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Theresa May Pleads with Europe
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Theresa May Pleads with Europe for help in getting her deal through Parliament. She has insisted that compromises can be won from the EU and that her deal can succeed. It appears that she has hopes of getting concessions on the Irish Backstop. The Prime Minister is facing pressure from both the H [...]
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Desperate for solutions: As migrant tide hits UK shores, authorities blame social media
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UN and UK authorities are blaming social media for enabling illegal migration into Europe, claiming companies are not doing enough to crack down on smuggling activity even as charities claim they are focusing on the wrong problem. UN and UK authorities are blaming social media for enabling illegal m [...]
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‘Time is your friend’: Ex-Brexit sec urges Theresa May to delay Brexit vote for 2nd time
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Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on PM Theresa May to delay the vote on her Brexit deal for a second time, claiming the threat of leaving the EU without a deal could help engineer a better deal for the UK. Writing in the Telegraph, Davis claimed that because the EU is so fearful of los [...]
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UK admits Assad to stay ‘around for a while’ – and it’s all because of Russia again
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London, one of the staunchest opponents of the Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the whole Syrian conflict, has admitted that the Syrian leader is not leaving power anytime soon… and said Moscow is responsible for it. “Regretfully, we do think he [Assad] is going to be around for a while, [...]
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Trump mulls ex-senator Jim Webb, opponent of Middle East wars, as Mattis replacement – reports
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The Trump administration is reportedly considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator opposed to the Iraq war who served as Navy secretary under Reagan, to replace Jim Mattis as Defense Secretary on a permanent basis. The Trump administration is reportedly considering Jim Webb, a former Democrati [...]
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Trump’s ‘Game of Thrones’ poster leaves everyone puzzled
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President Trump kicked 2019 off in bizarre style, bringing an oversize Game of Thrones-inspired meme poster to his first cabinet meeting. The poster’s appearance has journalists, pundits, and the twitterati confused. President Trump kicked 2019 off in bizarre style, bringing an oversize Game of Th [...]
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US shutdown: Pelosi says Trump can’t persuade Democrats on wall
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As shutdown continues, presumptive House Speaker Pelosi says negotiating with Trump is hard because he 'resists truth'. As the partial US government shutdown entered its 13th day, presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hit back at US President Donald Trump, saying there is "no amount of persu [...]
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Sudan’s opposition calls for more protests against Omar al-Bashir
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Sudanese president promises wage hikes in an attempt to stem demonstrations. Sudan's largest opposition groups have called for a fresh wave of protests to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down, as the longtime ruler made another attempt to stem popular discontent by promising wage hikes and [...]
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India responds to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi
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Trump suggested India's contribution to development in Afghanistan was minimal, compared with that of the US. India has rejected US President Donald Trump's comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying New Delhi has provided $3bn in development assistanc [...]
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US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal
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US military escalates bombardment of ISIL-held areas in eastern Syria after President Trump announced troop pull-out. After President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,000 troops from Syria last month, the US military ramped up its bombing campaign against territory still held by the Islami [...]
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DR Congo election observers say setbacks kept many from voting
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More than one million voters in three opposition strongholds were excluded because of concerns about security and Ebola. Many Congolese were kept from voting in the December 30 presidential election because polling stations often opened late, closed early and voting machines sometimes did not work, [...]
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Challenges facing Brazil’s new president
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Far-right President Bolsonaro has a lot to deal with in South America's largest economy. Brazil’s new far right President Jair Bolsonaro has been busy since he was sworn in. Among other things, he signed an order to make it impossible to create more indigenous reserves. But he faces a formidable a [...]
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New Speaker Pelosi sees ‘new dawn’ as Dems take control of House
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Pelosi says she knows working with Republicans won't be easy as she ushers in new Democratic majority in the House. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected on Thursday to be the new speaker of the US House of Representatives as her party took majority control of the chamber following its election victory [...]
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Trump and Kim ready to meet again, but what’s changed this time?
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With Trump vowing full denuclearisation and Kim clinging to nuclear arms, real progress relies on will to compromise. Six months after his historic summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump has still not succeeded in his goal of getting the North Korean leader to relinquish his [...]
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No-deal Brexit ‘biggest threat’ to unis
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University leaders say time is running out to avoid damage to funding and research from a no-deal Brexit. University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is "one of the biggest threats" the institutions have ever faced. Higher education leaders have written to MPs to say it is "no exaggeration" to war [...]
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