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Brexit news: Theresa May loses yet another Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked Parliament at the beginning of this week to give her a little more time to renegotiate part of her unpopular Brexit agreement with the European Union. Parliament has just replied with a resounding "no", voting motion 303 to 258, and leaving the impasse Brexit as intractable as ever. The May defeat was mostly …

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Vessel discovers wreck of World War II carrier Hornet

This photo provided by Vulcan Inc. by Paul G. Allen shows a five-inch pistol on the wreck of the USS Hornet. A research ship financed by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen discovered the wreckage of the aircraft carrier sunk in the South Pacific during the Second World War. Allen Vulcan Inc. announced this week, February 10, 2019, that an …

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Russia reimagines Afghan war failure to victory

Soldiers at the end of their service in Afghanistan in Kabul. (Viktor Khabarov / Viktor Khabarov) MOSCOW – The Red Army veterans took to the stage and sang songs from the battlefield: clashes with the enemy and war thirst for Russian vodka. A mob of the elite of the Afghan war struck the familiar beat with their fingers. The rock …

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U.S.-China trade deal may mean demanding the unthinkable

BEIJING – Before his first year as a leader of China was out, and three years before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Xi Jinping elaborated a historical vision for market forces to govern the 13 trillion dollars of the Chinese economy. Now Trump is asking Xi to finish the job, making a profound revision of the …

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Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video

US vice president, Mike Pence, on the right, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a bilateral meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday 14 February 2019. The Polish capital is home to a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo / Michael Sohn) WARSAW, Poland – Israeli Prime Minister …

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University dodgeball team suspended for wearing anti-Semitic t-shirts at night club

Coventry University fencing team was suspended after photos emerged of teammates who wore t-shirts with swastikas and anti-semitic phrases about them (Google) Students at a British university are outraged after photos of the school's fencing team emerged wearing t-shirts with anti-Semitic messages. The fencing team at Coventry University was suspended after photos emerged on Wednesday. The images show at least …

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Devastating floods feed ‘mega river’ in northern Australia that can be seen from space

Floods in Northern Queensland, Australia, have spilled into the Flinders River System to create a 60-kilometer "mega river" that can be seen from space. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology said the river system "is currently experiencing its most significant flood at least over the last 50 years". BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY Satellite images show the Flinders River inundated in Northern …

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Kushner: Mideast peace plan expected after Israeli election

WARSAW, Poland – Middle East President's adviser Donald Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, said Thursday that Trump's administration would unveil its long-awaited "agreement of the century" in the Middle East after the Israeli elections on 9 April. Kushner informed the participants of a security conference in Poland on the plan, but did not want to go into details for fear of …

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