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Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Article 50, Politics, UK news, European Union, House of Commons, Europe, World news


How #Article13 is like the Inquisition: John Milton Against the EU #CopyrightDirective

Censorship before or censorship after? The EU Copyright Directive rekindles the oldest fight in the history of free speech debates, first waged by John Milton in 1644. Then, like now, policy-makers were considering a radical change in censorship law, a switch from censoring material after it was published to requiring a censor's permission to publish in the first place. Fundamentally, policing of speech can happen at one of two points: before content disseminates, or after. Policing con...
Tags: Post, Article 13, Censorship, Copyfight, Copyright, Eu, Eucd, History


Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Gilets jaunes protester to file 'wilful violence' police complaint

Geneviève Legay’s skull fractured after incident at demonstration in NiceRelatives of a 73-year-old gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protester who was seriously injured when French riot police pushed back demonstrators in Nice on Saturday are to file an official complaint for “wilful violence”.Geneviève Legay was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after she was knocked over in a charge by officers wielding shields and batons at an unauthorised rally in the centre of Nice. Her condition was des...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Emmanuel Macron, Protest, Europe, World news


Gilets jaunes protester to file complaint against 'violent' police

Geneviève Legay’s skull fractured after incident at demonstration in NiceRelatives of a 73-year-old gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protester who was seriously injured when French riot police pushed back demonstrators in Nice on Saturday are to file an official complaint for “wilful violence”.Geneviève Legay was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after she was knocked over in a charge by officers wielding shields and batons at an unauthorised rally in the centre of Nice. Her condition was des...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Emmanuel Macron, Protest, Europe, World news


Viking Sky reaches port with 900 still onboard after dramatic rescues

Norwegian cruise ship was reportedly 100 metres from rocks after rough seas struckA stricken luxury cruise liner that had hundreds of its passengers airlifted to safety over the weekend has been towed to port in Norway as it emerged it narrowly escaped running aground and a major disaster.About 900 passengers and crew were still onboard the Viking Sky when it arrived at the port of Molde on Norway’s west coast on Sunday afternoon. Five helicopters had earlier winched 479 people to safety as huge...
Tags: Norway, Water transport, Europe, World news, Cruises


Viking Sky heads for port with 900 still onboard after dramatic rescues

Norwegian cruise ship was reportedly 100 metres from rocks after rough seas struckHundreds of people were awaiting rescue from a cruise liner that got into trouble in rough seas off the coast of Norway as reports suggested it narrowly escaped running aground.About 900 passengers and crew were still onboard the Norwegian luxury liner Viking Sky on Sunday. Five helicopters had winched 479 people to safety as huge waves tossed the ship around. Continue reading...
Tags: Norway, Water transport, Europe, World news, Cruises


Fashion house under fire for hotel plans at Costa Brava beauty spot

Campaigners say Custo’s development will spoil Sa Guarda in CadaquésThe Barcelona-based fashion designer Custo is under fire for plans to build a hotel on a beauty spot in a Costa Bravatown famed for a picturesque setting which has long attracted artists and writers.Campaigners led by two groups – Salvem l’Empordà (Save Emporda, the region Cadaqués is in) and SOS Costa Brava – protested on Friday outside a Custo shop in Barcelona demanding that work be stopped on the project to build the 4,000 s...
Tags: Spain, Heritage, Unesco, Fashion, Salvador Dalí, Barcelona, Culture, Europe, World news, Environment


Viking Sky: hundreds still onboard as ship limps to safety

Vessel broke down in rough seas off Norway with 1,300 passengers and crew on board, leading to evacuations by helicopterHundreds of people were awaiting rescue from a cruise liner that got into trouble in rough seas off the coast of Norway as reports suggest it narrowly escaped running aground.About 900 passengers and crew were still onboard the Norwegian luxury liner Viking Sky on Sunday after 479 people were winched to safety by five helicopters as the ship was being tossed around by huge wave...
Tags: Norway, Europe, World news


German ministry under fire over 'sexist' bike safety ad

Demands to halt campaign featuring model wearing a helmet and just underwearAn advertising campaign by Germany’s transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear.With the slogan: “Looks like shit. But saves my life,” the advert features a profile-shot of Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel, sporting a violet coloured helmet and a lacy bra. Continue reading...
Tags: Advertising, Women's rights and gender equality, Germany, Gender, Media, Cycling, Europe, World news


Labour could fight snap election with pledge to hold second referendum

Keir Starmer says party is clear any deal should be subject to a confirmatory public voteLabour could fight a snap general election pledging to hold a public vote on any Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said, saying the party was now clear that any deal should be subject to a confirmatory referendum.Speaking after a mass demonstration in London in support of a second vote, which was addressed by the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, the shadow Brexit secretary was asked if he could guarantee there...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, Europe, Keir Starmer, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn


Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China’s growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and environmental […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Technology


‘Mr Europe’ David Lidington: the obscure remainer who could replace May

Deputy PM is mooted as interim leader, but his pro-remain record would be a problemDavid Lidington, who is mooted to take over as interim prime minister should Theresa May be ousted, may scarcely register with the general public, but within his party he is known for being on the pro-remain wing, having served as Europe minister from 2010 to 2016.That means he is at least well-versed on the subject that has torn the Conservatives apart for more than three decades and which threatens to take down ...
Tags: David Lidington, Conservative leadership, Conservatives, Theresa May, Brexit, Europe, Foreign policy, Article 50, European Union, Politics, UK news, World news


