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16.09.2018 - 15:13 [ alarabiya.net ]

Germany ‘cannot rule out’ longer-term military role in Middle East

Von der Leyen spoke during a visit to the Azraq air base in Jordan where some 300 German troops support a refuelling plane and four Tornado warplanes that fly reconnaissance missions as part of U.S. led-coalition operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Asked if Germany needed a strategic base in the Middle East, von der Leyen said, “First we must bring this deployment to a successful end. I don’t want to rule the idea out, let me put it this way.”

16.09.2018 - 14:07 [ Straits Times ]

Germany’s Merkel backs air strikes on Syria as ’necessary and appropriate‘

(14.4.2018) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday (April 14) backed air strikes by the United States, France and Britain as a „necessary and appropriate“ action to warn Syria against further use of chemical weapons.

16.09.2018 - 14:05 [ Indian Express ]

Germany to start work on trade, China, Syria war: Angela Merkel

(5.3.2018) Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy and the war in Syria after the Social Democrats (SPD) voted to join a coalition government with her conservatives. Merkel welcomed the vote by a majority of SPD members that ended more than five months of political deadlock in Europe’s largest economy after an inconclusive election and said the right-left government must quickly get to work.

13.09.2018 - 13:49 [ RT.com ]

„Nicht immer heraushalten“ – Merkel schließt Beteiligung an Militärschlägen in Syrien nicht aus

„Um Frieden zu sichern, brauchen wir völlig neue Instrumente. Wir müssen uns stärker dafür selbst einsetzen. Und allein mit der Tatsache, dass wir uns überall heraushalten, wird es wohl nicht gehen. Unsere Maxime zur Friedenssicherung heißt: Immer vorne an stehen die politischen Bemühungen. Deshalb setzen wir uns in Syrien dafür ein, in der Small-Group, zusammen mit der Astana-Group gemeinsam, unter der Federführung der Vereinten Nationen natürlich. Aber einfach zu behaupten, wir könnten wegsehen, wenn irgendwo Chemiewaffen eingesetzt werden und eine internationale Konvention nicht eingehalten wird, das kann auch nicht die Antwort sein. Alle Antworten, die wir geben werden, werden immer auf der Ebene des Grundgesetzes und im Rahmen unserer parlamentarischen Verpflichtungen sein. Das ist doch vollkommen klar. Aber von Vornherein nein zu sagen, das kann nicht die deutsche Antwort sein.“

13.09.2018 - 13:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bundeswehr gegen Assad?

(10.9.2018) Im Verteidigungsministerium werde erwogen, sich künftig an der Allianz von USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich zu beteiligen, berichtete „Bild“. Die drei Länder hatten im April Ziele in Syrien angegriffen und damit nach eigener Darstellung auf einen Chemiewaffen-Einsatz von Assad im syrischen Bürgerkrieg reagiert. Voraussetzung für eine deutsche Beteiligung sei ein Giftgas-Anschlag des syrischen Regimes auf die eigene Bevölkerung.

11.09.2018 - 07:30 [ Wall Street Journal ]

U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes

John Bolton warned Monday that a new attack by the Western allies would be much stronger than the two airstrikes launched in April 2017 and April 2018 after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of using chemical weapons that killed scores of civilians in…

10.09.2018 - 21:08 [ Independent.co.uk ]

US senator claims Britain’s MI6 is planning a fake chemical weapons attack on Syria

Mr Black said Britain’s MI6 intelligence service was planning a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, which it would then blame on Mr Assad.

“Around four weeks ago, we knew that British intelligence was working towards a chemical attack in order to blame the Syrian government, to hold Syria responsible,” Mr Black said on Al Mayadeen, an Arab news channel based in Beirut.

06.09.2018 - 05:56 [ Lauren Scott ‏/ Twitter ]

Bruce Ohr (a former associate deputy attorney general) says Christopher Steele (former British intelligence officer with MI6) told him Russian intel believed they had Trump ‚over a barrel‘

(31.8.2018)

06.09.2018 - 05:38 [ ORF.at ]

„Brexit“-Minister verteidigt Pläne gegen Kritik aus Brüssel

Vor Mitgliedern eines Parlamentsausschusses in London bezeichnete Raab gestern den Chequers-Plan der konservativen Premierministerin Theresa May als den „bei Weitem plausibelsten und glaubhaftesten“.
Sowohl in Großbritannien selbst als auch bei der EU-Kommission gibt es starke Vorbehalte gegen Mays Pläne. Heute kommt Raab erneut mit EU-Chefunterhändler Michel Barnier in Brüssel zusammen.

