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UK MP’s vote against Brexit alternatives

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Options for a "softer Brexit", particularly a customs union and the so-called " Common Market 2 .0", could win the decisive support of MPs who abstained in the last round of votes . Nor did it support revoking Article 50, which is the only means-short of agreeing on a deal-to prevent that from happening. There will consideration given the possibility of calling a general election to break the deadlock or whether to seek a long Brexit delay. Read More »

Japan reveals name of new imperial era will be 'Reiwa'

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The country's history is divided up into a series of eras . Abe, who said the two letters were taken from a poem about blooming plum blossoms , said the era name means that culture is born and nurtured as the people "beautifully care about each other". Read More »

Puerto Rico impasse blocks disaster aid bill

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The bill did not get the 60 votes it needed Monday to move to a full floor vote, failing by a tally of 49-44. Trump also tweeted his outrage over the "disgraceful" vote. We do not abandon them. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the measure is the fastest way to get aid to the hurricane-slammed South and the badly flooded Midwest, along with nutrition aid to Puerto Rico , where food stamp benefits have already been cut. Read More »

Trump says no healthcare vote until after 2020 election

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Though parts of the Affordable Care Act are unpopular with voters, some of its key reforms such as protections for patients with pre-existing conditions have been nearly unanimously embraced. They had no comprehensive proposal to replace the ACA law and no big plans to unveil one. Shortly after taking the stage at the National Republican Congressional Committee's spring dinner, Trump said, "We've got to watch those vote tallies", and implied, without citing a specific example, that close ... Read More »

Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities

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Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate from an alliance led by the secular Republican People's Party, (CHP) gestures as he declares victory during a news conference in Istanbul , Monday April 1, 2019 . It's a rarity for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Bad news at the voting booth, results that could signal real trouble for his reign after 15 years. Read More »

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom, says report

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News of the payments comes a few months prior to the scheduled trials of Khashoggi's alleged killers - and they appear to have been approved by King Salman at the end of previous year. The royal family is also using their wealth to help soften the backlash after the brutal murder and dismemberment of the reporter. The others reside in the USA and are expected to sell their new Saudi properties. Read More »

Warren, Castro say they believe woman's claim about Biden

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But Flores says that just before she went on stage, Biden came up behind her, grabbed her shoulders, and sniffed her hair, before proceeding to plant a lingering kiss on her head. Biden still leads most early polls, buoyed by broad name recognition and the goodwill he generated during eight years as President Barack Obama's No. Read More »

Administration officials pull back Trump border threat

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Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to toughen United States laws against illegal immigrants, threatening to hurt the United States economy in the name of border security. Read More »

Let's be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Varadkar

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Let me repeat this - our priority is the good functioning of the European Union and single market. The two politicians discussed Brexit , especially no-deal option. "Also, we'll need to consider how we may respond to any request for a long extension, and we want to avoid a rolling extension, so any extension must have a clear goal and plan". Read More »

How the Mueller report has suddenly recast American civic life

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The news that Mueller had ended his investigation without recommending criminal charges against President Donald Trump did not have an overwhelming effect on public opinion, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows. But with the NO COLLUSION Mueller Report, which the Dems hate, he wants it all. Barr has said that anything related to grand jury testimony, ongoing investigations, US intelligence, or the reputation of peripheral third parties will be redacted. Read More »

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

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They included New York's Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and the Sydney Opera House . "This year's observance of Earth Hour focuses on the issue of single-use plastics, which is a major problem in the country", Panelo said in a statement. Read More »

Trump's threat to close border stirs fears of economic harm

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Indeed, the Mexican government chafed at Mr. Trump's threat to close the border but did not lash out in the way it would have just months ago. They were joined by the U.S. "To American eyes, it was breathtaking that would be presented as progress", the USA official said, adding that Mexico appears to have realized that its change was making the situation worse. Read More »

Cuomo and legislative leaders announce agreement on a new state budget

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The budget also includes a ban on many single-use plastic bags, making NY one of the first to do that. But while the $175.5 billion budget passed by lawmakers early Monday boasts several innovative initiatives, it also includes several compromises, while leaving some thorny decisions on tolls and public financing of elections to unelected boards. Read More »

Trump plan to drill in the Arctic foiled

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Congress offers presidents the power to withdraw lands from exploration, but Section 12 (a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act doesn't offer them the authority to reverse such withdrawals, they argued. "Plaintiffs assert that under the Property Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the authority to revoke a prior withdrawal was not delegated by this statute to the President and thus remains vested exclusively with Congress". Read More »

