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Former police inspector Gordon Bacon on honorary degree: 'I had a bit of a wobble on'

Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:25:00 AM

FORMER police inspector Gordon Bacon was appointed OBE in 1998, services to humanitarian relief, last week received an honorary MA degree from Durham University. Which the greater thrill? “Durham, I think,” he says. “It was in the cathedral, one of the world’s great buildings, and it was home.
Little progress seen in May's EU-exit talks

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:59:00 AM

LONDON -- Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain's stalemate on leaving the European Union appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain's opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. May has been meeting with politicians from several U.
May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:53:00 AM

LONDON, England (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May held talks yesterday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain's opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.
Five stories you may have missed

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:50:00 AM

News round-up Five stories you may have missed. In case you missed them, Luxembourg Times has selected five top news stories of the week for you. Plans are in place to expand a new English-language international section at Lycée de Garçons in Esch-sur-Alzette Photo: Romain Schanck.
EPL to take legal action over pirate channel

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:16:00 AM

English Premier League has appointed legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against illegal pirate channel “BeoutQ”. The channel has been accused by FIFA, tennis ruling bodies and other sports organisations of illegally airing content, whose exclusive TV rights in the Middle East belong to Qatar-based broadcaster BeIN Sport.
Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:07:00 AM

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR is to meet opposition party leaders next week to brief them on contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. It is understood the meeting is taking place due the scenario of a no-deal Brexit becoming more of a possibility in recent days.
RAC accused of hiding 37% rise in breakdown cover

Saturday, January 19, 2019 09:42:00 AM

Policy renewal letter did not mention annual premium increase, says one customer, despite it being mandatory Breaking down … the hidden cost of cover. Photograph: Paul Thompson Images/Alamy. The RAC has been accused of sending out breakdown cover renewal letters with an undisclosed 37% increase in....
Brexit: A grim process of elimination

Saturday, January 19, 2019 09:25:00 AM

The Brexit process is now a kind of wind erosion. The savage binary forces of British politics have collided with the unmoving position of the EU, and over time the wishful thinking in Westminster has been eroded down to a cluster of irregular geological forms.
How Brussels helped Qatar beat its aerial blockade

Saturday, January 19, 2019 09:11:00 AM

. Regional isolation is helping push Qatar toward striking an open skies agreement deal with the EU. By 1/17/19, 7:37 PM CET. Updated 1/18/19, 11:57 PM CET. Ready to go Pro? POLITICO Pro provides the most distinct coverage of Brussels and beyond, and thousands of politics and policy professionals depend on us each day to do their jobs.
Juncker Fears 1990s-Type War in Western Balkans without ‘Serious’ Prospects for EU Membership

Saturday, January 19, 2019 08:57:00 AM

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that if the EU is not serious about their integration, the countries of the Western Balkans could end up fighting another war like the 1990s wars that followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.
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