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January 14, 2019 10:37 PM May's deal would 'DASH Global Britain' warns Fabricant in latest blow to PM

TORY MP Michael Fabricant has lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement, insisting the UK's future as a global trading hub would be "dashed" under her deal. Mr Fabricant said Sir Lockwood Smith, who was New Zealand’s High Commissioner until 2017, was also dismissive of Mrs May's Brexit deal. Mr Smith said it would be "difficult" 116

January 14, 2019 4:47 PM BREXIT WARNING: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed 150

January 12, 2019 6:12 PM US REFUSES to bow to EU demands to keep their nose out of European farming

THE United States is digging in its heels and refusing to omit agriculture from planned trade talks with the EU. On Friday the US signalled it would not bow to the pressure from Brussels when it published negotiating objectives that seek comprehensive EU access for American farm products. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstron told the US trade representative 122

December 18, 2018 12:28 PM BA to resume flights to Pakistan

British Airways is to restart flights to Pakistan next year, more than 10 years after it halted services following a major hotel bombing. The airline stopped flying to the country after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people. A new airport was opened recently in Islamabad, which has eased concerns 85

December 15, 2018 4:46 PM Cyclone Owen path and spaghetti models MAPPED: Latest tracker update as Queensland HIT

CYCLONE Owen made landfall in Queensland early on Saturday (Friday evening GMT) but rapidly weakened after hitting land, but what impact did the weather front have on the state? Cyclone Owen unleashed fierce winds and up to 20cm of torrential rain across the state’s far north. The cyclone packed winds of 120km/h and fortunately missed two isolated aboriginal 88

December 10, 2018 2:48 PM EUROPE'S SHAME: Terrified Jewish people facing 'no-go zones'

ANTI-SEMITISM is rampant across Europe with a shock new EU report warning of a rise in ‘no-go zones’ for Jewish people. The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found a worrying rise in anti-Semitism - especially in Germany, which was highlighted as a particularly hostile environment. Out of 16,395 Jews interviewed during the study 83

December 10, 2018 12:01 AM BREXIT BETRAYAL MARCH: Thousands march through London demanding HARD Brexit

THOUSANDS of anti-EU protesters yesterday marched in a Brexit Betrayal rally led by controversial activist Tommy Robinson at the same time as a rival opposition demonstration took place. Protesters carried banners, signs and flags as they descended on central London for the pro-Brexit rally. UKIP leader Gerard Batten was among crowds of demonstrators 227

November 28, 2018 1:09 PM Massage app exposes 'sex pest' clients

A popular massage-booking app left thousands of customer records exposed, including complaints about those who had asked for sexual favours. Urban, previously known as Urban Massage, left its online database containing 309,000 customer profiles unsecured, a security researcher found. Among the records were allegations of sexual assault, linked to identifiable 53

November 16, 2018 5:57 AM Rohingya crisis: Police in Myanmar arrest more than 100 people on boat

The arrests come after the first day of repatriating thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar ended in failure. The arrests in Yangon, the country's largest city, have sparked fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages following a crackdown on smugglers three years ago. The vessel had been carrying 106 individuals and was stopped 20 miles 54

November 9, 2018 4:12 PM 'You have NO CLUE!' Verhofstadt CONDEMNED after comparing EU Commission to Soviet Union

GUY Verhofstadt was slapped down by a senior European Union official after comparing the bloc’s powerful executive to the “Soviet Union” at a summit of European liberals in Spain. Mr Verhofstadt added: “Those great defenders of European freedom and democracy, must be turning in their graves.” Lithuanian Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis sent the Foreign 67