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The UK government is launching a TV campaign to urge Britons to be ready for a no-deal Brexit , the country's top civil servant said. If Britain's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox can clinch a legal fudge, he would be able to change his legal advice and that, it is hoped, would bring Brexit-supporting Conservative Party MPs behind the deal.
  • Venezuela to deport US TV crew

    Venezuela to deport US TV crew

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    Ultreras, who was working near the border with Colombia, said he was robbed at gunpoint on his way back to Caracas. During a CNN town hall, Sanders was asked if he believes Maduro is a dictator after facing criticism from Democrats and others in recent days over his stance on the pandemonium in Venezuela.
  • In Pakistan’s custody, IAF pilot is all about dignity, courage

    In Pakistan’s custody, IAF pilot is all about dignity, courage

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    It was the deadliest attack in 30 years of conflict and protests, and it was claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed. Bahrain's Gulf Air said it had suspended all fights to and from Pakistan due to closure of airspace while low-priced carrier flydubai said it is reviewing its schedule.
  • UK's Labor Party to Back Proposal for Public Brexit Vote

    UK's Labor Party to Back Proposal for Public Brexit Vote

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    Moments after the result was declared, the shadow Brexit minister Matthew Pennycook said it was now "time to wholeheartedly get behind efforts to facilitate a new public vote that includes the option of staying in the EU". Labour is also supporting the amendment and Mr Costa said it would be a "farce" if the Government did not back down. Amid fears of further defections from within its ranks, the Labour Party announced earlier this week that it would support a second referendum if its own ...
  • Train possibly taking Kim to summit enters China

    Train possibly taking Kim to summit enters China

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    Unlike predecessors, Biegun has had significant direct contact with Trump , including involvement in White House talks with North Korean officials and an Oval Office meeting with the president in December. LINDA MOTTRAM: What are the chances, do you think, that North Korea could come out as another Vietnam? The first meeting of the leaders which took place a year ago in June in Singapore, failed to yield results on the Pyongyang's nuclear issue.
  • Aero India 2019 concludes on a high, 50 pacts signed

    Aero India 2019 concludes on a high, 50 pacts signed

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    At least 300 vehicles were gutted Saturday in a major fire inside the parking lot of the venue of an ongoing air show, Aero-India, in southern Indian city of Bengaluru , officials said. Vijaya Bhasar in a statement . The actual cause of the fire is unknown, but is believed to be a ground fire from the dried grass in the parking area.
  • Alabama could lose nearly $7 million under Trump's border wall emergency declaration

    Alabama could lose nearly $7 million under Trump's border wall emergency declaration

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    In the group are Republican Sens. So far, three - Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina - have already indicated they will vote to block Mr Trump's order. "The president is rightfully frustrated with Congress's inaction regarding the humanitarian and security crisis at the nation's southern border ", Tillis wrote .
  • Matt Gaetz Denies Intimidating Michael Cohen Ahead Of House Hearing

    Matt Gaetz Denies Intimidating Michael Cohen Ahead Of House Hearing

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    It could also be that, while Cohen made some interesting remarks during the testimony, he was still greatly restrained in what he could say - even privately - by an agreement with Mueller. The source did not offer other specifics about what the accusation entailed. Instead, the oversight committee hearing will focus on hush money payments made on behalf of Trump, Trump's business practices as well as his compliance with campaign finance laws, tax laws, financial disclosure requirements and ...
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran's foreign minister announces resignation

    Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran's foreign minister announces resignation

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    IRNA cited a spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, confirming Zarif resigned after an Instagram post from the longtime diplomat offered an "apology" for his "inability to continue to his service". Iranian presidents typically see their popularity erode during their second four-year term, but analysts say Rouhani is particularly vulnerable because of the economic crisis assailing the country's rial currency, which has hurt ordinary Iranians and emboldened critics to openly call for his ouster.
  • Brother of Saudi crown prince named deputy defence minister

    Brother of Saudi crown prince named deputy defence minister

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    Princess Reema bint Abandar Al Saud, 44, was announced on Sunday as Saudi's ambassador to the United States, making her the top Saudi diplomat in the country. The controversy of the death of the opponent of the Saudi regime will most likely die away with the new appointment. Bint Bander is the daughter of a powerful member of the Saudi royal court, who himself served as U.S.
  • Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine centre in Morocco

    Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine centre in Morocco

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    The baby shower was hosted by Meghan's closest chum, Serena Williams (37), who picked the lavish Mark Hotel in NY as the location for the party. "Thomas Markle is failing her on every account", she said. The image all of that crass, excessive consumption that went on in NY is a awful one for an institution and family fighting to prove their relevance in 21st century Brexit Britain.
  • Toxic alcohol kills at least 50 in India's Assam

    Toxic alcohol kills at least 50 in India's Assam

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    It has been reported that at least 99 people have died, while more than 100 are being treated in hospital in India after drinking toxic alcohol. "The rush of new patients has come down since the afternoon", said Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Dhiren Hazarika.
  • Trump inclined to extend truce deadline, will meet Xi soon

