short delay to Brexit is possible, but will be conditional on the House of Commons passing the Withdrawal Agreement.
“The question remains open as to the duration of such an extension,” Tusk, the President of the European Council, said.
Tusk said he spoke to Theresa May on the phone earlier this afternoon.
“May’s proposal of the 30 June, which has its merits, creates a series of questions of a leg
al and political nature,” he added. “Leaders will discuss this tomorrow.”1 hr agoDona
ld Tusk speaking nowThe President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, is giving a press conference in Brussels.
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MPs surprised by “downright reckless” strategy, Starmer says
dow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer has opened the emergency debate into the Brexit delay by quoting Ther
esa May’s de facto deputy David Lidington, who said last week that if May’s divorce deal was not passed by parl
iament, seeking “a short and, critically, one-off extension would be downright reckless.”
Starmer says those statements led MPs to believe that May would reques
t a long extension if she hadn’t passed her plan — but May has asked for a delay only until June 30.
He adds that the confusion is symptomatic of May’s Brexit strategy to date — to “put parliament as far away as possible from the process.”
The site had more than 4,000 members, 97 of whom paid a $44.95 monthly fee to access extra features, such as the ability to replay certa
in live streams. Between November 2018 and this month, police said, the service brought in upwards of $6,000.
“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were (secretly installed) and were consistently and secretly
watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police said.
South Korea has a serious problem with spy cameras and illicit filming. In 2017, more than
6,400 cases of illegal filming were reported to police compared to around 2,400 in 2012.
Last year, tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Seoul and other cities to p
rotest against the practice and demand action, under the slogan “My Life is Not Your Porn.”
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In response, Seoul launched a special squad of women inspectors, w
ho have been conducting regular inspections of the city’s 20,000 or so public toilets to searc
h for spy cameras, though some critics have denounced the move as a superficial response to a societal issue.
But Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines c
rash on Sunday had “significant differences” to the Lion Air crash last year. On the Lion Air flight, ther
e were “wild fluctuations in air speed and… we continued to get data from the plane all the way down to impact.”
Sunday’s crash, however, had “no fluctuations and all of the sudden transmission” c
eased, he said. “That transmission ceasing indicates catastrophic failure in air.””I think [Eth
iopian Airlines] are going to be looking at whether there was an engine failure,” CNN’s Quest said. “The plane is cli
mbing out at a normal fashion, but there are mountains in the area, and longstanding pilots are well aware that if you
have an issue departing Addis on that particular route, you’ve got a mountain in front of you.”
The aerospace giant said in a press statement that it was “deeply saddened to learn of the pa
ssing of the passengers and crew.” It added that a “Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assi
stance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.”
ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b
ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu
rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform
ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com
mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro
cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo
rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti
on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.
with India adding a caveat that bilateral talks cannot be held till cross-border terrorism stops. The relationship between
the two nations has oscillated between tremulous attempts at reconciliation to fiery threats of retribution.
And as relations between the two neighbors deteriorate, many across the border are seeing Modi’s nationalist stanc
e move the country further to the right, with the Hindu majority hardening in its attitudes towards Muslim Pakistan.
”Over the (years) since the Modi government has been in power, relations with Pakistan have eroded, not the top level re
lationships between the leaders, but what Pakistanis see as a transformation of India in terms of ordi
nary people,” says Rafia Zakaria, a columnist for Dawn newspaper in Pakistan.
”(We’ve seen) a large-scale transformation (of India) into a Hindu nation, no
t a secular nation,” she says, saying there are “constant, even daily skirmishes about petty things.”
”Modi is facing a tough re-election and is at a point wher
e he can’t use the economy to unite the country,” says Afzal, the Brookings scholar.
Chinese stocks market surged on Monday with benchmark indices in Shanghai and Shenzhen jumping over 5 percent, mak
ing daily turnover break through 1.04 trillion yuan ($155.5 billion), a new record since 2015. The Barron’s, a fin
ancial weekly published by Dow Jones & Company, said the performance of Chinese stocks is much better than the S&
P 500. Global investment management corporation BlackRock also suggested lasting gains of the bull market.
Barron’s said the CSI 300 index, which tracks the largest stocks traded in the Shanghai and Shenzhen
stock exchanges, rose 6 percent on Monday, with a year-to-date gain of nearly 24 percent, twice the gai
n in the S&P 500, making the CSI 300 index one of the best performing indices globally in 2019.
The ongoing finance sector reforms and further industry open-up could also help boost the Chinese economy and the stock market, the Barron’s report said.
China’s financial system has great potential in helping stabilize the economy, a previous China Daily report said, adding that the co
untry will deepen supply-side structural reform in the financial sector and strengthen the sector’s ability to serve the real economy.