‘High time we made a decision’: May pleads with lawmakers to back her on Brexit

Date created : 21/03/2019 – 01:36Latest update : 21/03/2019 – 01:36 Prime Minister Theresa May made an impassioned plea to British lawmakers to support her on Wednesday after the European Union said it could only grant her request to delay Brexit if parliament next week backed her plans for leaving. ADVERTISING Read more May had... Read More

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    Date created : 20/03/2019 – 18:58 Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has been suspended from the main pan-European centre-right party family until further notice, the European People’s Party’s President Joseph Daul said on Wednesday. ADVERTISING Read more The decision, made by a vote of delegates from member parties meeting in Brussels, follows widespread calls for Hungarian... Read More
  • Head of Algeria’s ruling FLN party backs protesters

    Date created : 20/03/2019 – 17:07 The acting head of Algeria’s governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. ADVERTISING Read more Critics viewed the move Wednesday as an effort to save the reputation of the FLN party, or National Liberation Front, amid increasing disillusionment with Algeria‘s power structure.... Read More
  • France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests

    Date created : 20/03/2019 – 16:38 French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. ADVERTISING Read more Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order,... Read More

Brexit: ‘Tired’ public needs a decision, says Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June” Theresa May has told the public she is “on their side”, laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs. Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister said people were “tired... Read More

Voter ID trials ruled lawful by High Court judge

Image copyright Getty Images A scheme to make voters bring ID to polling stations has been ruled lawful by a High Court judge. A pilot is due to take place in nine local authorities for elections in May, but campaigner Neil Coughlan said the trial would prevent people from voting. The 64-year-old crowdfunded more than... Read More

Labour investigates ‘sexual harassment’ by MP

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Stephen Hepburn was elected to Parliament in 1997 The Labour Party is investigating one of its MPs after an allegation of sexual harassment. Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, is accused of targeting a female party member on a night out in 2005, the HuffPost claims. Labour confirmed it was... Read More

Brexit: Theresa May will not ask EU for long extension

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May will not be asking the EU for a long delay when she formally requests that Brexit is postponed, Downing Street says. No 10 added that the PM shared the public’s “frustration” at Parliament’s “failure to take a decision”. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the delay would not be... Read More

Brexit: Sterling falls on no-deal worries

The UK’s request to delay Brexit drew more fire from business leaders, as the value of sterling fell on concern that leaving without a deal was more likely. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said it was “unacceptable” business was no clearer about the terms on which Britain would exit the EU. It follows Prime... Read More

Slower US growth means no rate rise for 2019, says Fed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell The US Federal Reserve does not expect to raise interest rates for the rest of 2019 amid slower economic growth. After a two-day meeting, monetary policymakers voted unanimously to keep the US interest rate range between 2.25%-2.5%. Fed members changed their outlook for... Read More

Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning

Image copyright AFP US stocks have fallen after President Donald Trump said his administration was considering leaving tariffs on China for a “substantial period”. Mr Trump said that a trade deal with Beijing was “coming along nicely”, but his comments dampened hopes a deal would be reached soon. US negotiators are due to visit China... Read More

Government spends £7m as no-deal ferry bookings start

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brittany Ferries is one of two suppliers who has a contract to provide extra ferry services The government has paid £7m for its controversial extra ferry contracts which will be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The money covers the first fortnight of the services, which will... Read More