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Londoners react to Trump’s ban

Londoners react to Trump’s ban

Politics, Uncategorized
The decision to ban the entry of citizens from seven Islamic-majority nations into the US by President Donald Trump has caused anger within PM Theresa May's party. Although Ms May was the first foreign premier to secure a visit to the White House, the PM was criticised for failing to condemn the ban during her meeting with Trump. The Independent had also highlighted the insignificance of Ms May's visit who failed to make frontpage headlines in the US. The Prime Minister had recently returned from a two-day visit to the US. Iraqi-born Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi was vocal about the decision: I'm a British citizen & so proud to have been welcomed to this country. Sad to hear I'll be banned from the USA based on my country of birth — Nadhim Zahawi (@nadhimzahawi) January 28
Anti #MUSLIMBAN protest to be held at Downing Street

Anti #MUSLIMBAN protest to be held at Downing Street

#breakingnews, International, News, Politics
London anti-Trump protesters have an 'emergency' appointment at 6 pm tonight in front of Downing Street. Protesters are called to show their anger following PM Theresa May's invitation to Donald Trump. The demonstration has been initiated by left-wing activist and politician Owen Jones. After the immigration ban imposed by Donald Trump, several protests were conducted across the world. Trump imposed a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US. The ban is termed as a 'Muslim Ban' and has created an uproar on twitter with its trending tag - #MUSLIMBAN. But what does this mean for the people of Britain? Are people with dual nationalities going to be banned from entering the US?  An emergency protest is to be held outside Downing Street and across the UK tonight at 6
Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

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An online petition to stop Donald Trump’s state visit  has been widely shared and reached over a million signatures over the past few days. The signatures started increasing rapidly after the US President's travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries came into effect over the weekend. On average, the petition is currently getting more than 600 signatures every minute. via GIPHY Prime Minister Theresa May announced the visit on her recent US trip, hours before the ban was signed. The petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” In London, young people who signed the pet
After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

International, News, Opinion, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
“The 'Jungle' smelled of freshly baked bread and CS gas. I could not breathe and went down. An Afghan who was running in the same direction grabbed me and supported me to the back garden where there was a bit of air”, says Chiara Lauvergnac, one of the activists in Paris from London. In the final days of the Calais Jungle demolition, over 10,000 refugees were ordered to relocate in one week by riot police squads armed with flashballs, gas grenades, rubber bullets, automatic rifles, water cannons, armoured vehicles, truncheons and gas spray bottles. “Usually the camp got gassed towards the end of the day - you could climb the hill to try escape the gas clouds and watch the sunset from there, with gas grenades falling all around,” she continued. After the destruction of the camp, she says
Humanitarian tragedies amid Al-Assad forces control most of Aleppo

Humanitarian tragedies amid Al-Assad forces control most of Aleppo

News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Al-Assad regime forces announced its control over more than 90% of Aleppo. Al-Assad regime considered the battle of Aleppo is about to end after controlling more than 90 percent of the City’s eastern parts controlled by the opposition. "we are just moments away from victory.” A senior military source told AFP. Supporters of Al-Assad regime in the western part of Aleppo gathered on Monday evening celebrating the victory. They chanted in support of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army. Syrian state television showed hundreds of civilians, most of them are women and children, escorted by Al-Assad regime forces. It showed them walking under rain while carrying their bags and children in a way surrounded by destroyed buildings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMRbD_
EU signs historic deal with Cuba after decades-long split

EU signs historic deal with Cuba after decades-long split

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The European Union and Cuba have signed a political deal to normalize ties after a decades-long period of being blocked by human rights due to the revolutionary icon Fidel Castro. The accord was signed on Monday by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini along with representatives from EU member states, and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Cuba has appeared to improve its human rights record which has resulted in the EU ministers’ decision to drop a policy in place since 1996, leading Cuba to get closer links with the bloc. Mogherini said she was “very encouraged” by dialogue with Havana on human rights and the accord would help foster Cuba’s modernization both socially and politically. She also offered condolences on Castro’s death and told reporter
Direct democracy as a gamble: Colombia’s President admits he shouldn’t have held a referendum to vote on the Peace Deal.

Direct democracy as a gamble: Colombia’s President admits he shouldn’t have held a referendum to vote on the Peace Deal.

News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
“I learnt the lesson” said Juan Manuel Santos, when he reflected on the plebiscite in which the first peace agreement between the Government and FARC was rejected two months ago. Mr. Santos, who is visiting Sweden after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo last Saturday, admitted today in the Swedish Parliament that he shouldn’t have called a Referendum. As it happened to David Cameron last June with the Brexit Referendum, Colombia’s President said that he held it because it was a promise, then for him, it was the “right” thing to do. “I learnt the lesson. You shouldn’t hold a Referendum to vote on something you don’t need to.” Colombia’s President said at a seminar in Stockholm with members of the Parliament’s Commission of Foreign Affairs. The reflection recalls the shocking
Southern Rail strikes: everything you need to know

Southern Rail strikes: everything you need to know

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LATEST UPDATE: “Customers are advised that stations will be incredibly busy” From tomorrow onwards, there will be several reductions on Southern Rail services, as well as those on London underground and overground which are expected to be busier due to the strike. From 13-16 December, passengers will experience "no Southern Rail service" and were told to expect decreased train services on the Circle and Hammersmith, City, and Piccadilly lines.  The company has advised passengers to avoid travelling at peak times and pan journeys in advanced. During the first three days of the strikes, passengers have experienced massive and according to BBC report, only 50% of the Southern services were available for service. Southern has reported that the former planned date for the strike on
UK tougher plans to cut half of international students

UK tougher plans to cut half of international students

#breakingnews, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Student
The Home Office is considering a plan nearly to halve international student visas. The impact has already been seen, leading to the refusal of some good overseas applicants for spurious reasons. There have already been plans for immigration control, according to senior university sources. One of the options is to cut the current number of international students from 300,000 to 170,000 a year. This possible cutback could then slash more than two thirds of overseas students. At the Conservative party conference in October, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, announced a crackdown on overseas students and work visas. This includes tougher visa rules for “lower quality” universities and courses. But the move has been causing dismay in universities. Vice-chancellors say some students
The Casey Review: Can the report teach us anything new about our schools?

The Casey Review: Can the report teach us anything new about our schools?

Politics, ReportingWeek2
To the rest of the world, being British is defined by loving tea and having an unrivaled ability to queue. But recently, the term ‘British values’ has been used as a means to overcome growing racial segregation in the UK. Last week, the publication of the Casey Review saw the government come under criticism for its failure to promote social integration. During a year-long investigation, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron, Dame Louise Casey discovered that the lack of racial integration is still a big problem in British schools. As of January 2016, 31.4 per cent of primary and 27.9 per cent secondary pupils are from ethnic minorities. However, 50 per cent of these students are attending schools where ethnic minorities are the majority. These figures suggest that the