03.09.2018 - 07:51 [ New York Times ]

Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump.

(1.9.2018) The timeline sketched out by Mr. Ohr shows contacts stretching back to when Mr. Ohr first met Mr. Steele in 2007. It also shows what officials said was the first date on which the two discussed cultivating Mr. Deripaska: a meeting in Washington on Nov. 21, 2014, roughly seven months before Mr. Trump announced that he was running for president. (…)

Mr. Steele served as an intermediary between the Americans and the Russian oligarchs they were seeking to cultivate. He had first met Mr. Ohr years earlier while still serving at MI6, Britain’s foreign spy agency, where he oversaw Russia operations.

03.09.2018 - 07:44 [ Wall Street Journal ]

What Bruce Ohr Told Congress

(30.8.2018) To believe most media descriptions of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, he is a nonentity, unworthy of the attention President Trump has given him. This is remarkable, given that Mr. Ohr spent Tuesday confirming for Congress its worst suspicions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s abuse of its surveillance and sourcing rules.

03.09.2018 - 07:41 [ theEpochtimes.com ]

British Ex-Spy Lobbied for Russian Oligarch While Writing Anti-Trump Dossier

(12.8.2018) The communications raise further questions about Steele’s objectivity as an intelligence source, and about Ohr’s motives for maintaining contact with a foreign ex-spy about a Russian billionaire, despite being assigned to a wholly unrelated line of work at the DOJ. Congressional investigators expect Ohr to appear for a closed-door interview on Aug. 28.

03.09.2018 - 07:37 [ WashingtonExaminer.com ]

Emails show 2016 links among Steele, Ohr, Simpson — with Russian oligarch in background

(8.8.2018) Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch’s behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele’s research and the oligarch’s affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation.

03.09.2018 - 07:23 [ Newsweek.com ]

Report: Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele Helped Try and Turn an Oligarch Into an Informant

(1.9.2018) Bruce Ohr, a Department of Justice official who has become a frequent target of Trump’s ire at the ongoing investigation into his links to Russia and whether they helped influence the election, and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative who compiled a dossier of reporting on Russian influence on Trump, were both involved in the effort, the New York Times reported.

03.09.2018 - 07:18 [ New York Times ]

Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

(17.8.2018) President Trump threatened on Friday to quickly revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a little-known Justice Department official, for the first time seeking to apply his power to cut access to sensitive information to a midlevel government worker rather than a prominent former national security official.

Departing the White House for a fund-raiser, the president told reporters that Mr. Ohr was “a disgrace” and said incorrectly that Mr. Ohr played a part in starting the investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to Trump associates.

03.09.2018 - 07:03 [ FoxNews.com ]

DOJ’s Bruce Ohr kept Mueller deputy ‚in the loop‘ about anti-Trump dossier, sources say

(30.8.2018) The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.

03.09.2018 - 06:49 [ Daily Mail ]

FBI tried to flip Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska to get potentially damaging information on Trump’s alleged ties to the Kremlin, claims new report

– FBI and the United States Justice reportedly tried to flip Russian oligarch, Oleg V. Deripaska but he told them they had their story wrong
– Sources say in September 2016 Deripaska labeled investigators‘ claims about Paul Manafort’s links to Russian government as ‚preposterous‘
– However the New York Times reports the investigation involving Deripaska began before Donald Trump announced he was going for the presidency
– Justice Department official, Bruce G. Ohr worked with former British spy Christopher Steele to get six rich Russians to talk
– Trump has used leaked documents as evidence they were plotting against him to form a dossier in the Robert Mueller-led investigation and called Ohr ‚a joke‘

01.09.2018 - 08:25 [ Reuters ]

UK minister visits Iran for first time since Trump quit nuclear deal

A junior British minister will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran’s international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement.

Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the deal try to keep it alive, despite Trump’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

27.08.2018 - 06:08 [ Sputnik ]

US, UK and France Prepare New Strike Against Syria – Russian MoD

(25.8.2018) „To carry out the alleged ‚chemical attack‘ in the city of Jisr al-Shughur in the province of Idlib, militants from the Tahrir al-Sham group (affiliated with the Jabhat Nusra* terror organization) had delivered 8 tankers with chlorine… to a village a few kilometers from Jisr al-Shughur,“ the general stated.

For this purpose, the destroyer USS The Sullivans armed with 56 cruise missiles had arrived in the Persian Gulf several days ago, while a US В-1В bomber carrying 24 air-to-surface AGM-158 JASSM cruise missiles has been deployed at Al Udeid air base in Qatar, the spokesman suggested.

27.08.2018 - 06:03 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Breaking: Jihadists preparing chemical weapons provocation in Idlib – Russian MoD

(25.8.2018) The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Konashenkov added. USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, has already been deployed in the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he said.

The destroyer has 56 cruise missiles on board, according to data from the Russian Defence Ministry.

26.08.2018 - 09:25 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit HQ? Rees-Mogg moves into HUGE mansion as he edges closer to Downing Street

(24.8.2018) Mr Rees-Mogg will use the residence to plot his latest Commons revolt as he sets out his own vision for a bright future outside of the European Union.

A faction of Brexiteer rebels, spearheaded by the eccentric MP, is working to create an “alternative view” to the Government’s Chequers plan, which was rubbished both by Westminster and the EU.

26.08.2018 - 09:20 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Brexiteers‘ dream team, may soon be a reality

(1.8.2018) Until recently, Theresa May managed to keep a shaky truce in her party over her handling of Brexit. But the offer to Brussels she agreed at Chequers shattered it, as David Davis and Boris Johnson were forced to leave her cabinet in protest.

The Prime Minister hoped that she could neutralise Mr Johnson by keeping him prisoner in the gilded cage of the Foreign Office.

26.08.2018 - 09:14 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚Hard Brexit NOT end of world‘ – WTO chief TRASHES Philip Hammond warning over no-deal

Director general of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevêdo, said a no-deal Brexit would not be the “end of the world”.

It comes as a contradiction to the controversial letter published by Chancellor Philip Hammond which said there would be “large fiscal consequences” in the event of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU.

26.08.2018 - 08:58 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: China looking at ‚top-notch‘ trade deal with UK after EU withdrawal

A statement from China’s commerce ministry said that the two countries agreed to “actively explore the possibility of discussing a top-notch free trade agreement between the two sides after Brexit”.
The move has the full backing of Eurosceptic MPs keen to boost investment and expand trade in services in a post-Brexit world.

26.08.2018 - 08:40 [ ORF.at ]

Van der Bellen: „Die EU wird am Brexit nicht zerbrechen“

„Die EU wird am Brexit nicht zerbrechen. Davon bin ich überzeugt. Der Brexit hat den Zusammenhalt der EU-27 vorübergehend sogar gestärkt. Und wenn die Befürchtungen eintreffen, dass der EU-Austritt dem Vereinigten Königreich wirtschaftlich sehr schaden wird, dann wird sich jeder der verbliebenen EU-27 davor hüten, in eine ähnliche Situation zu geraten.“

24.08.2018 - 14:46 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on no-deal Brexit: Tory tactics make a second vote more likely

The chancellor Philip Hammond reminded his party on Thursday that there would be “large fiscal consequences” of £80bn of extra borrowing. Not one part of this is acceptable. To think otherwise is to live in a demented political la-la land in which fanatical dogma outweighs the jobs, security and life chances of ordinary people.

24.08.2018 - 14:41 [ Washington Post ]

Britain seeks to calm fears of ‘no-deal’ Brexit doomsday — and worries over BLTs, sperm donors and civil unrest

For weeks, there has been a string of doomsday scenarios in the British news media about what could happen if Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiators fail to strike an agreement with Brussels.

There has been speculation — floated by think tanks, business lobbies and hospital administrators — a “no-deal Brexit” could create total havoc.

19.08.2018 - 09:40 [ comresglobal.com ]

BREXIT EXPRESS – BREXIT POLL AUGUST 2018

Q13: Please imagine for a moment that a new political party has been created with one single aim – to put pressure on the main political parties to conclude Brexit as quickly and as fully as possible. To what extent, if at all, might you consider voting for such a party?
Base: all respondents

Would consider: 52 %
Would not consider: 29 %
Don’t know: 19 %

18.08.2018 - 07:11 [ KBS ]

USA schlugen Nordkorea Ausfuhr seiner Atomsprengköpfe nach Großbritannien vor

Die USA haben offenbar Pjöngjang vorgeschlagen, die Hälfte der nordkoreanischen Nuklearsprengköpfe nach Grßbritannien zu schaffen.

Dies habe ein US-Außenministeriumsvertreter bei seinem jüngsten Seoul-Besuch bestätigt, wie eine gut informierte Quelle aus diplomatischen Kreisen beim Telefonat mit KBS mitteilte.

16.08.2018 - 15:40 [ Telegraph ]

EU fears its Brexit talks are being bugged by British secret agents trying to obtain sensitive files

(15.August) The European Union’s Brexit negotiators fear that they are being bugged by the British secret service after the UK obtained sensitive documents “within hours” of them being presented to a meeting of EU officials last month, The Telegraph understands.

08.08.2018 - 21:06 [ Auswärtiges Amt (Außenministerium von Deutschland) ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der E3/EU zur Wiedereinführung von US-Iran-Sanktionen

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Hohen Vertreterin Federica Mogherini und der E3-Außenminister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Frankreich), Heiko Maas (Deutschland) und Jeremy Hunt (Großbritannien) zur Wiedereinführung von US-Sanktionen nach dem Rückzug der USA aus der Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran (JCPoA):

08.08.2018 - 20:56 [ Radio China ]

Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens bezeichnet das iranische Atomabkommen als das beste erreichbare Abkommen

Obwohl das iranische Atomabkommen nicht perfekt sei, könnten die Beteiligten alle von den pragmatischen Maßnahmen im Abkommen profitieren, sagte Williamson. Sein Land plädiere für ein Gespräch zwischen den USA, dem Iran und anderen betroffenen Seiten, so der Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens.

Am Tag davor haben die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini und die Außenminister Großbritanniens, Frankreichs und Deutschlands eine gemeinsame Erklärung veröffentlicht.

04.08.2018 - 09:36 [ Jeremy Corbyn / Guardian ]

I will root antisemites out of Labour – they do not speak for me

Jewish people have also been at the heart of the labour movement throughout our history. So no one can, or should, try to dismiss or belittle the concerns expressed by so many Jewish people and organisations about what has been happening in the party I am proud to lead.

I do not for one moment accept that a Labour government would represent any kind of threat, let alone an “existential threat”, to Jewish life in Britain, as three Jewish newspapers recently claimed. That is the kind of overheated rhetoric that can surface during emotional political debates. But I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome. And I accept that, if any part of our national community feels threatened, anxious or vulnerable, not only must that be taken at face value but we must all ensure those fears are put to rest.

03.08.2018 - 16:48 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Das schmutzige Geheimnis von Rakka

(15.11.2017) Die BBC hat Details eines Geheimabkommens aufgedeckt, das Hunderte von IS-Kämpfern und ihren Familien unter den Augen der von den USA und Großbritannien angeführten Koalition und kurdisch geführter Streitkräfte aus der hart umkämpften syrischen Stadt Rakka entkommen ließ. Zu einem Konvoi gehörten einige der berüchtigtsten Mitglieder des IS und – entgegen allen Versicherungen — Dutzende von ausländischen Kämpfern. Einige von ihnen haben sich in ganz Syrien verteilt, sogar bis in die Türkei. Unser Leser Michael Müller hat den äußerst interessanten Artikel der BBC für Sie ins Deutsche übertragen.

