Harry Styles, a “glam” volcano that melts teenagers

A “glam” volcano named Harry Styles has melted thousands of teenagers in Madrid. The most successful of the former members of One Direction have enjoyed today a concert in which he has presented his solo album before thousands of fans who succumb to the charisma and personal style of which he shows. After offering last Friday in Barcelona the first of the two concerts he had planned in Spain as part of the Live On Tour, Styles confirmed tonight that his music also raises passions on Madrid’s soil: the public -mostly adolescents- He has received as if the end of the world were near. They have done it after more than half an hour of delay because the LED screens that announced the beginning of the concert have gone off abruptly twice, before the artist could appear on stage, wearing a black pinstripe suit.

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The Briton, who was the first of the five guys from One Direction to do a world tour, has come to the Wink Center with all the sold-out tickets to present his solo album, with which he soon savored success, since in the first week of his US debut (May 2017) reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 list. With “Only angel”, one of the loveliest songs of that album, the singer has begun his performance under the same semicircular LED screens that, after the mishap, have worked correctly. “You have a task today: to spend the best moment of your life”, warned Styles, who has been funny and very affectionate with his audience from start to finish. So much so, that he has repeated several times “I love you with all my heart”.

Thus, grateful and enthusiastic, the Briton has shared other songs from his new stage as a soloist, among which are “Woman”, “Ever since New York” or “Two Ghosts”, without forgetting his past in One Direction. The first song of his old band in sonar, “Stockholm Syndrome”, has put to jump to an exultant crowd that has clothed the musician in that and in the rest of songs. It has also left room for some versions that in his voice seem recently released, such as Just a Little bit of your heart “, by the American singer Ariana Grande, or” The Chain “, by the London band Fleetwood Mac.

One of the most unexpected moments was when the singer decided to cross the track to sing “Sweet creature” and “If I could fly” in the middle of the venue and with a Spanish flag covering the microphone. Then, with the melted adolescent hearts, Styles only needed to air the anthem of the night, a One Direction musical bomb that in 2011 played on all the radio stations: “What makes you beautiful”. During that theme, Styles, a well-known defender of LGBT rights, has waved two flags with the colors of the rainbow.

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At all times his strong charisma, his personal style -recently he has been appointed an ambassador of the firm Gucci- and a genuine sympathy have been present on the stage of the old Palace of Sports, where the young man has given innumerable smiles. At the end of the concert, few could doubt that the singer’s commitment to pop music with a “glam rock” that remind David Bowie is, at least, successful. That is the line that follows what is considered the best song of 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine, “Sing of the times”, which has sounded at the end of the evening with thousands of illuminated screens in the stands and the track.

For the brio of applause is not surprising that all the encores could seem scarce to the public and that two years after the farewell to the famous “boy band” there is a member who carries the name of One Direction flag. The last theme of the night, “Kiwi”, has once again shown the complicity that exists between the fans and the artist. The first ones have lived today one of the “moments of their life” and the second one can boast of a clear magnetism.

Tusk expects more actions from EU countries to Russia after the attack in Salisbury

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday he hopes that some European Union (EU) countries will take additional action against Russia in response to the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury, United Kingdom. of which the British Government accuses Moscow.

“I hope that a number of member states will take additional measures towards Russia on Monday, which means that it is not the end of the road,” Tusk told a news conference after the summit of leaders of the European Union held on Thursday and Friday. Brussels.

The EU yesterday expressed its support for the United Kingdom, noting that it is “highly probable” that Russia is responsible for the attack and that “there is no other plausible explanation” for it while deciding to call for consultations to its ambassador in Moscow.

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Asked about the number of countries that could decide national response measures against Russia, Tusk said he expects them to be “more than one, but not the whole group.”

As for possible additional actions by the European Union as a whole, the president of the European Council noted that “it is too early to say what the next possible step will be” and said that they should “wait for the results of the investigations” on the attack.

In this regard, he considered that the subject could be discussed again in April.

