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Nick Boles resigns Conservative party whip after Norway+ motion defeated

Nick Boles resigns Conservative party whip after Norway+ motion defeated Speaking after the results were announced, Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay hinted the government would be prepared to bring its three-times defeated withdrawal deal back to MPs for the fourth time. His motion, which proposed participating in a customs arrangement with the European Union and remaining in the single market was rejected by a very fine margin. [Full Article...]

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash The crash killed all 157 people on board and led to a global grounding of 737 MAX jets. These reports bring into question what Boeing and the FAA have been saying about the ease of turning off the stall-prevention feature. Mr Carlos Velásquez, a lawyer from the United States who specialises in aviation law, wrongful death and personal injury, said that the affected families have a good case agains... [Full Article...]

EU will allow UK citizens visa-free access

EU will allow UK citizens visa-free access He said he would make the move if the government "proves it is incapable of commanding a majority in the House of Commons". If no plan is presented to the European Union by April 12, the default position is for the United Kingdom to leave the bloc without a deal. [Full Article...]

Trump Wrongly Says His Father Born in Germany, Setting Twitter on Fire

Trump Wrongly Says His Father Born in Germany, Setting Twitter on Fire It was Trump's grandfather, Friedrich , who was reportedly born in Germany , then immigrated to the U.S. in 1885 before founding the clan of real estate moguls and one USA president. The president, 72, was speaking to the press during a briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg when he made the false declaration. [Full Article...]

Algeria's President Bouteflika Submits Resignation

Algeria's President Bouteflika Submits Resignation Hundreds took to the streets in the evening, waving Algerian flags or driving in convoys through the city center, where on February 22 mass protests broke out. Without naming anyone, Lt-Gen Gaid Salah criticised "the stubbornness, the procrastination and the deviousness of certain individuals who are trying to make the crisis last and make it more complex with the only concern being their narrow... [Full Article...]

Polish Priests Burn ‘Occult’ Objects, Including ‘Harry Potter’ Books

Polish Priests Burn ‘Occult’ Objects, Including ‘Harry Potter’ Books Rowling - such as HarryPotter and the Chamber of Secretsand Quidditch Through the Ages . They also show an elephant figurine and a tribal mask burning on the book pile. However, he did say books like the Potter series and " Twilight " are a "bad influence". "Seriously? Are people burning fantasy literature in the 21st century in some kind of sick ritual?!" one person wrote in the comments se... [Full Article...]

Algeria's Bouteflika names new caretaker government

Algeria's Bouteflika names new caretaker government Gaid Salah shocked the nation with his call last week for the constitutional council to set in motion a process to end Bouteflika's 20-year presidency. Mohamed Arkab will take over from Mutapha Guitouni as energy minster, while finance minister Abderrahamane Rouia has been replaced by central bank governor Mohamed Loukal. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro replaces electricity minister amid blackouts

Venezuela's Maduro replaces electricity minister amid blackouts Guaido has been recognized by most Western and South American countries as the OPEC nation's rightful leader on the grounds that Maduro's May 2018 re-election was illegitimate. Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that while the network is being repaired, employees in the private and public sectors would end work at 2 p.m. [Full Article...]

Lori Lightfoot elected as Chicago's first black, female mayor

Lori Lightfoot elected as Chicago's first black, female mayor Ms Preckwinkle has for decades held various local elected offices, which analysts said hurt her in an election in which voters were looking to shake up city hall _ fed up with gun violence that claims more lives than in other major American cities and years of political corruption in the Democratic stronghold. [Full Article...]

EU Parliamentary Committee Backs Visa-Free Travel for Britons After Brexit

EU Parliamentary Committee Backs Visa-Free Travel for Britons After Brexit For his part, Varadkar said European leaders need to be open to any credible proposals that Britain's Theresa May puts forward to break the Brexit deadlock at an emergency summit next week. Mr Varadkar said that it would come with conditions, requiring the United Kingdom to take part in European elections on 23 May. "I am repeating it here very strongly". [Full Article...]

Malaysian Judge sentences Doan Thi Huong to 3-years in prison

Malaysian Judge sentences Doan Thi Huong to 3-years in prison The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim. Mr Kim's estranged half brother died in February, 2017 after Huong and Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah covered his face with a nerve agent inside a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur . [Full Article...]

Venezuela lawmakers strip opposition leader Juan Maduro of immunity from prosecution

Venezuela lawmakers strip opposition leader Juan Maduro of immunity from prosecution Maduro in February blocked bridges joining the two nations in a bid to prevent a US -backed effort to distribute hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid to the crisis-wracked nation. The declaration called upon the United Nations to support a political peace process in Venezuela and prevent any foreign military intervention in the crisis-stricken South American country. [Full Article...]

Turkish pilots continuing their trainings on F-35, U.S. official says

Turkish pilots continuing their trainings on F-35, U.S. official says The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete USA step to block delivery of the jet to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally in light of Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian missile defence system. [Full Article...]

Facebook looks to create new high-quality news section

Facebook looks to create new high-quality news section Zuckerberg said his ideas around news are still taking shape. Over the last decade, Facebook's news feed algorithm has emphasized content that spurs emotion and sharing - a force that shaped the news industry and gave rise to internet clickbait and misinformation, and made things harder for local news publishers who couldn't reach enough scale to make money. [Full Article...]

Last-ditch cross-party effort launched to stop no-deal Brexit

Last-ditch cross-party effort launched to stop no-deal Brexit The writing into the deal of a customs union , an idea tabled by the former Conservative chancellor Ken Clarke , lost by only six votes when it was voted upon last Thursday alongside seven other ways forward, with both the SNP and the Liberal Democrats abstaining . [Full Article...]

UN slams 'inhuman' Brunei law on stoning for adultery, gay sex

UN slams 'inhuman' Brunei law on stoning for adultery, gay sex George Clooney is speaking out again about his call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei , due to his plans legalize laws allowing violence against the LGBTQ community. Clooney mentioned nine hotels in the US, Britain, France and Italy, including London's exclusive Dorchester and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

Female Student Killed After Mistaking Car For Her Uber Home

Female Student Killed After Mistaking Car For Her Uber Home Samantha Josephson, a native of Robbinsville Township, New Jersey and senior political science major at USC, was last seen by friends early Friday morning at The Bird Dog cafe in Five Points , South Carolina , Columbia Police said. Rowland was arrested and will be charged with kidnapping and murder. The documents didn't say what was used to attack the University of SC student. [Full Article...]

Runoff between Zelensky, Poroshenko likely in Ukrainian presidential race

Runoff between Zelensky, Poroshenko likely in Ukrainian presidential race Speaking at a polling station Sundaythe president echoed his campaign claims of taking Ukraine into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU. Zelenskiy's headquarters alleged multiple voting and other cheating on the part of Poroshenko's campaign, but election officials said the vote took place without significant violations. [Full Article...]

Jody Wilson-Raybould reacts to being kicked out of the Liberal caucus

Dosanjh, who served as B.C.'s attorney general before becoming premier, said he was "aghast" at the repeated attempts by the prime minister, his office and the Clerk of the Privy Council to "badger" Wilson-Raybould "over and over and over". [Full Article...]

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom, says report

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom, says report Khashoggi - a contributor to the Post and a critic of the Saudi government - was killed and dismembered in October at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. They have blamed the murder on a group of rogue Saudi officials. The Khashoggi children haven't spoken out to condemn the Saudi government in the wake of the Khashoggi's death. [Full Article...]


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