Syria: inspectors to visit Douma on Wednesday

Russia has said international chemical weapons inspectors will finally be able to visit the site of the presumed chlorine attack carried out in Douma, near Damascus, on WednesdayThe international consensus is that Syria carried out the 7 April attack on its own civilians, though Russia and Syria insist it never happened, despite evidence.

May denies following Trump’s orders in Syria

Theresa May yesterday angrily denied she was following the US President’s “orders” when she authorised air strikes on Syria on Friday night. The Prime Minister insisted the attack was morally and legally right during a lengthy Commons debate. She will face another grilling there this afternoon with a second debate on the issue.

May to reassure Caribbean leaders on Windrush

Theresa May will today assure Caribbean leaders, gathered in London for a Commonwealth summit, that she is taking action to stop the ‘Windrush generation’ being deported. It has emerged that thousands of Britons who arrived from Commonwealth countries as children decades ago are being wrongly identified as illegal immigrants.

Pound continues to rally against the dollar

The pound has continued its rally against the dollar, with its value now firmly above $1.43, as it recovers from the slump caused by the Brexit vote. In January 2017, it touched $1.206. Against the euro yesterday, the pound was 0.2% higher than its close last week at €1.1569. The UK has the best-performing currency in the G10 this year.

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

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