Both Tusk and the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, who appeared together, defended that the response adopted by the EU on Thursday “is unprecedented” and underscored the unity of the countries in their support for the United Kingdom.

The head of the Council stated that “it is very difficult to prepare and adapt the reaction to this type of behavior”, referring to the fact that a nerve agent was used in the attack.

“We have never had an opportunity to respond adequately because we are completely different from the perpetrators of this attack,” he said.

Tusk acknowledged that the Member States have different positions and “interests” when it comes to responding to Russia for its traditions or geographical situation, so “it is not easy to keep the Twenty-eight together.”

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“In this context, I appreciate the goodwill, determination and good political instincts of all my colleagues yesterday, I think it was the best reaction we were able to decide,” insisted the Polish politician.

For his part, Juncker said that, while countries are responding to Russia for this action, they are also willing to develop “better relations” with Moscow and have a “channel” open to discuss with that country.

Ireland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Denmark have all indicated that they are considering adopting additional measures against Moscow.

For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned today after the summit that there will be more “coordinated and proportionate” measures after the poisoning against an ex-spy in the United Kingdom and that they will be announced, “in the following days”.

Latvia, for its part, has reported that it plans to expel at least one Russian diplomat, while Greece and Italy are the most reluctant countries to take supplementary measures against Russia.

The new Government of Merkel, between the continuity and the new faces

The next Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government will be under the sign of continuity, repeating in its fourth term the formula of the grand coalition, although the headlines of the most important ministries change and include new faces.

In front of Foreign Affairs will be until now the head of Justice, Heiko Maas, social democrat and little known in the international sphere, while the position of Finance, with the rank of vice chancellor, will be occupied by his fellow Olaf Scholz.

They are the most prominent of the list of six ministers presented today in public by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Merkel and its twinned Union Social Christian (CSU) Bavarian designated their own in days before.

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Scholz, acting president of the SPD, and the head of his parliamentary group and predictably the next leader of the party, Andrea Nahles, made those names official a few days after the investiture session of the foreign minister, next Wednesday, March 14.

Scholz, until now prime minister of Hamburg, represents the most centrist line of the SPD; He was the Labor Minister in Merkel’s first term and the fact that now occupies Finance, a ministry that usually corresponds to the conservative bloc, was a concession to the Social Democrats in the harsh negotiation of the Government pact.

The designation of Maas for Foreign Affairs was taken for granted for weeks, but until yesterday his name did not jump to the media as the new head of German diplomacy.

The assignment of Foreign Affairs had resulted in a hard internal pulse, since both the outgoing minister, Sigmar Gabriel, and the former president and candidate of the SPD to the Foreign Ministry, Martin Schulz, had aspired to occupy the post in the next government.

Gabriel, who in the previous legislature was Minister of Economy and the Foreign Affairs, as well as Vice Chancellor, announced yesterday that he will not be part of the new Executive nor will he have relevant posts in the SPD, the party he presided over from 2009 to 2017.

Schulz, for his part, resigned to continue presiding over the party and to be the foreign minister a few days after reaching a coalition pact, amid strong internal tensions.

The struggle for Foreign Affairs has thus ended in favor of a third party, Maas, a politician who, as head of Justice, has stood out for the hardening of the laws against hate messages on the Internet, against racism and the extreme right.

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The most relevant of the remaining four ministries of the SPD is Trabajo, which will be held by his former secretary general of the Hubertus Heil party.

Both the SPD and the CDU – with six ministers each – have respected gender parity in their distribution, while the three ministries of the Bavarian CSU will be occupied by men.

Seven members of the Executive -including the Chancellor- will be women, compared to nine men, and their average age will be 51 years.

It will be the third major coalition led by Merkel, since only in its second term governed supported by another partner – the Liberal Party (FDP) – but at least in the allocation of positions there is a certain will to renew.

Among the ministries of the CDU of Merkel, only two will be occupied by politicians with experience as ministers: Ursula von der Leyen, who will repeat in Defense, and Peter Altmaier, who will go from the minister of the Chancellery to occupy Economy.

