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Brexit begins as United Kingdom parliament passes Theresa May's bill

The government had originally insisted Mrs May could trigger Article 50 without a parliamentary vote, but the Supreme Court ruled this month that the referendum result did not give her that authority. May has said she wants to fire the Brexit starting gun by the end of March. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne warned MPs that to vote against the majority verdict of the largest democratic exercise in British history would risk putting parliament against people , provoking a ...

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Dry Day In Punjab Ahead Of Assembly Polls 2017

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making a determined effort for another term in office in the state, while the Congress is hoping to come back to power in Goa. Also, his fan following is near about 35 lakhs public who tend to vote his favorable party. Perhaps, simply looking at the public back-ups, most probably AAP may win Punjab Polls 2017 with nearly 93 seats in hands.

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Tube Strike Due to Start on Sunday Suspended

No trains will run before 7am on Monday or Wednesday or after 8pm on Tuesday. Many Tube stations, including most of those in Zone 1, were not due open or, in some cases, open or close at short notice. Steve Griffiths, London Underground's chief operating officer, said: "If the strike by the RMT goes ahead we will be working hard to minimise disruption as much as possible and doing our best to help customers travel around the capital".

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Quebec mosque attack victims include grocery store owner, professor

Quebec police said there were many victims and deaths, but did not confirm the death toll. Police in Quebec City have not yet stated whether they believe the shooting was motivated by Islamophobia, but officials in New York City have begun strengthening security at mosques and other religious locations.

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President Donald Trump imposes sanctions in response to Iran ballistic missile test

A top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday said Iran will not yield to USA threats over a recent ballistic missile test that was aimed at limiting its defense capabilities. The impact of the new sanctions will be more symbolic than practical, especially as the move does not affect the lifting of broader United States and global sanctions that the deal imposed .

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NDP wants bigger response to United States travel ban

I am myself a green card holder - that is, a legal permanent resident of the U.S. without citizenship. "We have to make sure that we understand all the implications, to make sure that we stick to our numbers and make sure that we develop policy after careful consideration of all the implications".

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United Kingdom government publishes Brexit white paper

The way in which people voted in the European Union referendum was not officially published by constituency; BuzzFeed News has used estimates as calculated by University of East Anglia professor Chris Hanretty. So far only Jo Stevens and Tulip Siddiq have quit the frontbench over article 50. "The task now is to ensure that the United Kingdom gets the best possible deal".

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Federal judge halts enforcement of Trump immigration ban

She noted in her order that during the call, the federal government "pointed out" that the White House issued a memo on February 1 clarifying that Trump's order does not a apply to permanent residents, or green card holders. U.S. Eastern District Judge Victoria A. Roberts issued an order Friday, Feb. 3 re-affirming President Donald Trump's executive order halting immigration and travel in seven Muslim-majority nations doesn't apply to Green Card holders.

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'We're going to war with China', Trump's closest advisor said a year ago

In a report released last month, Babbage warned that China's island creation and militarization in the South China Sea poses a serious challenge to the power of the U.S. "You have an expansionist Islam and you have an expansionist China". In January 2017 a group of Chinese warships, led by The Liaoning, tested weapons and equipment in the South China Sea in what the Chinese Foreign Ministry described as routine exercises that comply with worldwide law.

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Poll on President Trump's executive orders shows majority disapproval among Americans

Debnam said. Finally, voters see a basic competence issue with Trump's handling of the executive order. When it comes to barring people from certain countries from entering the USA, even when those people have already secured a visa, just 39 percent of voters are supportive to 53 percent who are against, according to the poll.

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Louvre Attack: Paris Soldier Shoots Attacker Who Shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

The man, whose identity and nationality are as yet unknown, slightly wounded a soldier on security duty in the Carrousel shopping centre under the museum, near one of its entrances. Tourists were locked down. Soldiers in uniform carrying automatic rifles can regularly be seen walking in the area around the Louvre, which is one of the main tourist attractions in Paris , drawing millions of visitors every year.