28.07.2018 - 14:28 [ Junge Welt ]

Bundesregierung verweigert Parlament Auskünfte über Giftanschlag in Salisbury, der im März zur Ausweisung russischer Diplomaten führte

»Zum zweiten Mal binnen weniger Wochen hat die Bundesregierung gegenüber dem Bundestag Antworten auf parlamentarische Anfragen zum Giftanschlag im britischen Salisbury und den schweren diplomatischen Konsequenzen zwischen NATO-Staaten und Russland abgelehnt«, erklärte die Oppositionspolitikerin Heike Hänsel (Die Linke) am Freitag gegenüber junge Welt. »Bereits meine Kollegin Sevim Dagdelen hatte keine Antworten erhalten.«

28.07.2018 - 11:18 [ Regierung von Großbritannien ]

Foreign Secretary statement on the Pakistan election

It is now for Pakistan’s elected representatives to work together to ensure a successful transition. I hope all sides will resolve any disputed results peacefully and in accordance with Pakistan’s electoral laws.

The UK and Pakistan enjoy a longstanding partnership, underpinned by strong links between our people. We look forward to continuing our work with the new federal and provincial governments. The people of Pakistan can be certain of UK support to build the democratic, secure and prosperous future they deserve.

27.07.2018 - 13:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MERK TO THE RESCUE: Theresa May offered Brexit lifeline by Angela Merkel who insists EU leaders give PM ‘one last chance’ to sell Chequers plan to them

The Times is reporting that the German Chancellor Ms Merkel is frustrated the talks are not leading to a breakthrough, and is taking matters into her own hands.

She is said to have suggested they use the summit scheduled in Austria for the PM to hold direct talks to avert a no-deal Brexit.

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Patreon.com ]

Whitewashing the White Helmets – Peter Ford

Former Ambassador to Syria 2003 – 2006, Peter Ford responds to the UK Government statement by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on “exceptional” Israeli evacuation of the UK/US Coalition intelligence construct, the White Helmets:

23.07.2018 - 14:04 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Foreign Ministry: Smuggling hundreds of “White Helmets” by Israel in cooperation with other states discloses their support to terrorism

The source added ”Israel has always lied claiming that it doesn’t have a relation to the war waged on Syria, yet it has smuggled hundreds of members of the “White Helmets” terrorist organization and of the leaders of other armed terrorist organizations in cooperation with the governments of the US, Britain, Jordan , Germany and Canada and this has uncovered the support provided by these states to the terrorist groups in their aggression against the Syrians and in destroying the infrastructure in Syria under false pretexts.

23.07.2018 - 13:55 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien verurteilt Rettung von Weißhelmen durch Israel

Die syrische Regierung hat die jüngste Rettung Hunderter Mitarbeiter der syrischen Zivilorganisation Weißhelme aus dem Bürgerkriegsland durch Israel verurteilt. Die Operation enthülle die terroristische Natur der Organisation, sagte ein Sprecher des syrischen Außenministeriums der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur SANA. Es handle sich um eine Aggression Israels, aber auch der Beteiligten USA, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Kanada und Jordanien gegenüber dem syrischen Volk.

22.07.2018 - 11:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Israel rettet syrische Weißhelme

Wie der israelische Armeerundfunk meldete, wurden rund 800 Personen – Mitglieder der Hilfsorganisation und ihre Familien – nach Israel geholt und dann nach Jordanien weitergeleitet. Die dortige Regierung erklärte unmittelbar darauf, die Menschen würden nun nach Deutschland, Kanada und Großbritannien gebracht.

22.07.2018 - 10:48 [ apnews.com ]

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to third countries, including Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Canada, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

21.07.2018 - 10:08 [ derStandart.at ]

Chefverhandler Barnier: EU muss sich auf Brexit ohne Deal einstellen

Der Brexit-Chefverhandler der Europäischen Union hat sich am Freitag skeptisch zu den jüngsten Verhandlungen mit London geäußert. Michel Barnier sagte bei einer Pressekonferenz nach einem Treffen der EU-Minister in Brüssel, es gebe mehrere Elemente des mit London vereinbarten Weißbuchs, deren konkrete Lösung noch offen sei. – derstandard.at/2000083854605/Barnier-EU-muss-sich-auf-alles-einstellen-auch-auf-Brexit

20.07.2018 - 21:30 [ BBC ]

Home Office: ‚Child spies used against crime when necessary‘

The practice of using under-18s to gather information in serious criminal and terrorism investigations was revealed by the Lords‘ secondary legislation scrutiny committee in response to the government’s extension plan.
Currently, a child can be used in an operation for up to a month before their involvement would need to be renewed.

