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Stories for July 21st 2017

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 12:13 UTC

    US travel ban dispute: Supreme Court rules partial win for Trump

    Justices blocked a lower court ruling that would have opened the way for potentially thousands of refugees to enter the country in the coming months.

    The United States Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump's travel ban this week, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The three-sentence order by the Justices — who last month let president Trump start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the U.S.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands debates on changes for migrants, work permits and visitors

    MLA Summers said “We have in effect replaced the need for visas with a more detailed permitting system”

    Several proposed changes to the Work Permits system and new categories of permits for visitors and dependents were debated by the Falkland Islands Members of Legislative Assembly last Tuesday at the Select Committee on the Immigration (Amendment) (No 2) Bill.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:33 UTC

    Cutting steel ceremony for Royal Navy's First Type 26: “HMS Glasgow”

    The last HMS Glasgow - a Type 42 Destroyer - was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor.

    The first of eight new Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy has been named HMS Glasgow. The name was revealed by Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon as he cut the first steel on the ship at BAE System's Govan shipyard. The last HMS Glasgow, a Type 42 Destroyer, was awarded the “Falkland Islands 1982” battle honor. The new anti-submarine warfare frigates will be known as the City Class.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:26 UTC

    Scotland and Wales dispute Tories £ 1bn for North Ireland's DUP

    Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, left, greets Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party at Downing Street

    The Scottish and Welsh governments have begun a formal dispute with Westminster over the Tories’ £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. The devolved administrations have invoked formal dispute resolution procedures over the coalition agreement of PM Theresa May's government, which includes £1 billion in new funding for Northern Ireland.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:10 UTC

    OAS summit in Peru will address democratic governance and corruption

    Peru's delegate Ana Rosa Valdivieso, appreciated the support from OAS for the organization of the Summit and the relevance of the topic chosen by her country.

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Peru signed the agreement on preparations for the Eighth Summit of the Americas, which will bring together all heads of state and government of the Hemisphere in April 2018, in Lima.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 09:02 UTC

    Senior Tories support PM May and the removal of any plotter cabinet minister

    Mrs. May received the backing of senior backbenchers to remove any ministers who were found to be plotting against her.

    Theresa May has issued a warning to her Cabinet ministers that none of them is “un-sackable”. The Prime Minister’s comment comes after she was forced to upbraid senior colleagues after an outbreak of vicious briefing against Chancellor Philip Hammond.

  • Friday, July 21st 2017 - 08:49 UTC

    Brexit second round with EU ends with “fundamental disagreements”

    Mr. Barnier said the first round of talks had been about organization, this week had been about presentation, and the “third round must be about clarification”.

    The second round of Brexit talks has ended with “fundamental” disagreements remaining between Britain and the European Union on citizens’ rights and a stand-off over the so-called “divorce bill”.