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britain, france to sign new immigration treaty during macron visit


the treaty will “complement” but not replace the 2003 le touquet border agreement, which has drawn criticism in france after calais became a hub for migrants and refugees on their way to britain, just 33km across the english channelparis: france and britain will sign a new immigration treaty at a summit between president emmanuel macron and prime minister theresa may in britain on thursday, french officials said.the treaty will “complement” but not replace the 2003 le touquet border agreement, which has drawn criticism in france after the town of calais became a hub for migrants and refugees on their way to britain, just 33km (20 miles) across the english channel.france wants britain to provide more money and resources to tackle the migrant flows and has suggested that the le touqu...






yvette cooper blasts britain's track record on refugees as france talks tough on


britain must honour its agreement to bring hundreds of unaccompanied child refugees to britain, having “dragged its feet”, a senior mp said, as france urges britain to do more to deal with migrants living rough in calais.emmanuel macron is urging theresa may to take in more migrants from among those who have gathered around the calais camp, as they meet to discuss the le touquet treaty, a british-french agreement that allows both countries to operate border control in the other.as macron visits britain today, france is also reportedly urging the creation of a joint task force to process asylum applications, as well as pay more towards security at the port.it comes after criticism of the british government for taking too few migrants with processes that are too slow and leave many with...






pressed by france, britain agrees to do more to stop migrants in calais


paris — british prime minister theresa may offered france an additional $62 million on thursday to strengthen migrant security at the french border, a calculated move likely to earn britain some leverage in brexit negotiations.although the agenda for the one-day meeting in england between may and french president emmanuel macron ranged from defense to sports — and included macron’s decision to lend britain the renowned bayeux tapestry — migration was the issue of the day, with the two leaders agreeing to supplement an existing border treaty with british resources for a problem that largely occurs on french soil.[france’s epic bayeux tapestry is headed to britain, in a loan for the ages]“on the common border in calais, we have seen the shortcomings of the current situation. it??...






pressed by france, britain agrees to do more to stop migrants in calais


paris — british prime minister theresa may offered france an additional $62 million on thursday to strengthen migrant security at the french border, a calculated move likely to earn britain some leverage in brexit negotiations.although the agenda for the one-day bilateral meeting between may and french president emmanuel macron ranged from defense to sports — and included macron’s decision to lend britain the renowned bayeux tapestry — migration was the issue of the day, with the two leaders agreeing to supplement an existing border treaty with british resources for a problem that largely occurs on french soil.[france’s epic bayeux tapestry is headed to britain, in a loan for the ages]“on the common border in calais, we have seen the shortcomings of the current situation. it’...






after 950 years, france to lend bayeux tapestry to britain


the 70-metre long tapestry, whose precise origins are obscure, is currently on display in bayeux, normandya section from the bayeux tapestry. french officials are considering loaning the historic 70-meter-long bayeux tapestry to britain for the first time in 950 years.paris/london: france will lend britain the bayeux tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how william the conqueror came to invade england in 1066, an official at the presidential elysee palace in paris said on wednesday.the announcement, a day before french president emmanuel macron is due to visit britain for talks with prime minister theresa may, was greeted with enthusiasm in britain where the tapestry has powerful historical resonance.“this is huge. this is an extraordinary diplomatic outreach by the ..






syria chemical attack: uk, france, us demand action


britain, france and the united states on tuesday presented a draft resolution to the un security council condemning the suspected chemical attack in syria and demanding a full investigation.the text, obtained by afp, called on the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (opcw) to report quickly on the findings of its fact-finding mission on the attack that killed at least 58 civilians including children in a rebel-held town in idlib province.the measure was circulated to the 15 council members on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by france and britain to discuss the attack carried out in the early hours on tuesday in the town of khan sheikhun.britain, france and the united states are pushing for a vote on the draft text during the meeting on wednesday, but it remained






syria chemical attack: uk, france, us demand action


britain, france and the united states on tuesday presented a draft resolution to the un security council condemning the suspected chemical attack in syria and demanding a full investigation.the text, obtained by afp, called on the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (opcw) to report quickly on the findings of its fact-finding mission on the attack that killed at least 58 civilians including children in a rebel-held town in idlib province.the measure was circulated to the 15 council members on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by france and britain to discuss the attack carried out in the early hours on tuesday in the town of khan sheikhun.britain, france and the united states are pushing for a vote on the draft text during the meeting on wednesday, but it remained






