Brexit: Theresa May's offer to EU citizens 'falls short'

Brexit: Theresa May's offer to EU citizens 'falls short'

Image copyrightAFP Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. European Parliament Brexit chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and leaders of four of the parliament’s main groups say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers Europeans in the UK fewer rights than Britons in the EU, they say in a joint letter to newspapers. Mrs May has said about three million EU citizens would be allowed to stay. EU migrants who…

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Rio's Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

Rio's Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

Image copyrightAFP Image caption The old stone wharf is now inland, after successive land reclamation projects in RioA wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. The Valongo wharf operated for three centuries and became the biggest entry point for African slaves in Brazil. Its remains were discovered during renovation work for the 2016 Olympics. Brazil was the main destination for African slaves in the Americas. After the long…

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Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Image copyrightEPA Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta became president in 2013Kenya’s president has warned the country’s judiciary not to help the opposition throw the next election into disarray. The presidential poll will take place next month and Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking re-election. On Friday, after a case brought by the opposition, the High Court ordered the electoral commission not to print ballot papers. Mr Kenyatta insisted the election would go ahead as planned. “This kind of intimidation will not be allowed and the election date will not change,” he said. He…

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Mosul: Iraq PM to celebrate victory over IS in the city

Mosul: Iraq PM to celebrate victory over IS in the city

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIraqi PM Haider al-Abadi met Iraqi forces on his arrival in MosulIraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has visited Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their “victory” over IS in the city. Mr Abadi was there to announce the city’s full “liberation”, his office said in a statement. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake Mosul since 17 October last year. Islamic State militants seized it in June 2014 before taking much of Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland and proclaiming…

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Donald Trump: Time to work more constructively with Russia

Donald Trump: Time to work more constructively with Russia

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Mr Putin (L) and Mr Trump met on Friday in Germany and, among other things, spoke about Russia’s alleged interference in the US electionUS President Donald Trump says it is time to work “constructively” with Russia after his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. He tweeted that Mr Putin “vehemently denied” interfering in the US election at their first face-to-face encounter at the G20 on Friday. But Mr Trump’s position contrasts with some of his own senior officials. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley…

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