• Row over EU’s ‘colony’ footnote signals mounting frustration with Spain

    Row over EU’s ‘colony’ footnote signals mounting frustration with Spain

    • February 20, 2019

    The European Parliament has knocked back Spanish demands to include a footnote describing Gibraltar as a “colony” in proposed legislation on visa-free travel after Brexit, signalling mounting frustration over Madrid’s efforts to exploit Brexit for its own ends. Spain had secured the reluctant support of its remaining 26 EU partners to include the footnote when

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  • EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants

    EU border guard chief says ‘no burning crisis’ over migrants

    • February 20, 2019

    By Lorne Cook, Associated Press The European Union faces “no burning crisis” right now over migrant arrivals but more people from Africa are trying to enter Europe through Spain from Morocco, the head of the EU’s border and coast guard agency has said. The EU has been plunged into a severe political crisis due to

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  • First ever female three-star commander in UK military ‘incredibly proud’

    First ever female three-star commander in UK military ‘incredibly proud’

    • February 20, 2019

    By Georgina Stubbs, Press Association The first ever female three-star commander has said she is “incredibly proud” to become the most senior woman in the UK armed forces. Promoted to the rank of Air Marshal, Sue Gray, a Royal Air Force engineer, will take up the role of director general of the Defence Safety Authority

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  • 52% of young adults look for work-life balance in job, UK survey finds

    52% of young adults look for work-life balance in job, UK survey finds

    • February 20, 2019

    By Nina Massey, Press Association Education Correspondent The majority of young people in the UK feel a work-life balance is the most important factor in choosing a job after the salary. A survey of 18 to 25-year-olds across France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the UK was conducted ahead of the World Innovation Summit for Education

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  • May heads to Brussels seeking Brexit backstop guarantees

    May heads to Brussels seeking Brexit backstop guarantees

    • February 20, 2019

    By David Hughes, Press Association Chief Political Correspondent Theresa May will return to Brussels to seek the legal assurances on the Brexit backstop she believes will be enough to secure Parliamentary approval for her deal. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the key to getting a deal approved by MPs was securing changes which would allow

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  • Red Sea discovery offers hope for world’s coral reefs

    Red Sea discovery offers hope for world’s coral reefs

    • February 20, 2019

    By Associated Press Reporters Scientists in Israel hope a discovery could offer a rare glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs. As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows more grim, scientists in Israel have found that the corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the

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