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'Unhappy' day as United Kingdom delivers Brexit letter

'Unhappy' day as United Kingdom delivers Brexit letter Britain launched the historic process of leaving the EU on Wednesday but its European partners were quick to warn of the hard path that lies ahead. "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back". Scottish lawmakers have called for a fresh independence referendum , since Scotland voted overwhelmingly in favor of remaining part of the EU. Her priorities also include leaving... [Full Article...]

US Rep. Ted Poe resigns from Freedom Caucus

Back in summer 2015, Meadows targeted then-speaker Boehner by filing a "motion to vacate" - essentially a vote of no confidence in his leadership. "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". A seat that had seesawed between the two parties is now rigged to safely and permanently reelect one of the most conservative members of the House. The new lines worked: They guaranteed a Republican... [Full Article...]

Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered UK's Exit From EU

Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered UK's Exit From EU Earlier , British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said Britain was realistic and had "sent a clear signal to our European partners that we understand that we can't cherry-pick, we can't have our cake and eat it". While the European Union scrambles to contain the fallout from Britain's departure after four decades of membership, May is also battling to keep her deeply divided nation together. [Full Article...]

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall The community development block grant programme, also popular, would be halved, amounting to a cut of $1.5bn (€1.38bn), and Mr Trump would strip $500m (€460m) from a popular grant programme for transportation projects. Senate Republicans indicated on Tuesday they have no plans to shut down the government over a fight for money for a border wall. In addition, Sen. [Full Article...]

Despite trust, Ivanka Trump still wields power over her brand

Ivanka s position at the White House has raised serious eyebrows as experts and historians are questioning the appropriateness of her serving directly in the administration, especially when Ivanka is also operating her own business. Ms Trump, who owns a fashion brand, will be joining her husband Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president. Gorelick said that was the best of a series of... [Full Article...]

South Koreans angered after ousted leader leaves dogs behind

Park was summoned to appear for questioning at 9.30 a.m. (0030 GMT) next Tuesday, the prosecutors' office said. Prosecutors attempted to delve into the allegations past year, raiding the headquarters of Lotte, SK and other government offices, but had stopped after an independent counsel team was launched to investigate the scandal in December. [Full Article...]

No JC Penney stores closing in Kentucky

No JC Penney stores closing in Kentucky The company said about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the store closures, which are expected to occur in June. In South Carolina, the retailer also plans to close a Charleston store. Vruwink said one retailer's decision to close doesn't affect decisions for other businesses to come to a community. Becky Thatcher-Keller, executive director of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce... [Full Article...]

South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victims

Nearly all the victims were schoolchildren and nine bodies were still unaccounted for, raising the prospect that they could still be inside the vessel and leaving their families emotionally trapped in the grieving process. The salvage crews drilled dozens of holes in the Sewol in an effort to empty it of water and fuel before it could be transported to the port of Mokpo. [Full Article...]

UKIP's only MP just quit the party

Upon defecting from the Conservatives, Carswell resigned his seat in parliament and stood for re-election under his new party colours, establishing a new precedent for MPs crossing the floor. Asked if he jumped before he was pushed, Carswell replied: "Not at all". They apparently do not want to "punish" him for "making a mistake" by joining UKIP. [Full Article...]

Rare Indochine Tigers Seen Breeding in a Thai Jungle

Rare Indochine Tigers Seen Breeding in a Thai Jungle Now sensor-triggered video and photo traps, set up in Thailand's Eastern Forest Complex by the Forest Department and wildlife NGOs Freeland and Panthera , have revealed the presence there of 6 young animals among a population put at around 24. [Full Article...]

Matthew Perry recalls beating up Justin Trudeau in grade school

Both met with members of a newly formed task force for businesswomen, the United States-Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female Entrepreneurs. There were also diplomats and politicians who were involved in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. "They say there's always magic in the air", on Broadway. [Full Article...]

Rivals Paris and London announce joint business plan

Today Theresa May has a huge opportunity to give them a cast-iron guarantee that they can stay here after Brexit as she triggers Article 50. "Our great friends in Paris and across the continent are well aware that working closely together remains to our mutual benefit", Khan said. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer Defended Trump Playing Golf With The Most Ridiculous Excuse

President Barack Obama had asked British intelligence to wiretap Trump Tower. He regularly used to criticize President Obama for spending time on the course. "I'm going to be working for you", Trump said previous year at a Virginia rally. Instead, the White House has presented the president's trips to Trump International as business outings. [Full Article...]

Queensland faces clean-up after Cyclone Debbie moves on

The Australian Defence Force has been despatched in Queensland to begin public infrastructure repairs. More than 2,000 emergency workers are on standby, but people have been warned crews will only respond when it is safe to do so. Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the storm's slow speed had created a "battering ram effect", adding: "We are going to get lots of reports of damage, an... [Full Article...]

UK set to begin 'momentous journey' to life outside EU

UK set to begin 'momentous journey' to life outside EU The prime minister also says she wants a "phased period of implementation" of a new relationship with the European Union to give businesses time to plan. "Brexit" was penned a few months later by the head of the London-based British influence think tank. In the City of London financial hub, some were anxious about the implications of Brexit. [Full Article...]

Arab Leaders Seek Common Ground at Summit on Palestinian State

Arab Leaders Seek Common Ground at Summit on Palestinian State An Arab peace initiative dating back to 2002 has offered normalized relations with Israel in exchange for resolving the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "We're very pleased with the outcome of the Arab foreign ministers' discussions during their preparatory meeting on Monday, in which they reiterated that the Palestinian cause is most pressing and needs to be addressed in order to secure ... [Full Article...]

Health report: Saratoga is healthiest county in NY state

Health report: Saratoga is healthiest county in NY state Census and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That's according to the 2017 County Health Rankings , released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute . Using the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, the ranking data show that 17 percent of residents either drink heavily-one or two alcoholic drinks on average per day-... [Full Article...]

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

They were abducted two weeks ago after going to Kasai to investigate reports of abuses after local rebels took up arms. Two UN workers were found murdered on Tuesday with one decapitated after being kidnapped, the government said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

May vows Brexit deal for all in UK, including EU nationals

And north of the border, the Scottish Parliament is again demanding an independence referendum in protest against Brexit. Shortly before a Cabinet meeting, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the letter sets the "right tone" and sends the "right signals" to European leaders about how the United Kingdom wants to conduct the negotiations that will decide the country's future. [Full Article...]

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians The ongoing investigation, led by Air Force Brig. A local lawmaker and two witnesses say a coalition air strike may have targeted a truck bomb, triggering a blast that collapsed buildings. The Center for Civilians in Conflict, a Washington-based advocacy group, called Tuesday for greater protections for civilians caught in the conflict. [Full Article...]

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