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Spain, UK hold first talks on Brexit’s fallout in Gibraltar

“Britain and Spain say they have held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how Britain’s future departure from the European Union could apply to Gibraltar” reports foxbusiness.com. The British Foreign Office said the “informal meeting” was “productive” and that Gibraltar authorities had been involved in setting it up and were briefed on it.The EU’s guidelines on negotiations for Britain’s future relationship with the bloc granted Spain veto rights over the issue of Gibraltar, the tiny outcrop at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula that London…

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Elderly alcoholism can be prevented; know the signs | Opinion

“The development of informal roles associated with their employment can prevent alcoholism from developing in elderly alcohol abusers” writes Kevin Synnott for sun-sentinel.com. Providing elderly alcohol abusers in category one with this information can help prevent alcoholism from developing by interrupting the drinking pattern that leads to alcoholism.With the help of professionals and family members, elderly abusers can interrupt drinking patterns by developing informal roles that replace work roles and avoid the devastating illness of alcoholism.Retirement is a trigger for the elderly alcohol abusers in category three. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Trump adviser Stephen Miller could expand White House role, but talks remain informal

“Inside the White House, he has built a close bond with the president, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon” writes Robert Costa Is for washingtonpost.com. Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to President Trump who is known for his hard-line views on immigration policy and his fiery exchanges with reporters, could expand his portfolio to include communications, two White House officials said Saturday.But with Trump in Bedminster, N.J., on vacation and new White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly settling into…

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Japan ‘poised to begin informal trade talks with UK’

“Japan is poised to begin informal trade talks with the UK to secure a swift trade deal after Brexit” writes Szu Ping Chan for telegraph.co.uk. Japan and the EU began a new era of cooperation in the early Nineties and launched free trade talks in 2013. The Nikkei claimed “the Japanese and British governments will prepare [informal] talks behind the scenes” in the coming months.Japan is currently locked in long-running negotiations with the EU to secure a trade deal.Mr Abe said over the weekend that he would aim to reach…

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President’s daughter to become White House employee instead of informal adviser

“Following criticism from ethics experts, Ivanka Trump will become an official government employee, working as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House, alongside her husband” writes Amber Jamieson for theguardian.com. For purposes of the conflict of interest statute, I believe she is a government employee.” Now Ivanka Trump has responded to such criticism by taking on a formal role.Several attorneys and government watchdog leaders last week wrote a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn asking him to reconsider his approval of Ivanka Trump serving her father…

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