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EU's Tusk considering 'flexible' Brexit extension up to one year EU's Tusk considering 'flexible' Brexit extension up to one year
- Апреля 06, 2019

May is due to travel to Brussels for a special European Union summit, where her request for a delay to June 30 will be discussed among European Union leaders. with the threat of a no-deal Brexit always just around the corner. She wants Brussels to "force her to do something else so that at least she won't get accused of selling out". (more...)
Hammond Sees Deal with Labor on Brexit Hammond Sees Deal with Labor on Brexit
- Апреля 06, 2019

The BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler has been told by a senior EU source that European Council President Donald Tusk will propose a 12-month "flexible" extension to Brexit , with the option of cutting it short, if the UK Parliament ratifies a deal. (more...)
Brexit: Angela Merkel to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin Brexit: Angela Merkel to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin
- Апреля 06, 2019

That explains why, ahead of their formal discussions, the Taoiseach and Chancellor will participate in a round-table discussion with people drawn from Northern Ireland , and the Republic, about what a return of a hard border would mean. "There's a view that a no deal would be a forever state of play from those that would argue for it, but frankly it's not", she said. But he again warned "we can not avoid failure for them", and will this evening discuss with his Irish counterpart the ... (more...)
New Zealand PM helps out a fellow mum New Zealand PM helps out a fellow mum
- Апреля 06, 2019

Ardern was behind her in the queue and stepped in to help. In the now-deleted Facebook post, the former police officer criticises the Government's speedy ban on semi-automatic firearms, the ban on possessing copies of the alleged gunman's manifesto and a widespread bid to avoid use of his name. (more...)
MIT halts collaborations with Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE MIT halts collaborations with Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE
- Апреля 06, 2019

The term in question wasn't part of any MIT policy prior to the newly announced move, making it clear that the renowned university is cutting Huawei and ZTE loose primarily due to the potential implications continued partnerships could have for its image. (more...)
Court orders mental assessment for NZ massacre suspect Court orders mental assessment for NZ massacre suspect
- Апреля 06, 2019

The lone gunman, armed with semi-automatic weapons, specifically targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers. The New Zealand Police on Thursday laid down 50 charges of murder and 39 attempted murder charges against Tarrant. German police said the accused shooter used his credit card last November to pay for a ticket to Neuschwanstein Castle - a popular tourist destination near the Austrian border commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 19th century. (more...)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido stripped of parliamentary immunity
- Апреля 06, 2019

The EU on Thursday condemned a decision to strip Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity from prosecution, calling it a "serious violation" of the constitution that undermined the chances of a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. (more...)
Haftar loyalists pushed back near Libya's capital Haftar loyalists pushed back near Libya's capital
- Апреля 06, 2019

Fighting was going on near the former global airport, which Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) force controlled by nightfall, an LNA spokesman and residents said. An LNA-allied militia withdrew overnight from so-called Gate 27, leaving it abandoned in the morning, a Reuters reporter said. The offensive comes after Gen Haftar's forces seized parts of the south of the country earlier in the year. (more...)
Komodo Island to close to tourists because people keep stealing Komodo dragons Komodo Island to close to tourists because people keep stealing Komodo dragons
- Апреля 06, 2019

Tempo reported the lizards sold for $34,900 each. The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry said the dragons were selling from $35,000 each. Government officials are closing the famed island to tourists for a year, CNN reports . On Komodo island there is already a national Park. Last year, the provincial governor sparked a controversy when he proposed charging visitors $500 to see the dragons, about 50 times the current entrance fee. (more...)
Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May requests new Brexit deadline of 30 June Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May requests new Brexit deadline of 30 June
- Апреля 06, 2019

The EU has previously said any long extension would be conditional on a "clear plan" for the way forward, or a political "event" such as another referendum or general election. "We do need change if we're going to compromise", said Keir Starmer, the party's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said, adding that Labour wants the talks to continue. (more...)
Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs
- Апреля 05, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said that neither Washington nor Mexico City would benefit from a closure of the border. "We're going to give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don't stop, or largely stop, we're going to put tariffs on Mexico and products - in particular cars". (more...)
Tourist falls 400 feet to death at Grand Canyon Tourist falls 400 feet to death at Grand Canyon
- Апреля 05, 2019

The area is open to public and visitors, the release stated. Helicopter and technical rescue teams recovered the body and park service officials are investigating. The Grand Canyon is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States, attracting more than six million visitors a year. The spot is a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation outside the boundaries of the national park, spokesman David Leibowitz said. (more...)
EU's Tusk Wants to Offer Britain Another Year to Sort out Brexit EU's Tusk Wants to Offer Britain Another Year to Sort out Brexit
- Апреля 05, 2019

European Union leaders would have to approve the extension which gives Britain the option of leaving the group earlier if parliament approves an exit deal. Mr Barnier said a long postponement of Brexit would entail organising European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom in May and London naming its representatives for the new European Commission. (more...)
British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday British parliament rejects plan to hold more Brexit indicative votes on Monday
- Апреля 05, 2019

If Britain can't break its Brexit impasse, it risks crashing out of the European Union in eight days. Economists and business leaders warn that a no-deal Brexit would lead to huge disruptions in trade and travel, with tariffs and customs checks causing gridlock at British ports and possible shortages of goods. (more...)
Joe Biden reveals why he hasn’t announced if he’s running Joe Biden reveals why he hasn’t announced if he’s running
- Апреля 05, 2019

Biden's pledge took place in a video in which he said he understood that his touchy, affectionate behavior upset some women and pledged to change his ways. Biden, who served eight years as vice president under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, is expected to announce his plans later this month. He disputed that the rank-and-file Democratic voters had lurched that far left. (more...)
Man who allegedly pretended to be missing boy is charged Man who allegedly pretended to be missing boy is charged
- Апреля 05, 2019

An affidavit filed in federal court Friday says 23-year-old Brian Rini repeatedly told investigators he was Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in Aurora , Illinois , in 2011 at age 6. Authorities searched all Red Roof Inns in the area, but failed to find any evidence supporting the man's claims. "I don't want to talk to him anymore", the 21-year-old told the outlet. (more...)
1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia 1 person wounded in shooting at naval station in Virginia
- Апреля 05, 2019

The woman who was injured, also a sailor, was taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital with multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds, according to a statement from the Navy . Capt. Chad Vincelette, the base's commanding officer, said at a press conference Friday morning that both the gunman and the victim are assigned to the Strike Fighter Squadron 37. (more...)
Trump is tilting at wind farms again Trump is tilting at wind farms again
- Апреля 05, 2019

Trump claimed that noise from the turbines causes cancer . Like many of Trump's most outrageous statements, this appeared to be just made up on the spot. The president said last month that wind energy wasn't reliable, claiming if the wind doesn't blow "you can forget about television for that night". The president got on the subject of wind energy during his speech. (more...)
No Pakistani F-16 shot down by India, US officials find No Pakistani F-16 shot down by India, US officials find
- Апреля 05, 2019

India claimed that it shot down a Pakistani F-16 during an aerial battle between the two countries on February 27 but the USA has debunked that claim. Generally in such agreements, the United States requires the receiving country to allow US officials to inspect the equipment regularly to ensure it is accounted for and protected. (more...)
House votes to end support for Yemen war; Trump expected to veto House votes to end support for Yemen war; Trump expected to veto
- Апреля 05, 2019

It would be only the second veto of his presidency . "Finally, the U.S. Congress has reclaimed its constitutional authority over matters of war and peace". They also argued that it could boost Iran, arch-rival of US ally Israel. GOP Utah Reps. Rob Bishop, John Curtis and Christ Stewart voted against the bill. (more...)