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Brexit supporters list demands for 'divorce bill' talks

Brexit supporters list demands for 'divorce bill' talks

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Leading Brexit supporters have urged the prime minister not to settle the UK's "divorce bill" unless the EU agrees to a series of conditions.The Leave Means Leave group, which includes ex-cabinet ministers, says Brussels must end the European Court of Justice's jurisdiction over the UK.It also wants freedom of movement to the UK for EU citizens to stop when Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019.Theresa May is to hold more meetings next week on the terms of the UK exit.The UK is hoping to move on to talking about trade but the EU will only do this when it deems "sufficient progress" has been made on three areas - the so-called divorce bill, the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit and the Irish border.The prime minister has said discussions were continuing over the amount the UK wil...
Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader

Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader

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Spain's Prime Minister Rajoy says he has asked Catalan leader to confirm whether or not he has declared independenceThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - World
McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care

Health
Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial status of its private-sector health care program after the agency said it could face another budget shortfall as soon as December. The Associated Press reported this week that the VA had acknowledged its Veterans Choice program could run out of money by year's end despite receiving $ 2.1 billion in emergency funding just last month. Another shortfall could forcethe VA to limit referrals to outside doctors, causing delays in medical care for hundreds of thousands of veterans. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he wants to know specifically when the VA expects Choice to run out of money. McCain cites AP's report, which ...
Qatar is given a further 48 hours to meet Gulf demands

Qatar is given a further 48 hours to meet Gulf demands

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Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, by 48 hours.The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group's 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired on Sunday.The Gulf state, which denies funding extremism, is expected to submit a formal response later. It has called the demands an "affront to international law".Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani arrived in Kuwait on Monday to deliver a formal response in a letter, according to Al Jazeera. The letter is from the emir of Qatar to the emir of Kuwait, who is the main mediator in the Gulf crisis. In a statement released shortly beforehand, lawyers for Qatar denounced the demands and ...
Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

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Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera.They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base - all within 10 days.Qatar, which sought to raise its profile in recent years, denies funding terrorism and fostering instability. It has been subjected to more than two weeks of unprecedented diplomatic and economic sanctions, in the worst political crisis among Gulf countries in decades. Qatar crisis deepens as Gulf allies dig inWhy Qatar is the focus of terrorism claimsFive surprising facts about QatarThere was no immediate response from Qatar but Foreign Minister Sheikh Mo...