Trump heads to Mexico before immigration speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to meet Mexico’s President ahead of a much-anticipated speech which will apparently clarify his position on immigration.

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and here’s your other option…

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more from less…

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It’s Transfer Deadline Day.

Apple facing huge EU tax bill

UPDATE:

EARLIER: The Irish government is in line for a windfall, potentially in the billions of Euros – and will appeal against it. EU competition authorities will on Tuesday rule against Apple for “improperly-designed” tax arrangements covering alleged improper state aid for their activities in Ireland.  While Apple will likely appeal, the Irish government is set to do the same, saying its low corporate tax regime has helped it attract multinational companies, who now make up one in ten of all workers in the country.

Meanwhile..

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Finally, RIP and thank you, Gene Wilder…

 

Border row flares ahead of French elections

With elections in France looming next Spring, immigration is again emerging as a potential political flashpoint, particularly in the context of a post-Brexit Britain. Former – and wannabe future – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as well as local French politicians, are arguing that the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais should be moved across the Channel to Britain.

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and, putting some more flesh on the Brexit bones, it appears Britain wants mostly wealthy, white, english-speakers, thanks… (although times have changed with #3)

and, er, careful about #1…

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Turkish police attacked near Syrian border

Developing: Several people are reported dead and many injured in a large explosion, thought to be the result of a car bomb attack, at a police building in the town of Cizre in south-eastern Turkey, near the border with Syria. 

Reuters reports that the “state-run Anadolu Agency blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has been involved in almost daily clashes in the region since last July, when a ceasefire between it and the government collapsed.”

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and in stories without people throwing things at other people…

And in the US election,

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The Americas’ longest war is over

After years of negotiations, the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebel group agreed to a truce, potentially ending their 52-year conflict, the continent’s longest.

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Meanwhile, in a parallel universe…

Meanwhile, in good news about “big government”…

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The draw for the group stage of the Champions League takes place this evening.

Follow live here.

 

 

 

Earthquake rocks central Italy

At least ten people are dead after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy, southeast of the city of Perugia in the Umbria region. Shocks were also felt in Rome, where buildings shook “for 20 seconds”, local media reported.

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bad luck overall, though…

 

Obama visits Louisiana flood area

President Obama will on Tuesday visit areas in Louisiana affected by the recent flooding, amid criticisms that he waited a week to do so. The floods killed at least 13 people and caused mass evacuations.

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In today’s episode of the pantomime that is the Labour leadership contest…

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