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Why the government's Brexit talks with Labour will fail

Why the government's Brexit talks with Labour will fail But Tory backbenchers will warn the Prime Minister they will try a second time to change party rules if she ploughs on with plans for a softer Brexit. "We agree on 99 percent of this stuff and there is an advantage to this which people are not talking about, which is if we can get a cross-party deal there is a possibility that it will remain". [Full Article...]

After Weekend Of Deadly Violence, Reports Of A Truce In Gaza

After Weekend Of Deadly Violence, Reports Of A Truce In Gaza Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies who have fought three wars since the Islamic group seized control of Gaza from the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. "Their unfortunate death was not a result of (Israeli) weaponry but a Hamas rocket that was sacked and exploded not where it was supposed to", he said. [Full Article...]

Myanmar to release thousands of prisoners as part of amnesty

Myanmar to release thousands of prisoners as part of amnesty Earlier on Tuesday, Myanmar said it will release 6,520 prisoners in an amnesty, according to a statement from the president's office. The two men, Wa Lone , 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo , 29, were pardoned by President Win Myint. The reporters' wives wrote a letter to the government in April pleading for a pardon, not, they said, because their husbands had done anything wrong, but because it would ... [Full Article...]

US Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

US Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report More than 400 former Justice Department officials said Monday that the Robert Mueller report would have made the case for multiple felony counts of obstruction against President Donald Trump had he not been protected from indictment by his office. [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison responds after Albury egging

That was illustrated powerfully today after someone tried and failed to egg Prime Minister Scott Morrison , instead knocking over an old lady in one of the most disastrous failed eggings we've ever seen. In response to the egg incident, Morrison also tweeted, "Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes". [Full Article...]

Families of Lion Air crash victims criticise Boeing over alert issue

Families of Lion Air crash victims criticise Boeing over alert issue After media leaks pointed to Boeing's dodgy behaviour after the Lion Air disaster last October, new reports have suggested that the aviation giant was not forthcoming about its new plane's faulty alert system with airlines. The jet maker's latest disclosure raises further questions about the extent of its transparency and certification process of the troubled 737 Max. [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition blasts Erdogan's 'plain dictatorship' as Istanbul vote to be redone

Turkish opposition blasts Erdogan's 'plain dictatorship' as Istanbul vote to be redone It is equally a reflection of the proximate relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čansince their entanglement in the Syrian conflict. The region is disputed by the Greek Cypriot government and Turkey . "Everyone should respect this decision that was taken on the basis of law". Turkey is set to take delivery of the Russian equipment by July... [Full Article...]

Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs The issue, according to the Bloomberg report on Monday, centers on whether the text of a trade agreement will specify that China must change domestic laws. Trump has based his trade policies on the opposite assumptions. On Sunday, however, the president tweeted his frustration with the pace of negotiations. [Full Article...]

Barr Still Thinks Mueller Should Testify, Despite Trump's Opposition

Barr Still Thinks Mueller Should Testify, Despite Trump's Opposition Doug Collins, R-Ga., said on Fox News . Barr also skipped a hearing before Nadler's committee last Thursday, after Democrats adopted an aggressive format that would have subjected the attorney-general to questions from staff attorneys. The committee report calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take "all appropriate action" to enforce a subpoena issued by committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Cyclone Fani hits 34

Death toll from Cyclone Fani hits 34 The CM announced that people in all affected districts will get one month additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code. "The government has made arrangements to provide cooked food for free over the next 15 days". Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Government on Sunday announced an immediate contribution of a sum of Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund to the Gove... [Full Article...]

Ex-prosecutors: Trump would have been charged if he wasn't president

It was released by Protect Democracy, a nonprofit organization critical of the Trump administration. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller noted in his report that is against DOJ policy to indict a sitting president , leading experts to opine that the obstruction volume of the report was " plainly an impeachment referral ". [Full Article...]

Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Heads to Prison

Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Heads to Prison Prior to his sentencing, the special counsel's office credited Cohen with providing "wide ranging and helpful" information on matters related to its probe, and Mueller cited Cohen's testimony dozens of times in his 448-page report. elections, prosecutors have not budged on Cohen's sentence. The longtime Trump admirer who once said he was ready to "take a bullet" for Trump is awaited at the feder... [Full Article...]

Pelosi accused of double standard after accusing AG Barr of contempt

Pelosi accused of double standard after accusing AG Barr of contempt The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, confirmed last week that the committee was "firming up the date". Mr Barr missed an initial deadline to provide it last week, and risks being held in contempt of Congress if today's is missed too. [Full Article...]

U.S. Raising Tariffs for China-Made Electronics to 25%

U.S. Raising Tariffs for China-Made Electronics to 25% Shares tumbled in Asia after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on China , spooking investors who had been expecting good news this week on trade. The countries have seemed near to striking a trade deal in recent weeks. Trump's tweets may have added to the hurdles. It's CSI 300 index took a 5.5 percent hit on the news. [Full Article...]

Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men

Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men Her stepfather, whose name was not released, told police that he, Maleah and his toddler son were abducted by three men, according to the Houston Police Department. He said the men attacked him before dropping him and his son off in Sugar Land, while driving off with Maleah. Holbrook told reporters Sunday, "I realize there's a lot blanks in the story". [Full Article...]

EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran

EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran The US said it will no longer permit the storage for Iran of heavy water it has produced in excess of current limits. "Therefore we will carry on with enrichment activity", the semi-official news agency ISNA quoted Larijani as saying . But in a show of defiance towards USA sanctions that will nearly certainly infuriate Washington , the European powers dug deep with the operationalisation of the ... [Full Article...]

Boeing says safety review corroborated its findings on a 737 MAX sensor

After the Lion Air crash , Ms King said, Boeing notified Southwest that it had discovered the lights did not work without the optional angle-of-attack indicators, so Southwest began adding the optional feature too. Boeing said the problem stemmed from software delivered to the company. The world's attention is on Chicago-based Boeing after 189 people died in the Lion Air crash on October 29... [Full Article...]

Trump is wrong about tariffs and who is paying for them

Trump is wrong about tariffs and who is paying for them Trump said Sunday on Twitter, "For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the United States of America of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods". Apparently catching Beijing by surprise, Mr Trump said he would raise import taxes on $US200 billion ($NZ302 billion) in Chinese products to 25% from 10%. [Full Article...]

Brazil's far-right president nixes US trip in face of protests

Brazil's far-right president nixes US trip in face of protests It prompted dismay from activists and politicians and caused host venues and sponsors to dump the event. Chamber of Commerce and was to appear at a gala in NY in May. Mr de Blasio told radio station WNYC last month: "He's risky not just because of his overt racism and homophobia, but because he is unfortunately the person with the most ability to be able to impact what happens in the Amazon goin... [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov urges U.S. to cancel plans to oust Venezuela's Maduro

Russia's Lavrov urges U.S. to cancel plans to oust Venezuela's Maduro Mrs Sanders also said Mr Trump and Mr Putin had briefly discussed the investigation by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Russian Federation condemns what he called a campaign to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, arranged by the United States, and urged Washington t... [Full Article...]


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