Brexit talks ‘stall’ amid Rudd row

France’s foreign minister has said it would not grant the UK an extensionbeyond 31 October to negotiate its exit from the bloc amid a “worrying” lack of progress in the recent talks. The comments come at a tumultuous time for Johnson after work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd resigned from cabinet on Saturday evening blaming Brexit inaction. Lawmakers are expected on Monday to reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid for a general election before October’s EU summit for a second time.
“It is clear the only action is to go back to the people and give them the opportunity to decide what they want: Boris to go to Brussels and get a deal, or leave without one on 31 October or Jeremy Corbyn arriving in Brussels with his ‘surrender bill begging for more delay’, more dither and accepting whatever terms Brussels imposes over our nation,” the spokesperson said.

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French Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris, days after Notre Dame fire

Police fire tear gas in clashes with yellow-vest protestors
Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.

Dozens of hooded demonstrators threw rocks at police and some set fire to scooters and rubbish bins in the centre of the French capital, according to Reuters TV footage.

Police responded by firing tear gas and stun grenades. Some officers also marched toward demonstrators to control the crowd and funnel it to Paris’ Place de la République, where most of the demonstrators were contained in the late afternoon.