Paris is yet to be convinced that is enough, senior EU sources concede. “They want the EU’s standards to be the lodestar. France is quite isolated – 26 to 1 – but there are a number of states who will go along with them so I expect there will a toughening of some sort,” said one source. … [Read more...] about France warns UK it will not be blackmailed into a risky EU trade deal
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This train was a domestic service to the border town of Sopron. The German flag on the side was merely part of a decorative panel commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. And this locomotive was not actually attached to the carriages anyway. Still, as those with maps on their mobile phones quickly worked out, this train would take them to within a few miles of Austria. From there, they might be able to pay a smuggler or even walk cross-country and enter Austria. … [Read more...] about A desperate father and a train ride with such grim echoes: ROBERT HARDMAN on the trains carting migrants off to detention camps in Hungary
'Very few cases raise this range of issues, where there are likely to be arguments about the actual offenses he's accused of committing and whether they amount to a crime in both countries,' he said. 'There are arguments about his treatment in terms of the fairness of his trial, the conditions he's going to be detained in, the reasons why he is being prosecuted, his activities as a journalist.' … [Read more...] about Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis visits Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison ahead of tomorrow’s US extradition hearing
In painstaking detail, our reporters chart how an elderly dementia sufferer was asked for money at least 731 times – and lost £35,000 to scams – after completing a lifestyle survey in 1994 and failing to tick a box stating that he did not wish his information to be shared. … [Read more...] about DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Where’s the charity in exploiting the elderly?
The Cossacks of Yekaterinburg - men in conservative, often pro-Kremlin groups claiming to be successors of the proud guards who policed the Russian Empire's frontiers - took fighting the virus into their own hands three weeks ago. They also have a system of sorts for deciding who needs a face mask and advice to see a medical professional. … [Read more...] about Russian police raid homes and businesses in search of Chinese people in bid to stop the spread of coronavirus