NEWS DIGEST 01.12.2020: UK high street clothing store Debenhams on brink of collapse, Arcadia already on its way out

Good morning. Happy 1st of December. Our news today is taken from the Google News service. The UK retail industry, which has taken a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic, suffered another huge blow, after it was announced that the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 01.12.2020: UK high street clothing store Debenhams on brink of collapse, Arcadia already on its way out

NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

  This weekend begins with a digest from Google News. BBC News says that teachers and ministers in the UK have been asked to stop ‘squabbling’ over the Government’s planned partial re-opening of schools in early June for key year … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT: Residents to be able to keep EU membership

Belfast – VIJAY SHAH via JON STONE and Independent As both the Brexit talks in Brussels and the situation over the status of the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic dominates political news in the U.K., the negotiation teams of the two sides have made a concession for residents of Northern Ireland, whereby they can still be EU citizens after Brexit is finalised in two years’ time, the Independent reported recently.   UK citizens born in the province will be able to continue their EU membership thanks to a deal struck by British prime minister Theresa May on … Continue reading NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT: Residents to be able to keep EU membership

INDO-PAK DIALOGUE: New trade talks stutter over conditions; hostilities

A new round of talks on commerce and security between South Asian neighbours and bitter enemies India and Pakistan, designed to facilitate links and friendship has ground to a halt over tensions during the high-level government meetings, the Voice of America reported yesterday. In Pakistan‘s capital Islamabad, the Pakistani delegation called off the talks after the two sides began ‘trading barbs’ over the meeting’s agenda, VOA reports. The national security advisors of both countries were due to meet in India‘s capital New Delhi¬†today and tomorrow, but the reluctance of the two nations to step away from their pre-conditions for the … Continue reading INDO-PAK DIALOGUE: New trade talks stutter over conditions; hostilities