Brexit — UK Heading for No Deal Unless it Keeps Promises

A no-deal Brexit looms for the UK unless its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, sticks to the very promises that he made while securing the withdrawal agreement, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier has warnedBarnier accused the Prime Minister of seemingly trying to take an about turn from the written agreement in the political declaration that was arrived at and signed between the UK and the European Commission.

Russian Prosecutor Asking 18 Years Maxim Security Prison Term for Paul Whelan, Was He a Spy or Black Market Contractor?

A Prosecutor investigating the case of a former US Navy officer accused of spying in Russia has requested 18 years in a maximum-security prison for the defendant, Paul Whelan. The trial wrapped up on May 25, 2020. It is expected that the verdict of the marine, who was detained in Moscow 17 months ago, will be announced by the court in June after final submissions.

Boris Johnson Honors Doctors After Brush with Death

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that, while battling the coronavirus infection, doctors were prepared to announce his death when he ended up in the intensive care unit. Johnson, who remains very thankful to the health care providers that attended to him at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, said that he was furnished with “liters and liters of oxygen” to keep him alive.

Coronavirus and the Statutory Residence Test

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting everyone’s life in one way or the other. Whether it’s personally, psychologically, or professionally, the current crisis is definitely one of the most challenging times for each one of us. With all the restrictions and travel bans in place, tax is definitely not everyone’s top preference these days. However, some foreign nationals attentively plan the total number of days they spend in the country in each tax year to avoid getting the title of the UK tax resident.

Coronavirus: Italy, Other Countries, Begin Reopening

Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, announced that he would relax the regulations imposed in the country seven weeks ago against the new coronavirus. The country reported 260 deaths on Sunday, the lowest number of deaths per day since mid-March. Mr. Conte said he would loosen regulations from May 4 and allow a small number of people wearing masks to visit relatives.

Race to Mars – Who Will Be the Winner?

Currently, there is is a space race. Earlier this month NASA announced space exploration agenda. NASA plans to build a mobile habitable platform. The platform will accommodate voyages lasting up to 45 days.

It is expected the lunar base should become a springboard for the preparation of the landing on Mars. It will not only become a springboard for the study of the celestial body itself, but also for the development of technologies that ensure maximum autonomy of the base. Thus, specialists will have to create and perfect methods for obtaining water, oxygen and fuel from local resources. In addition, astronauts will have the opportunity to test advanced robotics.

Coronavirus: UK Commits to Vaccine Trials, More PPE

British Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Tuesday that clinical trials of a new coronavirus vaccine, developed by Oxford University in the UK, will start on Thursday. The government says it is “committing” to promoting vaccine development. At a regular meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Hancock explained that “the best way to destroy a new virus” is a vaccine.

Coronavirus: UK to Support Africa CDC Efforts Against Pandemic

The UK will donate €2.26 million to respond to the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus in Africa, through a donation to the African Union Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC). The amount, allocated to Africa CDC by the Wellcome Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, aims to support the response of African countries to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: 888 New Deaths Push British Butcher’s Bill to 15,464

The UK announced 888 deaths in hospitals in the last 24 hours on Saturday from the new coronavirus, bringing the total number to 15,464 deaths. The figure represents a slight increase compared to the 847 deaths announced on Friday by the Ministry of Health. At 09:00 hours on Saturday, 357,023 people had undergone contagion tests, and 114,217 had tested positive.

Fake News Alert – New Russia and China Propaganda Campaign Blaming UK for Coronavirus Design

In reaction to the coronavirus quarantines, Canada and the US are implementing emergency funds to help with large numbers of unemployment. The quarantine continues in the most US states and in Canada. As of April 6th there are 1.3 million cases and over 74,000 deaths around the world. In the US nearly 400,000 are infected. The states that have the largest numbers of infected are New York. Louisiana and Michigan.

Coronavirus: UK Ordered Millions of Defective Tests from China

The British government ordered millions of coronavirus antibody tests from China, but none of them were good enough. That was the assessment of Professor John Newton, a senior scientist and the head of the National Health Service (NHS). The report poured a pitcher of cold water on a government strategy for mass testing of the population, which was designed so the UK could gradually abandon home confinement.

Coronavirus: Over 1,000 Dead in UK, Russia Seals Borders, Finland Blockades Capital

The United Kingdom has so far recorded more than 1,000 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic. This represents an increase of 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per an official report. The official number of the dead in the UK due to the coronavirus is now at 1,019, and the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the disease is 17,089.

UK Immigration System and Work Permits Per BREXIT – Detailed Point Based System Explained

On February 19th, UK unveiled its new points based immigration system. The system is very similar to the current Canadian immigration system. The post-Brexit period will end by the end of 2020.

The new system will come into effect on January 1, 2021. This will mean controlled border access points. Unskilled labor by foreign nationals will be absolute banned. It would also mean that former Soviet Baltic republic nationals will no longer have access to such jobs. It would add additional poverty to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Even though they get aid and funding for being NATO strategic locations. It would hit their economy, due to an immediate decrease in spending.

What Brexit Supporters Expect after Leaving the European Union

After a series of lengthy debates at the European Union level, and in the British House of Commons, a whole series of votes and early elections, Brexit is now in its transition period, which will last another eleven months. On the night of January 31, the treaty came into effect, and Britain exited the E.U. as a member state. There is a lot of discussion and speculation about the changes to expect, and the possible adverse effects. But what advantages do Brexit supporters see?

Elizabeth II Okays Harry & Meghan’s Decision to Leave Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II gave her blessing to the decision of Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to step aside from their duties as high representatives of the monarchy and to lead an independent life. That’s according to a statement issued on Monday, after a family reunion convened to solve the crisis caused after the couple announced that they wished to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

Germany Expells 2 Russian Diplomats – How Will Kremlin Retaliate?

Germany expelled two Russian diplomats due to the murder of  Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a 40-year-old who fought against Russia in the Second Chechen War and allegedly had links with Georgian intelligence. Khangoshvili and his family made an asylum claim in Germany in 2016, under their new identities secured in Georgia. His asylum was denied in 2017 and it was under appeal at the time of his murder.

What is the Geopolitical Future of France?

French President Emanuel Macron has not been a strong leader. France is experiencing a negative pattern and the next election will be held in 2022. France reached its zenith in global influence in 1812. Napoleon Bonaparte became the Emperor of France in 1804. The title was created for Napoleon to preserve the appearance of the French Republic and show that after the French Revolution, the feudal system was abandoned and a nation state was created.

“You? Really?” Zarif Blasts EU in Tuesday Tweetstorm

In rеѕроnѕе tо a ѕtаtеmеnt bу thе Eurореаn Unіоn, urging Iran to stick to their commitments under the Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foreign Minister ассuѕеd France, Britain, and Germany оf fаіlіng tо соmрlу wіth their оblіgаtіоnѕMоhаmmаd Jаvаd Zаrіf ассuѕеd them оf “kіllіng tіmе,” аnd оf fаіlіng tо meet thеіr оblіgаtіоnѕ undеr thе ѕо-саllеd nuсlеаr dеаl.

39 Dead in Essex Were Chinese, Officials Say

The 39 dead bodies that were found in a truck on Wednesday in an industrial estate near London were Chinese nationals, according to police, as reported by several local and international media. “We have since confirmed that eight of the deceased are women and 31 are men and all are believed to be Chinese nationals,” police said in a statement on Thursday. There was also one teenager among them.