    Trump inclined to extend truce deadline, will meet Xi soon

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    During talks that extended into the weekend, US and Chinese negotiators were discussing on Sunday the thorny issue of how to enforce a potential trade deal after making progress on other structural issues, according to a source familiar with the talks.
  • Kim Jong Un leaves on train for Vietnam summit

    Kim Jong Un leaves on train for Vietnam summit

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    An Irish chef in Hanoi is serving a cheeky menu specially tailored to mark this week's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . It has also been alleged that the Kim could still fly to Vietnam, and the heavily-armored train may actually be heading to the Southeast Asian nation empty, in anticipation of his return journey.
  • Weaponized water: India threatens to divert 3 rivers away from Pakistan

    Weaponized water: India threatens to divert 3 rivers away from Pakistan

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    After a week-long plenary, the 37-member group decided not to remove Pakistan from the " grey list ", as Islamabad had lobbied for, but also didn't accept India's demand to move Pakistan to the "black list" yet. "We would like to see it [hostilities] stop". Claiming that India had never accepted partition, he cited 1971 and the role of the Mukti Bahini, the militia formed by East Pakistan rebels with the support of India which eventually led to the creation of Bangladesh.
  • Shamima Begum: The danger of making rash decisions

    Shamima Begum: The danger of making rash decisions

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    Various news outlets, including the BBC , had reported that Javid used Begum's eligibility for Bangladeshi citizenship via her parents as justification for removing her British citizenship. "If you were sitting in a refugee camp of Syria, regardless of whatever passport you hold, you are effectively stateless, and you're not getting any protection", said Brad Blitz, a professor at Middlesex University London who works on migration, statelessness and citizenship.
  • Time's Up CEO resigns after her son is accused of sexual misconduct

    Time's Up CEO resigns after her son is accused of sexual misconduct

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    In an interview she told Vanity Fair she found the reports of sexual abuse against film mogul Harvey Weinstein "horrific". Mr. Bowden is accused of sexually assaulting Celia Gellert during a "healing session" by touching and kissing her inappropriately , the Los Angeles Times reported .
  • United Kingdom acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

    United Kingdom acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

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    The head of the EC said he is "not optimistic" that a no-deal Brexit can be avoided, spelling out the consequences of Britain's departure without a deal. Other deals the government said it was either unlikely or unable to replicate in time included those with Algeria, Andorra and Turkey . The newspaper quotes the letter as stating that "numerous" members of the group intend to back amendments taking the no-deal option off the table and delaying Brexit if a rejection of the ...
  • Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

    Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

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    Venezuelans leave their country as they make their way to the Simon Bolivar global bridge in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela , on the border with Colombia , Feb. The government has said soldiers will be stationed at official crossing points to repel any "territorial violations", although the opposition could attempt to cross anywhere along Venezuela's porous borders.
  • IRS analyst charged in leak of Michael Cohen's bank records

    IRS analyst charged in leak of Michael Cohen's bank records

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    This angered Trump and caused him to "sour" on Whitaker as an acting attorney general, the Times reports. Cohen is still expected to testify before three congressional committees. The feds said that Fry, who has worked for the IRS in its San Francisco office sine 2008, searched Cohen's records in NY - even though his supervisors told investigators that he had no business searching for Cohen's documents or any others in NY.
  • Pompeo: Hoda Muthana, ISIS wife from Alabama, a 'terrorist', not U.S. citizen

    Pompeo: Hoda Muthana, ISIS wife from Alabama, a 'terrorist', not U.S. citizen

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    At the same time, it is being disputed that Muthana is an American citizen, as her father was a diplomat, and President Donald Trump has said she won't be allowed to return. "She is a U.S. citizen". She had a valid passport. "She is willing to pay whatever debt she has to society, even willing to spend years behind bars".
  • Bangladesh: 70 dead in Old Dhaka market fire

    Bangladesh: 70 dead in Old Dhaka market fire

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    The blaze began in the ground floor of a four-story building, before quickly spreading to three neighboring buildings, fire officials said. In this Wednesday, Feb. Fires and building collapses are common in the country - particularly in the multibillion-dollar garment industry - where building regulations are lax and volatile chemicals are often improperly kept.
  • Hanoi barber offers free Trump, Kim cuts ahead of summit

    Hanoi barber offers free Trump, Kim cuts ahead of summit

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    Kim agreed in Singapore to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, which could be taken to include removal of the USA nuclear umbrella for South Korea and nuclear-capable forces, while the United States has been demanding that North Korea give up all of its nuclear and missile programs.
  • A summary of Wednesday's winter storm

    A summary of Wednesday's winter storm

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    Visibility will be reduced and as temperatures drop, areas of freezing drizzle and fog are possible starting after 2/3 a.m. Wednesday's high temperature is forecast to be -1 C, though it will feel closer to -8 on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
  • New Round of US-China Trade Talks to Begin in Washington

    New Round of US-China Trade Talks to Begin in Washington

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    China, which denies that it engages in such practices, confirmed that Vice Premier Liu He will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday for the talks. British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite USA allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people with knowledge of the matter said.
  • North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

    North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

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    Trump said his second meeting with the North Korean leader on February 27 and 28 in Hanoi , Vietnam, would be "very exciting", but did not disclose details of what he hoped would be achieved. "There were financial problems, but the biggest thing was his spy allegation". "Many of these purges are related to money", said Kim Jung-bong, a former South Korean intelligence official.
  • Can we stop Russia's Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile?

