Category Archives: GB News & Politics
Theresa May is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks to make progress on negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU. The meeting, at Berlin’s Chancellery, is likely to be dominated by Brexit and discussions over a “transition” period. Advertisements
A judge has upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, which he will face if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, skipped bail and entered the embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape, charges that Assange denies.
A UK arrest warrant against Julian Assange is still valid, Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder asked the court to withdraw the warrant, saying it had “lost its purpose”.
UK firms will continue to trade under “unchanged” EU rules during the post-Brexit transition period, three cabinet ministers have said in a letter. Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark said access to EU markets would continue on current terms from March 2019 for “around two years”.
President Donald Trump has predicted a “tremendous increase” in UK-US trade, after talks with Theresa May. He also said the US and UK were “joined at the hip” on military matters, while Mrs May said they stood “shoulder to shoulder” in facing shared threats.
Monday a man was arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into the gates at a Royal Air Force base used by the U.S. Air Force that prompted a brief lockdown and personnel to open fire.
Monday the US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.
EU nationals who become British citizens do not lose the right to bring a foreign-born spouse to the UK, the European Court of Justice has ruled. London’s High Court referred the case of an Algerian man, who lived in the UK with his wife, but who British authorities were trying to deport.
Britain says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has spoken to the husband of a British woman imprisoned in Iran as pressure mounts on the Conservative government to step up efforts to free her. The Foreign Office says Johnson and Richard Ratcliffe spoke by phone Sunday, but did not elaborate further.
Details of the government’s post-Brexit trade policy have been published. Ministers say the Trade Bill includes provisions for the UK to implement existing EU trade agreements and help ensure firms can still access foreign government contracts worth £1.3tn.