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British MPs approve bill for PM May to start talks on Brexit

The Brexit bill has also heightened tensions within Labour with 52 out of 229 of the party's MPs voting against the bill and Shadow Business Secretary Clive Lewis resigning. Wakefield MP Mary Creagh voted against the bill. "Instead, they voted down an amendment to the Article 50 Bill, which I introduced, which would have required the government to publish an analysis of the impact of Brexit on health spending".

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Colombian Ex-President Warns Duterte over His 'War on Drugs'

Duterte believes", he said, "there will always be drugs and drug users in the Philippines". "Trust me, I learned the hard way", he said in the article. But even with his "achievements", Gaviria was humble enough to admit that his war on drugs failed to solve the problem. He also said the chunk of government earnings comes from the BOC and this is money the administration could really use.

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Erdogan, Trump agree to fight terrorism together

During the telephone call, the two leaders also vowed to improve bilateral relations, noting that Turkey and the US are two friendly and allied nations always connected to each other with links of alliance. The two leaders agreed on joint military operations in the areas of Al-Bab and Raqqa in Syria as well as on the issue of Syrian safe zones that DEBKAfile reported previously.

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MEA submits request to extradite Vijay Mallya from Britain

India has handed over a request for the extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya to the British High Commission here, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said. Vijay Mallya flew from India during previous year when his involvement in the case related to money laundering were highlighted by the CBI. Slamming CBI for its investigation against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother, who were given clean chit by the special court yesterday, Mallya said that in spite of ...

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Political jitters lift gold, dent euro and French debt

European stocks look set for sluggish start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.1 per cent, France's CAC 40 0.1 per cent lower and Germany's DAX to be little changed. Greece's two-year government bond yield soared to its highest level in more than seven months on growing worries over whether the European Union and the International Monetary can reach an agreement over a third Greek bailout.

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Trump goes after McCain for criticism of Yemen raid

White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Wednesday said anyone condemning the raid disrespects the commando's sacrifice. During the raid, the terrorists killed US Navy SEAL William Owens and injured several other servicemen. McCain, however, appeared vexed by the raid's conclusion, describing it as a "failure" due to the loss of life in the mission and the enemy's awareness of the attack.

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Germany "profoundly shaken" by Israel's legalizing of settlements

The legislation was passed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, 60-52 late Monday night. Opposing the law would have risked alienating his supporters and ceding ground to Jewish Home. Why are settlements so contentious? . "In passing this new law , the Israeli parliament has legislated on the legal status of land within occupied territory, which is an issue that remains beyond its jurisdiction, " Mogherini said in her statement .

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NEDLAC has (almost) agreed on National Minimum Wage - Cyril Ramaphosa

But Ramaphosa stressed that the federation was still on board and merely wanted to report back to its central executive committee on February 27. The signing was one of the curtain-raiser events for the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

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President backs protest-hit Romanian government to stay

It was unclear how many might turn out on Tuesday night, but some protesters have said they will continue until parliament votes on whether to endorse the government's repeal of the decree , likely by the end of the week. Although Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu scrapped the measure on Sunday, the marches have continued, with some demonstrators vowing they would not stop until the government stepped down.

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Pakistan voices concern over India nuclear city

The Indian defense buildup would also endanger peace in the region and beyond, Zakaria added, urging the global community to take notice and check rapid Indian expansion in conventional and nuclear weapons. He claimed that activists of the right-wing Hindu Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were behind the train tragedy which killed 68 people. "The Trump administration has clarified that the visa restrictions do not apply on Pakistani citizens".

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What happens now peers get chance to have say on Brexit trigger

A third reading is the final chance for the Commons to debate the contents of a Bill. Labour MPs have been told by Corbyn to back the bill as he believes it would undemocratic to ignore the will of the people. However, Downing Street said Mr Corbyn was leading a "hopelessly divided" party. Earlier in the evening, calls for Britain to guarantee the rights of European Union nationals were defeated in the Commons after an expected Tory rebellion was stifled.

