Brexit: EU leaders to finalize Brexit position before UK talks

Brexit: EU leaders to finalize Brexit position before UK talks

Britain was not invited to the special summit of 27 EU nations, where the leaders finalized the guidelines for two years of what are set to be grueling divorce talks. European Council President Donald Tusk praised the “outstanding unity” of the 27 nations at a news conference concluding the summit, saying it had given the EU a “strong mandate” and the guidelines had been adopted unanimously and immediately. In what he described as “unity in action,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted it had taken less than 15 minutes to…

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Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia 'to protect national security'

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia 'to protect national security'

Updated April 29, 2017 23:51:48 External Link: Twitter: “Confirmed: All editions of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia blocked in Turkey as of 8:00am local time” Related Story: ‘Talk to the hand’: Turkey’s Erdogan rejects Europe’s referendum concerns Access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has been blocked in Turkey over content said to present the country as supporting terror. Key points: Block on all language editions of Wikipedia was detected on Saturday Users received notice site could not be reached and “connection timed out” error Monitoring groups accuse Turkey of blocking…

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Pope preaches tolerance in wake of Egypt violence

Pope preaches tolerance in wake of Egypt violence

Heavy security surrounded the Pope as he entered Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium in an open golf cart. He waved at worshipers and stopped momentarily to bless a group of children in costume. Parts of the stadium stands were draped with the Pope’s photo as well as Egyptian and Vatican flags. The Pope said “religiosity means nothing unless it is inspired by deep faith and charity.” “True faith is one that makes us more charitable, more merciful, more honest and more humane,” he said. “God is pleased only by a faith…

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Five-day crash course in what refugees can expect in Australia

Five-day crash course in what refugees can expect in Australia

Updated April 29, 2017 20:48:28 Photo: Zed Seselja takes part in a class explaining Australian life to Karen refugees in Thailand. (ABC News: Liam Cochrane) Related Story: My first week in Australia: Three refugees tell their stories Refugees learn to shake hands, introduce themselves in English, flush a toilet and cross the street as part of the Australian Government’s cultural orientation program. Key points: Government grants ABC rare access to AUSCO program Program offers five-day crash course in what refugees can expect in their new Australian home This year, Australia…

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Former MP Ross Cameron stays locked out of Liberal Party

Former MP Ross Cameron stays locked out of Liberal Party

Posted April 29, 2017 17:15:50 External Link: @RossCameron4: Lost 89-84 “if truth is to emerge, and be triumphant, the process of free debate, the untrammelled clash of opinion, must go on.” RG Menzies Related Story: Liberal Party members suspended after calling preselection process ‘corrupt’ Former federal MP Ross Cameron has lost a bid to have his suspension from the Liberal Party overturned, over comments he made about the NSW Premier when she was treasurer. In a TV interview not long before she was became Premier, Mr Cameron blasted Gladys Berejiklian…

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