Algeria’s Bouteflika issues new letter, defies pressure to step down immediately

Date created : 18/03/2019 – 21:06 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, insisting on a plan to elect a successor only after a national conference and new constitution is approved. ADVERTISING Read more Bouteflika, 82, last week bowed to demonstrators who say he is unfit to... Read More

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  • UK speaker rules out new vote on Brexit deal unless changes made

    Date created : 18/03/2019 – 18:07 Britain’s government cannot submit its Brexit deal for another vote in parliament if it is “the same” or “substantially the same” as the one already rejected by MPs, the House of Commons speaker said on Monday. ADVERTISING Read more “What the government cannot legitimately do is to re-submit to... Read More
  • Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding could rise above 1,000

    Date created : 18/03/2019 – 17:29 The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. ADVERTISING Read more Only 84 deaths have been confirmed so far in Mozambique as a result of... Read More

Brexit: Not too late for real change to PM’s deal – Johnson

Image copyright Getty Images It would be “absurd” to hold another vote on the PM’s Brexit deal before attempting further talks with the EU, Boris Johnson has claimed. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the leading Brexiteer said it was “not too late” to get changes to the deal, with EU leaders due to meet on... Read More

Post-Brexit migrant salary plans ‘would hit Wales harder’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report said Wales’ manufacturing sector would be hit by the plans A proposed post-Brexit salary threshold for migrants would hit Wales harder than the rest of the UK, a leading economist has warned. Prof Jonathan Portes said the possible hit to the manufacturing sector was “of particular concern”.... Read More

Scots Tory MP may not vote for PM’s deal even if DUP do

Image caption Ross Thomson spoke to the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland programme A Scottish Conservative MP has said if Theresa May’s Brexit deal comes back to parliament that he will not necessarily support it – even if the DUP do. Ross Thomson, MP for Aberdeen South, told Sunday Politics Scotland that he will make up... Read More

Conservative MP Nick Boles says he isn’t ‘ready to give up’ on party

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNick Boles: “I’m not going to be bossed around by a very small number of people” Tory MP Nick Boles, who quit his local party on Saturday over his stance on Brexit, says his priority lies with his constituents and he will not be “bossed around by... Read More

Boeing: French investigators find crash ‘similarities’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption One of the black boxes recovered from the Ethiopian Airlines crash site Investigators examining black box recordings from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found “clear similarities” with a previous crash. Last week’s crash of a Boeing 737 Max was the second disaster involving the aircraft type in five months.... Read More

Equal Pay Day: Cheaper travel for Berlin women

Image copyright AFP Image caption Berlin women travel more cheaply than men to mark Equal Pay Day Berlin’s public transport authority BVG is offering women a 21% discount on fares in the capital to mark Germany’s Equal Pay Day. BVG says the aim is to draw attention to the average 21% pay gap between men... Read More

EasyJet withdraws from proposed Alitalia consortium

Image copyright Getty Images Easyjet has abandoned talks to join a consortium that would have bid for Italian carrier Alitalia. The budget airline had been considering teaming up with Italy’s state-controlled railway Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Delta Air Lines of the US. Alitalia was went into administration in May 2017 after workers rejected a... Read More

People spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report

Image copyright Clark James Digital Image caption The 12 month trial policy will allow Glasgow nightclubs to apply for a 4am licence UK consumers are spending close to £69 on a night out on average, according to a report which monitors changes in the evening and late night business sector. Spending in January to March... Read More