UK By Daniel Sandford BBC News 31 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47029602 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit It could become the UK's biggest peacetime emergency in almost a century. Unless a … [Read more...] about What preparations are being made for a no-deal?
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A free Government online tool is available for British holidaymakers to check the status of their passports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. A warning was issued in October last year as the Home Office attempted to prepare people for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The March 29 deadline is fast approaching, and any potential deal stills looks far from certain. Brits with less than six months on their passport face the risk of being barred from travelling to the EU after the UK leaves in no agreement is reached. Martin Lewis' website MoneySavingExpert has highlighted a free online tool available from the Government which alllows passport holders to check if they will be able to travel to Europe. Simply by inputting the location, the dates of the trip, your date of birth, and passport issue and expiry dates, holidaymakers will know whether they will need to rewnew. Advice given on MoneySavingExpert reads: "The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29 March, and if it does so … [Read more...] about Revealed: Whether your passport could deny you entry to Europe
David Jackson USA TODAY Published 10:22 AM EST Jan 19, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump geared up for a "major announcement" Saturday on the partial shutdown that could trigger movement in talks to end the budget impasse that has kept the government closed for four weeks. "Let's get to work and let's make a deal," Trump said in a video he tweeted out to tease the 3 p.m. speech at the White House. Trump declined to detail his "important statement" in speaking with reporters Saturday, saying only that he wants a wall to stop illegal border crossings. "If we had a wall, we wouldn't have a problem," Trump said, though congressional Democrats said such a barrier would be easily evaded. In the meantime, aides signaled that Trump would not use the remarks to declare a national emergency on the border, though that remains an option. Instead the speech is being billed as a proposed path forward with offers to Democrats in hopes they will back the president's … [Read more...] about Donald Trump prepares ‘major announcement’ on shutdown talks
A Qatari official and senior Asian Cup tournament organiser arrived in the United Arab Emirates Friday after sources close to the matter confirmed he had been denied entry 24 hours earlier, amid a simmering diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Saoud al-Mohannadi, vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar Football Association, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Friday morning, the AFC said. Mohannadi is also chair of the Asian Cup's organising committee. An AFC statement on Thursday said it was "aware of reports that [Mohannadi]... was unable to travel to the United Arab Emirates from Muscat in Oman". "We are investigating the situation as we were assured of visas and entry permits for all AFC Organising Committee and Executive Members," the AFC said. However, Aref Hamad al-Awani, the Emirati Local Organising Committee tournament director denied to AFP that anyone had been stopped from entering the country. "The news is not true," he said. "Saoud … [Read more...] about Qatar FA official in UAE after being denied entry
Top Russian and Turkish officials are to discuss on Saturday the latest developments in northern Syria, where Kurdish militias have invited government troops to take Manbij, a strategic city Ankara eyed for a military op. Russian foreign and defense ministers are to welcome their Turkish counterparts in Moscow on Saturday for a ‘2+2’ meeting. The talks are aimed at “ensure absolute clarity and synchronize expectations” of the two nations about Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on the eve of the meeting. He suggested the results of the consolations may shed new light to the statements, which came this week from Turks and their opponents in Syria, the Kurdish militias. Also on rt.com Kurdish YPG calls on Syrian government to protect Manbij from Turkish attack On Friday, the YPG militias called on the Syrian government forces to take control of Manbij, a strategically-located Syrian city located close to the border with Turkey. Ankara … [Read more...] about Moscow welcomes Syrian Army entry to Manbij, will ‘synchronize expectations’ with Ankara