Theresa May asks EU for Brexit delayIn his press conference, Don

the President of the European Council, made it clear that the EU would only

approve a delay to the Brexit process if the House of Commons approves the Withdra

wal Agreement signed by Theresa May last year. That suggests a third “meaningful vote” must be held in Parliament next week.

another vote. Earlier this week he ruled that the government could not hold repeated votes on the same issue without substantive changes.

The government will hope that Tusk’s statement will be sufficient to satisfy Bercow’s demand.

After that, there’s the question of persuading MPs to support the deal.

Theresa May lost her first meaningful vote by a historic margin of 230 in January, and lost her second last week by 149.

May faces an uphill challenge to pass the deal a third time – 75 MPs will have to change their mind

s. The Prime Minister will hope that the looming and clear threat of no deal will force opposition MPs to support her deal.

The trouble is, there’s a small group of hardcore Brexit-supporting MPs o

n her own side who would be happy to see the UK crash out without a deal – a clean bre

ak from the EU with no complications. Quite how she persuades them to get onside is unclear.

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Cyclone Idai: Fears for 500,000 people as 90% of Mozambiqu

  Fears are growing for more than 500,000 people in the Mozambique city of Beira, after a

id agency officials warned that 90% of the area had been “destroyed” by Cyclone Idai.

  The cyclone slammed into the southeast African country as a high-end Category 2 storm with 175 kph (110 mph winds) at midn

ight Thursday, causing widespread devastation, before moving inland into Zimbabwe and Malawi.

  In an address on national radio Monday, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi warned that while the official death toll

stood at 84, “everything indicates that we can have a record of more than 1,000 dead.”

  Nyusi described seeing “bodies floating” in the water after two rivers broke their banks “wiping out entire vil

lages ” and isolating others. “It’s a real humanitarian disaster of large proportions,” said Nyusi.

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These crayfish professionals have been signed up b

large catering enterprises, logistics companies and crayfish-trading markets, said Gong.

A staff member confirmed the news, saying that students are in high demand.

Crayfish cooking and nutrition majors were recruited as cooks, whi

le those studying catering management and marketing were mostly recruited for m

anagement positions – positions with an average monthly salary of over 10,000 yuan.

Given the good employment prospects, the school plans to this year expand its enrollment quot

a to 200 and offer new majors, including crayfish farming, to meet the industry’s changing demands.

When established in 2017, the school sparked considerable discussion and gained the nickname “crayfish school” bec

ause it was the country’s first vocational school to train talent specializing in crayfish.

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Kim, Trump end 2nd summit without deal in Hanoi, Vietnam

A gap remained between what the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) wanted and what the United States wanted, US President Donald Trump said

at a press conference on Thursday, explaining the no-deal end to his second summit with the DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump and Kim started the two-day summit Wednesday night with a brief one-on-one chat and a dinner and continu

ed their discussions the following day on concrete ways for peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The two leaders were originally scheduled to share events — a working lunch and a sig

ning ceremony for a possible joint statement — at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, but the

events were cancelled with no agreement reached, according to the White House.

After coming back to the J. W. Marriot Hotel, Trump told the press conference that Kim had a c

ertain vision which was not exactly the same as his, though their visions got “much closer” than they were a year ago.

“We have to walk… There is a gap,” Trump said.

There are no comments available from the DPRK for now.

Beijing said on Thursday it hopes dialogue between Pyongyang and Wash

ington will continue after the two sides failed to reach an agreement at their summit in Vietnam.

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Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, chairman of the Chinese Gener

Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, said he believes the blueprint will demonstrate ho

w to achieve mutual development without vicious competition among the participating cities.

He also noted that Hong Kong enjoys an advantage in attracting international talent and providing world-class pro

fessional services. That’s what Hong Kong can contribute to the development of the Greater Bay Area, Choi remarked.

Choi’s chamber is one of the leading business chambers in H

ong Kong, with nearly 6,000 members from business and trade circles.

Zhang Mingjie, a professor at the Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong U

niversity of Science and Technology, expressed high expectations for the out

line, saying it would open the door to brighter prospects for Hong Kong’s scientific and technological development.

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