The rest are new additions and the most outstanding will be that of Jens Spahn, next Minister of Health, 37, a recognized homosexual and representative of the most right-wing and critical of the party towards the chancellor.

The vice-president of the CDU, Julia Klöckner, will also be premiering in Agriculture, who was considered for some time eternal candidate to succeed Merkel.

The CDU will not have any original minister from East Germany – the territory where the chancellor grew up – something that has already raised criticism in its ranks.

The only minister from that half of the country will be the Social Democrat Franziska Giffey, who at 39 years old will jump from the post of mayor of a troubled neighborhood in Berlin, Neuköln, to the Ministry of the Family.

Between the ministries of the CSU emphasizes the one of Interior, that will be for until now leader of the Bavarian formation and regional prime minister, Horst Seehofer, defender of the hard line in immigration policy and of the restrictions to the refugees.

Guilty the teenager who tried in a London subway car

A young man of Iraqi origin and coming from the English county of Surrey was today convicted of “attempted murder” by a British judge after having perpetrated a terrorist attack on a London subway car on September 15, which resulted in 30 wounded.

At a hearing held in the Old Bailey criminal court in the British capital, Judge Charles Haddon-Cave justified his verdict on Ahmed Hassan, 18, for the “overwhelming evidence” found against him.

The young man placed a homemade explosive inside a subway car, which detonated partially when he was at Parsons Green station, in the southwest of the British capital.

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“Ahmed Hassan, this jury from the Old Bailey Court has found you guilty of attempted murder based on overwhelming evidence,” the judge said at the hearing today, which will reveal next week what the sentence is.

As determined by the judicial process, the young man used the chemical component called TATP in order to cause an explosion that put lives in danger and ended with three dozen injured.

Hassan, who lived with a British host family and claims that his parents died in Iraq, manufactured the device and placed it in the car, in which 93 people were traveling at the time.

In a preliminary session held last January, the boy denied the charges against him.

The prosecutor Alison Morgan recalled that the homemade appliance, allegedly prepared by the defendant, partially exploded on September 15 of last year “just before 08.20 GMT”, shortly after the subway reached the aforementioned station.

The partial explosion of the improvised bomb created a huge fireball, which caused some people to be caught by the flames and suffer significant burns, in addition to entering a state of panic.

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Those people “were lucky because if the explosive had been detonated in its entirety, it is inevitable that it would have caused serious damage and injuries inside the car.”

“Those who were close (the bomb) could even have died,” said the prosecutor.

Apparently, the convicted perpetrator had gone down in the previous station of Putney Bridge and never intended to be himself injured, because he created a timer to make sure that (the bomb) was detonated in his absence.

In addition, inside the bucket in which he installed the explosive, Hassan placed shrapnel destined to cause, during the planned explosion, the maximum possible damage.

May says London enters “crucial moment” of “Brexit”

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain was entering a “turning point” in the “Brexit” talks and acknowledged the “complexity” of the talks it was facing with the European Union (EU).

Speaking in London on his position in relation to the next phase of the talks, May said the agreement to be reached with the EU “must respect the outcome of the referendum” in 2016, in which the British voted for “Brexit”, and showed confidence in getting a pact because it is of “interest” on both sides.

The conservative prime minister also stressed that the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the EU must find a solution to the problem of the border between the two Irish, one of the most difficult points of the talks.

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“Our withdrawal from the EU poses particular challenges for Northern Ireland and Ireland. We have joined the EU for 45 years. It is not surprising that our decision to leave causes anxiety and a desire to find solutions,” said May, who promised avoid a hard border between the two territories in order not to undermine the peace agreement in the British province.

In his long-awaited speech, May stressed that there should be “fair” and “open” competition in the new UK-EU trade relationship once Brexit has been consummated.

According to the Conservative leader, May said that this trading link should have an independent “mechanism” for arbitration while emphasizing the need for a permanent dialogue between the two parties and called for an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Justice in the United Kingdom.

