May loses vote on Brexit legal advice

The amendment will have to be considered before Theresa May can open five days of historic debate on her painstakingly-negotiated Brexit deal. Mr Brake told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Clearly the Attorney General is the one who came to pre... More..

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White House 'hiding' what it knows about Khashoggi murder, USA senator says
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

White House 'hiding' what it knows about Khashoggi murder, USA senator says

Graham was expected to attend Tuesday's meeting, along with the top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations and intelligence panels and a few others. Last week, U.S. senators ...More..

Sri Lanka court puts PM's position on hold
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Sri Lanka court puts PM's position on hold

The decision by the Court of Appeal on Monday is the latest setback to Sirisena and Rajapakse, whose attempt to take power almost two years ahead of the next elections plunged Sri Lanka into crisis. As of now, ...More..

The nation honors George H.W. Bush
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The nation honors George H.W. Bush

As the nation mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush over the weekend, his beloved service dog was by his side to the end. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leader Mitch McConnell, both Rep...More..

by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

United Kingdom can unilaterally revoke Article 50, according to legal opinion

Judges at the ECJ usually, but not always, follow the legal opinions of the court's advocate general. May is due to address Parliament Tuesday, opening five days of debate before a December 11 vote on the d...More..

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

The army went on to say that "In October 2014, a special operational engineering team was established in the Northern Command to expose and identify Hezbollah's offensive tunnels, while at the same time a proje...More..

UAE passport ranked most powerful globally
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

UAE passport ranked most powerful globally

UAE passport holders can enter 167 countries without obtaining a visa prior to arrival, according to Passport Index , a list created by a Montreal-based financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Eleven countries ...More..

May insists she was 'robust' with Saudi Crown Prince
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

May insists she was 'robust' with Saudi Crown Prince

Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Amman. The Saudi crown prince is due to meet top Algerian officials to discuss bilateral relations and developments in the oil market as well as a couple of worldwide ...More..

U.S. Defense Chief Accuses Putin Of 'Duplicitous' Action On Missile Treaty
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

U.S. Defense Chief Accuses Putin Of 'Duplicitous' Action On Missile Treaty

In remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Mattis said the U.S. Mattis said the relationship between the United States and Russian Federation has "no doubt" worsened amid R...More..

Trump requests Pakistan's help on Afghan peace after Twitter tirade
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Trump requests Pakistan's help on Afghan peace after Twitter tirade

Trump has repeatedly accused Pakistan of failing to crack down on Islamic militants operating along the border and last month said it had harbored Osama bin Laden for years despite getting billions of dollars i...More..

One die, 40 injured as bus carrying youth football team crashes
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

One die, 40 injured as bus carrying youth football team crashes

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock says it received more than 20 patients following the Monday morning crash. The driver, who survived the wreck, told Arkansas State Police that she lost control of t...More..

Former US President George H.W. Bush Dead at Age 94
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Former US President George H.W. Bush Dead at Age 94

Even his most famous soundbite - "Read my lips: No new taxes", Bush had promised during his 1988 election campaign - came back to haunt him as the pledge was broken, prompting rebellion among the Republicans' c...More..

G20 leaders agree on summit statement that's tough on trade
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

G20 leaders agree on summit statement that's tough on trade

European Union officials said the US was the main holdout on almost every issue. The climate accords sets targets for countries to reduce carbon emissions to fight global warming and keep global temperatures...More..

Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen

Read the entire document for yourself below. File under "18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512", wrote George Conway after retweeting the president's post, listing the number of the federal criminal statute about "tampe...More..

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari denies being replaced by clone
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari denies being replaced by clone

As the rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari being dead, cloned and replaced by a certain Jubril from Sudan refused to go away, the president eventually reacted in Poland on Sunday, December 2, saying that he is...More..

Syria coalition targets IS leader linked to decapitation of American
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Syria coalition targets IS leader linked to decapitation of American

Kassig, a 26-year-old aid worker and USA citizen, was captured in Syria in October 2013 as he was providing aid to Syrians who were fleeing the country's civil war. Quoting a military source, it said the bombar...More..

Korean train enters N. Korea for first time in 11 years
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Korean train enters N. Korea for first time in 11 years

The two leaders said Kim's visit to the South Korean capital "would provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean peninsula", Moon's press secretary Yoon Young-chan said. P...More..

