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Source: Reuters

British PM May tries to sell her Brexit deal to ministers

Thursday 07:00 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal that opponents said would imperil her own government and threaten the unity of the United Kingdom.

May, an initial opponent of Brexit who won the top job in the turmoil following the referendum vote, staked her future on a deal which she hopes will solve the Brexit riddle: leaving the EU while preserving the closest possible ties.

3 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Trump v CNN: lawsuit becomes a referendum on press freedom

Friday 01:30 GMT

Donald Trump and several of his top aides were accused of violating the US constitution’s guarantee of freedom of the press in a district court in Washington DC on Wednesday, over his row with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

The news outlet cast its legal action in the broadest context of press freedom, arguing that Trump had violated the first amendment of the US constitution guaranteeing press freedom. CNN warned that “the revocation of Acosta’s credentials is only the beginning; as the President explained, there ‘could be others also’ who get their credentials revoked.”

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Source: The Guradian

Switzerland has been a lab for toxic rightwing politics. We took that on

Saturday 11:46 GMT

Four years ago, along with some friends, I started a grassroots liberal democratic movement in Switzerland called Operation Libero.

We felt the need to get involved, to stand up proudly for Switzerland as a land of opportunity, not as an open-air museum – a country of diversity, with a positive narrative for liberal ideas. We were angry that traditional political forces were on the defensive in front of the populists, and that no one was speaking up for the very institutions that have made our country so successful in the last two centuries.

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Source: DW

EU ministers back 'fair' Brexit deal with UK

Tuesday 01:31 GMT

EU leaders in Brussels have praised the Brexit deal but want to see the UK hold true to the accord until a special summit on Sunday.

In a tremendous moment of unity in Brussels, the 27 national European Union ministers backed the draft of the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc. At least that what the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, and Austria's EU minister, Gernot Blümel said after a brief meeting Monday.

18 Articles
Source: DW

EU ministers back 'fair' Brexit deal with UK

Tuesday 01:31 GMT

EU leaders in Brussels have praised the Brexit deal but want to see the UK hold true to the accord until a special summit on Sunday.

In a tremendous moment of unity in Brussels, the 27 national European Union ministers backed the draft of the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc. At least that what the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, and Austria's EU minister, Gernot Blümel said after a brief meeting Monday.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte