• EU Creates New Cliff-Edge as Wrangling Over Brexit Delay Begins
EU Creates New Cliff-Edge as Wrangling Over Brexit Delay Begins

The full complement of presidents and prime ministers have not formally discussed this option together, and with populist Euroskeptics expected to make big gains in May's European Parliament elections, some leaders are anxious that Brexit could continue to "pollute" the EU agenda.

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  • Donald Trump issues first veto to protect border wall funding
Donald Trump issues first veto to protect border wall funding

The Republican senators who rebuked Trump were unwavering in their justification, saying Thursday they viewed the unilateral move as unconstitutional and creating a risky precedent for future presidents. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters. "Think of that", he said. Ahead of the voting, Trump framed the issue as with-him-or-against-him on border se...

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  • Evacuation plans for certain areas in Moz due to Cyclone Idai
Evacuation plans for certain areas in Moz due to Cyclone Idai

A tropical cyclone is a low-pressure weather phenomenon that forms over oceans when the water temperature is at least 26 degrees Celsius. Rapid needs assessments are ongoing in the areas hardest-hit by rains and flooding to verify initial estimates regarding the number of people affected and determine the number of people in need of immediate human...

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  • Trump, Pelosi agree on one thing: No impeachment, but for different reasons
Trump, Pelosi agree on one thing: No impeachment, but for different reasons

Our Verdict: Steyer won't let politics stand in the way of impeachment. "Well, I believe that this president is the biggest crisis for America in a generation", Steyer said. The Trump campaign quickly spoke out on Pelosi's comments and argued that Democrats running for office should be asked if they think the president should be impeached.

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  • Beto O'Rourke Enters 2020 Presidential Race
Beto O'Rourke Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Beto O'Rourke after the 2018 midterms. In a video released in the early hours of Thursday morning, with his wife Amy by his side, O'Rourke announced , "This is a defining moment of truth for this country", adding what appears will be the focus of his campaign, "the interconnected crisis in our economy, our democracy, and our climate have never...

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  • EU Reportedly to Crush UK With Billions in Brexit Delay Punishment
EU Reportedly to Crush UK With Billions in Brexit Delay Punishment

Earlier, EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that Britain will not get a post-Brexit transition period unless the House of Commons ratifies the divorce package. Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald meanwhile said: "The British Parliament voted by a landslide to reject the Withdrawal Agreement and Theresa May's latest proposals".

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  • Beto O'Rourke Announces His Run For President In 2020
Beto O'Rourke Announces His Run For President In 2020

On the other hand, I don't think I can put it any better than this ideal headline run by Slate , stating simply " Beto 2020 has no reason to exist". In the 115th Congress, O'Rourke voted with President Trump 30 percent of the time, a much higher rate than many of his primary rivals. Ted Cruz in deeply red Texas last November.

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  • Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.
Ilhan Omar's Daughter Leading Climate Change School Walkouts in U.S.

Thanks to her efforts, students across 40 countries will march out of classrooms on March 15 to take part in the "school strikes" against climate change inaction. National politicians and some university professors can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize . For proof, just look at 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

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  • Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside New York home
Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside New York home

Gotti died of cancer in prison in 2002. According to local media in New York , Cali took the helm of the family in 2015 , replacing Domenico Cefalu. "There were like six shots , and then there were three more", one witness, who asked that her name not be used, told The New York Daily News . In 2008, Cali was arrested and charged with feder...

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  • Brexit vote today: Britain's Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal
Brexit vote today: Britain's Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal

It was the largest defeat for a British government in Parliament in modern times. The Independent says it is time for a second referendum on Brexit . Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrators start the day outside the Houses of Parliament in central London , January 15, 2019. "No deal must be taken off the table".

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  • Ten dead in Brazil school shooting, including two shooters
Ten dead in Brazil school shooting, including two shooters

Joao Doria, speaking a few blocks from the public school. "I heard a lot of screaming", she said. Marcelo Salles, commander of police forces in Sao Paulo state, spoke just outside the school and said that in his over three decades of service, he had "never seen anything like this, it was an unspeakably brutal crime".

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  • Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term
Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Algerians have grown exhausted of the ailing leader and other veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France who have dominated a country with high unemployment, poor services and rampant corruption. "France expresses its hope that a new dynamic that responds to the aspirations of the Algerian people can get under way quickly", Foreig...

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  • Canada closes skies to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts
Canada closes skies to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts

These similarities "exceed a certain threshold in our minds with respect to the possible cause of what happened in Ethiopia. This is not conclusive, but it is something that points possibly in that direction, and at this point we feel that threshold has been crossed".

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  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Suspend Death Penalty, Defy Voters, Victims
California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Suspend Death Penalty, Defy Voters, Victims

I commend Governor Newsom for his decisive action today to place a moratorium on the death penalty in California. Levine's district includes San Quentin State Prison, which houses California's death row and execution chamber. Governor Newsom took office in January and a death penalty moratorium was one of his campaign pledges. The death pe...

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  • Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour
Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour

At a joint news conference, Ms. Geoffrey Cox says the changes "reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained" in a part of the withdrawal agreement known as the backstop. Britain's Parliament is due to vote Tuesday on whether to approve May's Brexit divorce deal with the European Union , which it al...

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  • Pres. Trump budget calls for return to 'fiscal sanity'
Pres. Trump budget calls for return to 'fiscal sanity'

Reuters first reported the $8.6 billion figure. He said Trump added almost $2 trillion to deficits with the GOP's "tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the price".

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  • Everyone loves Jack Grealish… except EFL statement, steward and mindless fans
Everyone loves Jack Grealish… except EFL statement, steward and mindless fans

Before we go, please enjoy the highlight of the weekend - Newcastle's incredible comeback from 2-0 down against Everton to win 3-2. Vaughn Whistance, his solicitor, told the court: "There have been various comments posted on different social media platforms".

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  • 'Self-legitimisation': North Koreans vote for new parliament
'Self-legitimisation': North Koreans vote for new parliament

He did admit, however, that Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if Kim Jong-un chose to test launch another missile. Interviewed on ABC's "This Week," National Security Adviser John Bolton downplayed the chances of an imminent North Korea missile test.

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  • Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack
Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack

Wilkerson said his mother threw a water bottle into the cage to distract the jaguar just enough for her to let go of the woman's arm. Shawn Gilleland of the Rural Metro Fire Department told PEOPLE that the woman was transported to a hospital following the incident , where she was treat for lacerations to her arm and hand.

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  • Tucker Carlson: Bubba the Love Sponge misogynistic comments spark call for boycott
Tucker Carlson: Bubba the Love Sponge misogynistic comments spark call for boycott

Carlson, who defended his track record in a tweet , said he wouldn't give the "usual ritual contrition" after his previous comments about women surfaced. What do you mean in accessory? He's not in prison for polygamy, he's in prison for child rape. He's not accused of touching anybody; he is accused of facilitating a marriage between a 16-year-o...

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  • Woman charged with Kim Jong Nam's killing freed
Woman charged with Kim Jong Nam's killing freed

All murder charges pending against Indonesian national Siti Aisyah have been dropped, without an acquittal, after prosecutors chose to withdraw their case. Her lawyers said she was heading to the Indonesian Embassy and was expected to fly to Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, soon. The Malaysian attorney general personally approved the decision to...

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  • Trump plans to ask for another $8.6B to fund border wall
Trump plans to ask for another $8.6B to fund border wall

Nearly all of the proposals would require congressional approval, and lawmakers have dismissed cuts of similar size in Trump's past budgets . "But his budget does the exact opposite of what he promised the American people". That would provide a majority for overturning the declaration, and Trump would then be expected to veto the bill, his fir...

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  • Met Office issues snow and ice warning for north
Met Office issues snow and ice warning for north

A STORM is set to bring heavy rain and winds to our region this week. "Gusts of 50-55mph are likely inland and up to 65mph along western coasts." said Mr Gundersen. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province. This next band of heavy rain is expected to last for several hours, sweeping eastwards - and arriving in Plymouth at ...

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  • Clock Talk: The Story Behind Daylight Saving Time
Clock Talk: The Story Behind Daylight Saving Time

This weekend, we will again be forced to comply with an archaic tradition, one that offers no benefits; in fact, "springing forward and falling back" comes with many consequences, including significant cost. Studies have also shown that when it is lighter out longer, people spend more time outside. Not everyone in the United States follows it e...

