THERESA May’s flagship Brexit bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle after she avoided a backbench rebellion with an 11th-hour concession to pro-EU Tories. MPs voted by 319 to 303 to reject a House of Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that would have ensured the Commons would have the chance to block a “no deal” Brexit.
CHINA’s ambassador to India has made a desperate plea for better relations between the two countries, claiming they would not be able to “stand another Doklam”, a dispute between New Delhi and Beijing which threatened to escalate into a full blown conflict only a year ago.
DONALD Trump threw starbursts on a table while talking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, in a sign of growing tensions, a political scientist has claimed.
THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons is facing pressure to name the date of his departure from the chair, as tomorrow marks the day that he said would be the end of his role at the head of Parliament.
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new son Prince Louis will be christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on July 9, it was revealed yesterday. Louis Arthur Charles, who was born on April 23, will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
DONALD Trump and Vladimir Putin are planning talks that could cause dismay and alarm if they take place before the upcoming Nato summit in Brussels on July 11, it has been reported.
DONALD Trump is holding a campaign rally in Minnesota tonight and has already taken aim at US immigration laws, blasting them as the “weakest” and “most pathetic” anywhere in the world.
RUSSIA has warned the US of a “tough response” after President Donald Trump pledged to make America dominant in space and create a military “Space Force”.
INTERNATIONAL Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has declared the UK’s aid spending could be slashed if strict rules on what counts as foreign aid cannot be changed, sources have claimed.
DONALD Trump’s separation of immigrant children from their parents in the US was “deeply disturbing”, Theresa May said yesterday. The Prime Minister said that housing children in cages was “not the United Kingdom’s approach”, risking another rift with Mr Trump ahead of his visit to Britain next month.
NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been admitted to hospital in Auckland for the birth of her first child, four days past her due date.
THE ancestral home town of the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, has been named as Scotland’s best market town. Langholm, in Dumfriesshire, came top in a survey by Royal Mail to find Scotland’s best market town in which to live and work.
A hotelier is set to let diners get their revenge on the scourge of Scotland by putting midge burgers on the menu. David Keat, owner and manager of the Brander Lodge hotel and bistro near Oban in Argyll, came up with the idea while preparing a summer menu with his chefs.