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Members of Iran’s nuclear agreement pledge to fulfil their agreements following US withdrawal, and today’s other headlines

President Trump. Image: Gage Skidmore

Members of Iran’s nuclear agreement pledge to fulfil their agreements following US withdrawal

The UK, France, Germany, China and Russia have all said they willl continue to commit to the Iran nuclear deal despite the Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the deal.

The USA withdrew on Tuesday with President Trump stating the nuclear accord was a “horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made”.

The President believes that the deal – or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as it was previously known – fails to tackle Iran’s injustices in other areas, such as interventions in Syria and it’s continued balistic missile tests.

Other member states of the accord have been giving their view on what’s next, inlcuding Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Foreign Minister saying that the deal is “not dead”.

Russia have released a statement expressing their dissapointmnet at the USA’s actions.

Theresa May issued a joint stamenet with her European counterparts, France and Germany, expressing their regret at Donald Trump’s decisions.

London ranked best city for students

London has been named as the world’s top city for univeristy students.

Produced by QS higher education data analysts, the top 30 ranking for student cities, ranked London first on factors such as the number of quality universities, the local job market and cultural diversity.

However, unsurprisngly London doesn’t perform well on affordability, making it tough to live on student budgets.

The International Student Survey, based on 67,000 prospective applicants, warns that 39% of EU students thought that Brexit has made them less interested in studying in the UK.

Mental health plans failing a generation

A report from MPs claims that the government’s plans to improve access to mental health support in schools and colleges is ‘unambitious’.

The MPs have said that the current proposals by the goevernment will leave hundreds of thousands of children without the required support.

At the current speed of the implementation of the government’s plans means support will only reach between 20%-25% of the country by 2022-23, thus providing no help to the majority of children in need.

Human Papilloma immunisation declared safe for girls

A new study has found that the immunisation that protects against the Human Papilloma virus offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe.

Rosie Lumley explores why most boys aren’t currently receiving the immunisation.

Murray suffer’s further injury trouble

Any Murray’s has hit a setback in his recovery from hip surgery.

The former world number one has not played since Wimbledon last year and is looking increasingly unlikely to beready to make his comeback later this month.

The Scot had been planning to play at the new ATP Challenger Tour event in Loughborough, which starts on the 21st of May.

Saying this, Murray’s first public commitment isn’t untill the 11th of June at the grass court tournament in Rosmalen in the Netherlands.

On Monday, Queen’s club confirmed his entry for the famous WImbledon warm-up event, but both appearances now look to be in some doubt.

Andy Murray. Image: Wikipedia

 

By Vincent Jin and Sam Badders.

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