    Can we stop Russia's Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile?

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    With its only graphic displays focused on economics, this year's address was devoted primarily to pledges to improve living standards and boost welfare benefits. Officials in Washington should "calculate the range and speed of our future weapons systems", he warned . Putin said Russian Federation would do the same.
  • Trump administration to cancel $929M for California high-speed rail project

    Trump administration to cancel $929M for California high-speed rail project

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    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S. 19, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif . The letter also cited Newsom's State of the State speech last week that outlined a plan to build a limited operating segment between Merced and Bakersfield as a "significant retreat from the state's initial vision and commitment".
  • Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

    Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

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    They said they were paid $3,500 to pour a chemical on the actor, and place a rope around his neck, while yelling racist and homophobic slurs. And last week, police picked up the two brothers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as they returned from Nigeria and questioned them about the attack.
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    Andrew McCabe says its "possible" Trump is a Russian asset

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    Asked if Mr Rosenstein wanted to "get rid of" the the President "one way or another", Mr McCabe said: "I can't confirm that, but what I can say is the Deputy Attorney-General was definitely very concerned, about the President, about his capacity, and about his intent at that point in time".
  • Roger Stone Will Have To Appear In Court After Instagram Post

    Roger Stone Will Have To Appear In Court After Instagram Post

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    Political operative Roger Stone posted an image of the federal judge handling his case with what appeared to be crosshairs Monday. Jackson last week issued a limited gag order , preventing Stone from discussing the case near the courthouse - but it does not stop Stone from making other public comments about the case.
  • British Jihadi ‘terrorist’ Shamima Begum gives birth in Syria

    British Jihadi ‘terrorist’ Shamima Begum gives birth in Syria

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    News obtained the letter sent to Ms Begum's mother on Tuesday, which said the Home Secretary Sajid Javid had ordered the move and explained it had already been processed. My message is clear - if you have supported terrorist organisations overseas I will not hesitate to prevent your return. "But it's very hard to know the scale of this right now - how many people will come back, and what threat they may pose".
  • Trump campaign sizes up Bernie Sanders' 2020 run in one sentence

    Trump campaign sizes up Bernie Sanders' 2020 run in one sentence

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    Democrats have the luxury in 2020 of a vast field of qualified candidates with platforms ranging across the ideological spectrum; it's doubtful there's any one candidate who is indispensable. But he won't have the state to himself. In office, Senator Sanders became the best-known democratic socialist in American politics, bringing new development to the city while building ties to worldwide left-wing movements.
  • Lindsey Graham vows to probe Justice Department over Trump

    Lindsey Graham vows to probe Justice Department over Trump

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    In this interview McCabe said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the issue shortly after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in 2017. Notably though, Trump did not specifically challenge the assertion that he believed Putin's word over his own intelligence agencies'. Even if you wanted to assume the worst about him, that he was eager to curry favor with Trump by criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation for how it handled Emailgate and Russiagate and willing to ...
  • Labour party SPLIT: MPs break away from Jeremy Corbyn & form new group

    Labour party SPLIT: MPs break away from Jeremy Corbyn & form new group

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    They accuse Corbyn of mounting a weak opposition to the Conservative government's plans for leaving the European Union , and of failing to stamp out a vein of anti-Jewish prejudice in the party. Ms Berger, who is Jewish, added: "I can not remain in a party that I have today come to the sickening conclusion is institutionally anti-Semitic ".
  • Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

    Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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    A spokesman for Japan's Foreign Ministry in Tokyo told Reuters that it was aware of Trump's remarks but 'would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders'. "President Trump has acted decisively toward resolving the issues of the North Korean nuclear and missile problems", he said. The deadline each year for Nobel Peace Prize nominations is midnight, January 31.
  • Trump ramps up pressure on Maduro to relinquish power in Venezuela

    Trump ramps up pressure on Maduro to relinquish power in Venezuela

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    Maduro responded to Trump in comments broadcast on state television in which he criticized the USA president of speaking in an "almost Nazi style" and lashed out at him for thinking he can deliver orders to Venezuela's military. The concert is being held in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, a town of some 700,000 people that has been swollen by hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing hardship in Venezuela.
  • More US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

    More US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

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    In a recent analysis, Bloomberg's Davide Scigliuzzo said the "nightmarish legal situation" with Venezuelan government agencies and more importantly PDVSA and Citgo will more likely than not soon end up in a USA court. Venezuela is in the throes of an economic crisis , amid hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine. Duque says, "February 23 has to be the day in which everybody mobilises and tells the dictatorship: 'That's it.
  • Nigeria Counts Cost of Last-Minute Vote Delay as Stocks Tank

    Nigeria Counts Cost of Last-Minute Vote Delay as Stocks Tank

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    Representing the Peoples Democratic Party, Osita Chidoka, former Aviation Minister and Chairman, Strategy Committee of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, commended decision of the commission for not allowing the experienced challenges to lead to staggered elections.