PM offers deal to let EU citizens stay in UK

23 Jun

The Prime Minister outlined what she called a “generous offer” to guarantee permanent “settled status” to three million EU nationals, speaking after an EU summit dinner in Brussels. “The UK’s position represents a fair and serious offer, one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building […]

What’s next for the Senate health care bill?

23 Jun

The unveiling of what Senate Republicans called a “discussion draft” bill to replace Obamacare set off a series of procedural steps that will culminate in a vote, according to Senate Republican staffers. First, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will analyze the bill’s budgetary impact and release a report on its real-world effects. According to the […]

Trump: ‘I did not make, and do not have’ Comey tapes

23 Jun

Despite his tweet in the aftermath of James Comey‘s dismissal in May, President Donald Trump did not make and does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there […]

Mob beats police officer to death in Indian Kashmir

23 Jun

SRINAGAR, India: An angry mob beat a police officer to death outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Friday (Jun 23), as tensions ran high in the volatile Himalayan region. Witnesses said the mob attacked Mohammad Ayub Pandith late Thursday after he fired his pistol when confronted by worshippers at the mosque in the […]

68-year-old ‘Water Man’ on a quest to quench thirst of Delhi’s poor

23 Jun

NEW DELHI: “In India, water is sacred, it is spiritual,” said Alag Natarajan, yet 63 million people in the country do not have access to clean drinking water.  Natarajan is a one-man army, who is trying to make a dent in that ocean. He has earned the epithet of being Delhi’s “Water Man” because in a […]

Can I take my child on holiday during term time? 

23 Jun

Parents across England who take their children out of school without permission will face a fine and can be prosecuted, even if their child has a high general attendance.  This is due to rules introduced by the Department of Education in 2013, which removed any provision for family holidays.  This means that parents may only take […]

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

23 Jun

The Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge and the cladding and insulation on the block has failed safety tests, police said. Metropolitan Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint FF175BP model had not been subject to any product recall. Witnesses at the scene of the 24-storey blaze in north Kensington on June 14 […]

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 […]

Gulf states issue demands to end Qatar boycott

23 Jun

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis. They insist that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list — presented to the Qataris […]