Archive for January 13th, 2019

Polish mayor stabbed on stage, in critical condition

A knife-wielding assailant on Sunday stabbed the mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk in front of hundreds of people at a charity event, police and media said.

Former US interior secretary lands first job since stepping down

Former United States interior secretary Ryan Zinke has landed his first job since leaving the Trump administration two weeks ago. Zinke has joined investment company Artillery One as managing director, swissinfo.ch has learned. Zinke ended his nearly two-year stint as US Secretary of the Interior at the beginning of this year following criticism of his use of private jets and of his environmental record while in office. Zinke has denied accusations of cronyism and cosying up to fossil fuel companies, levelled by opposition Democrats. The former US Navy Seal’s previous business ventures include the founding of a property management and business consultancy firm. “Secretary Zinke brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the workings of business and government,” said Artillery One founder and CEO Daniel Cannon in a statement. “His expertise in the energy and technology sectors will help Artillery One to expand.” Artillery One has also signed up Swiss-based Steven ...

EU urges states to detail airline ownership ahead of Brexit

Commission letter calls for clarity as it ramps up no-deal preparations

Brexit news: Brexiteer MPs vow support to PM ‘No-deal is inconceivable’



LEAVING the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place is “inconceivable”, Brexiteer MP Sir Edward Leigh has said as he and three other Tory colleagues pledged their support to Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce plan ahead of Tuesday’s vote – despite having been tipped to be vote against it.

Key Brexit vote expected to once again test Theresa May’s leadership


The U.K. Parliament is once again engaging in a round of debate over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. In December, the House of Commons held five days of debate over the agreement ...

EU preparing to delay Brexit until at least July


A special leaders’ summit to push back Brexit day is expected to be convened by the European council president, Donald Tusk, once a UK request is received. Photograph: Romanian government/Agerpres/EPA ...

UK PM May: Rejecting Brexit would be catastrophic


LONDON — Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has pleaded with lawmakers to accept her deal for leaving the European Union, warning that faith in democracy was at stake. Writing in the Sunday Express ...
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