The prime minister admitted today that in these negotiations, focusing on the transition period and the commercial link, “nobody will get everything they want” and acknowledged that there will be “ups and downs.”

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“As in all negotiations, there will be rough, but the aim is for the UK and the EU to remain bound by the many ties and values we have in common,” he said.

“It is my responsibility as prime minister to present leadership for our country at this crucial time,” the conservative policy statement said. “We are going to move forward calmly with patience with each one of the positions.

Finally, May set out five pillars that will guide the forthcoming negotiations: respect for the outcome of the EU’s June 2016 referendum, the new agreement between London and Brussels not to fail, for the pact to preserve jobs and security, which respects the Kingdom United Kingdom as a tolerant and modern country and that assures the unity of the United Kingdom.

China to bring water to desert through longest tunnel in the world

A 1,000-kilometer tunnel in China, which would become the longest in the world, will bring water from Tibet to the Taklimakan desert in Xinjiang if the project in which engineers work.

According to the South China Morning Post, the engineering work will transport water from the Bramaputra River to the Taklimakan desert, which covers an area of ​​270,000 square kilometers.

Once built, this tunnel will vastly outstrip the New York underground aqueduct, now the longest in the world, with 137 kilometers in length.

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In China, the tunnel that now holds the record is 85 kilometers long and is located in Liaoning province (on the border with North Korea), but last August the government started work on another tunnel that will measure 600km and will be completed in eight years, in Yunnan, in the south of the country.

The latter, wide enough to allow the movement of two high-speed trains and which will cross mountains thousands of meters above sea level, will serve as a test for the new technology, engineering methods and infrastructure needed for the future tunnel that will link Tibet and Xinjiang, according to the newspaper.

The Tibetan plateau prevents monsoon rain from reaching Xinjiang, isolated to the north by the Gobi desert and to the south by Taklimakan, leaving 90 percent of the region unfit for human life.

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The first time the possibility of pouring water from Tibet to Xinjiang was considered during the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, but never out of bounds because of the huge costs of the project, the challenge it poses for engineering, the potential impact potential protests from neighboring countries.

“The water pipeline project in Yunnan demonstrates brain, muscle and tools to build extremely long tunnels on hostile terrain,” which will give authorities confidence to approve the Xinjiang project, a Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher told the Chinese newspaper.

Both the Yunnan and Tibet highlands are prone to earthquakes and have many active tectonic failures.

Google bets on artificial intelligence against fears of domination

Experts from Google, one of the companies that bet more on the development of artificial intelligence, debated this Wednesday in China on the future of this technology that fascinates and terrifies the human being.

Researchers such as Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, one of Google’s leading artificial intelligence labs, or Jeff Dean, of the Google Brain subdivision, participate in a forum unheard of in the country, given the company’s complicated relationship with China, which blocks its popular search engine.

The conference message was one of optimism. Artificial intelligence, which is now experiencing a big boost thanks to companies like Google, Apple, as well as Chinese companies like Baidu or Tencent, will bring us benefits we still do not imagine, not the apocalyptic ideas of robots subjugating the man.

“New disease cures will be obtained through the ability of artificial intelligence to seek new medical properties,” predicted Google President Eric Schmidt, who stressed that the greatest impact of technology in the coming will be in medicine.

It is an ideal field for artificial brains to help humans, Schmidt pointed out in one of the presentations that linked a philosophical to a technological content, by trying to explain what are phenomena such as creativity and intuition, and how they can be extrapolated in processors.

“Fields such as chemistry or biology are still so complicated and with so much data that not even the most intelligent of the experts can read all the studies done. An artificial intelligence can do this, contributing ideas while the scientist rests,” explained Schmidt.

In short, Google dreams of “benign” artificial intelligence, such as Hollywood portrayed in such films as “AI: Artificial Intelligence” or “The Bicentennial Man.” In both, man-made robots are even capable of loving.

The hypothesis is the best of the vision of scientists like the British Stephen Hawking, who came to predict that artificial intelligence will destroy humanity.