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Ireland's high court begins hearing Facebook's USA data transfers

The latest chapter of Max Schrems' legal battle with Facebook kicked off in Dublin today - the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon's office has said that there are "deficiencies" in the existing provisions for European Union citizens to investigate breeches of their data protection rights when their personal information is transferred out of Europe.

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Pakistan to host multinational naval exercise 'AMAN-17' from Friday

More than 35 countries will participate in the event. The commander Pakistan Fleet said that traditionally, threats to the maritime security arise from the regional conflicts and political interests. A Pakistani naval official said warships from Russia, China and the United States have arrived to take part in the exercise. Initiated in 2007, the naval drill is held every two years.

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Travel ban decision in hands of federal appeals court judges

The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Saturday night as it took a step toward asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the judge's stay. Two judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit - William C. Canby Jr., who was appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Michelle Taryn Friedland, who was appointed by Barack Obama - denied the request.

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Airstrikes on rebel positions kill tens in Syria's Idlib

The latest airstrikes in Idlib are among the most intense since a ceasefire brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey went into effect in late December. Davis said al-Masri had ties to bin Laden and to Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became the top leader of al-Qaida when bin Laden was killed by US forces in 2011.

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American Woman Found Dead in Panama Was Columbia Graduate

The US Embassy in Panama City confirmed Johannet's passing but so far no cause of death was provided. The results of Johannet's autopsy were expected to be released sometime Tuesday, reported the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa . "We express our regret to the family of Ms. Johannet". On Facebook, Johannet's sister, Laura Johannet, stated her family "is thinking of all our lovely memories with our laughing, adventurous, warm little girl".

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North Carolina Woman Allegedly Found Chained in a Shed Behind Boyfriend's Home

McNair was given a court-appointed attorney and is being held on $25,000 secured bond. McNair is expected in court on Wednesday. The woman said she had been chained up and placed in the shed against her will for about an hour before she was rescued.

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"Obstruction by Democrats" - US President Trump accuses Dems for obstructing his administration

However, Trump was already enjoying the interference by Russia, and openly sought the help of Vladimir Putin and the Russian hackers. "The Senate Democrats have done everything in their power to slow the work of the Senate, while the president continues to take decisive action, just like he promised", he said .

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Kenya court quashes order to close world's largest refugee camp

Kenya's high court announced Thursday the government should not close Dadaab refugee camp, saying the decision to do so was unconstitutional. The country's high court has now ruled that forcibly repatriating refugees is anti-constitutional and amounts to "group persecution".

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Myanmar Army May Have Killed Over 1000 Rohingyas, Says UN Official

The officials said the world had yet to fully grasp the dimensions of the human tragedy that had been unfolding in Rakhine, a Muslim-dominated state in northwestern Myanmar, which has seen tens of thousands flee to neighboring Bangladesh as a result of the army crackdown.

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Mankato pet store to take back dog food

The canned dog food company Evanger's is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its "Hunk of Beef" dog food because it could contain traces of a drug most commonly used to euthanize animals . The company, which sources its meat products from USDA-approved suppliers that provide it with beef chunks from cows that were slaughtered in USDA-inspected facilities, is now investigating how the substance got into the raw material supply.

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Brown: Congress Needs Veto Power Over Trump On Lifting Russian Sanctions

MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: As he introduced the so-called Russia Sanctions Review Act, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham issued a statement saying sanctions relief must be earned not given. Trump refused to take the bait, however, causing quite a stir in anti-Russian circles on Capitol Hill. The news comes before the dust has even settled on Trump's interview with Bill O'Reilly on Fox, during which the host tried to coax the president into making a harsh comments about Vladimir Putin, ...

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UNC says it will continue agitation

The UNC which enforced the blockade along NH-37 and NH-2 made three demands before the tripartite discussion. "Not only the blockade, our ban on the construction of trans-Asian railway project and other national projects in Naga areas and picketing of government offices will also continue", he asserted.

