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is deep into its most crucial week since the last one.
On Thursday, Theresa May travels to Brussels to
meet with the remaining 27 EU leaders, where she is expected to request an extension to Article 50, the legal process by which Britain is leaving the EU. If the
EU27 agree, as they probably will, Brexit will be delayed beyond the current deadline of March 29. Lea ving aside the gravity of this epic failure of British Brexit policy, the key question is how long will the delay last?
two likely options. The first is a short delay, which Downing Street said on Wedne sday it would request. This would give the UK government a little more time to get its Withdrawal Agr
rough Parliament, perhaps sweetened with some changes to the accompanying political declaration. Or, the EU could offer May a much longer extension, possibly lasting years, to give to the UK more breathing space in which to u
ntangle its Brexit mess. The EU says it would only grant a longer delay if there was a good reason for doing so.
Park, is near to Cathedral Square, where children were taking part in a global protest to raise awareness for climate change.
”If your child was attending the climate ch
ange protest in Cathedral Square and you want to check if they are in the Civic O ffices, please call the Council Contact Centre on 03-941-8999,” Christchurch City Council said.
rch is a coastal city of around 400,000 residents. It is the third most populous city in New Zealand behind Auckland and Wellington. It has an agricultural economy.
In 2010 and 2011 the city suffered a series of dev
astating earthquakes, with the most destructi ve at 6.3 magnitude, which killed nearly 200 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.
Just 1% o
f New Zealand‘s population of almost 5 million are Muslim, according to government statistics, less than 50,000 people in 2013. Journalist Chris Lynch, a radio host on New Zealand station ZB Radio, told CNN that o
ne of the shootings had occurred at “the biggest mosque in all of Christchurch.”
He described Christchurch as a “very peaceful city” that is still getting over the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit in 2011.
dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”
Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu provinc
e, said this year’s session was busy and substantial. “I got up early and got to sleep late to read more material so as to im
prove my proposals,” he said. “The meeting
was over, but Chairman Wang has given us man y assignments. I will do more surveys and study this year and bring better proposals next year.”
ihao and Wang Kaihao contributed to this story. hina’s poverty relief battle is the world’s biggest and toughest. Over the last 30-plus ye
ars, China has made determined and innovative
efforts to reduce poverty and remarkable achievements have been witnessed. In this exclusive interview, an episode of China Daily’s two sessions special coverage answe
ring questions put forward by media outlets from more than 20 countries, Lei Ming, dean of the Insti
tute of Poverty Research, Peking University, shares his view on the ways of the toughest poverty-relief battle.
plant business owner Lee Won-jeong in 2017 bought the site from Kim, but kept him on as manager. Lee is based in Busan, in the south of the country, and claims he was unaware of the problems at the site.
Lee says that after the sale, Kim deposited
more than 80 times the amount of g arbage permitted at the site, including household waste, construction materials, and discarded polymer.
The manager of the site had a permit to dump 2,0
00 tons of waste, the site holds more than 80 times that now. As the trash mountain decomposed, gas built up under the surface. In December last year, fires began to appear.
Lee says that when he learned of Kim’s misco
nduct he fired him. Kim has since disappeared and CNN was unable to reach him for comment. Kwon Hyun-soo, the Uiseong county environmental supervisor, says local authorities ar
e using their own resources to tackle the trash but the
flaming mountain is too big for them to resolve. ”The waste is mostly from outside of our region. It’s too much for us to take care of the issue at the local level,” says Kwon.