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  • ‘No Brexit till Parliament gets a vote!’ Pro-EU campaign threatens govt with legal action

    Supporters of the UK remaining in the EU have launched a crowdfunding effort to legally prevent Tory Prime Minister Theresa May initiating Brexit without a full vote on the issue by MPs in Parliament. So far 1,400 people have contributed to the People’s Challenge crowdfunder, bringing the total revenue to more than £50,000 (US$65,000). Head...

  • Officer stabbed at police station in Toulouse, France

    A young police officer has been injured after a man attacked him with a knife at a police station in Toulouse, France. The suspect tried to grab the officer’s weapon and when the attempt failed, he took a knife and stabbed him in the neck, according to a statement by the police trade union Unite...

  • Turkish EU bid ‘unrealistic’ while Erdogan in power – European commissioner

    Turkey is unlikely to join the European Union as long as its president remains in office, a top official from the bloc has said, adding that Ankara’s bid will be an issue for negotiations “for the time after Erdogan.” In the current circumstances Turkey’s EU accession “is not realistic all through the next decade,” Guenther...

  • Military crackdown on ‘buffoon’ pilots & drunken sailors

    Britain’s military is cracking down on bungling civilian pilots whose antics in UK airspace frequently cause fighter jets to scramble. Drunken sailors also face reprimands after two ships had to cancel official engagements following boozy sessions. Airlines will now face substantial fines for straying into unauthorized UK airspace in order to cut down on the...

  • Apple ordered to repay record €13bn to cover unpaid EU tax

    The European Commission ruled on Tuesday that “selective treatment” by Ireland allowed Apple to pay a tax rate of one percent on EU profits in 2003 down to 0.005 percent in 2014. The US company has been ordered to pay up to €13 billion to cover the unpaid tax. “Member States cannot give tax benefits...