Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

Europe

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Michel Barnier sends Brexit talks into free fall as he REJECTS Canada trade deal

The EU negotiator said the UK would not be afforded the same trade deals as Canada and South Korea without accepting swathes of EU rules and standards. His intervention comes after David Frost, the Prime Minister’s top Europe adviser, said he would not simply accept Brussels attempt to tie the UK to its state aid, […]

Coronavirus subject sparks panic after wandering through CANCER unit and staff offices

The woman had developed flu-like symptoms after returning home from a trip to Asia. She sparked “alarm” at James Cook University hospital in Middlesbrough when she turned up at A&E fearing she had caught Coronavirus. She had visited the emergency unit after a sign from the ambulance bay, which read “NHS111 Coronavirus” with an arrow […]

Danish woman ‘stole millions’ in social funding

A Danish court is due to deliver its verdict in the case of a woman accused of stealing 117 million Danish kroner (£13m; $17m) of government funding. Britta Nielsen worked at Denmark’s social services board for 40 years, distributing funding to people in need. But in 2018 she was accused of siphoning funds to her […]

Brexit defeat: EU claims first trade victory as Boris Johnson backs down

Michel Barnier demanded both sides’ opening salvos be presented in the Belgian capitals when formal talks begin on the first week of March. It is understood the Government was happy to concede to the bloc but has insisted London will host later rounds. Boris Johnson has demanded negotiations are shared between Whitehall and the European […]

Senior German lawmaker is latest contender in race to become leader of Merkel's party

BERLIN (REUTERS) – Senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen has put himself forward as a surprise candidate to take over as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), further complicating the party’s chaotic succession planning. Last week, Annegret-Kramp Karrenbauer, Merkel’s protegee, threw the party into turmoil by saying she would not stand as chancellor […]