“It’s important that the technology is developed ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of everyone,” said Hassabis, who heads one of Google’s top projects in the industry, Alpha Go, countering catastrophic predictions.

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AlphaGo is a technology by Google for the most complex mental game of mankind, Go. This week, also in Wuzhen, Google’s “robot” challenged and beat the world’s best player, Ke Jie, just 19 years old, for the first time.

According to Hassabis, the Go is just a launch pad to test artificial intelligence in one of the most demanding games of mental calculation ability – the number of possible moves exceeds that of atoms in the universe.

But it is not enough just to be good at calculating. Intuition is one of the most important parts of the game, and the challenge is a test for more transcendent technology goals in the future.

Among the possible applications that the AlphaGo system may have in the medium term, Hassabis cited projects for new materials, medicines or even education. He also left out the world of smartphone wizards, who have come to life thanks to software such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Artificial intelligence, forum participants pointed out, differs from preprogrammed programs by learning new things, evolving, and being able to cope with new problems from previous experience.

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Common examples in our day-to-day life were cited, such as the well-known Google translator, which, thanks to user evaluation, improved the way we translated many languages. Although still imperfect, the service has improved a lot since it was released.

According to Jeff Dean of Google Brain, the potential of artificial intelligence should not be a cause for concern, as this kind of technology always works to reach a concrete goal. So the myth of the robot that gains self-consciousness and decides to attack man is just that: just a myth.

“AlphaGo is creative, it generates new things, but it keeps the programmed goal of winning a game. I’m not afraid that artificial intelligence will develop its own goals,” he said.

Google bets on artificial intelligence against fears of domination

Experts from Google, one of the companies that bet more on the development of artificial intelligence, debated this Wednesday in China on the future of this technology that fascinates and terrifies the human being.

Researchers such as Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, one of Google’s leading artificial intelligence labs, or Jeff Dean, of the Google Brain subdivision, participate in a forum unheard of in the country, given the company’s complicated relationship with China, which blocks its popular search engine.

The conference message was one of optimism. Artificial intelligence, which is now experiencing a big boost thanks to companies like Google, Apple, as well as Chinese companies like Baidu or Tencent, will bring us benefits we still do not imagine, not the apocalyptic ideas of robots subjugating the man.

“New disease cures will be obtained through the ability of artificial intelligence to seek new medical properties,” predicted Google President Eric Schmidt, who stressed that the greatest impact of technology in the coming will be in medicine.

It is an ideal field for artificial brains to help humans, Schmidt pointed out in one of the presentations that linked a philosophical to a technological content, by trying to explain what are phenomena such as creativity and intuition, and how they can be extrapolated in processors.

“Fields such as chemistry or biology are still so complicated and with so much data that not even the most intelligent of the experts can read all the studies done. An artificial intelligence can do this, contributing ideas while the scientist rests,” explained Schmidt.

In short, Google dreams of “benign” artificial intelligence, such as Hollywood portrayed in such films as “AI: Artificial Intelligence” or “The Bicentennial Man.” In both, man-made robots are even capable of loving.

The hypothesis is the best of the vision of scientists like the British Stephen Hawking, who came to predict that artificial intelligence will destroy humanity.

“It’s important that the technology is developed ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of everyone,” said Hassabis, who heads one of Google’s top projects in the industry, Alpha Go, countering catastrophic predictions.

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AlphaGo is a technology by Google for the most complex mental game of mankind, Go. This week, also in Wuzhen, Google’s “robot” challenged and beat the world’s best player, Ke Jie, just 19 years old, for the first time.

According to Hassabis, the Go is just a launch pad to test artificial intelligence in one of the most demanding games of mental calculation ability – the number of possible moves exceeds that of atoms in the universe.

But it is not enough just to be good at calculating. Intuition is one of the most important parts of the game, and the challenge is a test for more transcendent technology goals in the future.

