Britain’s Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

LONDON —Britain’s Brexit bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday after the House of Lords abandoned attempts to amend it. The acknowledgment came after the House of Commons overturned changes to the government’s flagship Brexit bill made a day earlier by the Lords. The bill will become law when it receives royal assent […]

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Montreal police seek missing 27-year-old

MONTREAL — Montreal police have asked for the public’s help to find a 27-year-old who has been missing since Jan. 19. The man, Anthoni Sauve, told his loved ones he wanted to end his own life before leaving hisHochelaga-Maisonneuve home, the police force wrote on Wednesday in a press release. He is 6 foot 1 […]

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Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable

WASHINGTON — Scholars have roundly rejected a central argument of President Trump’s lawyers that abuse of power is not by itself an impeachable offense. But it turns out that another important legal figure has contradicted that idea: Mr. Trump’s attorney general and close ally, William P. Barr. In summer 2018, when he was still in […]

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RICHARD KAY: For the Queen’s sake, when WILL Harry start to think before he acts?

Were these the first cracks in the highly polished exterior, an unmistakably emotional outburst ripping up the carefully choreographed royal script and, for the first time, appearing to directly question the agreement struck with his grandmother the Queen? Privately, friends insisted he was doing no more than clarifying his position when he forthrightly spoke out […]

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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it was probing new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” UNHCR spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told AFP, without elaborating. […]

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Meng Wanzhou’s court battle is the start of another critical year for Huawei

Meng Wanzhou’s case has been closely watched since she was arrested in Vancouver in late 2018 at the behest of the US government, which has charged her and Huawei with bank fraud and evasion of economic sanctions against Iran. Both she and the company have denied the charges, and Meng has accused US and Canadian […]

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Scots reporter tricked into holding dangerous ‘drop bear’ at Aussie wildlife park

A Scottish journalist was tricked into holding a dangerous ‘drop bear’ by cheeky animal rescuers at an Australian wildlife park . Reporter Debi Edward, from Aberdeen , was visiting the team at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park amid the devastating bushfires. In a clip shared by 7NEWS Australia, rescuer Sean Mulcahy tells Edward the creature […]

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U.S. seeks to deport Honduran mom, two sick kids to Guatemala

HOUSTON —The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the […]

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Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada

THEY DIDN’T CONSULT QUEEN Britain’s Prince Harry andhis wife, Meghan, will step back as senior members of the royalfamily and spend more time in North America, the couple saidin a historic statement on Wednesday. SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II said Monday that she has agreed to grant Prince Harry and Meghan their wish for […]

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Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defence team

WASHINGTON: Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the 1990s, and America’s biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment defence. The administration has yet to unveil the full team but confirmed that White House counsel Pat Cipollone will be lead lawyer, […]

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UK economy, not Brexit, will drive the pound in 2020, analysts say

The pound will react more to U.K. economic indicators than the twists and turns of Brexit in the first half of 2020, and will likely remain supported, according to currency strategists. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met in London on Wednesday to begin discussions over a […]

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Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence on Monday in memory of 89 soldiers killed last week during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base. The 15 members of the council “strongly condemn” the attack, said Dan Dinh Quy, the ambassador for Vietnam which holds the council’s rotating presidency for January. […]

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Manchester United’s place at top of Premier League rich list under threat from Man City and Liverpool

Manchester United remain the top-ranked English club in terms of revenue generated but their 23-year dominance of Deloitte’s Football Money League could come under threat from Manchester City or Liverpool in next year’s table. United’s earnings of £627.1m for 2018-19 puts them third overall in the table, behind Spanish giants Barcelona (£741.1m) and Real Madrid […]

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This global power adapter makes traveling with USB-C devices less of a pain

Zendure’s Passport 30W global adapter doesn’t revolutionize the tedious process of powering your tech while traveling abroad. But one feature makes it so much better than any other one that I’ve used before: USB-C. Like its predecessor, there’s a smattering of USB-A ports along one of its sides, but this newer version that launched in […]

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McConnell is Trump’s man, assigned to shape his Senate trial

US President Donald Trump (L) walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (Source: REUTERS) President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. With Trump finally facing his impeachment trial, this promises to be a defining moment for both men. They started their relationship unevenly three years ago when Trump stunned Washington with his […]

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Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence just ended an incredible personal winning streak

Take a step back for a moment and marvel at Trevor Lawrence’s college football career so far, before you point out that he didn’t have a great game in Clemson’s national title loss to LSU on Monday. The quarterback has one championship under his belt, one that came by taking down Alabama. He made another […]

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Hardline Hindus protest giant Indian Jesus statue

Construction of the white granite statue stopped soon after it started, once objections began last month. (Twitter pic/aaspmlb NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Hindu activists affiliated to India’s ruling party rallied on Monday to protest a planned Jesus statue that will rival Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer for size. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata […]

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Quiz: Can You Name These Biblical Figures?

The most common time to be born is 8 a.m. on the dot. The least common is 3:09 a.m. Caterpillars liquefy in their cocoons before turning into butterflies. A jockey named Frank Hayes once won a horse race, despite having suffered a fatal heart attack halfway through. His body maintained the proper position as his […]

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Iran blames human error for ‘unintentionally’ shooting down Ukrainian plane

Iran has announced its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted “human error” was to blame for the downing of the passenger jet. “Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations,” he said. […]

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Quiz: How Smart Are You When It Comes To World War II?

Australia once fought a war against emus, failed to take out very many emus, and then declared they had lost the war. Against emus. Benjamin Franklin once almost started a war between England and France using anonymous letters to a newspaper, purely because he was bored at the time. The character of Dracula is based […]

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