More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM May delivers Brexit with full autonomy: BBC

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (Ben Stansall/AFP)
Updated 21 February 2018
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More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM May delivers Brexit with full autonomy: BBC

LONDON: More than 60 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have signed a letter demanding that she deliver a Brexit that ensures “full regulatory autonomy” for Britain after it leaves in March 2019, the BBC reported.
May, whose government and party is divided over Brexit, has just eight months to strike a withdrawal deal with the EU but insists Britain will leave at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019.
The 62 Conservative lawmakers signed a letter from the European Research Group that gave suggestions to May including ensuring that Britain is free to negotiate and sign trade deals with other countries as soon as it leaves the EU.
The EU has repeated asked May to clarify how she sees Britain’s future relationship with the EU after Brexit, though she is wary of setting out too many details because her party is so divided over the issue.


Grenade attack caused blast at rally for Ethiopian prime minister: chief of staff

Updated 35 min 16 sec ago
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Grenade attack caused blast at rally for Ethiopian prime minister: chief of staff

  • Unidentified assailants launched a grenade attack at a political rally in support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital on Saturday
  • There were several people killed in the blast

ADDIS ABABA: Unidentified assailants launched a grenade attack at a political rally in support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital on Saturday that killed several people, the premier’s chief of staff said.
“Some whose heart is filled with hate attempted a grenade attack. HE PM Abiy is safe. All the casualties are martyrs of love & peace. HE PM sends his condolences to the victims. The perpetrators will be brought to justice,” Fitsum Arega said on his Twitter account.
He did not identify any suspects behind the attack.

This video posted on Twitter appears to capture the moment the blast happened: