News / UK and world by Press Association June 13, 2018, 2:46 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un and the Brexit latest make the fronts of Wednesday’s papers. The Times leads with a picture of the US and North Korean leaders above a story about the United States calling an end to “war games” on the Korean peninsula. The Guardian says the US promise to suspend military exercises with South Korea was made in a bid to “woo” Mr Kim, while the main story focuses on the Brexit bill and Theresa May “narrowly avoiding a humiliating defeat”. According to the Financial Times, Conservative rebels forced Mrs May into a “Brexit climbdown”, with the concession “all but ruling out a no-deal Brexit”. The Independent also runs with a similar line, saying the climbdown handed Parliament greater control of Brexit if Mrs May … [Read more...] about What the papers say – June 13
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have hailed Tuesday’s summit in Singapore as a diplomatic breakthrough. Most analysts however disagree. After that $20 million summit bill, with the stature of the United States of America -- particularly the prestige of the office of the US president – at stake, plus the trust and security concerns of Washington’s allies in East Asia, experts assessed that the unprecedented Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore didn’t amount to much. A one-and-a-half page joint statement by the US and North Korean leaders, which was released Tuesday, was met with criticism from analysts and former diplomats on Twitter. “God, this is just depressing. All that hype for this? All that drama and the Nobel talk? Come, art of the deal. This is it? This is, well, pathetic given that the US president was personally involved,” tweeted Robert Kelly, a political science professor at South Korea’s Pusan National … [Read more...] about Trump-Kim summit the art of the deal? No, say experts
By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Monday morning. TICK TOCK: Brexit is 7,000 hours away. DRIVING THE DAY RALLYING THE TROOPS: Theresa May will address a packed meeting of Tory MPs this evening as she seeks to avoid a series of damaging defeats to her flagship Brexit legislation. A huge week for the PM’s Brexit strategy will begin in earnest tonight as she pleads for unity in a speech to the backbench 1922 committee of Tory MPs. It comes ahead of two days of debates and votes on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Tuesday and Wednesday, with May seeking to overturn 14 of the 15 amendments passed by the House of Lords last month. The long, tortuous passage of the most important Brexit bill is finally coming to a head. Unity is strength: The PM’s message is aimed squarely at the pro-EU rebels in her party considering voting against the government on one or more of the amendments. “The message we send to the country … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Rallying the troops — Trump vs. the world — Farewell Cronus
By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Friday morning. A YEAR AGO TODAY: Britain was heading to the polls for what was going to be the most one-sided election in a generation. Theresa May was poised to win a thumping three-figure majority and cement her place as the dominant force in British politics for the next decade. The saboteurs would be crushed, the EU debate would be over and the PM empowered to deliver her personal vision of Brexit. Moaning Philip Hammond would be sacked, jolly Amber Rudd made chancellor and that pesky Michael Gove left on the backbenches where he belonged. Britain would become a Mayite wonderland of grammar schools, dementia taxes and fox-hunting for all. Jeremy Corbyn would be sent stumbling back to the dusty corner of the Left from whence he came. And no one would ever hear of the DUP. What a time it was to be alive. Spoiler: Didn’t happen. DRIVING THE DAY NOT PLANE SAILING: Theresa May arrived in … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Britain’s top diplomat — Trump vs. the world — A year ago today
US & Canada By Barbara Plett Usher BBC State Dept correspondent, Washington 16 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email 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.com/news/world-us-canada-42709360 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The world has become a more uncertain place since US President Donald Trump issued his "America First" decree in the dark and dystopian language … [Read more...] about Has Trump made the world more dangerous?