18.07.2018 - 20:07 [ ORF.at ]

Ex-Außenminister Johnson greift Mays „Brexit“-Kurs an

Der ehemalige britische Außenminister Boris Johnson hat Premierministerin Theresa May heftig wegen ihres neuen „Brexit“-Kurses kritisiert. „Wir haben unser Verhandlungskapital verbrannt“, sagte Johnson heute im Parlament. Der neue „Brexit“-Plan der Premierministerin halte Großbritannien „halb drinnen und halb draußen“ aus der EU.

17.07.2018 - 05:55 [ Express.co.uk ]

Phew! May SCRAPES Brexit victory by THREE VOTES as No10 plot to avoid LEADERSHIP COUP

Mrs May caved in to the demands from Brexiteer Tory rebels following a string of frontbench resignations and a threatened rebellion by up to 80 MPs over her Customs Bill. She insisted the amendments did not „change“ her plan.

And tonight she avoided a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons by just three votes, just minutes after it was revealed the Government is set to table a motion to bring forward the Parliament’s summer recess in an apparent bid to stave off a leadership coup.

13.07.2018 - 16:49 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Trumps dine with UK Prime Minister after Trump made false claims about NATO spending

The President and first lady Melania Trump attend a formal dinner hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May. At an earlier unscheduled press conference in Belgium, Trump declared that all NATO members had „agreed to substantially up their commitment,“ adding „They’re going to up it at levels that they never thought of before.“ French President Emmanuel Macron rejected that claim.

13.07.2018 - 16:43 [ CBS News ]

Trump praises Theresa May after he questioned her Brexit plan in British tabloid interview

According to Mr. Trump, he also did not criticize May and that reports to the contrary were „fake news.“

„I didn’t criticize the PM. I have a lot of respect for the PM. And unfortunately there was a story that was done, which was generally fine, but it didn’t put in what I said about the PM,“ he said.

13.07.2018 - 11:40 [ Leave.eu ]

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12.07.2018 - 14:33 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

LIVE: British government releases Brexit white paper in London

Dominic Raab, the newly appointed UK Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, makes a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday, July 12, introducing the British government’s Brexit white paper, which sets out its plan to leave the European Union. The document is being released shortly after the resignations of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary and David Davis as Brexit Secretary.

11.07.2018 - 17:46 [ Stripes.com ]

UK to nearly double troops in Afghanistan after Trump request

The United Kingdom will nearly double the number of troops it has in Afghanistan in response to a request by President Donald Trump for additional support in America’s longest war.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that 440 more British servicemembers would deploy to the country, bringing the U.K.’s total contribution to about 1,100 troops.

10.07.2018 - 11:12 [ New York Times ]

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

Mr. Johnson, the public face of the 2016 campaign that persuaded Britons to quit the European Union, is perhaps the most high-profile advocate of Brexit, and his departure underscores the depth of the divisions within Mrs. May’s government. His resignation followed that of David Davis, the Brexit secretary, who quit late Sunday night.

10.07.2018 - 11:06 [ Zero Hedge ]

„We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony“: Boris Johnson’s Full Resignation Letter

We are now in the ludicrous position of asserting that we must accept huge amounts of precisely such EU law, without changing an iota, because it is essential for our economic health — and when we no longer have any ability to influence these laws as they are made.

In that respect we are truly headed for the status of colony — and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement.

It is also clear that by surrendering control over our rulebook for goods and agrifoods (and much else besides) we will make it much more difficult to do free trade deals. And then there is the further impediment of having to argue for an impractical and undeliverable customs arrangement unlike any other in existence.

What is even more disturbing is that this is our opening bid. This is already how we see the end state for the UK — before the other side has made its counter-offer.

10.07.2018 - 10:52 [ BBC ]

Latest after Brexit resignations

– PM Theresa May will chair her new-look cabinet later
Prominent Leave campaigner Dominic Raab is the new Brexit secretary
– Jeremy Hunt moves from health to become new foreign secretary
– Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary amid growing crisis over UK’s Brexit strategy
– Mr Johnson said the Brexit „dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt“
– David Davis quit as Brexit secretary, saying he did not believe in the Brexit plan
– Matt Hancock moves from culture secretary to health secretary

09.07.2018 - 13:35 [ albawaba.com ]

5 World Powers Commit to Iran Deal, Back Oil Exports Despite US Sanctions Threat

„All the members, even the three allies, have committed and have the political will to take action and resist the United States,“ Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif told a Vienna news conference broadcast by the Fars news agency.

