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World MPs across the south east react to Brexit defeat
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Labour's Sir Keir Starmer said that after the 149-vote defeat of her Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday, Mrs May's mantra of "my deal or no deal" should be "dead and buried". "If the deal is defeated tonight it is impossible to imagine that the prime minister would allow this to drift into next week, when Oliver Letwin will table a bill for the House of Commons to take over the negotiating process".

World Her too? Gillibrand aide resigned over alleged harassment cover-up
Author: 0 Her too? Gillibrand aide resigned over alleged harassment cover-up

In a crowded field with no clear favorite, I believed she had the potential to distinguish herself with Democratic voters in early primary and caucus states such as New Hampshire, Iowa and SC. Malik, who served primarily as a driver for Gillibrand, could not immediately be reached for comment. Gillibrand's communication director Whitney Mitchell Brennan meanwhile explained in a statement to CBS that the allegation in question was investigated in consultation with Senate Employment Counsel, ...

World A ‘big announcement’ from Beto O’Rourke is on the horizon
Author: 0 A ‘big announcement’ from Beto O’Rourke is on the horizon

The offensive represents the GOP's first concerted effort to wreak havoc in the Democratic race, and it arrives as senior Republicans have begun deliberating how the party should seek to influence the Democratic primary. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke will be in Cedar Falls this Saturday to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 30.

Author: 0 10 dead, including 6 kids, in 'unspeakably brutal' Brazil shooting; 17 hurt

A student reacts in front of the Raul Brasil school after a shooting in Suzano, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 13, 2019. Police of that area is on high alert and two helicopters were dispatched to assist the cops. Horacio Pereira Nunes, a retiree whose house is next to the school, said he heard shots around 10 a.m. "I only left when the police arrived", teacher Sandra Perez told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper , according to the BBC.

World 2 people from Redding killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash
Author: 0 2 people from Redding killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Antonis Mavropoulos shared the image of the ticket from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday and crashed around six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane. Boeing has said it has full confidence in the 737 MAX - a model that has 371 jets in operation around the world. Mr GebreMariam told CNN his airline's pilots had received additional training on the flight procedures involving the 737 MA after the Lion Air crash.

World Israeli authorities to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
Author: 0 Israeli authorities to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

But police quickly deployed across the hilltop compound, scuffling with Palestinians in the area, as they searched for the assailants. The office of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement Tuesday afternoon condemning the "dangerous Israeli escalation in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque" - a reference to the entire span of the Temple Mount compound - and calling on the worldwide community to urgently intervene to force Israel to reopen the site after an Arab terror attack earlier in the day ...

World Paul Manafort sentenced to additional 43 months in prison
Author: 0 Paul Manafort sentenced to additional 43 months in prison

In the D.C. case, Manafort pleaded guilty to committing various financial crimes, including tax fraud and failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) regarding his foreign lobbying on behalf of Ukraine. "This case has taken everything from me", Manafort said. "This case has taken everything from me already - my properties, my cash, my life insurance, trust accounts for my children and grandchildren, and even more", Manafort told Judge Jackson on Wednesday.

World British MPs set to vote on no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 British MPs set to vote on no-deal Brexit

We know that the majority of MPs don't want a no deal , but in voting against May's deal they have made that much more likely. The stinging 149-vote defeat stripped away May's control over the course of Brexit and handed it to Parliament, which is divided about what to do next.

World School children feared dead after Lagos building collapses
Author: 0 School children feared dead after Lagos building collapses

Associated Press video from the scene showed a few dust-covered children carried from the rubble, to cheers. Many more children are thought to be inside. "The third floor of the building is housing a private school in the area", said Farinloye, adding that the three-storey building came down at around 10 a.m.

World Venezuelan blackout victims 'murdered' by government, opposition leader says
Author: 0 Venezuelan blackout victims 'murdered' by government, opposition leader says

Ms Francisca Rojas, a 62-year-old retiree living in Caracas, said: "I've spent three nights in a lot of distress". Food is scarce and no power means no refrigeration. A neighboring shop selling home goods such as plastic chairs was also looted. The country's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado on Sunday denied the deaths, saying the government quickly responded with a contingency plan.

World California Gov. Gavin Newsom To Halt Executions
Author: 0 California Gov. Gavin Newsom To Halt Executions

A new execution protocol is under review, but Newsom's order will withdraw it. The move is especially controversial considering that California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have repealed the death penalty in 2016. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. But Newsom's action will anger death penalty proponents. Newsom explained that he spoke to the president "because I wanted to extend to him my appreciation" for his visit to California areas hit by wildfires and ...

World More than 1,000 climate rallies for Friday it is planned
Author: 0 More than 1,000 climate rallies for Friday it is planned

Students will then take to the streets at 1 p.m.to block traffic at Fort and Douglas Street, where many of Canada's big banks, which continue to invest in fossil fuels, are located. Then it suggested young people would be classed as truanting. Wildfires in Sweden caused by climate change motivated a frustrated, young adult to start a movement.

World NY AG Office Files Subpoenas Seeking Trump Organization's Records
Author: 0 NY AG Office Files Subpoenas Seeking Trump Organization's Records

President Donald Trump blasted the state of NY and Governor Andrew Cuomo as the latest "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS" earlier tonight. He did so in February, after House Intelligence chair Rep. Deutsche Bank has lent Trump Organization hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate ventures and is one of the few major lenders that has given large amounts of credit to Trump after a string of bankruptcies at his hotel and casino businesses during the 1990s.

World Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed for six years
Author: 0 Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed for six years

The judge also took pains to note that he was sentencing Pell for the offenses on which the cardinal had been convicted - and not for the sins of the Catholic Church. He will be eligible for parole after three years. "I am conscious that the term of imprisonment.carries with it a real, as distinct from theoretical, possibility that you may not live to be released from prison", the judge said.

