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Brexit: Theresa May ponders fourth bid to pass deal

Brexit: Theresa May ponders fourth bid to pass deal But with the Labour Party and the Democratic Unionist Party opposed to the plan, a majority vote was unachievable. The Conservative Party's chairman Brandon Lewis said he was aware of it but had not seen it. With parliament and the government deadlocked on May's deal, it remains unclear how, when or even whether Britain will leave the EU. Last week, to prevent Britain from crashing out, the ... [Full Article...]

Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again

Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again The latest charges allege she and her colleagues at Rappler violated the rules on the foreign ownership of media. "Every action takes us further on a descent to tyranny". "It is sad this is the kind of welcome our country gives to journalists", said Ressa, who is due to be arraigned in a regional court on April 10. Maria Ressa , a high-profile Philippines journalist and the Time Magazine Pe... [Full Article...]

Record of sea-level rise fest — United Nations climate expert

Record of sea-level rise fest — United Nations climate expert The report was a "Wake up call". "The past four years were the warmest on record, with the global average surface temperature in 2018 approximately 1C above the pre-industrial baseline", United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres wrote in the report. [Full Article...]

Trump says additional sanctions on North Korea not necessary

Trump says additional sanctions on North Korea not necessary Moon will visit Washington on April 11, according to the South's presidential Blue House. It says the two leaders will discuss how to achieve North Korea's complete denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. It added, "The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region". [Full Article...]

Germany selling arms to countries bombing Yemen

Germany selling arms to countries bombing Yemen An official from the Department of Energy told Reuters the reason for the secrecy was that the requests from the companies to partake in the deal with Saudi Arabia contained proprietary information. On Wednesday, congressman Brad Sherman grilled Secretary Mike Pompeo about the authorizations, saying they were being kept secret from the public because they are related to the transfer of nuclear... [Full Article...]

All Brexit options are on the table: UK Conservatives chair

All Brexit options are on the table: UK Conservatives chair As Parliament prepares to vote on parts of Theresa May's exit deal for a third time Friday, we look at what the future might hold. That lead fell to three points if voters were offered the chance to vote for a new group of independent lawmakers who have not yet created an official party. [Full Article...]

NY state sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler family over opioid deaths

NY state sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler family over opioid deaths The attorney general also said the drug companies mobilized an army of sales representatives, or "detailers", to aggressively promote their messaging and to "target susceptible doctors, flood publications with their deceptive advertisements, and offer consumers discount cards and other incentives to entice them to request treatment with their products". [Full Article...]

Brunei set to introduce death by stoning for adultery and gay sex

Brunei set to introduce death by stoning for adultery and gay sex Brunei practices stricter Islam than neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. Amnesty warned other new laws would permit amputation as a punishment for robbery or theft and would be carried out on children. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah is the current Prime Minister of Brunei. "The worldwide community must urgently condemn Brunei's move to put these cruel penalties into practice ", said Rachel Chho... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit proposal for a third time

United Kingdom MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit proposal for a third time DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, replying to a journalist asking if they might abstain on May's deal, said: "The DUP do not abstain on the Union". Mr Dodds said on BBC Newsnight: "I would stay in the European Union and remain rather than risk Northern Ireland's position". [Full Article...]

Astronaut says Nasa pulled all-female spacewalk on her recommendation

Astronaut says Nasa pulled all-female spacewalk on her recommendation So, in support of McClain, Orangetheory has offered to fund the creation of a new spacesuit tailored to fit women. Nasa decided that for safety reasons they would ask one of the male astronauts to do the spacewalk rather than try to quickly fix the other M-size suit. [Full Article...]

Violence erupts again on anniversary of Gaza's border protests with Israel

Violence erupts again on anniversary of Gaza's border protests with Israel Most of the Palestinian protesters were injured in eastern Gaza City as Israeli forces heavily opened live fire and tear-gas bombs to suppress protesters. Fouad Aishan, 40, came with his five children to the frontier. The protests have turned deadly in the past and Egyptian mediators were working to avoid further bloodshed and ease israeli restrictions on Gaza. [Full Article...]

Lights Out For Earth Hour Tonight

Lights Out For Earth Hour Tonight It is easy to put your hands up and say the stakes are stacked against us, or they are too high to try. The event aims to bring awareness to environmental issues, such as climate change . Masango will be officiating the event on behalf of MMC for environment and infrastructure services Nico de Jager and he will be joined by MMC for community development Nonhlanhla Sifumba and director air quality... [Full Article...]

Hamas backs Egypt proposal for calm on Israel border

Hamas backs Egypt proposal for calm on Israel border The statement says 195 Palestinians, including some 40 children, have been killed at the hands of Israeli forces during the past year. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that two Palestinians were injured in their legs with live bullets as Israeli forces suppressed protesters at the eastern borders of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's opposition leader says medical aid to arrive soon

Venezuela's opposition leader says medical aid to arrive soon On Twitter, Guaido was quick to claim credit for the effort, saying the announcement amounted to a victory for "our struggle". The United States worked with Guaido on a high-profile effort on February 23 to force assistance through the Colombian border. [Full Article...]

Deadly fire engulfs office tower in Dhaka, killing at least 19 people

Deadly fire engulfs office tower in Dhaka, killing at least 19 people At least 19 people died and dozens were injured after a huge blaze broke out in a commercial tower in Dhaka on Thursday, the second major fire in Bangladesh's capital in as many months. A girl sobbing outside the Banani building said that her father worked in an office inside but was not answering his phone. Later, helicopters were also used to spray water on the building in order to douse the f... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers introduce bill to admit Puerto Rico as 51st State

Gov. Ricardo Rossello has been critical as well, accusing the administration of erecting roadblocks to the funding. However, the new Puerto Rico renewable energy targets outlined by bill PS 1121 (which the Puerto Rico senate passed on March 25) will see the American territory stepping away from these dirty fossil fuels. [Full Article...]

No-deal Brexit risk increases, as PM May's deal suffers third defeat

No-deal Brexit risk increases, as PM May's deal suffers third defeat Downing Street said it was still not an "inevitability" that the United Kingdom would have to take part in elections to the European Parliament in May, and a source at No. He gave the green light after the government made a decision to put only one part of the Brexit package to MPs, separating out the withdrawal terms from an accompanying political declaration on future ties. [Full Article...]

Prince William will visit Christchurch to honour mosque shooting victims

Prince William will visit Christchurch to honour mosque shooting victims The answer lies in our humanity. During her address, Ardern said the focus of the service was the Muslim community and the city of Christchurch , however, 59 countries are also represented including heads of state from the Pacific community. [Full Article...]

Facebook bans white nationalist and separatist content

Facebook bans white nationalist and separatist content Following an investigation by tech publication Motherboard , Facebook said in a blog post on Wednesday (Mar 27) that it concluded " white nationalism and separatism can not be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organised hate groups". [Full Article...]

MPs reject May's Brexit deal for a third time

He said: "Frankly, I believe that what's happened over there, has not just turned this day that should've been one of great celebration into a day that history will mark as a day of great betrayal, I believe that what's happened over the course of two years is actually one of the saddest and worst chapters in the history of our nation". [Full Article...]


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