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23 Jun

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May outlines ‘fair’ offer on rights of EU citizens to stay in UK

23 Jun

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble. Under pressure from all sides since losing her parliamentary majority in the June 8 vote, May held out an apparent olive branch on the uncertain fate […]

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Navalny was arrested again for protests in Moscow this month Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from standing in next year’s presidential election. The Central Electoral Commission has ruled he may not stand because he was found guilty of embezzlement and given a suspended sentence. Mr […]

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

23 Jun

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe’s most senior official has criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was “below our expectations” and needed more detail. He said the EU wanted to secure the […]

May outlines ‘fair’ offer on rights of EU citizens to stay in UK

23 Jun

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble. Under pressure from all sides since losing her parliamentary majority in the June 8 vote, May held out an apparent olive branch on the uncertain fate […]

London’s Grenfell fire tragedy raises fears over other buildings

23 Jun

Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have […]

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel says Brexit is not the focus of the two-day EU summit on Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and […]

May outlines ‘fair’ offer on rights of EU citizens to stay in UK

23 Jun

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised EU citizens living in Britain that they could stay after Brexit, but set up a row with Brussels over the role of Europe’s top court. At a summit in Brussels, May gave “a clear commitment that no EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to […]

London’s Grenfell fire tragedy raises fears over other buildings

23 Jun

Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have […]

Brexit: EU citizens offered ‘UK settled status’ by PM May

23 Jun

Image copyright AFP Image caption European Council President Donald Tusk and Theresa May held bilateral talks at the Brussels summit EU citizens legally resident in the UK should have the same rights as British citizens after Brexit, the UK prime minister has told EU leaders. “No-one will face a cliff edge,” Theresa May said at […]