Babylon Reports – ECJ rules on non-EU residence, SDF liberates Tabqa, NuggsforCarter breaks Twitter record
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-05-11
In a landmark case, non-EU citizens may have the right to residence in the EU if their children are EU citizens, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. It made the judgement in the case of a woman from Venezuela who had a child with a Dutch citizen from whom she has since legally separated. She was denied social welfare and child benefit payments by Dutch authorities because she did not have a right to residence. The ECJ has now ruled that EU law does not allow a member state to take decisions which block the legal rights of a fa mily member of an EU citizen
In neighboring Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they had “completely liberated” the town of Tabqa and its nearby dam, which are 40km (25 miles) west of IS-stronghold Raqqa. It comes a day after the US said it was going to arm members of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG), which are fighting for the SDF. The Coalition had announced earlier on Wednesday that a few neighborhoods in Tabqa still contained ISIS resistance.
Lastly, maybe it’s time to get a twitter account. A tweet from a teenager asking a US fast food chain for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever. Carter Wilkerson’s plea broke Ellen DeGeneres’ record when he passed 3.4 million retweets on Tuesday. The company has since donated $100,000 to charity in his name.