Thursday March 21-st, 2019

How does a vote of no confidence in the government work?

The four speakers of the House do not get a vote and so do the four lawmakers who are helping to count the votes later. "Yesterday we saw a rejection for Theresa May's deal from across the house". That is incompatible with either "a" or "the" c...

Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

The announcement of a date and place for a second summit could come as early as Saturday, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday, citing an unidentified diplomatic source. The US is considering partially easing sanctions in excha...

Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit vote Timeline of key events leading up to Brexit vote

Speaking in the House of Commons directly before the critical Brexit vote, the Prime Minister told MPs: "Parliament gave the people a choice, we set the clock ticking on our departure and tonight we will determine whether we move forward with a Wit...

Man accused of killing Grace Millane pleads not guilty Man accused of killing Grace Millane pleads not guilty

His trial has now been scheduled to begin on November 4 and is expected to last at least three weeks. Grace Millane, 22, who is missing in New Zealand. Millane was travelling in New Zealand as part of a year-long overseas experience, and was last s...

Netanyahu tells Iran to get out of Syria 'fast' Netanyahu tells Iran to get out of Syria 'fast'

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he would "advise" the Iranians to leave Syria "as quickly as possible" after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terrorm...

Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd' Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

Trump said Monday that he "never worked for Russia " after news reports that the FBI grew so concerned by his actions toward Moscow that they quietly began a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was working on its behalf. Lavrov also ...

Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal

The battle now is over not whether May loses, but how badly. However, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which opposed the backstop, said the letters offer nothing legally binding and that it will still vote against the deal. Meanwhile, in the Co...

Blast near US-led coalition patrol in Syria Blast near US-led coalition patrol in Syria

On Wednesday, a witness in Manbij said the attack had targeted a restaurant where American military personnel were meeting members of the local militia that Washington backs there. The president's announcement helped trigger the resignation of his ...

Unpaid airport screening agents get bonus during shutdown Unpaid airport screening agents get bonus during shutdown

They didn't get paid originally because the day started after the shutdown began. In reaction to that, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of its members who have not been paid for their work.

Malindo Air cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust Malindo Air cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

Two Malindo Air cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into Australia. Reuters reported earlier that an employee of Malindo Air was among eight people arrested in Australia on charges of trafficking more than 14 kg of heroin, c...

Jailed British-Iranian begins prison hunger strike protest Jailed British-Iranian begins prison hunger strike protest

She and Narges said they will consider extending the hunger strike if their demands to see a doctor are not met - something Ratcliffe says fills him with panic. "Who do they think they are to hold Nazanin's and Gabriella's life in thrall merely as ...

China on course to win the arms race, warns Pentagon

And Beijing's leaders have made it clear that reasserting sovereignty over Taiwan is a top priority. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said he was anxious China's military is now advanced enough that PLA gen...

Russian Federation to Japan: control over islands not up for discussion Russian Federation to Japan: control over islands not up for discussion

He stressed that Japan did not make any objections to Russia's statement that the results of World War II are not subject to review. It is more important that Moscow is demanding that Tokyo recognize the legitimacy of Russian sovereignty over t...

Kirsten Gillibrand formally enters 2020 race with announcement on Colbert's Kirsten Gillibrand formally enters 2020 race with announcement on Colbert's "Late Show"

It is why I believe we should have better public schools for our kids because it shouldn't matter what block you grow up on. While it is certain that Gillibrand's focus on Trump will continue during her campaign, the New York Democrat will have to ...

‘Crop circle’ forms on icy ME river ‘Crop circle’ forms on icy ME river

In an incredible quirk of nature, an ice circle with roughly the diameter of a football field formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook, Maine, and a man captured time-lapse video of the circling ice. City of Westbrook authorities we...

US Treasury secretary urges senators to ease Russia sanctions US Treasury secretary urges senators to ease Russia sanctions

It would continue limiting his influence over companies subject to the agreement", McConnell said before the votes "In addition to subjecting the companies and their officers to unprecedented transparency and monitoring requirements, the agreement pr...

Mueller files court documents describing evidence of Manafort’s alleged lies Mueller files court documents describing evidence of Manafort’s alleged lies

The alleged lies, spelled out by an Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent, include Manafort's claims that he had not maintained contact with people in President Donald Trump's administration, and misleading statements about the nature of his ...

Feds' coercive approach to Australia Day citizenship ceremonies heavy-handed Feds' coercive approach to Australia Day citizenship ceremonies heavy-handed

Councils are arguing they should be financially compensated if they are forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on 26 January. It has raised concerns including the cost of running events on public holidays. Other councils are already examining ways t...

'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe -trial witness 'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe -trial witness

Cifuentes was working with the US government in 2016 when he first mentioned the bribery allegation to prosecutors. Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified. The judge i...

Canada asks China's ambassador for clemency in case of death-row Canadian Canada asks China's ambassador for clemency in case of death-row Canadian

A day earlier, Trudeau said that the death sentence had been applied "arbitrarily" in the case of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg when it was upped from a 15-year prison sentence on appeal. Trudeau said Ottawa "will continue to engage strongly" with Bei...

Trump's fast food spread at the White House has the internet talking Trump's fast food spread at the White House has the internet talking

US President Donald Trump has welcomed national college football champions to the White House - with fast food. Piles of burgers and fish sandwiches from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King , still in their boxes and wrappers, were served on t...

3 children dead after becoming trapped in chest freezer outside Florida home 3 children dead after becoming trapped in chest freezer outside Florida home

The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation has revealed that the children had been playing outside in the yard when they climbed inside of a chest freezer that had recently been brought to the residence. There was no padlock on the freezer...

Toddler in auto seat falls out of moving vehicle Toddler in auto seat falls out of moving vehicle

But it wasn't a doll. Video shows the toddler tumbling out of the vehicle when a rear door suddenly opens when the auto turns a corner in Mankato, in the USA state of Minnesota. Thankfully, the child did not suffer any injuries in the incident . ...

New Migrant Caravan Sets out from Honduras for US New Migrant Caravan Sets out from Honduras for US

The migrants were seen in TV footage huddling together and waving Honduran flags as they started their long journey from the city of San Pedro Sula late Monday, a day earlier than expected. As the new caravan makes its way to the US, the Department o...

More than 40 wounded in Kabul vehicle bomb attack More than 40 wounded in Kabul vehicle bomb attack

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, told reporters on Whatsapp that militants had blown up a truck near the Green Village compound, where many worldwide organisations and charities are located. The Taliban has held talks with the United S...

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