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Brexit uncertainty mounts as PM May crashes to huge defeat

If you're thinking that kind of governmental gridlock sounds like a potential general election trigger... May said this will be a free vote, meaning she will not whip her party into voting to support her. European Union leaders have clearly warned the Brits that negotiations will not be resumed if London rejects May's deal again. More lawmakers made a decision to get onboard on Tuesday and voted in favour of the deal than last January when it was defeated by a larger margin of ... Read More »

US Envoy Says ''Real Strides'' Made In Longest Taliban Talks

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The conditions for #peace have improved. "Despite ups and downs, we kept things on track and made real strides", Khalilzad wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Another Taliban leader, also in Qatar, said the top United States officials had recently joined the peace process but they were not in a position to take decisions. Read More »

North Korea election: Surprise as leader Kim Jong-un 'not on ballot'

North Korea's election has resulted in the expected landslide win for its authoritarian leadership - but in a big first for the country , Kim Jong-un does not appear to have been on the ballot. Kim is officially chairman of the Workers' Party and chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the top government body, although his late grandfather Kim Il-sung remains the country's Eternal President despite dying in 1994. Read More »

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

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In effect, the deal on the table is for Trump to agree to tie the hands of future (perhaps Democratic) presidents - and possibly his own - to address conservative concerns that the border-wall emergency declaration sets a bad precedent that liberals will someday exploit. Read More »

Watch Mitt Romney's Candle Blowing Technique

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Mitt Romney's staffers surprised him with a Twinkie cake for his 72nd birthday, but the senator quickly drew mockery on social media for the way he blew out his candles. Colbert noted the fittingness of the cake by joking "Just like Twinkies, Mitt Romney doesn't age, and he's even whiter on the inside", and mocked Romney's candle technique by declaring "He's a skrull!" Instead of just blowing them out in one go, he plucks them off the cake and proceeds to blow them out individually, one by ... Read More »

Adam Schiff: Enough Evidence to Indict Donald Trump

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While speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju on Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that it would be hard to get the Senate to vote to remove the president unless there is "very graphic" evidence that is "pretty overwhelming". Read More »

President Trump Says He Called Tim Cook 'Tim Apple' on goal

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Two donors at the event told Axios they didn't understand why Trump would lie about something so ridiculous, particularly when it was captured on video. "Trump resurrected the Apple controversy by telling donors that he said " Tim Cook Apple really fast" and that the Cook part of the sentence was 'really soft, '" Colbert said. Read More »

Election Commission issues revised schedule for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat

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All the non-BJP political parties in J&K in their meeting with the full election commission when it visited the state appealed for the holding of the simultaneous election . Eight seats will go to polls in Phase 6 on 12 May, while the highest, 9, will see polling in the last phase, 19 May. However, the Congress has been unable to iron out differences with smaller parties, which has led to a delay in announcing alliances. Read More »

Trump budget boosts military and wall but targets social services

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The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan arm of Congress , in January pushed out its projections for the deficit to top $1 trillion until 2022 from an earlier expectation of 2020 amid lower disaster relief spending. Democrats blasted the budget; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "The cruel and shortsighted cuts in President Trump's budget request are a road map to a sicker, weaker America". Read More »

Trump hasn't set a date for Xi trade summit: White House

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Trump told reporters on March 8 that Democrats have now become "an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party" after Omar-a Somalia-born Muslim-sparked fresh criticism for questioning why USA lawmakers support Israel . "Just to get back to [Karl] and his questions about the president's comments about Democrats and Jewish people". While Sanders claims Democrats on the Hill are inadequately supportive of the Jewish community, a disproportionate number of members of Congress ... Read More »

Sudan parliament shortens state of emergency to 6 months

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Protests against Bashir and his National Congress Party have taken place nearly daily since the 19th of December in towns and cities all over Sudan , in what has become the most sustained popular challenge to him since he took power in a coup 30 years ago. Read More »

German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat

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That's the gist of a letter U.S. Ambassador Richard A. Grenell recently sent to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, according to The Wall Street Journal , which first reported the news. Germany's Ministry of Economics confirmed it had received a letter from the USA and that it would soon respond. There are only a few companies in the world that can provide the necessary infrastructure for the roll out of 5G. Read More »

Senate Republicans reintroduce bill to make daylight saving time permanent

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Several state-level initiatives have also been launched, including in Florida, where past year lawmakers signaled their intent to go year-round with daylight saving time. In a video press release, Bishop, R-Utah, explains the Daylight Act would reinforce state powers by giving them flexibility to choose any of the three options. Read More »

Venezuela crisis: United States withdraws ALL diplomats due to ‘DETERIORATING’ situation

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Guiadó has called the deaths murders carried out by the Maduro regime. " So we talked about - I certainly won't characterise the conversations; they're private conversations". National Security Advisor John Bolton had warned India and other countries last month against purchasing oil from Venezuela on Twitter in response to Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo making a trip to India to pitch for more oil sales. Read More »

