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As Deadline Looms, Brexit Needs More Time

As Deadline Looms, Brexit Needs More Time They wanted a series of different Brexit options (soft Brexit , hard Brexit etc.) to be put before MPs in what's known as "indicative votes". A new vote on May's deal is likely next week, when those lawmakers must decide whether to back a deal they feel does not offer a clean break from the European Union, or reject it and accept that Brexit could be watered down or even thwarted by a lon... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang set to break off denuclearization talks with Washington - diplomat

Pyongyang set to break off denuclearization talks with Washington - diplomat United Nations -led sanctions were a major sticking point, with Pyongyang calling for the lifting of several Security Council sanctions against it in return for dismantling the Yongbyon nuclear complex under the monitoring of US experts. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey took issue Friday with reports suggesting that North Korea may suspend diplomatic talks with the United States and resume missile testing unle... [Full Article...]

New Zealand gunman described himself as "Scottish, Irish and English"

New Zealand gunman described himself as Reports of the attack are conflicting, variously presenting the attacks as taking place at one or two mosques in Christchurch . Police Commissioner Mike Bush said a man aged in his late 20s had been charged with murder and would appear in Christchurch Court tomorrow. [Full Article...]

May's Brexit deal lives: Northern Irish kingmakers report 'good' talks with government

May's Brexit deal lives: Northern Irish kingmakers report 'good' talks with government A delay would also see Britain take part in European Parliament elections in May - bizarrely re-immersing the country in EU politics after Brexit was originally meant to have gone into effect. The DUP has welcomed the government's "renewed focus" on addressing its objections to the Brexit deal ahead of next week's third Commons vote. May has refused to abandon her unpopular deal, and is ... [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI official: 'No conspiracy' to prevent Trump's election

Ex-FBI official: 'No conspiracy' to prevent Trump's election The DOJ agreed not to look into certain emails on the private servers of Hillary Clinton during its investigation in order to facilitate FBI access to them, released closed-door testimony of former FBI agent Peter Strzok shows. "Those are the questions I'll try and get answers to", said Graham. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director has explained at length why he did not belie... [Full Article...]

United States senate votes to end support for Saudi war

United States senate votes to end support for Saudi war Supporters made it clear that their votes were also aimed at expressing their frustrations with Trump's continued support for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been accused of orchestrating the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October a year ago. [Full Article...]

Shooting at New Zealand mosque, casualties feared

Shooting at New Zealand mosque, casualties feared New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, right, shakes hands with members of the Bangladesh team following their eight wicket victory in their one day global cricket match in Christchurch , New Zealand, Saturday, February 16, 2019. Underlining that this was not the first time he had visited New Zealand and as far as he had observed there was nothing unusual in the day to have been suspicious abo... [Full Article...]

Civil Aviation Authority grounds 737 MAX

Civil Aviation Authority grounds 737 MAX Regulators around the world grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. That process could last six weeks or more, depending on additional training needed for pilots, said Representative Rick Larsen, the Democratic chairman of the panel's aviation subcommi... [Full Article...]

ME students join in global protest over inaction on climate change

ME students join in global protest over inaction on climate change And Germany´s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said students should be in school - even as crowds of youngsters took to the streets across the country. OR youth have an established history of climate activism. "We want our government to understand that there is no planet B", says Rand Abounahia, another one of the strike organizers. [Full Article...]

Mumbai bridge collapse kills six

Mumbai bridge collapse kills six The bridge which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly known as "Kasab bridge" after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks. "In 2016, under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the northern end of the bridge was taken up for beautification but not repairs". The casualty count is feared to rise further, said an of... [Full Article...]

Trump Signs His First Veto After Congress Rejects His National Emergency

Trump Signs His First Veto After Congress Rejects His National Emergency The president tweets that he looks forward to vetoing the Senate resolution that would increase "crime, drugs and trafficking"; Kevin Corke reports from the White House. "It's not appropriate for a president to ask for money, Congress decides what to spend and then the president spends the amount he wants anyway under the National Emergencies Act", said GOP Senator Lamar Alexander shortly befor... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia again says no to worldwide probe into Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia again says no to worldwide probe into Khashoggi murder Khashoggi's death. The public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five of them. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban replied simply that the case was "in the courts" in Saudi Arabia when asked by a reporter to respond to calls that the kingdom accept worldwide support in investigating the killing. [Full Article...]

Brexit hangs in balance as parliament to vote on May's tweaked deal

Brexit hangs in balance as parliament to vote on May's tweaked deal May announced three documents - a joint instrument, a joint statement and a unilateral declaration - which she said were aimed at addressing the Irish backstop, the most contentious part of the divorce deal she agreed with the European Union in November. [Full Article...]

House Votes 420-0 for Public Release of Mueller Report

House Votes 420-0 for Public Release of Mueller Report Lawmakers today overwhelmingly passed a resolution , 420 to 0, urging the Justice Department to publicly release Mueller's report on whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Four Republicans voted present: MI congressman Justin Amash, Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, Arizona congressman Paul Gosar and Kentucky congressman Thomas Massie. [Full Article...]

Palestinian who attempted knife attack shot dead by Israeli soldiers

Palestinian who attempted knife attack shot dead by Israeli soldiers Israeli soldiers stand guard at the site of a reported stabbing attack in the West Bank city of Hebron, on March 12, 2019. But police quickly deployed across the hilltop compound, scuffling with Palestinians in the area, as they searched for the assailants. [Full Article...]

Gambino Crime Boss Frank Cali Killed Outside His Home

Gambino Crime Boss Frank Cali Killed Outside His Home Cali, 53, was fatally shot multiple times to his torso shortly after 9pm local time in front of his home, police said. The murder reminded Mob fans of the last NY "hit" on a Mafia boss, almost 40 years ago. The Gambino Family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the US, but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent its top leaders to prison and diminished its rea... [Full Article...]

Rockets Fired From Gaza At Tel Aviv, Explosions Heard: Israeli Military

Rockets Fired From Gaza At Tel Aviv, Explosions Heard: Israeli Military One of the rockets was reportedly intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, while the other fell in an open field. It said one of the rockets landed in an uninhabited area, and that there were no reports of injuries. Sources in the Gaza Strip said that Hamas ordered all its men to abandon their bases and offices in anticipation of an Israeli retaliatory attack. "The two Fajr-5 roc... [Full Article...]

Beijing reaffirms earlier stance: China blocks India at UNSC

Beijing reaffirms earlier stance: China blocks India at UNSC China said it needed "more time to examine" the proposal, a diplomat at the United Nations told the Press Trust of India news agency. "China is ready to communicate and coordinate with all sides including India to properly handle this issue", Chinese Foreign Ministry was quoted saying. [Full Article...]

FAA Says ‘No Basis’ to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes

FAA Says ‘No Basis’ to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes If it includes Southwest or American Airlines , you can go online to find out its model. "I think it'll be a negligible effect on US air travel". Sri Lanka is monitoring the safety issue of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia earlier this week killed 157 people on board, Director General of Civil Aviation H.M.C Nimalsiri said here Thursday. [Full Article...]

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals

Facebook reportedly under criminal investigation for secret data-sharing deals Customers for that reportedly included Amazon, Apple , Microsoft and Sony, each of whom had agreements to see user friends, contact information and other data without consent. A grand jury has subpoenaed records from the manufacturers, according to the New York Times , which first reported the existence of the criminal probe. [Full Article...]


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