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Pentagon: US Strike Kills Core al-Qaida Leader

Like Zawahiri, al Qaeda's current leader, Masri was an Egyptian national reported to have fought with al Qaeda during the group's earliest days. Pentagon says al-Masri has become the fourth Al-Qaeda leader it killed since the start of the year.

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United Nations aims to raise US$2.1 billion for humannitarian aid in Yemen

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have been pounding the Iran-allied Houthi Shia strongholds with heavy bombardment, leaving the country sharply divided. "The Yemeni economy is being wilfully destroyed", it added. Yemen imports 90 percent of its food, fuel and medicine, much of it through the Al Hudaydah Port, which the Arab coalition bombed.

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New poll shows how Americans feel about key issues

The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll. Forty-seven percent of USA voters approve of Trump's handling of his new job as president while 46 percent disapprove, according to the poll results.

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Ryan Defends Trump's Attacks on Judge, Says He's 'Respecting' Process

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, "Just can not believe a judge would put our country in such peril". In his post , He wrote that under the USA system's separation of powers, a president who is dealt a judicial defeat should bear the loss silently rather than lash out at the judge in question.

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Pakistan beat West Indies by 182 runs in Blind T20 WC

His successor Muhammad Jamil also accelerated the score at a good pace but was caught after scoring 72 runs off 30 balls. He hit 20 boundaries in his innings. For Bangladesh , Faisal and Abdullah Zobair claimed a wicket a piece. Bangladesh made a flying start to the competition with a thumping victory over Papua New Guinea but lost the second game by 67 runs as they were bundled out for 160 in reply to Pakistan's 227.

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Zimbabwe's '#This Flag' pastor granted bail

Mawarire faces charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government for organizing anti-government protests a year ago over the declining social and economic situation in Zimbabwe. "We are happy that the wheels of justice are turning, however it is still our concern that Zimbabweans who speak out should not be persecuted", she told AFP.

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Yaya Toure: Manchester City 'have to be careful' with Gabriel Jesus

He added: "I hope he can keep that level at least until the end of the season". "We need to have young players because City are always a team who wants to win the league". The 19-year-old was also on the scoresheet in Manchester City's 4-0 rout over West Ham Unitedat the London Stadium . The Brazilian teenager has repaid the faith Pep Guardiola has entrusted upon him by scoring three goals and assisting one in his last two starts.

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Two Palestinians martyred in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

The leader, whose name was not mentioned, said that "the figures and formula presented by Israel so far do not meet the resistance group's minimum requirements", highlighting that "there is no truth to the Israeli reports about the swap being in return for commercial facilitations".

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Most Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries, poll reveals

A quarter of respondents said they had no opinion, while 20 per cent disagreed with stopping immigration. A statement from Chatham House said: 'There is evidence to suggest that both Trump and these radical right-wing parties reflect an underlying reservoir of public support'.

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Donald Trump risks larger conflagration with Iran threats

During the meeting, Araghchi highlighted Iran's commitment to its obligations under the JCPOA, saying Tehran looks forward to "exchange views and discuss the challenges the agreement faces today". "Why?! Should we thank him for [creating] ISIS, the ongoing wars in Iraq and Syria, or the blatant support for the 2009 sedition in Iran? ". Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected accusations that his nation has acted in a destabilizing manner, posting a tweet last ...

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Corbyn resignation claims denied as he comes under pressure over Brexit vote

Ms Abbott, a close ally of Mr Corbyn, failed to turn up for the first vote on the bill last week, saying she had a migraine - sparking suggestions she had come to an agreement with the leader. Mr Lewis, who earlier said he was undecided on whether to support the bill, announced his resignation as MPs began voting for the final time on Wednesday.

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UK Closes Child Refugee Program

Lord Alf Dubs - the man behind the so-called Dubs Amendment - has called the decision for the United Kingdom to stop accepting lone child refugees "shameful". After the announcement, Dubs told BuzzFeed News: "The government said they'd accept the letter and spirit of the amendment and they're not doing that".


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