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Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

Webb’s sentence postponed for ninth time

| 14/02/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ one-time local football hero who fell spectacularly from grace almost four years ago in the massive global FIFA scandal has got another postponement in his sentencing hearing. Jeffrey Webb pleaded guilty in December 2015 but for the ninth time the New York court dealing with his case has agreed to push […]

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UK Brexit chaos continues as PM plans Brussels trip

UK Brexit chaos continues as PM plans Brussels trip

| 31/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to return to Brussels next week in an effort to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal deal without the controversial ‘backstop’, which relates to avoiding a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union. But the goal is a tough […]

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May still in job but refuses to rule out ‘no deal Brexit’

May still in job but refuses to rule out ‘no deal Brexit’

| 17/01/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to rule out a ‘no deal Brexit’ Thursday, in the wake of surviving a no confidence vote on Wednesday. Just over two months before the UK will leave the European Union after some 45 years, May has now decided to invite cross-party discussions about a revised deal after […]

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British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

British PM faces no confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat

| 15/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Theresa May sustained a resounding defeat in the British House of Commons, Tuesday, when MPs voted against her much disliked Brexit deal 432 to 202, in the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in modern history. Given what he described as “a catastrophic defeat” for the prime minister, Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

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UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal

UK PM makes last-minute plea for votes on Brexit deal

| 14/01/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The British House of Commons is still on track to vote on the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May has presented as the country’s only path to Brexit. Speaking in the Commons on Monday, May made a last-ditch effort to rally the votes she needs but is very unlikely to get in order to […]

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Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Queen calls for respect over opposing views

| 27/12/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): In her annual Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, now aged 92, said the Christmas message of “peace on earth and goodwill to all”  was needed more than ever, as she urged people to treat each other with respect, even when they have opposing views, and urged the nation to come together. […]

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UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

| 13/12/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party was defeated Wednesday, allowing the beleaguered British leader to hang on to her job in the face of continuing chaos in UK politics circulating around the country’s attempts to leave the European Union. However, although her leadership cannot be […]

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UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

| 11/12/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The governments of Britain and Argentina have been chosen to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition, an international body created to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world. Lord Ahmad, who is the UK’s minister for human rights, said Britain will use its role to lobby countries to decriminalise same-sex […]

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Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

| 11/12/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former British prime minister, David Cameron, said he had no regrets about calling the referendum asking British voters if they wanted to remain or leave the European Union, even as the political chaos created by the result mounted Tuesday. The current PM, Theresa May, cancelled the parliamentary vote, which had been due today, […]

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Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

| 29/11/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): German law enforcement officials have raided the Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank in a money laundering investigation connected to the notorious Panama Papers. German prosecutors allege that two staff members at the bank helped clients launder money from criminal activities using offshore accounts in the British Virgin Islands. During raids of a number of Deutsche Bank […]

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Weed a winner after US midterm vote

Weed a winner after US midterm vote

| 09/11/2018 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Voters in three more American states have easier access to medical and recreational ganja after the mid-term elections. Michigan has voted to legalise recreational use of weed, while Utah and Missouri have voted for legal medical use. The states join 31 others that have already legalised medical marijuana, and nine where recreational use is now legal. […]

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