LILLEY: JWR has evidence, Trudeau has crumbling stories

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During a stilted, at times tense conversation between the nation's top civil servant and its chief prosecutor, Wilson-Raybould repeatedly warns Wernick his request - that she intervene in SNC-Lavalin's criminal trial via deferred prosecution agreement - as well as the phone call itself, have entered precarious legal territory. Read More »

Whistle-blower: White House overruled 25 security clearances

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Tricia Newbold is a White House security adviser and has worked as a "security specialist for the federal government" for the past 18 years. She also says that the White House at some point, in her words, says the committee, stopped doing credit checks for anyone applying to the White House, which is something new and something quite eye-popping. Read More »

Ex-Nevada Assemblywoman Accuses Joe Biden of Inappropriate Touching

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However, a second woman came forward Monday describing a similar uncomfortable incident, in which Biden pulled her close and rubbed their noses together during a 2009 fundraiser in CT. "I will ... remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women", he said. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said, "I believe it's important to listen and take seriously any incident like this". Read More »

College student slain after mistaking a auto for her Uber ride

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Rowland's next court appearance will be April 22 at 9 a.m. "She had a personality and a presence that lit up a room every time she entered", said one. Samantha Josephson was alone when she requested an Uber ride early Friday morning, Columbia police said. Safety advocates said ride sharing services will send a description of the vehicle, its license tag number and a photo of the driver and recommend passengers check the information before getting inside. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway on Trump's border threat: 'You can take the president seriously'

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A Trump administration official says they are aiming to greatly expand the number of asylum seekers sent back over the southern border each day. "It's not working well enough to help us solve our border crisis". "By cutting off desperately needed aid, the administration will deprive El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras of critical funds that help stabilize these countries by curbing migration push factors such as violence, gangs, poverty and insecurity". Read More »

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The Judiciary Committee also plans to sign off on subpoenas for documents from five current and former Trump administration officials: House Counsel Don McGahn , former White House strategist Steve Bannon , former communications director Hope Hicks , former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former White House aide Ann Donaldson . Read More »

Kim Jong-nam murder: Vietnamese woman pleads guilty to lesser charge

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The judge sentenced Huong to three years and four months to be served starting from her date of arrest in February 2017, meaning she could be released from custody as soon as next year. Vietnamese national, Doan Thi Huong (C) leaves Shah Alam High Court escorted by Malaysian police, outside Kuala Lumpur on 14 March 2019. Malaysia has never accused the North Korean leadership of involvement, and quickly made it clear it would not politicize the trial. Read More »

Anti-stall system was on before Ethiopian jet crash, says report

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The detailed report says one pilot said to the other "Pitch up, pitch up!" before the radio went dead and as the plane "accelerated" towards the ground. This was previously an optional safety feature. Still, Garuda is sticking with Boeing and has asked the manufacturer for different aircraft. American-based CNBC published that the plane flew out of the sky after the pilot was unable to regain control. Read More »

IFRC to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela

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Maduro blames the blackouts on US -directed sabotage, an allegation that Guaido routinely dismisses as the desperate talk of a government that has presided over the collapse of infrastructure in a country which was once among the wealthiest in Latin America. Read More »

Facebook to put restrictions on who can go Live on its platforms

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Sandberg said the original video of the attack, which was shared Live, was re-shared and re-edited, making it harder for Facebook's system to block it. "These groups will be banned from our services, and we will also remove praise and support of these groups when we become aware of it", informed Sandberg. Read More »

Cops: Murder Suspect Activated Car's Child-Safety Locks

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Rowland was driving a late model, black Chevy Impala, according to surveillance video. As pedestrians streamed by, Josephson climbed inside. The accused psycho used the car's child-safety locks to trap her, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook told USA Today . Read More »

Saudi women activists say they were sexually abused, tortured while detained

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Most of the women activists were arrested as part of a crackdown against human rights activists in May 2018 as Saudi Arabia changed a landmark law that removed a ban on women driving in the country . "The women who are now detained should be immediately and unconditionally released", Hadid added, saying that the government should drop all charges against them and that the women should have never been charged or detained in the first place. Read More »

Warren: Decision on 2020 up to Biden after woman's claim

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Flores cited various other examples where Biden appeared to have freakish and inappropriate actions with women, sometimes even on video and within view of photographers. Biden has not yet made any formal announcement but has indicated that he has been considering whether to run or not. Although Sanders qualified his assessment of Biden's potential candidacy by saying that he wasn't sure if the former vice president should be ruled out based on "one incident alone", the vice president has a ... Read More »

Billionaire Russian airline owner killed in plane crash

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The identities of those on board have not been officially confirmed but police said they were thought to be Russian citizens. Natalia Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine Epic LT that spiraled into a field while on approach to an air strip in the southwestern German town of Egelsbach around 3:30 p.m., authorities said. Read More »