Russia has given France a puppy to replace Diesel, the police dog killed in the Paris attacks. The German Shepherd is named Dobrinya, as officials wanted to choose a name starting with D as a tribute to the French police dog. The puppy was given to the French ambassador in Moscow “as a symbol of the unity of Russia and France in the fight against terrorism”. The puppy still has to spend some weeks in quarantine before she can travel to France.
The ministers were leaving after an extraordinary sitting of parliament in which lawmakers were supposed to frame the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal. But lawmakers passed an amendment that removes any chance of a no-deal Brexit by deferring a decision on the agreement.