BROKERED by the Obama White House and signed by seven world powers, the Iran nuclear deal aimed to reduce the country's ability to produce nuclear weapons. However, Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack could see the hard work undone after the US President issued a dramatic warning to the leader of the Islamic Republic. What does the Iran nuclear deal entail? The Iran nuclear deal was an agreement between the Islamic Republic and a group of world powers aimed at scrapping the Middle Eastern country's nuclear weapons programme. The deal saw Iran agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium by 98 per cent. Enriched uranium is a critical component for making nuclear weapons and in nuclear power stations and by curbing the amount Iran produce is a way to curb the number of weapons produced. As part of the agreement, Iran also agreed to only enrich their uranium up to 3.67 per cent over the next 15 years and they agreed to reduce their gas centrifuges for 13 years. Gas … [Read more...] about What is the Iran nuclear deal, when was it agreed and which countries signed it?
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DONALD Trump has said that he will announce his decision whether the US will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal tomorrow, May 8. Whatever his decision it will impact around the world. What happens if the US pulls out? Trump repeatedly has threatened to withdraw from the deal, which he has called “ridiculous” as well as “insane” and earlier set a May 12 deadline for deciding whether to pull out. If the US does pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was brokered by seven parties and signed in 2015, it would place everyone in uncharted territory. While has made no secret of his dislike of the deal he has also said he was willing to work to improve the arrangement. He has particularly objected the accord’s sunset clause, which allows Iran to resume part of its nuclear programme after 2025. Under the terms of the deal, the US has issued waivers to longstanding sanctions imposed long before Trump came to office that have sought to … [Read more...] about What happens if Donald Trump pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal and what did Boris Johnson say?
FOX hunting with dogs has been outlawed since legislation was passed by the Labour government in 2004. But it hit the headlines again after PM Theresa May said she would allow a free vote on repealing the ban if she won the 2017 General Election. What is the latest on the issue? Is fox hunting illegal in the UK? Fox hunting with dogs was banned in 2004 amid complaints by animal welfare campaigners who argued it caused suffering to wild animals chased and killed by hounds. But the ban - which forbids the use of dogs to hunt foxes and other wild mammals in England and Wales - did not end traditional hunts. Many hunts now follow a scent trail instead of a fox, or work around loopholes in the law. And while hunting with foxes is banned - you can use dogs to "flush" out the fox so it can be caught by a bird of prey. What did Theresa May said about fox hunting? While campaigning for the 2017 General Election, May said she was in favour of hunting and a vote "would allow Parliament the … [Read more...] about What is the fox hunting ban, is it illegal in the UK and could the ban on hunting with dogs be repealed?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 4, 2018, 1:17 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The nerve agent latest, the gender pay gap and two teenagers dying on the streets of London lead many of the papers on Wednesday. The Times leads with the frosty relationship between Britain and Russia in light of the Salisbury nerve agent attack – adding there are fears about the strength of the “international coalition” against Moscow after it could not be confirmed the substance came from Russia. Gender is top of the agenda at the Daily Telegraph, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying figures about the pay gap make “uncomfortable reading”, adding the issue is a “burning injustice”. The Guardian is one of many papers to feature the picture of Tanesha Melbourne – a 17-year-old shot dead in Tottenham – while the paper also covers the revelation from the Defence … [Read more...] about What the papers say – April 4
Weather warnings continue to dominate the news agenda on Tuesday as a cold snap dubbed “the Beast from the East” hits the UK. The Sun reports that Britain was already in “meltdown” before the first snow had even fallen, branding it the “Great British Flake Off”. The paper says “doom-laden” warnings about the impending snowfall had triggered panic buying and travel chaos. The i reports that more travel disruption is expected over the coming days, with drivers urged to only make essential journeys. And the Daily Express says forecasters are warning Storm Emma will bring the coldest blast in 27 years. The Daily Star also leads on the weather, lamenting that Britain had already ground to a “pathetic” halt as the big freeze hit trains, planes, roads and shops. Rail firms also come under fire, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that they had been accused of benefiting from transport chaos sparked by the weather. The … [Read more...] about What the papers say – February 27