frenchwoman on trial for helping lover sneak into britain


lille, france: a former supporter of france’s anti-immigration national front went on trial tuesday for helping her iranian refugee lover sneak across the channel to britain.beatrice huret faces up 10 years in jail if convicted of helping mokhtar — whom she met while volunteering at the since-demolished “jungle” migrant camp in calais — slip out of france under cover of night, on a rickety boat.the 44-year-old is one of several people around france who have been charged with illegally assisting migrants in recent months. while none have been imprisoned, a farmer was recently hit with a €3,000 (dh12,439 or $3,300) fine.arriving at the courthouse in the town of boulogne-sur-mer, near calais, she said she hoped the trial would help others “understand what i did and why i did it






davis cup: dan evans beats julien benneteau to salvage pride for great britain a


by: ap | rouen | updated: april 9, 2017 8:32 pm dan evans’ win was the only saving grace for great britain as they crashed out of the davis cup. (source: reuters)dan evans salvaged some pride by thrashing julien benneteau 6-1, 6-2 as britain reduced france’s lead to 3-1 in their davis cup quarterfinal on sunday.with france safely through to the semifinals after winning saturday’s doubles for an unassailable 3-0 lead, france captain yannick noah rested 17th-ranked lucas pouille and replaced him with benneteau.benneteau, who played in saturday’s doubles triumph, struggled to compete against evans in a one-sided match lasting just 43 minutes. the 35-year-old benneteau, ranked 113, dropped his serve five times and failed to force a breakpoint chance against the 44th-ranked evans.j...






kylie minogue gets royal nod from prince philip


london: she's been australia's unofficial cultural ambassador in london for decades – now kylie minogue's success as britain's favourite aussie has been acknowledged with a royal nod.on tuesday, the 48-year-old pop princess was "received" by the duke of edinburgh in the white drawing room at windsor castle and presented with the britain-australia society award for 2016.britain to protect gibraltar 'all the way'video duration01:37previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:30australia's pop princess kylie gets royal ...australia's pop princess kylie gets royal treatmentprince philip, duke of edinburgh, honoured kylie minogue with the britain-australia society award for 2016. vision courtesy seven sunrise. britain to protect gibraltar 'all the way'video duration01:37video duration...






davis cup: jeremy chardy beats kyle edmund to give france 4-1 win vs great brita


by: ap | rouen | updated: april 9, 2017 9:54 pm dan evans’ win was the only saving grace for great britain as they crashed out of the davis cup. (source: reuters)jeremy chardy beat kyle edmund 6-4, 6-4 in reverse singles to give france a comprehensive 4-1 win against britain in their davis cup quarterfinal on sunday. both players had seven aces on indoor clay at the kindarea in rouen. chardy dropped his serve once and broke edmund three times.earlier, dan evans salvaged some pride by thrashing julien benneteau 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth rubber to make it 3-1.with france safely through to the semifinals after winning saturday’s doubles for an unassailable 3-0 lead, france captain yannick noah rested 17th-ranked lucas pouille and replaced him with benneteau.benneteau, who played in satu...






sultan azlan shah cup: australia down britain to consolidate position


by: pti | ipoh | published:may 3, 2017 9:52 pm australia have already placed one foot in the final of sultan azlan shah cup (source: ap)matt dawson’s penalty corner conversion in the 52nd minute clinched defending champions australia a 2-1 victory over great britain, virtually placing them in the final of the 26th sultan azlan shah cup, in ipoh.dawson’s goal broke the deadlock after australia had opened the scoring with a field goal from trent mitton in the 44th minute, only for great britain to equalise through mark gleghorne in the 51st.nine-time winners of the sultan azlan shah cup, australia stay atop the standings ladder with 10 points in four matches. australia have already placed one foot in the final.it would take a series of dramatic results, including world champions aus...






france backs britain over russian role in attack


france on thursday agreed with britain that russia was behind a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in england, president emmanuel macron’s office said in a statement, and said a united european and transatlantic response was needed.“since the beginning of the week, the united kingdom has kept france closely informed of the evidence gathered by british investigators and evidence of russia’s responsibility in the attack,” macron’s office said in a statement issued after a phone call between macron and prime minister theresa may.“france agrees with the united kingdom that there is no other plausible explanation and reiterates its solidarity with its ally.”in contrast to german chancellor angela merkel and u.s. president donald trump, who assured may they were taking her government?...






sultan azlan shah cup: australia coast to big win, great britain overcome resurg


by: pti | ipoh | published:april 30, 2017 9:20 pm australia, the defending champions here, coasted to a 6-1 victory over hosts malaysia. (source: file)world champions australia and great britain posted contrasting victories in the 26th azlan shah cup hockey tournament. australia, the defending champions, coasted to a 6-1 victory over hosts malaysia, who were denied a goal on video review, while the britons had to defend stoutly to prevail 5-3 over a resurgent japan, whose young team is being prepared for the 2020 olympic games.japan, the hosts, will get to play in the olympics in 2020 after a long gap.both australia and great britain now have four points from two outings each, just like india, who earlier in the day blanked new zealand 3-0 in their second outing of the tourna...






