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Theresa May prepares to head to Europe to seek a Brexit extension

Theresa May prepares to head to Europe to seek a Brexit extension Without an extension, Britain is due to leave the European Union at 2200 GMT on Friday , with no transition arrangements to cushion the economic shock. But BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said there was "deep concern" on the Labour side that any legal promise could be undone by further legislation. [Full Article...]

Rwandans 'family again', 25 years after genocide

Rwandans 'family again', 25 years after genocide At least 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. "Our aspirations rest in this new generation", Kagame said . The fighting ended in July 1994 when the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF ), a Tutsi-led rebel movement led by Kagame, swept in from Uganda and seized control of the country. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi takes subtle swipe at AOC over attention to Twitter followers

Nancy Pelosi takes subtle swipe at AOC over attention to Twitter followers Still, her weekend DC-trip seemed like a breeze compared to the city's system, saying "taking the train on a Sunday without a delay or track change or 1000 people in the vehicle seems like a minor miracle to me". "It's clear they are investing in public infrastructure w/ modernized train cars, etc." the post continued. 'It's similar to what we, as Republicans, dealt with when we were in the ma... [Full Article...]

Thousands of people displaced and Haftar's forces continue their attack on Tripoli

Thousands of people displaced and Haftar's forces continue their attack on Tripoli Haftar , a former Kadhafi military chief, has emerged as a major player, his self-styled Libyan National Army backing an administration in the country's east in opposition to the UN-backed Government of National Accord. The violence has cast doubt on the United Nations plan to hold a conference from 14 to 16 April to arrange for the elections, as a way out of the ongoing chaos since Gaddafi's ou... [Full Article...]

Members of Cabinet meet at Downing Street as Brexit talks continue

Members of Cabinet meet at Downing Street as Brexit talks continue The European Union must understand what Britain wants to achieve during its requested extension of the Brexit deadline and what role it wants to play in the EU during that time before the EU can grant the delay, French EU minister Amélie de Montchalin said. [Full Article...]

UK's May to meet Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday for Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing for further talks with the opposition Labour Party as she tries to hammer out a compromise that would avert a damaging no-deal exit from the European Union on Friday . It allows the government to seek any extension from May 22 onwards. The Labour leader said that "so far we have not had the undertakings we want in our demands" after the discussions bro... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to ask Merkel and Macron for Brexit delay

Theresa May to ask Merkel and Macron for Brexit delay Mrs May will also hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to try and bolster support for her request to delay Brexit until June 30. Such an extension would mean the United Kingdom had to take part in European parliamentary elections, a prospect anathema to hardline Brexiteer Tories. [Full Article...]

Trump orders the firing of the U.S. Secret Service Director

Trump orders the firing of the U.S. Secret Service Director A senior Trump administration official said the president's national security adviser, John Bolton, after a blowup with Nielsen late a year ago, also recommended to Trump that she should go. In that role, she has become the face of the Trump administration's anti-immigration policy, including the widely condemned practice of separating migrant children from their parents, as part of the adminis... [Full Article...]

‘We are delighted’: Japan bombs an asteroid 300 million kilometres from Earth

‘We are delighted’: Japan bombs an asteroid 300 million kilometres from Earth It was created to come out of a cone-shaped piece of equipment. That probe returned with dust samples from a smaller, potato-shaped asteroid in 2010, despite various setbacks during its epic seven-year odyssey and was hailed as a scientific triumph. [Full Article...]

LGBT activists protest outside Sultan of Brunei’s Dorchester hotel in London

LGBT activists protest outside Sultan of Brunei’s Dorchester hotel in London Ahead of the demonstration the University of Oxford said it would reconsider its decision to award an honorary degree to the Sultan. Nine luxury chains are owned by the Sultan, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in LA, as well the Dorchester in London and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris - all of which are known celebrity haunts. [Full Article...]

Woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago had device for detecting hidden cameras

Woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago had device for detecting hidden cameras She'll be held without bond until then. It's possible, but as the New York Times reported on April 8, Zhang's hotel room contained some other interesting items discovered in a search that suggest it's also decidedly not possible. When agents analyze suspicious devices that might contain malicious software, it is done in a controlled environment and not performed on a computer connected to any ... [Full Article...]

Army splits to shield protesters from the 'butcher of Darfur'

Army splits to shield protesters from the 'butcher of Darfur' The complex also houses the Defense Ministry and the official residence of Bashir , whose almost 30-year-rule the protesters are determined to end. Chanting anti-government slogans, protesters have been urging the military to back them in demanding Mr Bashir's resignation. [Full Article...]

Trump seen leaning hard on new DHS chief over border

Trump seen leaning hard on new DHS chief over border The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, such as blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. Most notably, however, she has become the face of the Trump administration's fierce anti-immigration policy. Officials reportedly told NBC that McAleenan would... [Full Article...]

Auto bomb kills three U.S. servicemembers, one contractor outside Bagram Air Field

The Taliban have held talks with a USA envoy in recent months while continuing to carry out daily attacks on Afghan forces. Bagram Airfield, America´s largest air base in Afghanistan, is located about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kabul. [Full Article...]

British Woman Arrested In Dubai Over "Horse" Comment On Ex-Husband's Wife

She has now been banned from leaving the UAE while her daughter was allowed to return home to Richmond upon Thames, West London . Her arrest stemmed from two Facebook comments she made on pictures of her husband re-marrying in 2016, which his new wife sent to police, according to Campaign group Detained in Dubai . [Full Article...]

Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles to leave Trump administration

Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles to leave Trump administration Murray, a career Secret Service member, who will start in May. An administration official said the decision to seek Alles' resignation was made two weeks ago - before a March 28 incident in which a Chinese woman was arrested at Mar-a-Lago without an invite, sparking security concerns, NBC reported. [Full Article...]

American Tourist, Tour Guide Abducted in Uganda Have Been Rescued

American Tourist, Tour Guide Abducted in Uganda Have Been Rescued They were ambushed by four gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a protected area near the porous border with Congo, according to Ugandan police and a government spokesman. Without delving into details, Enanga said security couldn't "move full swing" for fear of jeopardizing the safety of the victims. The unknown gunmen put the four occupants of the tourist van under gun point and abducted tw... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Democrats on Israel at Republican Jewish Coalition event

Trump blasts Democrats on Israel at Republican Jewish Coalition event Pointing out his meeting at the White House to announce Israel sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War, Trump highlighted his close relationship with Netanyahu, who during the ceremony compared the president to Cyrus the Great, Lord Balfour, and Harry Truman. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Says Felons Should Be Allowed To Vote In Prison

Bernie Sanders Says Felons Should Be Allowed To Vote In Prison Former Texas representative Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Thursday compared President Donald Trump to the Third Reich, referring to the regime of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler who presided over the Holocaust. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks with Labour "mean compromise on both sides": British PM

The Friday talks ended just hours after May wrote to Donald Tusk, the European Council president, to ask to delay Brexit until June 30, 2019 so that British MPs can agree a withdrawal deal. Comments from European Union officials suggested that they're against another short extension with no clear and substantial developments in UK. However Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar cautioned it was "ex... [Full Article...]


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