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May's Bid to Break Brexit Impasse Stalls as Labour Disappointed May's Bid to Break Brexit Impasse Stalls as Labour Disappointed
- April 06, 2019

Macron, on Tuesday, said Britain risks to leave the European bloc without accord if its Prime Minister Theresa May fails to come up with credible deal that will allow an orderly exit, arguing that "the EU can not be held hostage to the resolution of a political crisis in the United Kingdom on a long-term basis". (more...)
Brexit: MPs reject further round of indicative votes Brexit: MPs reject further round of indicative votes
- April 06, 2019

On Monday, a dozen environmental activists stripped off in the public gallery to protest climate change. They will be angry if the party actively helps bring about the U.K.'s departure. The Wednesday votes came as British Prime Minister Theresa May was meeting with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to find a way forward on leaving the European Union. (more...)
United States considering additional Iran sanctions, perhaps in May, says official United States considering additional Iran sanctions, perhaps in May, says official
- April 06, 2019

The U.S. said that more countries stopped buying oil from sanctions-hit Iran, Japanese media reported on Wednesday. He argued that the last round of exemptions was granted in view of, among other things, "a very tight and fragile oil market" in 2018 and the U.S. (more...)
President Trump gets his father's country of birth wrong - again President Trump gets his father's country of birth wrong - again
- April 06, 2019

Unlike Trump's most recent birther conspiracy theory: that his own father wasn't born in the United States. "And - you know I love those countries". Mr Trump's grandparents on his father's side was indeed born in Germany before moving to the U.S., but Fred Trump was born in New York City . (more...)
Juan Guaidó at risk of arrest after he loses immunity Juan Guaidó at risk of arrest after he loses immunity
- April 06, 2019

Juan Guaido, President of National Assembly and self-proclaimed interim president waves to the gallery during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela , April 2, 2019. The Constituent Assembly, a body bound to acting President Nicolas Maduro , earlier this week stripped opposition leader Guaido of legal immunity, opening him up to prosecution in loyalist courts. (more...)
Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels
- April 06, 2019

Court documents show Rini appeared in federal court Friday morning where the charges were explained to him. A message left with Rini's father for comment was not immediately returned. Rini allegedly told agents he'd escaped from a hotel where he'd been forced to have sex with men against his will. A message was left with Rini's father Friday. (more...)
Lara Trump: Timing of Joe Biden accusations seems 'very convenient' Lara Trump: Timing of Joe Biden accusations seems 'very convenient'
- April 05, 2019

Lucy Flores , a former Nevada assemblywoman, penned an essay last week detailing a 2014 encounter during which the former vice president made her feel "uneasy, gross and confused" when he came up from behind her and kissed the back of her head. (more...)
Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments ‘idiotic’ Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments ‘idiotic’
- April 05, 2019

Grassley also said the president isn't showing respect for him as he was instrumental in approving a federal tax credit 26 years ago that helped bring more wind energy development. "If [the wind] doesn't blow, you can forget about television for that night", Trump said at a campaign rally in MI last week. Grassley's home state has more than 4,000 turbines and gets 40 percent of its electricity from wind, the Associated Press noted . (more...)
Netanyahu thanks Putin for helping return of Israeli soldier’s remains Netanyahu thanks Putin for helping return of Israeli soldier’s remains
- April 05, 2019

Prime Minister Netanyahu told Putin in response: "I would like to thank you, my friend, for myself and on behalf of Israel for the strong friendship between us, which is very important for our relationship". "Despite that, Russia was willing to carry on with the operation", Russian defense ministry spokesman Maj. "We are again deeply grateful to you Mr. (more...)
Wilson-Raybould, Philpott removed from Liberal caucus Wilson-Raybould, Philpott removed from Liberal caucus
- April 05, 2019

And frankly so am I, and I can only speak for myself. Neal Klassen, who also lives in the riding, said that kicking Wilson-Raybould out of caucus was not astute politically. "We won because we stood together as a team, which was, to be frank, a change from past iterations of this party". But within his Liberal Party , they were seen as untrustworthy backstabbers who kept the firestorm alive for weeks with new morsels of information feasted upon by the press and opposition parties. (more...)
Woman with malicious malware arrested at Mar-a-Lago Woman with malicious malware arrested at Mar-a-Lago
- April 05, 2019

When the g-men told her she wasn't on the access list, a resort manager suggested she was the daughter of a member, to which Zhang gave an ambiguous nod, it was claimed - the agents suspected a language barrier was preventing her from fully explaining her situation. (more...)
Foreign Policy magazine rejects Indian claims of shooting Pakistan F-16 Foreign Policy magazine rejects Indian claims of shooting Pakistan F-16
- April 05, 2019

A U.S. count of the F-16 jets with Pakistan has found that none of them is "missing" and all the fighter planes were "present and accounted for", according to a report in a prominent American magazine. The government had said that in an aerial duel on February 27 - a day after India sent fighter jets to Pakistan's Balakot to strike a terror training camp - Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman had engaged with one of the Pakistani fighter jets that tried to target Indian military ... (more...)
Congress votes to withdraw U.S. support from Saudi-led Yemen war Congress votes to withdraw U.S. support from Saudi-led Yemen war
- April 05, 2019