„This is the first time they have shown this level of commitment, but we will have to see in the future what they really want to do and what they can do,“ Zarif said.

„If they continue to demonstrate the political will they showed today, they will get things done without any problem.“

09.07.2018 - 13:32 [ Sputnik ]

US to Use EU Stance on Iran Deal to Pressure NATO Over Defense Spending – Prof

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia, China, Germany, France and the UK have agreed to establish a permanent expert mechanism that will be tasked with finding ways to maintain trade with Iran regardless of US sanctions. Sputnik discussed this with Professor Christopher Bovis.

08.07.2018 - 11:59 [ Conservative Home ]

Our snap survey. Three in five Party members believe May’s new Brexit plan represents a bad deal for Britain.

After all, one might think it would be a bad deal for Britain, if implemented, but still back it, perhaps out of Party loyalty. (We’re not expressing a view on such a stance; merely pointing out that it’s possible.)

But at any rate, there’s next to no difference between the two findings. Three in five panel members think the plan would represent a bad deal for Britain if implemented, and the same proportion don’t support it.

07.07.2018 - 19:00 [ Newsweek ]

U.S. Iran Deal Exit Brings Russia and China Closer to Europe as They Meet Behind Trump’s Back

The top diplomats of China, EU, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. have assured Iran that they were willing to salvage a historic nuclear deal abandoned by the U.S.

The deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was forged under the administration of former President Barack Obama in 2015 and scrapped by his successor, President Donald Trump, in May. With Iran looking to face stricter U.S. sanctions, the foreign ministers of the EU and five other nations who signed the nuclear agreement met Friday in Vienna in an attempt to negotiate a viable framework in the absence of Washington.

06.07.2018 - 15:32 [ Times ]

Oust me if you dare, Theresa May warns ‘Brexit bullies’

(1.7.2018) That means the rebels would need 159 MPs to bring her down, more than three times the 48 who would be needed to trigger a vote of no confidence.

May’s decision comes as she faces crunch Brexit talks with the cabinet at Chequers this week and MPs revealed that six senior ministers are plotting to succeed her.

06.07.2018 - 14:58 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚The country was CHEATED!‘ Portillo says Brits will be outraged with a soft Brexit

He told BBC’s This Week: “I think you’d be surprised how broadly this will be felt in the country.

“They voted individually, the country reached a decision and then the country was cheated out of the decision that it had made.

“What is the point in voting if you are told that you are participating in the most important vote in a generation or two and then something else is delivered?”

06.07.2018 - 14:46 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit CHAOS as Boris and Cameron say May’s plan ‘WORST OF BOTH WORLDS’ in secret meeting

The Foreign Secretary and former Prime Minister, who were on opposite sides of the Brexit campaign ahead of the June 2016 EU referendum, held secret talks on the eve of Mrs May’s showdown at Chequers.

Sources said Mr Johnson was on the verge of resigning but was persuaded to stay on by his Old Etonian pal Mr Cameron

14.06.2018 - 18:27 [ NZ Herald ]

UK plumber’s suit shows Uber how judges feel about gig economy

Uber and other app-based firms will be watching the ruling with interest as they face similar legal challenges over the way they treat employees. Uber’s appeal of a decision granting its drivers benefits including overtime and paid vacation is scheduled to be heard by another court October 30.

14.06.2018 - 15:27 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚The softest of soft Brexits!‘ Expert warns Theresa May WON’T implement Britons‘ will

BREXITEER Andrew Lilico hit out at Theresa May’s Government claiming the latest concessions made by the Prime Minister to Tory Rebels in the House of Commons was proof the British political system has no intention of delivering on Brexit.

03.06.2018 - 10:41 [ FirstPost.com ]

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to push his stance on Iran to leaders during Europe trip

Merkel, May and Macron are still waiting for the Israelis and Americans to present another way to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, but are under no illusions it will happen in next week’s meetings, according to a European diplomat.