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MSPs back second referendum - but they may have to wait until 2020s

The Scottish Parliament has backed Scottish first minister's call for a second independence referendum, in a landmark vote that could eventually see Scotland leave the UK. She started out calling for full membership of the European Union, but analyst say this might not be her final position on it. Nicholas Cross, a lecturer at Edinburgh University, believes the SNP, like Theresa May , is having to face up to the complexities of Brexit and the options it may or may not present in the future.

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Maye beats buzzer; Tar Heels rejoice

North Carolina spent several minutes using a backcourt of Nate Britt and Stilman White, a former walk-on. The Tar Heels are five-point favorites, and the game's total is 151.5, via OddsShark . With the season-ending injury to their senior forward Chris Boucher before the NCAA Tournament , the Ducks will be matched in terms of height in almost every position.

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Manafort to Voluntarily Appear Before House Intel Committee

Nunes told reporters Friday he can't be sure whether conversations among Trump or his aides were captured in the surveillance. We are calling upon Mr. Manafort stepped away from the Trump campaign last summer after the Ukrainian government accused him of having received millions of dollars in secret payments as part of his consulting work for the country's ousted former President, Viktor Yanukovych.

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Police arrest two more over British parliament attack

A 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested at separate locations in Manchester on Friday. "We now have nine people remaining in custody, and one woman has been released on bail", he said . "Our determination is to find out if he acted totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda or if others encouraged or supported him", Rowley said during the briefing.

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Germany says timetable 'damn narrow' for tough Brexit talks

There is also a mood of anticipation and excitement in Whitehall. Mr Tusk told a news conference shortly after being handed the Article 50 notice: "There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels nor in London ".

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What we don't know about Nunes' White House grounds visit

President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, lashed out at reporters, claiming they're seeing conspiracies where none exist. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow there is a Russian connection. The Washington Post reported that Yates told the Trump administration her testimony directly contradicted White House statements about the Flynn investigation.

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Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered UK's Exit From EU

In a day replete with symbolism and significance, the actual triggering of Article 50 was a relatively mundane act. A German government spokesperson has said that Britain will remain "an important partner in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and as a European partner" after Brexit.

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Britain formally triggers Brexit with letter to EU

The six-page Article 50 letter, signed in ink by the Prime Minister, was hand-delivered to Mr Tusk in his Brussels office by United Kingdom permanent representative Sir Tim Barrow at around 12.20pm, just minutes before Mrs May made a statement to MPs on her plans.

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UK files for divorce from the EU, triggering 2 years to Brexit

He added that was why the letter triggering Article 50 had underlined the importance of the unique relationship with the Republic of Ireland. Other issues which are likely to be discussed are things like cross-border security arrangements, the European Arrest Warrant, moving EU agencies which have their headquarters in the United Kingdom and the UK's contribution to pensions of EU civil servants - part of a wider so-called "divorce bill" which some reports have suggested could run up to 50 ...

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Benched legal analyst returns to Fox, stands by story

HEMMER: Before we get to the case facing the former congressman of IL, you put out a statement, I think it was 10 days ago ―. Napolitano said he and his sources stand by the story, although he offered no new details. "We said nothing", Trump said when a German reporter asked about his claim. "That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox". Appearing on "Fox and Friends", the analyst claimed said "three intelligence sources" informed Fox News that Obama "went outside the chain ...

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Senate intel panel working on Russia probe

Pressure has been mounting on Devin Nunes, the Republican representative from California, since last week following his decision to brief the media and U.S. The Senate Intelligence Committee Chair and Ranking Member sent a message to Donald Trump by refusing to rule out Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation.

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Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya's crisis

Abbas said to the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad that the Israeli acceleration of settlement projects along with continous efforts of demolishing Palestinian homes, is creating a single state with two regimes. U.S. diplomatic envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The leaders are set to discuss the wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, the fight against "terrorism" and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to Jordan's information minister.

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Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce

But paradoxically there is something positive in Brexit ", Tusk added . British Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered the Brexit process, formally telling European Union leaders that the United Kingdom plans to leave the EU. If Britain fails to negotiate a new free trade deal with the bloc, it could be forced to abide by World Trade Organization rules, which would impose tariffs on 90% of its European Union exports and new regulatory hurdles.

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Nunes Won't Step Down From Russia Probe

O'Neill's letter continued: "Generally, we understand that the department takes the position that all information Ms. Yates received or actions she took in her capacity as Deputy Attorney General and acting Attorney General are client confidences that she may not disclose absent written consent of the department".

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Syrian troops counter-attack after Damascus rebel incursion

The civil war in Syria , now in its seventh year, has seen various worldwide coalitions involved in the violence, including Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed group that's helping Syrian government forces. The insurgent gains, though short-lived, come after months of steady rebel losses to government forces across Syria. Control of Jobar - which has been a battleground district for more than two years - is divided between rebels and allied jihadists on one side, and government ...

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Nunes won't reveal sources to Intel Committee members

White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted that White House officials were not aware of Nunes' secret trip to meet his source and referred all questions to Nunes' office. Vnesheconombank, or VEB, (v-NESH'-ay-CON'-ohm-bank) said in a statement Monday that it met with Kushner previous year as part of a series of discussions with representatives of leading financial institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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Possible human remains found after Sewol ferry raised from seabed

The ministry also said shoes and other items believed to be from the missing victims were found. The National Forensic Service conducted tests and confirmed them as animal bone fragments, the maritime ministry said. The task is expected to prove difficult in part because the ship is now lying on its left side on top of a semi-submersible ship. which will make it harder for investigators to move through the vessel safely than if it were upright.