Viking Sky: stricken cruise ship in rescue drama

Vessel broke down in rough seas off Norway with 1,300 passengers and crew on board, leading to evacuations by helicopterThe Norwegian cruise ship Viking Sky was limping to safety on Sunday morning amid a continuing dramatic rescue operation that saw hundreds of people winched off by helicopters as the powerless vessel was tossed on rough seas.The ship carrying 1,300 passengers and crew broke down off the Norwegian coast on Saturday. Video and photos from passengers showed chairs and other furnit...
Tags: Norway, Europe, World news


Race to evacuate stranded Viking Sky cruise ship in Norway

Helicopters rush to evacuate 1,300 passengers in treacherous conditions after vessel’s engine failureRescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship issued a mayday call as bad weather hit Saturday and engine problems cause...
Tags: Norway, Europe, World news


Theresa May has failed to offer sound leadership in this toxic Brexit phase | Phillip Lee

The PM has brought us to this crisis with a series of calamitous decisionsHow has it come to this? Theresa May and her husband, Philip, have long been friends of mine and I have in the past admired her sense of duty and commitment to her party and her country. So it grieves me that her stubborn choices have left both in peril.At a time when our politics needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship, when our divided people need time to heal and come back together, and when our country needs honest leade...
Tags: Theresa May, Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe


End of the road for Theresa May's Brexit – cartoon

Stymied by Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG, the prime minister lurches towards oblivion Continue reading...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Protesters clash with police across France for 19th weekend

Gilets jaunes demonstrations in Paris on Saturday largely peaceful, but turned violent in the late afternoonPolice and demonstrators clashed sporadically in Paris and other French cities on Saturday as gilets jaunes protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government took place for a 19th consecutive weekend.The demonstration in the capital was largely peaceful for most of the day, but later in the afternoon police fired teargas on protesters near Boulevard de Strasbourg, close to the capita...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Protest, Europe, World news


Violence Dips in Week 19 of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

The number of protesters has dwindled over the past months. But a surge of violence last weekend had renewed scrutiny of the government’s handling of the demonstrations.
Tags: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Yellow Vests Movement, Vandalism, Europe, Macron, Emmanuel (1977-


Hundreds evacuated from cruise ship off Norwegian coast

Viking Sky suffered engine failure with about 1,300 people on board off Norway’s west coastAbout 1,300 passengers and crew are being evacuated from a cruise ship which which suffered engine failure off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said.The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky had been drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal. Continue reading...
Tags: Norway, Europe, World news


'Fromage not Farage': the best placards on the People's Vote march

The Put it to the People anti-Brexit demonstration takes place in central London Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, UK news, Politics, Protest, Europe, Foreign policy, World news


Italy and China in plan for new Silk Road-style trade network

Xi Jinping visits Rome as Italy becomes first G7 country to back Belt and Road initiativeItaly has become the first G7 country to endorse a contentious plan by China to build a Silk Road-style global trade network, irking its EU and US allies.The prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to Italy’s participation in China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), an ambitious project that envisages Ch...
Tags: Italy, China, International trade, Asia Pacific, Economics, Europe, Global economy, World news, Xi Jinping, Giuseppe Conte


Franco’s shadow: reburial battle sees Spain confront its darkest days

Past and future collide as nationalist Vox party gears up for success in next month’s general election while exhumation of dictator draws closerThe gates of the suburban mausoleum that could soon house Spain’s most restless ghost are decked with a shrivelling bunch of red and yellow carnations, a handful of prayer cards and a cheap, broken crucifix.If the socialist government’s long and fraught campaign to exhume Francisco Franco from the fascist splendour of the Valley of the Fallen finally suc...
Tags: Francisco Franco, Spain, Europe, World news, Politics, Pedro Sánchez


France Braces for 19th Weekend of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

The number of protesters has dwindled over the past months. But a surge of violence last weekend renewed scrutiny of the government’s handling of the demonstrations.
Tags: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Yellow Vests Movement, Vandalism, Europe, Macron, Emmanuel (1977-


Isil 'totally eliminated' in Syria: Caliphate destroyed in final stronghold

The last pocket of Islamic State territory has fallen, Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, marking the end of the group's "caliphate" four-and-a-half years after it was declared. "Total elimination of (the) so-called caliphate", Mustafa Bali, the SDF spokesman, wrote on Twitter. "The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished." The SDF had Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) cornered in a patch of land smaller than one-mile-square in the eastern ...


George Osborne calls for long delay in Brexit process

Ex-chancellor says MPs should rethink how to deliver on referendum resultGeorge Osborne has said that MPs are being asked “to deliver something impossible” in leaving the EU without damaging Britain, calling for a long delay in the Brexit process.Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme before the People’s Vote demonstration, where hundreds of thousands of people will march through central London on Saturday, the former chancellor said: “If you ask politicians to deliver something impossible ...
Tags: Brexit, George Osborne, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


More than 4 million sign Brexit petition to revoke article 50

The online petition has sparked conspiracy theories on both sides of the debateAn online petition calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 4m signatures.The petition, which was started in late February by “frustrated remainer” Margaret Georgiadou, has gained momentum very quickly, and has now reached just over 4m nods of support, adding 2.5m signees in less than 24 hours. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Article 50, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


'The Brexodus is under way': meet the Brits leaving the UK

In the year after the Brexit vote, 17,000 British people sought citizenship of another EU country – and many have since upped and left. Five ‘Brexiles’ explain why they’re starting a new life overseasLast month, after a decade of living in London, my husband and I packed up the contents of our two-bedroom flat and moved to France with our 15-month-old son. With another baby on the way, we’re renting an apartment in Toulouse while we look for a more permanent setup. Leaving friends and family beh...
Tags: Brexit, Family, European Union, Europe, UK news, Life and style, Politics


May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


MPs call for May to 'fall on her sword' as Brexit deal could lose again

EU increasingly believes no-deal Brexit on 12 April is most likely outcomePressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister to “fall on her sword”. Continue read...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve



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