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Theresa May faces reality as Brexit begins

The U.K.is also expected to honor its financial commitments to the European Union until its membership formally comes to an end. Britain's Ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow hand delivered a six-page letter from May to Tusk in Brussels to formally begin divorce proceedings. [Full Article...]

Will Scotland Vote For Independence From UK?

The British prime minister's office hasn't ruled out a second referendum, but it has rejected the proposed timetable. Scotland's front pages mainly focus on two topics: Tuesday's vote in Holyrood to back an independence referendum in Scotland and Theresa May signing the letter that will trigger Article 50. [Full Article...]

China: Australia should look beyond the nations' differences

China: Australia should look beyond the nations' differences Mr Turnbull said he had spoken with Premier Li about working together to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the rival China-led 16-member initiative excluding the United States which has usurped the TPP as the front runner for new free trade deals in the region. [Full Article...]

Govt wants to pass GST bills through consensus: Jaitley

Govt wants to pass GST bills through consensus: Jaitley India moved another step closer to the launch of a nation-wide sales tax regime when the lower house of parliament approved supporting legislation on Wednesday night. The Union government is likely to table supplementary goods and services tax legislations in Parliament on Monday. Babu said through the GST Council, the central government will get "veto power" and sought proper representation and p... [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs reassures staff over Brexit in voicemail

Goldman Sachs reassures staff over Brexit in voicemail The new schemes were announced by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London , and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, as they met with representatives from major auto manufacturers to discuss the need for tougher Euro standard testing and a switch to zero and ultra-low emission vehicles. [Full Article...]

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks No suspects were immediately identified in either case. The FBI has reportedly been notified. The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is getting ready to move North Dakota oil to IL. Jay O'Hara with the Climate Disobedience Center told The Associated Press Tuesday that Climate Direct Action wasn't involved, and he isn't aware of anyone claiming responsibility. [Full Article...]

Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare

Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare The math is the same. The subsidies, which provide help to more than half of all enrollees on Obamacare exchanges and are expected to cost around $20 billion for this year and next year combined, are already the subject of a lawsuit that was brought by House Republicans against the department of Health and Human Services in 2014. [Full Article...]

Saudi king arrives in Jordan for Arab Summit

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, are coming, along with US and Russian envoys. The summit's closing statement said "peace is a strategic option" for Arab states. "We want to establish the two-state solution". Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Monday signed several agreements to boost cooperation and bilateral ties, including an agre... [Full Article...]

Arab leaders reaffirm support for 2002 peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also criticised Israeli policy in his speech. Abbas is expected to visit the White House next month, after a visit by Sisi scheduled for April 3. "A positive regional climate change could lead in the future to peace", Katz said. Katz made no reference to the Arab peace plan, which was first launched in 2002. [Full Article...]

Russian Critic Jailed Over Role In Protest

Russian Critic Jailed Over Role In Protest The Moscow business newspaper Vedomosti said younger Russians have become politicized and have a high level of distrust of authority. Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his su. It rejected calls on Monday from the United States and the European Union to release detained protesters and accused organizers of paying teenagers to attend. [Full Article...]

The Holyrood vote signals time to talk

Mr Robertson said: " The Prime Minister could have said she would try to seek an agreement with European partners on the plan, which could have protected Scotland's place in the European market, but she didn't. Sturgeon said: "My argument is simply this: when the nature of the change that is made inevitable by Brexit becomes clear, that change should not be imposed upon us, we should have the ri... [Full Article...]

Missiles fired from Syria at Israeli jets after airstrikes

The attacks over the weekend highlight the question of whether Moscow will continue to tolerate Israeli forays into Syria against its Shiite allies, he said. The Arrow 3 interceptor, created to shoot down missiles above the atmosphere, was handed to airforce bases in Israel in January after successful testing by Israel and the United States . [Full Article...]

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Tobias Ellwood, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister, had administered CPR to the officer as he lay on the sidewalk, but it was ultimately not enough. Police carrying guns swarmed the area. "Everyone is calm but very concerned", he said via email. A auto also struck several pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing, near the Palace of Westminster where the House of Commons meet... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu welcomes new US ambassador 'to Jerusalem'

Netanyahu, appearing by video at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference, said he'd had an "exceptionally warm" meeting with President Donald Trump last month. Iran has funneled weapons and cash to terrorists in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip. I was in Washington exactly one week ago; the President had an important telephone call with President [of the United States, ... [Full Article...]

Bulgarian Voters Reject Party Wanting Stronger Moscow Ties

Bulgarian Voters Reject Party Wanting Stronger Moscow Ties But although surveys suggest GERB may come first, analysts say voters may have had enough of him. Official returns are expected Monday. Radev said he hoped that the parties that will enter parliament, will show "common sense and national responsibility, and at the cost of compromises that are inevitable in this situation", the new government will be formed as quickly as possible. [Full Article...]

NATO says it will reschedule meeting so Tillerson can attend

NATO says it will reschedule meeting so Tillerson can attend The former Exxon Mobil CEO - who has no previous government experience - was one of Donald Trump's most notable and surprising major appointments. "She was right. "My wife convinced me", he said. Tillerson reportedly detailed the discussion he had with his better half in an interview with the Independent Journal Review . [Full Article...]

'Fair Chance' US Ops Contributed to Civilian Deaths in Mosul - CENTCOM Commander

Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, who commands the USA -led task force that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But he said investigation was still underway and Daesh may also be to blame. It cited a second strike Saturday that it said killed up to 150 people. Any failure to take precautions to prevent civilian casualties during the fight against Islamic State would be "in flagrant ... [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Defends Devin Nunes on Russia Probe

Paul Ryan Defends Devin Nunes on Russia Probe Now there are allegations that the White House may be running its own political interference to keep Yates from talking. The letter appears to support the Post's story , as it says that some of Yates' communications as acting attorney general are covered by presidential privilege and that she must consult with the White House if she were to share these communications in her testimony. [Full Article...]

Socialist defections boost France's Macron in election race

Socialist defections boost France's Macron in election race Macron's performance, in particular, was being closely watched. "The choices he wants to make for the French are not the right ones". But Le Pen, the anti-European Union leader of the National Front, was looking for opportunities to pounce. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Merkel, Modi on election wins

Trump congratulates Merkel, Modi on election wins The rival Social Democratic Party's (SDP) share of the vote fell from 30.6 percent to 29.6 percent. Ms Merkel replied that Germany was "committed to this two per cent goal until 2024" and said her government was "going to work together again and again on this". [Full Article...]


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