france expects uk to pay up, take more refugees to keep border — official


paris: france expects britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the french side of the channel, a french government official said.britain’s border was extended into france under a 2003 bilateral treaty known as the le touquet accord. but a migration crisis and the brexit vote to leave the european union (eu) have made the arrangement an increasing source of friction.the deal will be on the table on thursday when president emmanuel macron holds talks with british prime minister theresa may at a anglo-french summit in southern england.asked if concrete announcements are expected at the talks, the source said: “yes. but is it all finalised? absolutely not.” france’s interior minister gerard collomb, who has taken t...






why is past continuous wrong in this sentence?


i have spoken english for 50 years and i can say authoritatively that the idiomatic way to express what appears to be the meaning, that he happened to be a resident of france at some particular time in the past, ishe was living in france when...imagine it were some other verb, "he was eating his lunch when..." "he was wearing a jacket when..."the only reason to use simple past would be to imply some causal connection:he lived in france until she met him; they quickly married and returned to britain.he lived in france during the summer, and returned to tuscany when the weather got cold.even in those sentences, you could say "he was living.""living in france" is almost a phrasal adjective. comparehe was very young when she met him.he was polite when she met him.your teacher is mistak...






i made a mistake not to follow fabio aru


stage 5: vittel to la planche des belles filles, 160.5kmwhat was i thinking when fabio aru attacked with 2.2 kilometres to go in the first mountain finish of this tour de france on wednesday before he went on to win the stage?australia a boycotts tour of south africa video duration00:20previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:34tour de france: froome takes yellow jerseytour de france: froome takes yellow jerseydefending champion chris froome finished third in stage five of the tour de france, to take the yellow jersey from team sky team-mate geraint thomas.australia a boycotts tour of south africa video duration00:20video duration00:20australia a boycotts tour of south africa australia a boycotts tour of south africa players will boycott the australia a cricket tour of south africa over a






britain follows australia's lead on plain packaging for tobacco


britain has introduced tough new rules which mean cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain green packets and feature prominent, graphic health warnings. public health experts in britain have long advocated for tighter controls on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products, often citing the decline in australia's smoking rate as proof that plain packaging works.  australia has had the backing of the world health organisation to introduce plain packaging. photo: department of healtha study by the department of health found that as a result of the plain packaging laws, there were 108,228 fewer smokers in australia in the period between december 2012 and september 2015. even after controlling for a range of variables, including excise tax increases, and socio-demograp...






downer urges britain to continue leading western alliance


"for once, russia has learnt that the western alliance really does have some backbone and it is britain, not america, which on this occasion has led that alliance."congratulations on a job well done," he said.australia expelled two russian spies, sparking an extraordinary face-off between the russian ambassador to australia grigory logvinov and foreign affairs minister julie bishop in canberra.downer said the western world needed to show more confidence in confronting global challenges than it had in recent years, including standing up for democratic political systems and values.he said the five eyes intelligence-sharing network between australia, the us, britain, new zealand and canada had begun expanding its remit, collaborating on counter-terrorism and defence.he said nato's work in...






yannick noah not underestimating britain in andy murray’s absence


by: ap | rouen | published:april 6, 2017 10:19 pm andy murray is nursing an elbow injury. (source: ap)france captain yannick noah isn’t expecting an easy weekend against britain just because andy murray is not playing in the davis cup quarterfinals.the top-ranked murray was britain’s leader when the country won the trophy two years ago, but the three-time grand slam champion is nursing an elbow injury.in the absence of murray, who is also a two-time olympic champion, the 44th-ranked daniel evans and no. 47 kyle edmund will line up for britain against france on friday at the kindarena on indoor clay in rouen.“all that i keep hearing is that we are favorites, and that because andy murray’s not here we’re going to win,” noah said after thursday’s draw. “i keep trying to t...






syria chemical attack: britain, france, us present un draft resolution


by: afp | united nations | published:april 5, 2017 8:00 am syria chemical attack: a man carries the body of a dead child after what gas attack in the town of khan sheikhoun in rebel-held idlib, syria. (source: reuters)britain, france and the united states have presented a draft resolution to the un security council condemning the suspected chemical attack in syria and demanding a full investigation. the text, obtained by afp, called on the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (opcw) to report quickly on the findings of its fact-finding mission on the attack that killed at least 58 civilians including children in a rebel-held town in idlib province.the measure was circulated to the 15 council members on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by france and britain to ...






