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494:122 for Brexit

494:122 for Brexit

11:57 | 09.02.2017 | by StandartNews
A triumphant Theresa May is on course to trigger Article 50 by her target of early March, after the Brexit bill cleared the Commons with no changes. On a day in which Britain veered ever closer to a "hard Brexit", Jeremy Corbyn was stung – and divisions in the Labour exposed still further – by the resignation of Clive Lewis, a key ally of the Labour leader in the shadow Cabinet. MPs again gave their overwhelming backing to the Prime Minister to start withdrawal talks on her...
Romanian Protests Loose Momentum As Corruption Bill Gets Withdrawn

Romanian Protests Loose Momentum As Corruption Bill Gets Withdrawn

12:19 | 08.02.2017 | by StandartNews
The Romanian government signed a decree canceling all changes by the infamous law "GEO 13/2017" which caused mass protests unseen since the end of Communism. The marches came in response to an emergency decree passed by the recently elected PSD-ALDE government – a coalition of the PSD (Social Democratic Party) and ALDE (the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats). Among other things, this aimed to weaken anti-corruption legislation and offered potential amnesty for those convicted of...
Romania Scraps Corruption Bill Amid Mass Protests

Romania Scraps Corruption Bill Amid Mass Protests

10:06 | 06.02.2017 | by StandartNews
(CNN)Amid ongoing nationwide protests, the Romanian government has scrapped a bill that would have protected many politicians from being prosecuted for corruption. The official repeal of the corruption decree was announced Sunday in a government statement after an emergency meeting of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu's Cabinet. The announcement and a nationally televised address by the Prime Minister a day earlier did little to stem anger over the now-abandoned corruption decree....
Judge Blocks Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

Judge Blocks Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

12:05 | 04.02.2017 | by StandartNews
A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations. Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers' claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump's executive order. Last week's order has led to protests and confusion at US airports. Customs officials have told US airlines that they can resume boarding banned travellers while a legal case is heard. Gulf...
Shooting at Louvre in Paris

Shooting at Louvre in Paris

11:56 | 03.02.2017 | by StandartNews
A French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris has opened fire at a suspected attacker, media reports say. The soldier is reported to have been attacked with a knife and his assailant seriously injured. The attacker is said to have been trying to enter the museum. A big security operation is under way. A source quoted by Reuters news agency said the man had tried to get into the museum's underground shop carrying a suitcase. The interior ministry described the incident as...
Shock: Majority of UK MPs Vote for Brexit

Shock: Majority of UK MPs Vote for Brexit

09:02 | 02.02.2017 | by StandartNews
MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way. They backed the government's European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114. But the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats opposed the bill, while 47 Labour MPs and Tory ex-chancellor Ken Clarke rebelled. The bill now faces further scrutiny in the Commons and the House of Lords before it can become law. The prime minister has set a...
UK Soldier Shoots Himself to Avoid ISIS

UK Soldier Shoots Himself to Avoid ISIS

09:25 | 01.02.2017 | by StandartNews
A Briton fighting in Syria "turned the gun on himself" to avoid being taken prisoner by so-called Islamic State, Kurdish sources have told the BBC. Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester in West Sussex, died on 21 December during a battle for the IS group's stronghold of Raqqa. He was fighting as a volunteer with the Kurdish armed fighting forces, the YPG. The YPG told the BBC that "trace of a gunshot wound was found under the chin", suggesting suicide. Sources said five fighters came...
Trump's "Muslim Travel Ban'' Causes Mass Protests

Trump's "Muslim Travel Ban'' Causes Mass Protests

09:51 | 30.01.2017 | by StandartNews
The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it. Sixteen state attorneys general have said the order is unconstitutional. Several federal judges have temporarily halted the deportation of visa holders. Mr Trump's executive order, signed on Friday, halted the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely banned Syrian refugees, and suspended all nationals from seven Muslim-majority...
US May Impose 20% Taxes on Mexican Imports to Pay for Border Wall

US May Impose 20% Taxes on Mexican Imports to Pay for Border Wall

12:01 | 27.01.2017 | by StandartNews
Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump's planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for US consumers and they would end up paying for the wall. The Mexican president earlier cancelled a visit to the US over the row of who would pay for the barrier. The planned wall was one of Mr Trump's key election campaign pledges. Earlier this...
These Are the Countries on Trump's Immigration Ban

These Are the Countries on Trump's Immigration Ban

10:44 | 26.01.2017 | by StandartNews
An eight-page document that appears to be a draft executive order suggests President Donald Trump will suspend the Syrian refugee programme and stop issuing visas for countries deemed to pose a threat to the security of the US. But the White House has refused to comment on the document, and it may be revised before being signed. The countries involved are: -Iran -Iraq -Lybia -Somalia -Sudan -Syria -and Yemen   Source: BBC
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