Claire Hanna, the pro-European Social Democratic and Labour MP for Belfast South, said: “The fact that this is being lauded as a big win sums up Brexit. The colour changes but the opportunity and potential has been restricted. In this case, blue will represent economic harm and limited horizons for the passport holder, and that is a crying shame.” … [Read more...] about Blue Brexit passports to be issued from next month
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One pound notes The £1 note was withdrawn from circulation in 1988 – the same year that British passports were changed to burgundy. The reason for withdrawing the notes was that they averaged a lifespan of only nine months – less if you accidentally put one in the washing machine – and coins would last for longer. However, with the new polymer-based notes introduced by the Bank of England and some banks in Scotland recently, a revamped £1 note could be viable again. … [Read more...] about Now we’re getting blue passports back, what else can Britain restore?
At a Politburo meeting chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday, the leadership said the epidemic's peak "has not yet arrived", and the situation in Hubei and Wuhan remains "grim and complex," according to state media. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases drop as foreign fears rise
The bipartisan group of Senators Lindsey Graham, Todd Young, Chris Van Hollen and Dick Durbin asked the State Department for information in 30 days about the number of political detainees in Kashmir, restrictions on the internet and cell phone service, and access for foreign diplomats, journalists and observers. … [Read more...] about Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due coronavirus restrictions, reopening the door to a market that is key for the economy. … [Read more...] about Australia reopens the door to some Chinese students after coronavirus ban