china’s cgn says brexit to pose challenges in nuclear cooperation


by: reuters | beijing | published:april 28, 2017 12:35 pmgreat britain’s decision to withdraw from the european union will bring uncertainties to nuclear cooperation among britain, china and france, an executive at china’s cgn power co ltd said on friday.cgn senior vice president zheng dongshan said at an industry event that britain’s decision to withdraw from the european regulatory body as part of brexit would pose challenges, noting that the uk’s regulatory environment would be very different from both france and china with regard to safety.for all the latest world news, download indian express app now






australia's critical role in fighting weapons of influence


when australia’s prime minister malcolm turnbull said late last year that “foreign intelligence services are engaged in covert influence and interference on an unprecedented scale”, he was speaking not only for australia but also for allies such as britain.it’s clear that one of the most profound yet insidious threats to democracy now comes from authoritarian states engaging in subversive activities in and against our nations. the building in st petersburg where russian trolls worked to interfere in the 2016 us election. photo: api discussed this with your minister of foreign affairs, julie bishop, who’s visiting britain this week. it was great to see her, and your australia house team, which represents your country so well here. we discussed, among other things, some of the...






socceroos to face france, peru and denmark in tough draw


the socceroos will begin their 2018 world cup campaign with a glamour tie against france, after they were handed a pretty tough group in the early hours of saturday morning.  tim cahill celebrates after the socceroos' qualified for the world cup. photo: aapafter iran were drawn alongside portugal and spain, immediate fears of australia once again being drawn into the 'group of death' were washed away.but they will face one of the world's best teams in france, as well as peru and denmark, both of whom easily brushed aside their opponents in the play-off round of qualifying. australia's last game against france came in preparation for the 2014 world cup, with les bleus handing the socceroos a 6-0 drubbing, which alongside a loss to brazil by the same scoreline, was the catalyst f...






don't let brexit acrimony aid china, alexander downer warns the uk and eu


london: alexander downer, australia's high commissioner to britain, has warned the eu that it must take into account the role britain can play in upholding the western rules-based global order, saying it is in no-one's interests for the talks to break down in acrimony. delivering the menzies lecture to the menzies centre for australian studies at the king's college in london, mr downer said blame would be apportioned to both sides if britain and the eu's post-brexit relationship was anything but harmonious.  alexander downer said it won't be in the interests of the western world if brexit negotiations break down in acrimony. he said one of the ways australia views britain's vote to leave the european union was in the "geo-politics of the times"."what is the greatest singl...






france and australia unite in new "relationship of confidence"


france has pledged to unite with australia in a "relationship of confidence" as the two nations move to cement the $50 billion submarine deal.french foreign minister jean-marc ayrault was in melbourne on friday for talks with australia's julie bishop, where the two signed a wide-ranging agreement, including a promise to finalise "the exchange and protection of classified information". jean-marc ayrault, french minister of foreign affairs, met with australia's julie bishop in melbourne on friday. photo: johannes simonfrance was acutely embarrassed last year by the leak of thousands of pages of sensitive submarine documents by the same french shipbuilder selected to australia's next fleet, which also led to calls for an inquiry in australia.although the leak related to scorpen...






kylie minogue gets royal nod from prince philip


london: she's been australia's unofficial cultural ambassador in london for decades – now kylie minogue's success as britain's favourite aussie has been acknowledged with a royal nod.on tuesday, the 48-year-old pop princess was "received" by the duke of edinburgh in the white drawing room at windsor castle and presented with the britain-australia society award for 2016. prince philip presents kylie minogue with the britain-australia society award. photo: apthe award recognises people who have made a big contribution to the relationship between the two countries – past recipients include barry humphries.lord carrington, president of the society, said minogue "personifies the best traits of australians and britons – warm, amiable, easy-going, talented and industrious"."th...






davis cup: david goffin sends belgium into semi-final against australia


by: reuters | london | updated: april 9, 2017 10:38 pm david goffin defeated italy’s paolo lorenzi in charleroi. (source: reuters)david goffin sent belgium into the their second davis cup semi-final in three years on sunday with a decisive victory over italy’s paolo lorenzi in charleroi.goffin’s 6-3 6-3 6-2 triumph in front of a boisterous home crowd gave belgium a 3-1 lead and sent them into a home semi-final against australia who also wrapped up victory over the united states thanks to nick kyrgios’s defeat of sam querrey.france sealed victory over britain on saturday and will face novak djokovic’s serbia who also saw off spain in two days.belgium, beaten by britain in the 2015 final, had been one point away from beating italy on saturday only for joris de loore and rubens...