World Omar thanks Fox News for rejecting host Jeanine Pirro’s hijab comments
Author: 0 Omar thanks Fox News for rejecting host Jeanine Pirro’s hijab comments

Host Kate Bolduan said that the network had rebuked Pirro's remarks suggesting that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's hijab signaled disloyalty to the United States, but Stelter said it wasn't enough. "My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don't support the Constitution", she said, as reported by USA media outlets.

World Backed fighters make slow advance into IS pocket in Syria
Author: 0 Backed fighters make slow advance into IS pocket in Syria

By Sunday evening, no more people had come out, prompting the SDF to start its attack. The U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said earlier its fighters were encountering sniper fire and landmines and advancing slowly to avoid losses.

World Web can be changed for better in next 30 yrs
Author: 0 Web can be changed for better in next 30 yrs

Today on Google's home page is a Doodle, a special Google logo, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. WWW is different from the Internet, and has almost 2 billion websites online today. Though the World Wide Web has only been around for a few decades, it's practically impossible to imagine life without it today. "The web is for everyone and collectively we hold the power to change it".

World Cheney challenges Pence face-to-face over Trump foreign policy
Author: 0 Cheney challenges Pence face-to-face over Trump foreign policy

At one point amidst the litany of criticism from Cheney, Pence joked about receiving "softball questions". Cheney, a fierce defender of the foreign policy of President George W. that became contentious when Cheney raised concerns about Trump's policies. Cheney has maintained a relatively low profile since leaving office, though he was a vocal critic of Obama's foreign policy and was harshly portrayed in the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie "Vice." Cheney also suggested repeatedly that Trump's ...

World German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat
Author: 0 German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat

Germany can forget about getting as much intelligence from USA spooks as it now does if it allows Chinese telecoms to build 5G infrastructure, a letter from the American ambassador in Berlin has reportedly warned. Altmaier told a television talk show on Thursday that Germany did not want to ban Huawei but would change its laws to ensure all components used in the 5G networks are secure.

World U.S.'s Pompeo criticizes Russia's Rosneft for buying oil from Venezuela
Author: 0 U.S.'s Pompeo criticizes Russia's Rosneft for buying oil from Venezuela

In addition, Pompeo criticized Cuba and Russian Federation for continuing to support Maduro and described Cuba as the "true imperialist power" in Venezuela. "I am confident that they too understand the real threat to the Venezuelan people", Mr Pompeo said at a news conference on Monday. "Russia's state-owned oil company, Rosneft, continues to purchase crude oil cargoes from PDVSA, Venezuela's state-owned oil company, in defiance of USA sanctions".

World A top Democrat disagrees with Pelosi, says impeachment proceedings 'inevitable'
Author: 0 A top Democrat disagrees with Pelosi, says impeachment proceedings 'inevitable'

Do you believe he's fit to be president? "But if it's going to be a political disaster for us, then we're not going to do it". She said she didn't share that concern. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat and a member of House leadership, said that pro-impeachment House Democrats "attract extraordinary amount of attention" even though there are only a "handful" of them.

World Donald Trump says he meant to call Apple CEO 'Tim Apple'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says he meant to call Apple CEO 'Tim Apple'

Mr Trump issued his firm denial on Twitter on Monday in what some have referred to as his "weirdest lie yet" the president told Republican fundraisers on Friday that the story which emerged last Wednesday was " fake news ". Taking to Twitter this morning, Trump defended his comments at the Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting, saying "The Fake News " had absolutely misinterpreted his big-brained efficiency as another instance of questionable mental fortitude.

World Brexit Talks Deadlocked Before Vote on Theresa May's Deal
Author: 0 Brexit Talks Deadlocked Before Vote on Theresa May's Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. Sources told Independent.ie that ministers have also been put on stand-by for a potential Cabinet meeting later tonight. "I really think if there is going to be an extension it has to be with a goal, that extension", he said. Mr Varadkar said he could not predict the outcome of Tuesday's vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.

World Bouteflika returns to Algeria as ruling elite turn on leader
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A new constitution is to be submitted to voters in a referendum, the presidency also announced, adding that Bouteflika is now meeting with the army chief of staff. A declaration by judges yesterday that they would refuse to oversee the election seems to have been the final straw. But FRANCE 24's Meriem Amellal said the news was also received by a measure of caution in some quarters.

World Bolton says he won't speculate on North Korean nuclear site
Author: 0 Bolton says he won't speculate on North Korean nuclear site

The collapse of the Hanoi summit was a blow to President Moon, who has promoted engagement with old rival North Korea and held three summits a year ago with its leader, Kim. The United States should seek the gradual denuclearisation of North Korea because an "all-or-nothing" strategy will not help break an impasse in talks, a special adviser to South Korea's president said on Tuesday.

World Theresa May in last-minute bid for Brexit breakthrough
Author: 0 Theresa May in last-minute bid for Brexit breakthrough

Theresa May has arrived in Strasbourg for last-minute Brexit talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on the eve of a crucial vote in the House of Commons. The EU will have to agree to any extension to article 50 and the commission's secretary general, Martin Selmayr, told ambassadors on Monday that the safest delay to Brexit would only be up to 23 May, ensuring that elections to the European parliament would not create complications.

World MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal in second meaningful vote
Author: 0 MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal in second meaningful vote

In that case, Britain and the EU's trade would go back to the World Trade Organization's default rules governing all trade, without special agreements. But MPs rejected it in January by 432 votes to 202, eventually voting for her to renegotiate the controversial backstop arrangement, which is meant to keep the Irish border open after Brexit.