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UK govt, Labour meet over Brexit plan

UK govt, Labour meet over Brexit plan The deadlock over Brexit hit new heights today as UK MPs tied in a vote on whether parliament should hold more indicative votes on Monday. Bercow said that he followed the parliamentary procedure by voting against the amendment. Business leaders warn that a "no-deal" Brexit would badly hurt commerce. May hopes the warring factions in government can agree on a plan to be presented to Europe... [Full Article...]

Countries Cut Oil Imports from Iran to Zero

Countries Cut Oil Imports from Iran to Zero China, India, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Taiwan, Turkey and Japan were the eight countries which US allowed to buy oil from Iran after imposing severe sanctions on Tehran last November for pursuing nuclear program. South Korea is already a big buyer of USA crude, not least because it's close political ties to Washington and a willingness to keep things this way. [Full Article...]

Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany

Trump incorrectly states his father was born in Germany According to multiple reports , Trump's father sought to hide the fact that he was the son of German immigrants due to tensions following World War II. So, the couple returned to the USA on a ship bound to Pennsylvania and at the time Christ was three months pregnant with Frederich, who was later born in New York City . [Full Article...]

European Union condemns Venezuela's prosecution of Guaido

European Union condemns Venezuela's prosecution of Guaido Vice President Mike Pence called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to immediately release six American oil executives who have been jailed for more than a year without trial, but he acknowledged, practically in the same breath, that their freedom will be slow to come as long as Maduro remains in power. [Full Article...]

USA man who claimed he was missing boy booked into jail

USA man who claimed he was missing boy booked into jail He told them he was Timmothy Pitzen and claimed he just escaped his captors, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin Glassman. "It's devastating. It's like reliving that day all over again, and Timmothy's father is devastated once again", said the boy's aunt, Kara Jacobs. "Timmothy's father is devastated once again". [Full Article...]

Tusk considers 'flexible' Brexit extension

Tusk considers 'flexible' Brexit extension Several of May's ministers have warned that a long extension will be the only thing on offer. France considers it "premature" to discuss an additional delay to Britain's exit from the European Union, demanding that London present "a clear plan" that would justify pushing Brexit back again, a French presidency source said Friday. [Full Article...]

Biden speaks to union amid women's complaints

Biden speaks to union amid women's complaints He disputed that the rank-and-file Democratic voters had lurched that far left. Asked if the allegations will change the way he campaigns, Biden said it would. Trump added that he doesn't see Biden as a threat in the 2020 election. Women are being considered for key roles, including senior strategist and deputy campaign manager, according to advisers, who insisted on anonymity because they were no... [Full Article...]

Finally, Algerian President to Step Down by April 28

Finally, Algerian President to Step Down by April 28 The president's concession came after a court in Algeria said it was investigating corruption and the illegal transfer of funds overseas amid concerns about a flight of capital from the country amid political instability. Despite recanting his decision last month, he stopped short of stepping down immediately, postponing an election scheduled for April, stating that he would wait for a nationa... [Full Article...]

This GOP senator actually just called out Trump’s absurd comments as ‘idiotic’

This GOP senator actually just called out Trump’s absurd comments as ‘idiotic’ When pressed, Schlapp said she didn't "have an answer" about Trump's implication he made during a speech for the National Republican Congressional Committee. While some recesses of the internet have long tried to sound alarms about " wind turbine syndrome", several studies have found no evidence of serious health issues. [Full Article...]

Israel buries remains of soldier recovered by Russian forces in Syria

Israel buries remains of soldier recovered by Russian forces in Syria He gave no details of where or when the operation took place. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. Russian Federation handed over the remains and personal effects, including the combat uniform, of Zachary Baumel, who was 21 when he fought in Israel's invasion of Lebanon. [Full Article...]

Canada: ex-attorney general removed from Liberal caucus amid scandal

Canada: ex-attorney general removed from Liberal caucus amid scandal As questions grew, Trudeau's best friend and closest aide resigned. Liberals are now hoping the worst is over and they can finally move on to the agenda they hope will get them re-elected. Ms Philpott said on Facebook that she "did not initiate the crisis now facing the party or the prime minister". "Ms Wilson-Raybould responded to her expulsion on Twitter and says she did 'what needed t... [Full Article...]

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort She was arrested, charged with making false statements and entering restricted area. Zhang got in after the resort's Beach Club manager said there was a member sharing her family name, leading to the belief she was a relative. The receptionist flagged this and according to the complaint , Zhang was taken offsite and questioned by the Secret Service . Documents in the case say that Zh... [Full Article...]

Pakistan calls for 'truth' from India on aerial dogfight

Pakistan calls for 'truth' from India on aerial dogfight It was during the aftermath of the Pakistani air raids on February 27 that the aerial dogfight that saw Wing Commander Varthaman shot down, and the accompanying Indian claim of shooting down an F-16, took place. The Foreign Policy report comes at a sensitive time for the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who has touted the recent escalation in military hostilities betwee... [Full Article...]

Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign

Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign However, if Trump blocks the Yemen resolution, as he is expected to do, it would have to gain the support of two-thirds of USA senators in order to overcome the president's veto. Thousands have been killed and millions are on the brink of starvation, creating what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's top judge moves to prosecute opposition leader Juan Guaido

Venezuela's top judge moves to prosecute opposition leader Juan Guaido United States authorities have not approached the Mexican government with a proposal that Mexico could grant asylum to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. The Constitution guarantees immunity for elected officials, and says that in order to withdraw immunity the accused must be given a preliminary hearing before the Supreme Court . [Full Article...]

Mormon Church Relents On Ban Against Baptism For Children Of LGBT Couples

Mormon Church Relents On Ban Against Baptism For Children Of LGBT Couples Also, same-sex couples will no longer be considered apostates - those who have abandoned their faith - in terms of church discipline. "We want to reduce the hate and contention so common today". 'We mourn with their families and friends when they feel life no longer offers hope, ' he said at the time. "People who are progressive see this as a positive change but still not where they want the chu... [Full Article...]

Trump says China trade deal isn't ready but it may be 'monumental'

Trump says China trade deal isn't ready but it may be 'monumental' China and the United States are in the middle of intense negotiations to end a months-long trade war that has rattled global markets. As the talks reach their final stages, resolving these two issues will be critical in determining whether a deal can be reached, U.S. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Keeps Lying About His Ancestry

Trump said. However, he falsely claimed Swedish entry in 1987's Art Of The Deal, writing that Frederick "came here from Sweden as a child." and his father Fred "was born in New Jersey in 1905". Years later, he returned to Germany and fell in love with Elisabeth Christ and the two married and returned to the U.S. But in 1905 he attempted to return to Germany to resettle, but was ejected and w... [Full Article...]

Yes, Cats Probably Know Their Names

Yes, Cats Probably Know Their Names Sure enough, on average, these cats perked up when they heard their own name. For the most part, though, the study shows that domesticated cats know and respond to their names . Cats and humans have been living together for around 9,500 years, but scientists only recently started investigating the communication skills of cats, the authors pointed out. [Full Article...]

British MPs vote to delay Brexit to avoid no

British MPs vote to delay Brexit to avoid no He himself has said such a vote should be restricted to specific circumstances. Britain's government pulled out all the stops on Thursday in an effort to bring the opposition on board for a final attempt to avoid a no-deal Brexit. On the other side of the table were shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey along with senior Labour officials. [Full Article...]


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