuters-news-agency #adchoices
Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men - rights group | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men - rights group | Reuters

By Coco Liu HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international rights group said on Thursday.The prevalence of HIV among men who have sex with men in the Southeast Asian country has increased tenfold over the last five years, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report.Last year, at least 11 cities in the Philippines reported HIV prevalence rates of more than 5 percent among men who have sex with men, the study said.The Philippines introduced effective policies targeting the outbreak of HIV among sex workers in the 1990s, however "it has failed to adapt its prevention strategies in line with the epidemic's shifting epicentre", HRW said in a statement. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) also warned the Philippines of the risk of focusing HIV prevention programmes only on female sex workers, saying the virus continued to spread, unabated, among other key groups that had "little or no access to services suited to their needs". Officials at the Philippines' Department of Health were not immediately available for comment.HRW said national education on effective HIV prevention methods in the Catholic country were non-existent, adding that laws prohibit condom access and HIV testing to people under the age of 18 without parental permission."These factors are contributing to the worsening epidemic among adolescent males who engage in same-sex practices," HRW said in a statement #facebook #Thomson Reuters #follow #follow-reuters #newsletters
Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, U.S. officials | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, U.S. officials | Reuters

By Hamid Shalizi and Josh Smith | KABUL KABUL Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation.Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and inflicting heavy casualties, and say their limited contacts are aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table.Leaders in Kabul say Russian support for the Afghan Taliban appears to be mostly political so far.But a series of recent meetings they say has taken place in Moscow and Tajikistan has made Afghan intelligence and defence officials nervous about more direct support including weapons or funding.A senior Afghan security official called Russian support for the Taliban a "dangerous new trend", an analysis echoed by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson.He told reporters at a briefing in Washington last week that Russia had joined Iran and Pakistan as countries with a "malign influence" in Afghanistan, and said Moscow was lending legitimacy to the Taliban.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pushed back at Nicholson's comments in a briefing in Moscow on Wednesday, calling them naive and inaccurate."We have repeatedly said that Russia is not carrying out any secret talks with the Taliban and is not providing it with any kind of support," she said.Zakharova said Russia favours a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, which can only happen by cultivating contacts with all players, including the Taliban.The Russian embassy in Kabul has scheduled a press conference for Thursday to discuss Afghan-Russian relations, amid reports that the Afghan parliament plans to investigate Russia's ties with the Taliban.ANOTHER "GREAT GAME"? #facebook #follow #follow-reuters #twitter-follow #newsletters #corrections
Ghana votes as President Mahama seeks a final term | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ghana votes as President Mahama seeks a final term | Reuters

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Kwasi Kpodo | ACCRA ACCRA Ghana voted on Wednesday in a presidential election that looks set to be a tight race, with the incumbent John Mahama seeking a second term in charge of an economy that has slowed since he took power.Lower global prices for Ghana's gold, oil and cocoa exports and a fiscal crisis caused the slowdown, which made Mahama's government vulnerable to a challenge from the main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo.For years, Ghana was one of Africa's most dynamic economies. But it slumped in 2014 as commodities prices fell, and a fiscal crisis widened the budget deficit and elevated inflation.Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party says the government has mismanaged national finances, including revenue from oil from an offshore field operated by British company Tullow (TLW.L) that began to flow in 2010.The government denies this and urges voters to stick with it. It is following a $918 million International Monetary Fund programme to restore fiscal balance, and it says growth will return to above 8 percent in 2017 as new oil and gas from Tullow and ENI (ENI.MI) fields come onstream #facebook #follow #twitter-follow #newsletters #reuters-news-agency #reuters-info-channel #adchoices
Kelly confirms he's been asked to be U.S. homeland security secretary - Fox News | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Kelly confirms he's been asked to be U.S. homeland security secretary - Fox News | Reuters

Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, reached while travelling in Australia, has confirmed that he has been asked to serve as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's homeland security secretary, Fox News reported on Wednesday.Fox quoted Kelly as saying he had been asked to be homeland security secretary and would consider it an honour. #facebook #follow #newsletters #corrections #reuters-news-agency #reuters-info-channel #adchoices
UK lawmakers back government timetable to trigger EU divorce talks by end of March | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

UK lawmakers back government timetable to trigger EU divorce talks by end of March | Reuters

LONDON British lawmakers voted by 461 to 89 on Wednesday to back the government's plan to begin divorce talks with the European Union by the end of March.The opposition Labour Party put forward a motion calling on the government to set out its plan for leaving the European Union before it triggers Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to begin the formal exit process. The government accepted the motion, but in return asked that lawmakers respect the result of the referendum and support its Brexit timetable #facebook #twitter-follow #newsletters #corrections #reuters-news #reuters-news-agency
'No survivors' after plane crash in northern Pakistan mountains | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

'No survivors' after plane crash in northern Pakistan mountains | Reuters

By Jibran Ahmed and Asad Hashim | PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan There were no survivors after a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, the airline's chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site.The military said 40 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts involved about 500 soldiers, doctors and paramedics. The bodies were shifted to the Ayub Medical Centre in nearby Abbottabad, about 20km (12 miles) away."There are no survivors, no one has survived," said Muhammad Azam Saigol, the chairman for Pakistan International Airlines #facebook #follow #reuters-news #reuters-news-agency #reuters-info-channel