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, joined majority Democrats in voting for the resolution calling on President Donald Trump to remove US forces from hostilities in Yemen. The United States provides weapons and refueling to the Saudi coalition. In Washington, the USA role in the Yemen conflict has become part of broader political debates about both Trump's cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia after Riyadh's role in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the executive branch's unfettered ... (more...)
Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church Decides Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church Decides
- April 05, 2019

The 2015 policy classified same-sex couples as "apostates" and generally prevented their children from becoming church members. The controversial anti-LGBT policy , which was rolled out in 2015, said that Mormons who enter same-sex marriages would be considered "apostates" and excommunicated from the church. (more...)
Trump again claims his father was born in Germany
- April 05, 2019

Fred Trump , the president's deceased father, was actually born in New York City . President Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump , was born in NY, although the president stated Tuesday he was born in Germany . The previous two times Trump made this claim were also while talking about US-European relations. It's true that Trump's mother, Mary MacLeod, was born in Scotland . (more...)
China deal talks are moving along nicely, Trump insists China deal talks are moving along nicely, Trump insists
- April 05, 2019

Trump said the sticking points included tariffs and intellectual property theft. "If we have a deal, there will be a summit". On February 22, Trump said he planned to meet with Xi "in the not-too-distant future". Trump's upbeat remarks, delivered on the second of three days of talks this week between USA and Chinese negotiators, maintained the positivepresidential drumbeat that began earlier this year. (more...)
Cats React To Their Names, Study Finds Cats React To Their Names, Study Finds
- April 05, 2019

Researchers conducted a series of experiments in which a person would speak four different words, and then say the cat's name. Sure enough, on average, they perked up when they heard their own name. But they're unlikely to realize that word is their name , attached to them. Trained cats may understand words like "sit" or "jump", but it could be because humans are using additional cues, such as hand gestures. (more...)
Further cross-party talks on Brexit as United Kingdom no-deal looms Further cross-party talks on Brexit as United Kingdom no-deal looms
- April 05, 2019

As senior Tory and Labour figures continued meetings on Thursday, Mr Hancock's comments are unlikely to improve relations between the two sides. Prime Minister Theresa May has turned to the opposition Labour to help pass the crucial European Union withdrawal package, but the party is also riven by differing views on Brexit , with many party MPs opposed to another referendum. (more...)
Government halts deadly cat experiments after watchdog report Government halts deadly cat experiments after watchdog report
- April 05, 2019

In a statement , USDA said the kittens were used in the research because they were "the only hosts in which (the parasite) can complete its life cycle and produce (eggs)". Now, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that it will end the practice after veterinary groups said the cats, who could have been treated for toxoplasmosis , should have been adopted. (more...)
President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke' President Trump says the Mar-a-Lago security incident is a 'fluke'
- April 05, 2019

Zhang gained access to the facility during the president's weekend visit raises concerns about the system for screening visitors, including the reliance on determinations made by Mar-a-Lago employees", the senators wrote, suggesting Zhang's success in getting inside the compound had "serious national security implications". (more...)
Boeing CEO apologizes for fatal plane crash, accepts blame Boeing CEO apologizes for fatal plane crash, accepts blame
- April 05, 2019

Preliminary reports from investigators in Indonesia and Ethiopia indicated that the MCAS had activated in the two flights' final minutes, with pilots struggling to keep the plane level as it pitched inexorably downward. But they turned the system back on 32 seconds before hitting the ground and tried unsuccessfully to use it to point the nose up. The pilots were able to pull up some before turning MCAS off as Boeing instructed. (more...)
Assange 'Will Be' Arrested in 'Hours to Days,' WikiLeaks Says Assange 'Will Be' Arrested in 'Hours to Days,' WikiLeaks Says
- April 05, 2019

WikiLeaks earlier posted a tweet saying: "A high-level source within the Ecuadorian state has told WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within " hours to days " using the INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext - and that it already has an agreement with the United Kingdom for his arrest". (more...)
Christchurch attacks: NZ suspect ordered to undergo mental health tests Christchurch attacks: NZ suspect ordered to undergo mental health tests
- April 05, 2019

The accused in the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand will be charged with 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the court on Friday, Reuters reported, quoting the police. "If he has lawyers, he will be speaking a lot less in court", said Graeme Edgeler, a Wellington-based barrister and legal commentator. He has not applied for bail or name suppression, and his duty lawyer described him as "aware, lucid" in the hours following the massacre, and ... (more...)
Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $126m Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $126m
- April 05, 2019

He denied seven charges of corruption and money-laundering over claims he pocketed 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million) from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit. Nonetheless, the corruption allegations played a big part in his historic election defeat in 2018 - and the new government swiftly reopened investigations into 1MDB. (more...)
Compelling Chinese firms to buy American could increase USA vulnerabilities Compelling Chinese firms to buy American could increase USA vulnerabilities
- April 05, 2019

Speaking on Tuesday at the National Republican Congressional Committee spring dinner in Washington, US President Donald Trump shared that he once called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "king" during a state visit to Beijing in 2017. As we said, there's great chemistry, and I think we're going to do tremendous things for both China and for the United States. The administration complains that China has repeatedly failed to keep promises it made in previous trade talks. (more...)

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