'Mission complete': Bush's service dog lies by casket
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

'Mission complete': Bush's service dog lies by casket

Christy Smith paused over the weekend to pay her respects to President Bush at a bronze statue of him at a Houston park. In the book she writes that she can "never forgive" Donald Trump for questioning her hu...More..

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

Bush because the tweet and the opening of the story referenced his 1992 electoral defeat and omitted his WWII service", said the AP's Sunday tweet. Jim McGrath posted a picture of the yellow Labrador retrieve...More..

Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said after Poroshenko first made his call for a stronger Western naval force in the Black Sea that "there is already a lot of North Atlantic Treaty O...More..

Spanish politics shaken by awakening of the far-right
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Spanish politics shaken by awakening of the far-right

The blow to the Socialists contrasted with the eruption of the anti-immigrant, extreme right Vox party, which claimed 12 seats in the 109-member regional parliament of Andalusia. There is speculation Sanchez ma...More..

Michelle Obama’s memoir sells two million copies in two weeks
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir sells two million copies in two weeks

In the USA and Canada, Becoming is already in its sixth printing, with 3.4 million copies in print. Two million units have been sold when you combine purchases of hardcover, e-books, and audiobooks in the U...More..

by | Monday, December 03, 2018

George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a singl...More..

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in India's 'wedding of year'
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in India's 'wedding of year'

Priyanka , 36, and Nick , 26, first exchanged vows in a Christian ceremony officiated by the groom's father on December 1. They will continue their wedding weekend with a Hindu ceremony today. One can see ...More..

May threatened with 'historical constitutional row' over Brexit deal
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

May threatened with 'historical constitutional row' over Brexit deal

Labour's Starmer also said on Sunday that it was "inevitable" his party would call a no-confidence vote if lawmakers reject May's deal. Prime Minister Theresa May began a day of meetings with foreign lea...More..

Brian Mulroney remembers George HW Bush as 'a great friend of Canada'
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Brian Mulroney remembers George HW Bush as 'a great friend of Canada'

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, lived longer than any of his predecessors. His wife and daughter are waiting for him, with Mrs. "May he rest in peace", the prime minister said. Governor Roy Coo...More..

Police looking for couple after engagement ring recovered from utility grate
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Police looking for couple after engagement ring recovered from utility grate

It was not how police described it initially; that John had proposed over a grate, and then dropped the ring. The man was proposing to his girlfriend just after midnight Friday when he fumbled the ring and drop...More..

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite U.S. sanctions
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite U.S. sanctions

On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi stopped short of confirming the missile test but responded to Pompeo's statement by claiming that his country's missile program did not violate an...More..

Pelosi’s path back to speaker’s gavel is firmly in sight
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Pelosi’s path back to speaker’s gavel is firmly in sight

She declined, they said. "I never want to be disrespectful to anyone who has served, especially a woman who has broken glass ceilings", the 42-year-old former Central Intelligence Agency officer last week. St...More..

Central Intelligence Agency claims Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing in messages to hit squad
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Central Intelligence Agency claims Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing in messages to hit squad

Notably, the greeting came a day after the Russian state media said Putin would be discussing Khashoggi's murder with Prince Salman at the summit. He said Ankara has shared this evidence with all countries ...More..

G20 Summit: PM Modi meets French President Emmanuel Macron
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

G20 Summit: PM Modi meets French President Emmanuel Macron

During the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Modi noted that the grouping has completed 10 years and highlighted the cooperation among the members that restored growth and revival of growth post 2008 economic meltdow...More..

James Comey To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

James Comey To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

Mr Comey tweeted: " Grateful for a fair hearing from judge". As part of a deal with legislators, Comey has been told that he is free to speak about the questioning afterward and that a transcript would be re...More..

Central Paris trashed by angry French protesters
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

Central Paris trashed by angry French protesters

Macron's crisis session with his prime minister and interior minister will assess how to begin dialogue with the " gilets jaunes " (yellow vests), who lack real structure or leadership. While several dozens wer...More..

Trump aides caught in web of deception over Russia contacts
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Trump aides caught in web of deception over Russia contacts

In fact, lawyers for Cohen alleged that he and Trump discussed the possibility of Trump traveling to Russian Federation in the summer of 2016. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for commen...More..

Trump on China: 'I like the deal we have now'
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Trump on China: 'I like the deal we have now'

US-Russia relations are under huge strain, while Trump is under investigation at home for alleged collusion with Moscow during his 2016 presidential election win. They have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billio...More..