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The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney attends a press conference at the Bank of England in London on February 25, 2019. – Britain and the United agreed Monday to maintain how multi-trillion dollar financial transactions are carried out between the two countries after Brexit, aiming to avoid market uncertainty when the UK leaves the EU. The UK and US carry out trades of derivatives — securities whose value is based on an asset such as currencies, stocks and commodities — worth a combined $2.4 trillion daily, Bank of England governor Mark Carney told a press conference in London. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor / POOL / AFP)

Bank of England: EU to be worst hit by no-Brexit

The Bank of England declared Britain’s financial system to be ready for the volatility that would be unleashed by a no-deal Brexit, but households and companies in the rest of Europe might face disruption.
Cardiff City’s English manager Neil Warnock walks on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 29, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Neil Warnock: Cardiff will deal with Sala fee ‘in the right way’

Manager Neil Warnock said Thursday he is confident that Cardiff will deal with the payment issue over late Argentine striker Emiliano Sala “in the right way”, admitting the matter could have been better handled.
Fans FC Nantes honor missing Sala with fireworks and banners

Nantes fined over use of flares in Sala tributes

Nantes were fined a total of 21,000 euros ($23,800) by the French league’s disciplinary committee on Wednesday after supporters set off flares during tributes for the late Emiliano Sala.
Labour MPs want Chris Grayling to resign after controversial deal collapsed [Jack Taylor-Getty]

Brexit: MPs call for UK minister to resign over ferry fiasco

British MPs have called for the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to resign or be sacked after a controversial contract awarded to a ferry firm with no ships was cancelled.
David Ibbotson

Family tries to revive search for Emiliano Sala plane pilot

The family of the pilot of the small plane that crashed over the Channel while flying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala to Britain has launched a fundraising campaign to find his remains.
A handout video footage still image released by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) shows the rear left side of the fuselage, including part of the aircraft registration, identified as part of the wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft that disappeared two weeks ago carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson lying on the seabed under the English Channel. – British investigators on February 4 said they had spotted a body in underwater images of the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson that disappeared in the Channel two weeks ago. (Photo by HO / AAIB / AFP) /

Body recovered from wreck of Sala plane – UK investigators

British investigators on Wednesday said they had recovered a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel.
Emiliano Sala

Investigators recover body from wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane

British investigators on Wednesday said they had recovered a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel.
Horacio Sala

Emiliano Sala’s dad breaks down after discovery of plane

Emiliano Sala’s father has spoken of his anguish and disbelief after wreckage of the plane carrying the missing Cardiff City footballer son was discovered in the English Channel.
(FILES) This file photo taken on August 25, 2018 shows Nantes’ Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on August 25, 2018. – Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala was on board of a missing plane that vanished from radar off Alderney in the Channel Islands according to French police sources on January 22, 2019. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

Privately-funded search for missing Emiliano Sala plane to begin on Sunday

The privately-funded search for the missing plane carrying Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala will begin on Sunday, conditions permitting, the scientist leading the mission said on Saturday.
Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside the UK Parliament as MPs debated.

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.
British navy ship

Britain calls in navy over migrants crossing Channel in dinghies

A British navy ship was patrolling the Channel on Friday in response to a wave of mostly Iranian asylum seekers risking the crossing from France in dinghies.
Demonstrators wearing Yellow Vests (Gilets jaunes) block the entrance of Reims, northern France during a protest against the rising of the fuel and oil prices. AFP

France’s ‘yellow vests’ block borders ahead of Christmas

Three days from Christmas, French “yellow vests” turned out in small numbers for a sixth Saturday of protests in cities and border points as a fatal road accident brought the death toll to 10 since the movement began last month.
Two of the five were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued just offshore about 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the port of Calais, they said. Photo- Wikipedia

French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel

Five migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England in a small inflatable boat were picked up Saturday off the north coast of France, local authorities said.
Michel Barnier hands over the 585 page Withdrawal Agreement to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, who chairs meetings of EU member states. EMMANUEL DUNAND-AFP

EU ministers agree terms of Brexit divorce

European ministers signed off on Britain’s draft divorce deal yesterday as they launched a “painful” final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties.
Warren East

Warren East: Theresa May’s Brexit deal better than no deal

Politicians must get behind a “practical plan” for Brexit, the boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce has said.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike: Some PDP presidential aspirants are APC moles

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday, alleged that many presidential aspirants of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were moles planted in the party by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Minister: HSBC, Economists’ predictions are fake, psychological warfare

The Federal Government called the prediction by two British based institutions, HSBC and the Economists over the 2019 elections fake and a psychological warfare against the administration’ anti-corruption policies.
Prime Minister Theresa May

UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish details Thursday of her long-awaited Brexit plan to restart talks with the EU, after facing down a revolt by eurosceptic ministers that could still unseat her.

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