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May will set out how she hopes to salvage her Brexit deal later on Monday, after it was rejected by MPs. Asked if the Good Friday Agreement could be rewritten, Theresa May's official spokesman said: "No". I think also if you look at current public opinion and how it's shifted by two to one, as I said, people want us to respect the referendum. The delay failed to prompt any meaningful changes to aid the PM's cause, as it was ultimately rejected by parliament.
  • Over 100 security officers killed in Taliban assault on Afghan military base

    Over 100 security officers killed in Taliban assault on Afghan military base

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    Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack and said they had killed as many as 190 people. The attack came hours before the Taliban announced they had resumed peace talks with USA officials. Some media reports say the attack, which targeted members of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), resulted in more than 100 deaths, although this has not been officially confirmed.
  • Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

    Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

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    Brussels says this provision is non-negotiable. But the Prime Minister today revealed she is dropping the controversial fee - as she desperately tried to woo MPs with her Brexit Plan B. "It would obviously be less favourable for Ireland than an indefinite backstop, but much more advantageous than no-deal Brexit", he told the Rzeczpospolita newspaper.
  • Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66

    Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66

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    Officials say scores of people had been scrambling to fill up containers and were engulfed in an inferno. Pemex said it was also responding to another fire at a botched pipeline tap in the central state of Queretaro, though in that case there were no victims.
  • Fourteen dead after fire engulfs two gas tankers off Crimea

    Fourteen dead after fire engulfs two gas tankers off Crimea

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    One of them was a liquefied natural gas carrier and another one was a tanker. They were citizens of Turkey and India . Another 10 people remain missing, according to a Russian naval official quoted by the Interfax news agency. Severe weather conditions at sea have prevented rescue ships from taking victims to the shore for medical treatment, the report added. The accident struck close to the Kerch Strait, which has become a new flashpoint in tension between Russian Federation and Ukraine.
  • Trump, Pence make unannounced visit to MLK memorial

    Trump, Pence make unannounced visit to MLK memorial

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    King was 'now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.' You think of how he changed America", Pence continued . During his Sunday interview on CBS, Pence said that Trump's call for a border wall was as "inspiring" to Americans as MLK's call for civil rights.
  • Dangerously Cold Air Arrives Thursday Night

    Dangerously Cold Air Arrives Thursday Night

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    Things are expected to chill mid-week on Wednesday but by Saturday forecasters are calling for a high of 6 C - PLUS SIX. Monday night: Steady light to moderate snow is expected to increase in coverage from west to east this evening and overnight.
  • For Democrats, women in 2020 may offer opportunity and hard choices

    For Democrats, women in 2020 may offer opportunity and hard choices

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    Kamala Harris , the second black female senator in USA history, has entered the 2020 presidential race , joining an already crowded Democrat field. Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y., Rep. Harris released a campaign video on Monday (January 21) telling the American public, "Let's do this, together". In September, she was among a handful of Democrats who aggressively questioned Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing about his views on abortion and on the special counsel ...
  • Settled status fee for European Union nationals waived

    Settled status fee for European Union nationals waived

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    Speaking in the Commons, the Prime Minister announced the fee will be waived after lobbying by parliamentarians from across the Commons during talks over Brexit. He also claimed that the backstop was agreed by both parties as an "all weather" insurance policy to block the prospect of a hard border on the island of Ireland.
  • These are some of the biggest MLK Day celebrations across the country

    These are some of the biggest MLK Day celebrations across the country

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    Day, the next market holiday is President's Day on Monday, Feb. 18, when both stock and bond markets will again be closed. The parade is part of Grand Strand Freedom Week that runs through January 26, featuring events to honor MLK. That's exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do. In addition to tweeting, Trump also remembered King by visiting his memorial "for about two minutes", according to the Huffington Post .
  • Toddler Walks Toward Police With Hands Up As Dad Gets Arrested

    Toddler Walks Toward Police With Hands Up As Dad Gets Arrested

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    That's when officers arrived on scene and asked the suspects inside a blue pickup truck to get out of the auto. A second video shows the mother retrieiving the second child from the truck. "That's heartbreaking", one Facebook comment read. But the Tallahassee Police Department later released body camera footage revealing police had in fact comforted the child, focusing on her safety in the hard situation.
  • Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet for second summit

    Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet for second summit

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    Summit: US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in June past year. South Korea's presidential office said it expected the upcoming summit to be a "turning point to lay the firm foundation for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula".
  • Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

    Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

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    Cohen had claimed falsely that the company's effort to build the tower ended in January 2016, when in fact discussions continued through June of that year, as Trump was clinching the Republican nomination for president. "In each case, the conduct was meant to benefit Client-1, in accordance with Client-1's directives". Cohen reportedly said that the talks had come to an end in January 2016, while the negotiations were allegedly underway at least in the middle of 2016, the height of the ...
  • Extreme cold warning issued for region

    Extreme cold warning issued for region

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    The award (award?) for coldest air temperature spots in the Capital Region goes to Fulton County and Rensselaer County. Wind chills remain dangerously cold through the afternoon and evening. The high temperature for Monday is 17 degrees, with a low of 13 degrees. Gusts could hit 50 miles per hour Sunday night as a cold front approaches Las Vegas.
  • Kamala Harris Enters 2020 Presidential Race

    Kamala Harris Enters 2020 Presidential Race

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    Harris is the third USA senator and the fourth woman to join the 2020 fray. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard , D-Hawaii, has said she has running, as has former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro. Couldn't Harris' organization pull together a one-off rally in time? "It's also likely that her record on criminal justice and banking reform as California AG will continue to plague her if she doesn't adopt a more aggressive message and propose big progressive solutions".
  • Abul Gheit Calls for Resolving Row between Lebanon and Libya

    Abul Gheit Calls for Resolving Row between Lebanon and Libya

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    He also proposed the creation of an Arab bank for reconstruction and development "to help all affected Arab states overcome adversity and contribute to their sustainable economic growth". It asked for a doubling of efforts "to strengthen favorable conditions for the displaced and refugees to return in line with worldwide law". But Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived shortly before the summit and left minutes after it began.