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  • Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm
Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm

As soon as the elections, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his bid to return to power amid hectic parleys by several political parties to put a united fight against the ruling BJP , are announced, the model code of conduct will come into force.

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  • Arizona Zoo Says Jaguar That Attacked Woman Won’t Be Put Down
Arizona Zoo Says Jaguar That Attacked Woman Won’t Be Put Down

The woman, who is in her 30s , was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, CNN affiliate KPHO reported . Zoo officials in Arizona say a woman who crossed over a barrier to get a photo sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her arm when a jaguar attacked.

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  • Cruz to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitism
Cruz to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitism

It is unclear if the Cruz resolution, unlike the House version, will call out Omar or any members of Congress explicitly. "History is going to judge them very harshly for that", Raskin said. "The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party", he said. Speaking to reporters, Trump said he thought "yesterday's...

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  • John Kelly rebukes Trump on immigrants at border: ‘They’re not criminals’
John Kelly rebukes Trump on immigrants at border: ‘They’re not criminals’

Clinton's supporters claimed Trump's "obsession" was the result of his losing the popular vote or, while on the opposite end of the spectrum, the president's supporters said his fixation was based on a desire to see Clinton in jail. "They don't integrate well", he said at the time. Explaining his reasoning, Kelly said it would've been about putti...

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  • India asks Pakistan for concrete crackdown on terror groups:The Asahi Shimbun
India asks Pakistan for concrete crackdown on terror groups:The Asahi Shimbun

Addressing the media in Sukkar, FM Qureshi stated that, "People have raised questions on India's policies", adding that Modi's stance is not being accepted by his own people. "Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of JEM", he said. The MEA reminded Islamabad of the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's 2004 statement when he had made a sol...

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  • How Twitter Reacted to Nirav Modi's Rs 9 Lakh Ostrich Leather Jacket
How Twitter Reacted to Nirav Modi's Rs 9 Lakh Ostrich Leather Jacket

While the Indian government is trying tooth and nail to capture the fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, he appeared to be living and roaming freely in the UK's capital city London in a slightly new avatar. "Just because Nirav Modi has been spotted doesn't mean he will be brought back immediately", Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman for India's foreign affai...

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  • MEPs sign letter urging Pakistan, India to resolve issues through dialogue
MEPs sign letter urging Pakistan, India to resolve issues through dialogue

Shopkeepers watch the speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan , after Pakistan shot down two Indian military aircrafts, at a shop selling television screens in Karachi, Pakistan February 27, 2019. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi later said the USA, together with the help of other countries, defused the Pak-India tension that threatened...

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  • Berliners get day off for Women's Day
Berliners get day off for Women's Day

The United States of America celebrated National Women's Day on February 28, 1909 till the year 1913; in Russian Federation women also celebrated this day on the last Sunday of February in 1913. Theresa Hartmann of the Frauen*Streik (Women's Strike) network wants women to sit out on chairs on the street from 1700 to midnight to protest against ...

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  • Miami reporter based in Venezuela detained
Miami reporter based in Venezuela detained

Lawyers and press freedom groups say Venezuelan security forces have seized a USA journalist at his apartment amid the country's escalating political turmoil. Both men were interrogated, Ruiz said. However, the official did not offer any further details over the issue. "Completely unacceptable for @ NicolasMaduro and his thugs to detain @ WP...

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  • Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes
Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes

Tornadoes were also reported in Walton County and Cairo in northern Florida . A third tornado, classified as at least an EF1, traveled from Macon County into Lee County . in April 2011 killed more than 300 people. Ninety people were injured in the Beauregard area, authorities said. At least 23 people were killed in Alabama on Sunday in the ...

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  • U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high despite tariff war
U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high despite tariff war

It is, by and large, an accounting measure that often moves in directions inverse to the health of the United States economy. The United States' goods and services deficit widened by $68.8 billion to $621.0 billion in 2018. Exports of industrial supplies and materials fell by 2.1 billion USA dollars, with shipments of petroleum products dropping ...

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