france’s hollande criticises britain over child refugees


the scrapping of the so-called “dubs agreement” by britain’s conservative government has sparked criticism from opposition mps in london and led to anger in franceparis: french president francois hollande called tuesday on britain to “accept its responsibility” to take in stranded under-age migrants stuck in france who wish to join up with family in the uk.the issue has been a constant irritant between the two countries, made worse by britain’s decision this month to end an arrangement to take in up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors from europe.the scrapping of the so-called “dubs agreement” by britain’s conservative government has sparked criticism from opposition mps in london and led to anger in france.“france is playing its part in the european effort. we expect that our partners do the sa






join nafta and tpp after brexit britain urged


london: the uk is being urged to join the multilateral trade agreements being abandoned by us president donald trump and australia's high commissioner in london, alexander downer says australia would have no objection to britain joining the trans-pacific partnership trade deal.leading figures on global trade addressing the 2017 prosperity conference in westminster, said the uk should focus on joining existing trade agreements when britain leaves the eu, expected by march 31, 2019.  signatories to the tpp include australia, brunei, canada, chile, japan, malaysia, mexico, new zealand, peru, singapore and vietnam. since this 2015 photo the us has backed out. photo: suppliedthe conference coincided with reports from washington that the us may withdraw from north american free trade ...






davis cup: france set up serbia semi-final after doubles win


by: reuters | belgrade | updated: april 8, 2017 11:50 pm france will now take on serbia in the davis cup semi-finals. (source: reuters)france will meet serbia in the semi-finals of the davis cup after both finished off their last-eight ties inside two days on saturday but australia and belgium were made to sweat.serbia, who had been given a flying start by 12-times grand slam champion novak djokovic on friday on his comeback from an elbow injury, completed a 3-0 victory over spain in belgrade.a weakened france also proved too strong for a british team without andy murray in rouen as they too moved into an unassailable position at 3-0.the u.s. pair of jack sock and steve johnson kept their country’s hopes alive as they beat australia’s sam groth and john peers 3-6 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3 i...






india lose malaysia in a nerve-wracking encounter!


when india took on malaysia in the final round robin game of the sultan azlan shah cup, things could not be more well poised, india desperately needing a win by two or more goals to seal passage in the final. earlier, both australia and great britain had 10 points each after five matches played. australia with a goal difference of +7 while britain were +3. india on the other hand are +2. malaysia did show good defense early and india looked wanting and eventually lost the game 0-1.with india out of the championship race, they will now play for the bronze medal as they finished with seven points from five matches. india will tomorrow play new zealand in the play-off for the bronze medal, while the title encounter will be between defending champions australia and great britain.india v m...






britain sets an example with its human rights laws - counter-extremism policy mu


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britain, france renew call for assad to leave office after syria chemical attack


by: reuters | brussels | published:april 5, 2017 9:25 pm european union high representative federica mogherini, right, and un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs greg o’brien, left, address a media conference at an eu syria conference at the europa building in brussels on wednesday, april 5, 2017. (source: ap photo)britain and france on wednesday renewed their call for syrian president bashar al-assad to leave office, after a suspected chemical attack by damascus killed scores of people in a rebel-held area, eclipsing an international conference to promote peace. foreign ministers boris johnson of britain and jean-marc ayrault of france spoke during the international conference on syria, which the european union convened in brussels in a bid to shore up stalled peace...






britain’s original split from europe 430,000 years ago


londonthe separation of britain from europe, set in motion by prime minister theresa may last week, began a historic process but one not as abrupt as the first brexit. that was the catastrophic destruction of the land bridge that for 10 million years had joined britain physically to the continent.the bridge was a rock formation, about 30 kilometres wide, that ran from dover to calais and protruded several hundred kilometres into france and britain. it was made of chalk, as can be seen in the cross-section where it has been ripped away at the white cliffs of dover.after many years of work, starting with the underwater surveys made in preparation for digging the channel tunnel, geologists have at last assembled a picture of the mighty forces that tore the bridge away and gave britain its ide






no party can accept cash donation more than rs 2000/source


in a welcome move, the finance minister arun jaitley on february 1 presented the union budget 2017 and announced that the maximum donation that a party can accept as a cash donation is rs 2000. he added that political parties will be entitled to receive donations by cheque or in the digital mode from their donors.the finance minister announced this decision after observing that political parties continue to receive most funds through anonymous donations.it is for the first time in the history of india, both the union budget and the rail budget have been merged with the general budget. there will be no separate rail budget, this time! this decision to present the budget together was taken with the aim to complete the whole process before the end of this financial year.you may also likejaitl