In June 2016, a slight majority in Britain voted to leave the European Union. In March 2017, formal negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union concerning the modalities of the British withdrawal began. The hope was that both sides would reach a deal by the end of March 2019, thereby the United Kingdom would leave the union with a deal that would mitigate the negative consequences of Brexit and Britain and the EU would have a new arrangement concerning their relationship in the post-Brexit era. However, the March 2019 deadline passed with no mutually-satisfactory outcome having been reached. The EU offered the United Kingdom a new deadline – Oct. 31, 2019. By then the conservative British government would do its best to make sure the British Parliament would approve a managed-divorce – soft-Brexit – so that the United Kingdom would remain a part of the EU customs union while the rights of European citizens living and working in British territories … [Read more...] about What comes after Brexit?
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London (CNN)The bravado of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's premiership turned into bluster in a mere two days. Johnson political strategy is backfiring after he faced a series of stinging defeats, a lost majority and the resignation of his brother, Jo Johnson. The 'mother of parliaments' is falling apart on live TV Some may call it chaos; others say this is parliamentary democracy cranking into action. What's clear is none of it is normal. What's happened? Lawmakers ruled out a no-deal Brexit Read More This week's drama began Tuesday. Outraged by Johnson's approved five-week suspension of Parliament, lawmakers returned from summer recess and voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda. The tumultuous day saw Johnson fire a number of longstanding Conservative lawmakers -- including Conservative party grandee Kenneth Clarke and Winston Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames -- and lose his working majority as a Conservative MP crossed the floor and joined the … [Read more...] about What just happened in British politics and what comes next?
Sport by Press Association 23/08/2019, 7:33 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A relaxed Simona Halep claimed success at the US Open would be a bonus after declaring her Wimbledon win was ‘job done’. Romanian Halep claimed her second grand slam title when she triumphed against Serena Williams in last month’s final at the All England Club. Halep’s US Open record makes pretty grim reading – she has been knocked out in the first round in the last two years – but her dream run at Wimbledon has more than made up for her Flushing Meadows nightmares. “It can’t be worse than last year and the last two years, actually, to lose in the first round,” said Halep, who also won the 2018 French Open. “Now I’m feeling really, really good. I’m feeling healthy. I’m feeling fresh to start the new tournament. The pressure is on a little bit, but I’m not thinking about the … [Read more...] about Halep: What comes now is a bonus after Wimbledon win
Darlene Garcia Pacific Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK Published 10:23 PM EDT Aug 6, 2019 No one likes to talk about what will happen when you die or when your loved ones die. It’s an uncomfortable topic of discussion but it’s a necessary one. Life can be taken in an instant. I know, it’s my reality every day. I was fortunate enough that Frank and I had a few discussions before he died on this topic. So, here is what I know from my own experience of planning his funeral, taking care of finances and other legal affairs as well as what I’ve learned from being in human resources and observing what others have gone through. Grief: When it comes to honoring a lost loved one, do what feels right to you Grief: More than 40 life events can cause grief. Here's how I cope with loss Not having a funeral plan can be very costly and stressful for your family when you die. And a funeral plan doesn’t always necessarily include where you will be buried or vice versa. … [Read more...] about Grief: Planning for what comes after death
WASHINGTON – Speaking to audiences in the United States and Ukraine via video link, experts in Kyiv said they see a window of opportunity for reforms now that the Ukrainian presidential and parliamentary elections have been completed and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party has gained a majority in Parliament. The July 24 teleconference took place under the of the auspices of the Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine. Since November of last year, this Transatlantic Task Force has conducted a series of international video conferences aimed at encouraging Ukraine to stay on the path of reform during the 2018-2019 presidential and parliamentary election cycle. Two key components of that effort were helping make sure that the voices of Ukrainian civil society are heard in Washington, Kyiv and Brussels, and emphasizing the importance of conducting free and fair elections in Ukraine. In the latest discussion, held just three … [Read more...] about Experts ask: After the elections, what comes next in Ukraine?