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House Intel Chair Facing Pressure to Step Away From House Russia Probe

The statement came after The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration sought to block Yates' testimony before Congress, citing a Justice Department letter to Yates' attorney that said Yates' communications with the White House counsel "are likely covered by the presidential communications privilege".

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N.Korean Missile Test Fails

The reported launch failure comes as the North angrily reacts to ongoing annual U.S. The South Korean military has said several times since the September test that Pyongyang was ready to conduct another nuclear blast at any time, and that a tunnel was available at the site to do so.

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Man mauled to death by own dog during BBC interview

The dog remains in secure kennels after it was contained by police and seized, Scotland Yard said. Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she believed the dog had saved Mr Perivoitos from a seizure earlier this year. He said: "I went downstairs and they were trying to get out but they couldn't get out, and he was trying to get out as well". "Enquiries by police at Haringey continue to assist the coroner".

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Brexit: British PM says timetable to reach European Union deal is tight

The low-priced airline also said it was close to announcing its license application for a EU Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) that will ensure it can maintain its flying rights within the EU once Britain leaves. Britain insists that it must regain the right to control immigration and end free movement from the bloc. Today, London officially started the process of leaving the European Union, roughly 9 months after the British people supported the Leave campaign by a margin of 51.9% to 48.1% in ...

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House Intel chairman: Paul Manafort volunteered to interview in Russian Federation probe

Manafort stepped away from the Trump campaign last summer after the Ukrainian government accused him of having received millions of dollars in secret payments as part of his consulting work for the country's ousted former President, Viktor Yanukovych.

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South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader

Park's confidante and alleged accomplice Choi Soon-sil is already on trial, and prosecutors said it would be "counter to the principle of fairness" if Park were not arrested. dollars in bribes from Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, who is now in custody, in return for offering assistance in Lee's inheritance of management control of Samsung Group from his ailing father Chairman Lee Kun-hee.

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Scottish Parliament Supports Independence Referendum Ahead Of Brexit

Though Parliament will approve the final terms of Britain's exit from the European Union , there is not expected to be a second UK-wide referendum. After Holyrood backed calls for a fresh independence referendum, Mr Robertson said Scots " should have a choice after the negotiations have concluded and that it not be kicked into the long grass and that democratic choice denied".

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Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Tellingly, the strongest words came from the two Arab nations with which Israel has a peace deal and close security cooperation - Jordan and Egypt. According to an AP report, the Arab League leaders are planning to adopt the Palestinians' main conditions for future peace negotiations during the summit.

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Canadian cyclist held by Naxals in Bastar is safe

As they couldn't understand what he was saying because of the language problem, they didn't allow him to proceed. "He didn't even get himself registered at any police station in Telangana, which might possibly be owing to his ignorance or otherwise".

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The Final Four: UNC-Chapel Hill And Oregon, South Carolina And Gonzaga

SC is the last team you want to face when you're trying to bust out of a funk, but the Bulldogs have plenty of weapons on the interior and perimeter. Davis finished with a game-high 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting to pace SC. SC has a dynamic style of play. "And their offensive rebounding gives them an opportunity to score", OR head coach Dana Altman said.

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LaVar Ball Gets The Twitter Dragging He Asked For After UCLA Loss

Malik Monk added 21 points as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half. The Gamecocks (25-10) surrounded All-American Johnathan Motley and tried to pressure every touch he got, holding him to 18 points. Calipari, who has led Kentucky to the Sweet Sixteen in six of his eight seasons at Kentucky, improved to a ideal 6-0 in regional semifinal games. He was just flat-out the superior player on both ends of the floor.

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Trinidad and Tobago vs Mexico Live Streaming Channels, Lineups

Start after the winter break of the qualifying company Trinidad started with a victory on March 25 over Panama 1: 0. The United States, TT and Honduras round off the group with three points apiece, but the USA goal difference is plus one, TT s own is minus three and Honduras are on minus five.

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Office, home of state Sen. Johnson searched

His record was widely known when he won seats in both the state House and Senate. In 2015, a legal dispute in an IL courtroom over an unpaid political fundraising bill to the Chicago-based Paladin Political Group led to the issue of a bench warrant for Johnson's arrest.

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US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

Over 300 civilians have been killed since last month in an offensive against the Islamic State group in western Mosul, the United Nations said today, adding the toll could exceed 400 if fresh killings are verified. "We know ISIS were fighting from that position in that building". "These conditions would double the impact of any military action and raise the possibility of causing mass deaths in this area", said the security official.

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After GOP Health Bill Failure, What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump ally, told ABC Wednesday that Trump and congressional Republicans would try again on health care. We all want to make it easier for families to pay the bills and take care of their loved ones. "My hope is that Democrats will quit gloating at our inability to get it done on a party-line basis and join us in fixing" Obama's law, Cornyn said.

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Britain Divorce Will Get Started... Someday

However, he says that following some weakness in the run-up to the triggering of the Article 50 process that "it is worth being prepared for a possible case of traders selling the news and buying the fact today". The two sides also appear to disagree on how the talks will unfold. "We vote no - that is possible, " Verhofstadt told the BBC recently. He said "there is everything to play for in the negotiations, but it's going to be a very complex task and now is a moment for frankness ...

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Scottish leader to UK premier: Don't block independence vote

Scotland voted to stay in the European Union in last June's referendum while Britain as a whole voted to leave. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said her concerns about May's plan to pull Britain out of Europe's single market, in order to cut immigration, had been met with a "brick wall of intransigence".

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Arab leaders set to oppose Trump Mideast policy shifts

They underscored the centrality of the Palestinian cause to the Arab world and said that occupied East Jerusalem is an Arab city and capital of the State of Palestine. Bashir has reportedly been invited to a summit of the Arab League to take place in Jordan on Wednesday. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has received Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Cairo, meeting him at the airport before holding "extensive" talks alongside aides in the presidential palace.


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