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Former Norwegian PM stopped at USA airport - thanks to Obama

He was visiting the USA for the National Prayer Breakfast, an event attended by Trump. "It should be enough when they found that I have a diplomatic passport, [that I'm a] former prime minister", he complained. "They should understand that I don't represent any problem", said Bondevik. The act also clarifies that limited exceptions exist for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of one of these 38 countries.

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Commander Highlights Iran's Growing Missile, Military Capability

As a presidential candidate, Trump criticized a 2015 worldwide agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program and vowed to abandon the agreement if elected. president threatened Tehran that military options are " not off the table " in response to the missile test . The announcement is expected as early as Friday , they added.

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Former Mint Employee Who Smuggled Gold in His Rectum Sentenced to Prison

Gary Barnes, Lawrence's Attorney said, "The clock doesn't start running on that until the end of his sentence which doesn't mean when he gets out it means the actual end of the 30 months, he then has 3 years in which to pay it and if he doesn't he's going to end up serving another 30 months".

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Russian opposition leader who survived Litvinenko-style poisoning re-admitted to hospital

His wife, Evgenia Kara-Murza, told the BBC today that the signs and symptoms mirror the previous incident, and the activist "is already on life support and in a medicated coma". In that incident, he was treated in Moscow but eventually transferred overseas following the intervention of British and USA diplomats. Mr Kara-Murza has "no doubt" his ordeal two years ago was a "deliberate poisoning aimed to kill", and that it was politically motivated.

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British PM says Brexit White Paper to be published Thursday

In all, 47 Labour MPs voted with the SNP and the Liberal Democrats to oppose the Bill, which authorises the Government to invoke Article 50, marking the start of the formal two-year Brexit process. The bill now faces further scrutiny in the Commons and the House of Lords before it can become law. Then the Bill will go on to the third and final Commons stage, which is expected on Wednesday February 8.

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This Dating App Matches You With People Who Hate The Same Things

To actually express your opinions - alongside filling out your profile - you are asked to swipe in different directions to indicate whether you hate , like or dislike something so that it can build you up a profile ready to start connecting you with like-minded people .

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India's gold demand dropped rapidly after demonetisation

In turn, that meant total ETF demand came in at a four-year high of 1,561.1 tonnes, a rise of 70%, as the election of Donald Trump as US President, Brexit, the Italian Referendum and fears of other upheavals in Europe sent investors scurrying toward gold-related funds.

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MPs Slam 'Dysfunctional' Governmental Breach Reporting

In a damning report which echoes a previous investigation by the National Audit Office (NAO) in September past year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claimed it's taking too long for the government to consolidate the "alphabet soup" of agencies tasked with protecting the UK.

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Kim Jong-un Dismisses State Security Minister for Power Abuse

It was unclear if Kim Won Hong's sacking means he has been permanently removed from North Korea's leadership circle. His removal has not been confirmed by North Korea. He said there is a possibility that the minister will face stronger punishment as the investigation into his actions continues. NK News, a specialist North Korea reporting service, said state media only reported three official appearances by Kim Won-Hong previous year, the last of them in June, down from 32 in 2013, indicating ...

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President Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after country conducts ballistic missile test

Intriguingly, on the same day that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) test-fired a ballistic missile, Iran's state media outlet Tasnim News Agency quoted Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami who bragged about Iran's ballistic capabilities and achievements.

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Finally, Snap Inc. Officially Files for IPO!

In 2015, the company lost about $373 million-a number that swelled to $514 million in 2016. "We have incurred operating losses in the past, expect to incur operating losses in the future, and may never achieve or maintain profitability", Snapchat warned as part of its "risk factors summary".

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Brexit: Fresh legal challenge blocked by High Court

Among them is Peter Wilding, the chairman of the British Influence thinktank, alongside Conservative Leave campaigner Adrian Yalland and four anonymous applicants. "The government has no power under the royal prerogative or otherwise to give such notice and leave the EEA without prior Parliamentary authorization", lawyers said in court documents Friday.

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5 killed in drone strike in Afghanistan near Pakistan's border

A USA military spokesman told VOA Tuesday approximately 10 airstrikes have been carried out in the last 24 hours in and around Sangin. He said reinforcements and commando units were also sent to the area. Afghan police and army units in 2015 took over from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation the task of providing security for the country. According to the U.S.

