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Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Image copyright EPA Bob Dylan’s failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is “impolite and arrogant”, according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has […]

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Image copyright Getty Images The Russian ambassador to the UK has accused the British government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at its embassy in London. Alexander Yakovenko said the embassy was “shrinking” and questioned whether the UK wanted “an adequate Russian diplomatic presence”. He also criticised the prime minister and foreign secretary […]

Herbert Kilpin: Plaque for Nottingham-born AC Milan founder

Herbert Kilpin: Plaque for Nottingham-born AC Milan founder

Image copyright GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Herbert Kilpin’s image still appears on AC Milan flags and banners A plaque is set to be unveiled in memory of the Englishman credited with founding Italian football giants AC Milan. Herbert Kilpin, from Nottingham, went to work in Italy in the 1890s and later established the Milan […]

European Parliament head tries to save EU-Canada trade talks

Media captionChrystia Freeland says the EU is “not capable” of an international trade agreement The European Parliament president has called for emergency meetings to try to save a free trade deal with Canada. Martin Schulz asked for separate talks with Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Paul Magnette, the head of Wallonia in Belgium, which […]

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Image copyright Getty Images The Russian ambassador to the UK has accused the British government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at its embassy in London. Alexander Yakovenko said the embassy was “shrinking” and questioned whether the UK wanted “an adequate Russian diplomatic presence”. He also criticised the prime minister and foreign secretary […]

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Image copyright PA Image caption The operation to dismantle the camp is expected to last one week France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in the port of Calais on Monday morning, officials say. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee centres […]

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Media captionChrystia Freeland says the EU is “not capable” of an international trade agreement A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million opposes it. An emotional Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland left the talks in Brussels, saying the […]

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Image copyright PA Image caption The operation to dismantle the camp is expected to last one week France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in the port of Calais on Monday morning, officials say. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee centres […]

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption European nations were still hoping to sign a deal A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million opposes it. An emotional Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland left the talks in Brussels, saying the […]

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Image copyright PA Image caption The operation to dismantle the camp is expected to last one week France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in the port of Calais on Monday morning, officials say. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee centres […]