Among the possible applications that the AlphaGo system may have in the medium term, Hassabis cited projects for new materials, medicines or even education. He also left out the world of smartphone wizards, who have come to life thanks to software such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Artificial intelligence, forum participants pointed out, differs from preprogrammed programs by learning new things, evolving, and being able to cope with new problems from previous experience.

Related image

Common examples in our day-to-day life were cited, such as the well-known Google translator, which, thanks to user evaluation, improved the way we translated many languages. Although still imperfect, the service has improved a lot since it was released.

According to Jeff Dean of Google Brain, the potential of artificial intelligence should not be a cause for concern, as this kind of technology always works to reach a concrete goal. So the myth of the robot that gains self-consciousness and decides to attack man is just that: just a myth.

“AlphaGo is creative, it generates new things, but it keeps the programmed goal of winning a game. I’m not afraid that artificial intelligence will develop its own goals,” he said.

Identical twins are considered the most beautiful in the world

Leah Rose and Ava Marie are two identical twins who have revolutionized Instagram because of their great resemblance and great beauty. They are already considered the most beautiful twins in the world.

 

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Leah and Ava are the most beautiful twins in the world. They made themselves known in 2017 because their mother, Jaqi Clements, made an Instagram profile where she showed these beautiful girls, to which the users responded with hundreds of compliments. Now with 7 years, they have become a ‘little women’ that can even be worth to be models. Of course, something has not changed in them, they are still like two drops of water.

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Leah Rose and Ava Marie are identical twins who were born in California on July 7, 2010. From the first day, they attracted attention both for their excessive resemblance and for their beauty. And even more so when her mother decided to post photos of both on Instagram.

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On July 7, 2017, to celebrate ten years, her mother posted the first photo of her little ones on Instagram, but she never imagined that this image would go viral and change the direction of her life. Everyone saw its beauty and its photogenicity, hence the agencies did not wait long to want to represent Leah and Ava. We do not know if it happened with great models, who already started to be from their childhood.

So life has changed. They had to open an account of them on Instagram, with only 171 publications but where they already have more than 200,000 followers. The truth is that no one can doubt its beauty, and as with Anastasia Knyazeva, the most beautiful girl in the world, they have become a benchmark for the beauty and fashion sector. Although in your case, twice.

Theresa May sends an e-mail to the Spanish people in the United Kingdom: "I want you to stay, Merry Christmas"

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May has sent a Christmas email to ask for peace of mind for the residents of the country before the arrival of Brexit.

 

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a Christmas email to foreigners living in the UK, including of course the Spanish, to explain what will happen to them after the Brexit. The letter ensures that the rights of foreigners will be respected and clarifies in several parts that also those of the British who are in the EU. The end is the best: “I want you to stay, Merry Christmas

It is Christmas time and we are all receiving postcards, until the Kings of Spain have made their Christmas card, and we bring you a very special one. The Brexit of the United Kingdom, that is to say, its exit from the European Union, has many implications and the time when the definitive break with the EU takes place is getting closer. But of course, many doubts arise for the many Spaniards there.

About 3 million citizens of the European Union who until now resided there under the premise of the free movement of people and goods, among them, more than 100,000 Spaniards, who have received a message of hope from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Under the title, “Letter to EU citizens living in the United Kingdom”, it begins: “As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I am proud that more than 3 million EU citizens have chosen to establish their homes and means of subsistence here in our country, “May begins in an extensive text.

 

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“I know our country would be poorer if you left and I want you to stay . “ 

The Prime Minister explains that those Europeans who have lived more than five years in the country when the Brexit is produced can opt for the status of settled, a new migratory category that is equivalent to the current permanent residence.

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The email specifies that the rights to healthcare, pensions and other benefits will remain the same as they are today. But in addition, the European Health Card of the United Kingdom will remain in force.

However, as the agreements and specific terms are still pending in the negotiations with the EU, May, who was already a victim of Internet memes after the Brexit announcement, ends the email saying: “Right now you do not have to do nothing at all. ” And before saying goodbye he wishes “you and all your families a great Christmas and a very happy New Year”. Well, we also wish you.