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Shares linked to missing China billionaire slump

Listed firms controlled by Tomorrow Holdings, the company run by missing Chinese-born businessman Xiao Jianhua, slumped on Friday, despite the parent group saying its businesses were all operating normally. "I think the Chinese government is a civilised government and [respects] the rule of law - the public should not misunderstand!" it said. It followed similar statements the company posted this week on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo account, which have since been deleted.

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Trump to delay rule requiring retirement advisers to avoid conflicts

Trump's administration is packed with Wall Street veterans. Gary Cohn, White House Economic Council Director told the Journal the administration would also move against a regulation created to force retirement advisers to work in the best interest of their clients, the "fiduciary rule" set to take effect in April which was created to eliminate conflicts-of-interests among professionals dealing with those enrolled in qualified retirement plans and IRAs.

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USA Wrestlers Barred from Participating in Iran's World Cup

Earlier this week, Iran had said it would take retaliatory action. The Freestyle World Cup competition was to be held in Kermanshah, Kermanshah province February 16-17. Since then, Americans have attended Iran-hosted wrestling competitions 15 times. Wrestling is very popular in both countries. Iranians, for their part, have made 16 visits to the U.S.as guests of USA Wrestling since the 1990s.

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More than 100 injured in fire at huge factory in Philippines

On Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Charito Plaza, director-general of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), said around 6,000 to 7,000 employees were at work when the fire broke out. The fire apparently started in a section where a machine used to manufacture house insulation materials overheated, he said. FO2 Willy T. Verdadero of the city fire station said that an on-duty security guard of the Eagle Security Agency reported that workers were able to get out and that no one had been left in the ...

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Lancashire MPs vote for Brexit bill

Well, those members of parliament in the House of Commons voted in favor of continuing the process. The final vote on Article 50 will be held in the House of Commons next Wednesday after three days of debate . The government aims to trigger Article 50 by 31 March 2017. In the referendum the people of Scotland backed remain. Earlier, the Scottish National Party had proposed to delay Brexit negotiation talks, as the United Kingdom government has not unveiled comprehensive terms for the ...

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Trump Warns Israel That New Settlements May Not Advance Peace

While we don't believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal. "Police will strive to carry out the eviction without the use of force", a statement said. The Palestinians and most of the global community consider both outposts and settlements illegal and see them as an obstacle to creating a Palestinian state.

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McCain phones Australian envoy after rough Trump call

Fair enough, I wouldn't want to comment on being brutally owned either. "This is the worst deal ever ", Trump reportedly said - the day after he signed an executive order that suspended the us refugee program. Trump's comments come amid reports about his calls with leaders from Mexico and Australia. In a conversation that was characterised as "hostile and charged", Mr Trump apparently told the PM he had spoken with four other world leaders that day, including Russian President Vladimir ...

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Philippines' Duterte supports minister's decision to close mines

The Philippines will close down over 20 mines, mostly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's biggest nickel ore supplier, as a government campaign to fight environmental degradation deepens. Up for closure are Benguet Corporation, Ore Asia Mining and Development Corporation, BenguetCorp Nickel Mines, Inc., Eramen Minerals Inc., Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation, LNL Archipelago Minerals, Inc., Mt.

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'Nothing's off the table': Trump won't rule out military action in Iran

The sources said the new sanctions had been in the works for some time and that Iran's decision to test-fire a ballistic missile on Sunday helped trigger Trump's decision to impose them, although Washington has not accused Iran of violating the nuclear deal.

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Enda Kenny to join European Union leaders in Malta

The remaining European Union leaders will discuss plans for a summit in Rome in March and the future of the EU. Her presentation will balance the assurances she received from Trump on his support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - a military alliance he has previously described as obsolete - with a warning to European Union leaders that they must raise their defence spending.

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How risky is Snapchat's IPO?

The public offering is slated for early March. Although Spiegel's cash salary will drop to nearly nothing when the company officially lists on the New York Stock Exchange in a few weeks, it's interesting that the two, who created the company together while at Stanford, were not paid as equals.


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