Saudia flight returns to airport after passenger forgets baby at terminal

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Chinese Man Throws Coins Into Lucky Air Plane's Engine Hoping For a Safe Flight, Airline Sues Him . In the video, the pilot is requesting Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators to return to the airport. A controller responds to the pilot: "Okay, head back to the gate". Describing it as "a totally new one for us", air traffic control granted the flight permission to return. Read More »

Trump 'Shouldn't Be' Pushing People's Buttons, Driving Down Our Discourse — CNN’s Acosta

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Instead, she told reporters that Acosta's involvement in a 2007 plea deal with alleged serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is "currently under review". "The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party". "Look, I think the real shame in all of this is that Democrats are perfectly capable of coming together and agreeing on the fact they're comfortable ripping babies straight from a mother's womb or killing a baby after birth", said Sanders, deliberately escalating the rhetoric. Read More »

Colombia plane crash: 12 dead after horror accident

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The Douglas DC-3 aircraft is a twin-engine propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s. "Unfortunately. there were no survivors", the Aeronautica Civil aviation authority said, adding that the wreckage was found close to Villavicencio. Read More »

Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

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The President's proposal would expand the federal budget deficit to $USD1.1 trillion in the next fiscal year, while also calling for balancing the budget by 2034 by assuming the economy will be able to grow faster than most economists anticipate. Read More »

Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it'

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She added: "And he's just not worth it". Mr Mueller is also investigating whether there was any collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and the Russian Government and whether Mr Trump has attempted to obstruct the investigation. Despite a growing chorus of senior Democrats faulting the president for tearing down USA institutions and even going against the rule of law with his attacks on investigators, Pelosi portrayed US institutions as intact. Read More »

Boat Collision With ‘Marine Creature’ Leaves 87 Injured in Japan

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A ferry in Japan got into an accident, injuring 80 passengers. The ferry was carrying 121 passengers and four crew members when it hit what was likely to be a whale, causing a six-inch (15cm) crack on the stern. According to the local media, the incident happened after Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, in such accidents, the marine animal is seriously injured or killed, and the people on the vessel also tend to get seriously injured. Read More »

March Madness: Britain Leaving The EU : Planet Money

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The report , entitled "Brexit & the City - the impact so far", was compiled by New Financial, a capital markets think tank. A second defeat could see Britain end 46 years of ties with its closest trading partner on March 29 with no new arrangements in place, causing huge disruption on both sides of the Channel. Read More »

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID'd

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a composite sketch of the girl on Wednesday, along with photos of a pink long-sleeve top with the words " Future Princess Hero " and gray trousers with pandas on them that she was wearing when her body was found. Read More »

Mother accused of stabbing daughter to death

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When Rivera arrived at the hospital , she drove up to the valet station and asked for medical help, WESH2 news reported. Police allege that Rivera became "argumentative" and "produced a knife" when officers informed her Aleyda was dead, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Read More »

Bolton: Trump would be 'disappointed' if North Korea launches missile test

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Located on the outskirts of Pyongyang , Samundong was built in 2012 to support development of long-range missiles and space-launch vehicles. However, the failure to reach a deal at the Trump-Kim summit came as a disappointment for the DPRK and the ROK in their pursuit of economic cooperation, with the comprehensive sanctions over Pyongyang's weapons program still in place. Read More »

Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

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The Algerian government did not immediately announce the objective of the flight, which landed in Geneva earlier Sunday. There was no immediate sign of any ambulance or motorcade carrying the 82-year-old Bouteflika. In response to the demonstrations, the National Liberation Front - the top Algerian party backing Bouteflika - said it was ready to work with all parties to end the crisis "with the least cost to the country". Read More »

Man arrested for choking driver who wouldn't stop singing Christmas carols

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A state trooper who was waved down over a "possible medical emergency" at 9 a.m. Monday near a highway off-ramp. The other man said he was driving with Lucas in the backseat. State police used physical force to put Lucas into handcuffs after he wouldn't follow commands, WTAE reports. Lucas reportedly wouldn't listen to the officer, who was forced to wrestle him to the ground. Read More »

Parents make urgent appeal after daughter goes missing in Guatemala

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Catherine Shaw, from Witney, was staying in San Pedro La Laguna, about 50 miles west of Guatemala City, when she disappeared early last week. Her parents put up a video appeal on the Twitter account of the Lucie Blackman Trust , a British charity that provides support to the families who have relatives missing, murdered or in a crisis overseas. Read More »

Woman gets clawed by jaguar while trying to take selfie with it

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A woman who was grabbed by a jaguar while reportedly attempting to take a selfie at an Arizona zoo has apologized for the incident, according to local reports. Fish and Wildlife Service. Following the incident, Kitty Block, the president of The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement calling for zoos to "set a higher standard to protect people and to respect wildlife from a safe distance", the Washington Post reported. Read More »