Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders on Friday called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the funding for strategic […]

Trudeau rules out France-style burkini ban in Canada

Trudeau rules out France-style burkini ban in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday defended individual rights and freedoms while touting cultural diversity and tolerance when asked about a controversy swirling in France over a burkini ban. “We should be past tolerance in Canada,” Trudeau told reporters after meeting with his ministers to plan the government’s legislative agenda. Some lawmakers in Canada’s […]

Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

French President François Hollande threatened Thursday to sack Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, who has hinted at a bid for the presidency, unless he respects the “solidarity” of the government. “In a government, there cannot be any personal initiatives and even less presidential ones,” Hollande said in a TV interview to mark the Bastille Day national […]

Bangladesh Cricket Board rules out using a neutral venue for upcoming England tour

Bangladesh Cricket Board rules out using a neutral venue for upcoming England tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has ruled out using a neutral venue for their home series against England, should the visiting team cancel their tour of the south Asian country. Concerns have been raised over the security of the tour in the wake of the attack on a Dhaka restaurant that left 20 dead on July […]