Morning top 5: Cameron meets EU leaders; UK credit crisis; and a tax on hotel rooms

The top stories this Tuesday morning

European leaders meet in Brussels today for a crisis summit to discuss Britain's EU exit vote.

Yesterday, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy said Britain must not drag out the exit process.

They ruled out any talks on its departure from the European Union until it triggers the "Article 50" exit clause.


A third ratings agency has downgraded the UK's credit rating, in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Fitch has blamed the fallout from the European Union referendum, as it lowered the UK's financial prospects by a notch.

S&P dropped its assessment too, meaning the British government could find it harder to borrow money.


A British government minister says the UK could hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Writing in today's Telegraph newspaper, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says a re-run could happen if Britain can strike a new deal with Europe.

Mr Hunt is expected to run in the contest to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader and British Prime Minister.


French investigators have successfully repaired one of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane crash last month.

The country hopes it will reveal what caused the disaster on the May 19th.

The Airbus went down in the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.

It is presumed all 66 people on board were killed.


The new Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for a tax on hotel rooms.

Labour Councillor Brendan Carr says the money from the 1% levy, would be used to support arts and culture in the city.

Councillor Carr was elected last night by an alliance of Labour, Sinn Fein, Green Party and Independent councillors.

He says he wants to help rid the city of gangland violence.