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French priest takes his own life in church after abuse claims

French priest takes his own life in church after abuse claims 22 October 2018 Image copyright Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Image caption Father Fumery is the second French priest to take his own life in a month A French priest has taken his own life in his church after being accused of sexual misconduct, officials say.
Pierre-Yves Fumery hanged himself in his presbytery in the central town of Gien, Catholic authorities said.
Last week he was questioned by police, but not charged, following allegation..

Student granted UK visa after media uproar

Student granted UK visa after media uproar By Anna Holligan BBC News, Amsterdam 22 October 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Nadza Dzinalija Image caption Nadza Dzinalija said she was sure her visa had been approved because of media coverage The UK has granted a visa to a student for an academic conference after a media storm over what lawyers said was a “far-fetched” and “absurd” case.
Two Amsterdam University students – originally from Bosnia and Turkey – had their applications rejecte..

Britain could be banned from changing its clocks in autumn post Brexit

Britain could be banned from changing its clocks in autumn and spring after Brexit negotiators tie country to Brussels plan to end ‘daylight saving’New EU rules could ban the UK from changing clocks in the autumn and spring Brussels is planning to end the practice of ‘daylight saving’ across the EUWould mean EU countries choosing to adopt permanent summer or winter time It is not due to come in until after Britain has left the EU next yearBy Jason Groves for the Daily Mail
Published: 20:03 EDT, 21 October 2018 | Updated: 05:35 EDT, 22 October 2018
New EU rules could ban the UK from changing its clocks in the autumn and spring, a report warns today.
Brussels is planning to end the practice of ‘daylight saving’ across the EU following claims that it is unpopular.
The move would mean EU countries having to choose to adopt permanent summer or winter time, leaving Belfast potentially having to decide whether to align itself with clocks in the Republic or the rest of the UK, peers warned..

French teen charged for pointing fake gun at teacher

French teen charged for pointing fake gun at teacher 21 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer addresses the media over the incident A French teenager has been charged with aggravated violence after video footage showed him pointing a fake gun at his teacher in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, prosecutors said on Sunday.
The incident was filmed and uploaded on to social media on Thursday by one of his high-school classmates.
The 15-year-old said it ..

Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal ‘truth’ on Saudi critic’s death

Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic's death 20 October 2018 Related TopicsJamal Khashoggi disappearance Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and deathTurkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.
“Turkey will never allow a c..

SIMON JENKINS: Dictators failed to unite Europe’s nations

Will Brussels EVER learn from 2,000 years of hubris and folly? SIMON JENKINS reveals how megalomaniacs have tried and failed to subjugate Europe's sovereign nations throughout its historyBy Simon Jenkins For The Daily Mail
Published: 20:41 EDT, 19 October 2018 | Updated: 12:12 EDT, 20 October 2018
On August 6, 1806, a herald in full regalia rode across Vienna to the city’s Jesuit church.
He climbed the tower, blew a silver trumpet and summoned the crowd to silence.
He then announced that the Holy Roman Empire was dead.
After a thousand years of existence, Europe’s oldest union was being wound up — courtesy of Napoleon. The crowd wept.
President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker, and French leader Napoleon, right. Today, Europe is wealthy, stable, mostly liberal and a magnet to the world’s migrants, rich and poor alike
Might it happen again? History tells us that whenever Europe tries to act in unison, it screws up.
The Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne left an em..

Philip Hammond plans to ‘go it alone’ in bid to tax internet giants

Philip Hammond plans to 'go it alone' in bid to tax internet giants as global action fails to materialiseChancellor frustrated with EU progress on internet giants paying fair share of taxPhillip Hammond will force big online companies to pay more money to Britain Britain’s high streets are being decimated by increasing business rates and costsBy Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 19:20 EDT, 19 October 2018 | Updated: 08:40 EDT, 20 October 2018
Phillip Hammond is planning to ‘go it alone’ and impose a tax on internet giants as the European Union drags its feet.
The Chancellor had hoped for international action to ensure technology firms pay their fair share of tax around the world.
But Treasury officials said he had become ‘deeply frustrated’ at delays in Brussels amid concerns in Luxembourg and Ireland over the impact of such a move on their economies.
The Chancellor, above, had hoped for international action to ensure technology firms pay their fair share of ta..

Brexit sees huge spike in Briton’s applying for German citizenship

Brexit spurs boom in applications for German passports from descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the NazisBeen 40-fold increase in special legal provision to apply for German citizenshipBritons whose relatives fled the Nazis can apply for citizenship under the rulingMany of those who have applied for German citizenship have Jewish heritage By Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
Published: 20:04 EDT, 19 October 2018 | Updated: 08:25 EDT, 20 October 2018
Huge numbers of Britons whose relatives fled the Nazis are applying for German citizenship so they can remain EU citizens after Brexit, official data has revealed.
The number of Britons applying for German passports using a special legal provision designed to make amends for Nazi-era persecutions has risen 40-fold since the Brexit referendum in 2016.
Berlin received just 43 applications in 2015 but that number has soared to 584 in 2016 – with nearly all of them after June 23. Last year that number rose to 1,667 requests.
The number of..

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 20 October 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBepiColombo left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America.Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
The joint endeavour, known as BepiColombo, left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America.
It will take the probes seven years to re..

Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling

Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling 19 October 2018 Related TopicsUS mid-terms 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The US government has charged a Russian woman for her role in a Kremlin-backed campaign to influence the US mid-term congressional elections next month.
The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, was revealed by the US Department of Justice on Friday.
It marks the first foreign meddling case in the forthcoming US elections.
Officials say she..

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