BBC news with Neil Nunes.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has had another inconclusive meeting in Brussels on securing better terms for Britain’s pledged departure from the European Union. Mrs. May and the European Union Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said their talks had been constructive and they would seek to speak again before the end of the month. She went to Brussels hours after three MPs quitted the governing Conservatives in protests at her handling of Brexit.
The French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce new measures to tackle anti-Semitism. There’s been a recent upsurge in incidents, including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.
Bangladesh says the case of Shamima Bagum who fled London to join Islamic State in Syria four years ago is entirely a matter for the British government. The 19-year-old has been stripped of her British citizenship. She’s thought to be entitled to Bangladesh citizenship but says she’s never even visited the country.
Brazil’s government plans to introduce a minimum retirement age of 65 for man and 62 for woman. It says the new pension rules would save more than 300 billion dollars in ten years. The opposition argues that this would penalize the poorest and benefit private pension funds.
The former President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila has sought to assert his political influence by ordering leaders of his alliance to sign a pledge of loyalty to him. Mr. Kabila handed over power nearly a month ago to Felix Tshisekedi who won the disputed presidential election.
A case had been filed in Pakistan against the actor, singer and model Fawad Khan for allegedly refusing to let her young daughter be vaccinated against polio. Pakistan recently launched a mass vaccination drive targeting about 40 million children.
That’s the latest BBC news.