January Part 1


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Une séquence de 2 heures pour 6 groupes de niveaux portant sur la découverte de quelques faits culturels sur les Iles Britanniques et Londres pour A1/A1+.
Cyril Dussuchaud (Académie de Limoges)



Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks - 16 January 2019
Andrea Leadsom says PM will be engaging with people ‘who want to talk constructively’
+ All of today’s political developments - live updates
+ How your MP voted on May’s Brexit deal


Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government' - 16 January 2019
"Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called Theresa May's administration a "zombie government" that "cannot govern" as he called for a general election...
The Commons defeat - the largest in history, by 432 votes to 202 - came as a huge blow for Mrs May."
+ Video: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no confidence motion
+ Video: David Cameron: I don't regret calling referendum

+ Brexit Live: Reaction to May's defeat
+ How did your MP vote?
+ Dublin steps up Brexit no-deal plans
+ Reality Check: Does Brussels blink?
+ Laura Kuenssberg: Can May find common cause in Parliament?
+ Alternative ways to break Brexit deadlock
+ What is a no confidence motion?

+ Katya Adler: Will EU help after May's defeat?
+ European Parliament Live: MEPs discuss Brexit
+ EU's Tusk suggests UK should cancel Brexit



Brexit: MPs vote 'no' to Theresa May's deal - 15 January 2019
"Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes.
It's the biggest ever government defeat in history.
The so-called "meaningful vote" comes at the end of five days of debate over the plan.
MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March."




Briton and American among dead in Nairobi hotel attack - 16 January 2019
"British charity worker Luke Potter among the 14 victims, 11 of whom were Kenyans...
A Briton and an American were among at least 14 people killed in the militant attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi on Tuesday, officials and relatives have said...
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said early on Wednesday that security forces had ended operations at the dusitD2 hotel, having killed all four attackers...
The assault began shortly after 3pm on Tuesday with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the hotel’s foyer. It was claimed by al-Shabaab,
the militant Islamist organisation based in neighbouring Somalia that carried out the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall that left at least 67 dead."




Saudi teen welcomed as refugee in Canada (January 15, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The teenage Saudi asylum seeker who fled Saudi Arabia two weeks ago has been granted asylum by Canada."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Asylum Seeker - Level 4  or  Asylum Seeker - Level 5
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Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed makes public statement - 15 January 2019
"Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada will make her first public statement since arriving in Toronto over the weekend.
Mohammed received asylum after she fled her allegedly abusive family."





‘No way to live here’: new Honduran caravan sets off north as Trump blasts warnings - with pictures - 15 January 2019
"As hundreds of migrants embark on a march towards ‘El Norte’, Trump launched a Twitter war against the caravan..."
“A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras,” Trump tweeted.
“Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe!”




That moment I escaped North Korea - 14 January 2019
"Geum Hyok Kim had no idea that the rest of the world was different from his home country of North Korea, until he studied abroad and met students from South Korea.
That changed everything for him. He tells Soul Pancake how his eyes were opened about democracy and human rights. Then his embassy called him to come in.
We talked with another advocate of the organization Liberty in North Korea, Geum Hyok Kim.
Geum is a defector from the ruling class of North Korea who didn’t realize the nature of the regime until he left.
He tells his beautiful, reflective story of growth, understanding freedom, and realizing what’s important."