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by | January 30, 2019 | 20:55

Parliament voted late on Tuesday to order May to return to Brussels to replace the so-called Irish backstop, an insurance policy that aims to prevent the reintroduction of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. But Junker also said he was an optimist and hence believed "there can and will be agreement with United Kingdom". "The best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal is to ratify this agreement".

by | January 30, 2019 | 15:53

Until then, EU27 leaders insisted that the backstop must apply indefinitely as part of Britain's divorce from the bloc if no other arrangement is worked out to prevent a "hard border" between Ireland and Northern Ireland. In a break from usual parliamentary rules, MPs will be able to amend the so-called "neutral motion" tabled by the Prime Minister on Brexit, with votes due to take place on amendments chosen by Speaker John Bercow on January 29.

by | January 30, 2019 | 15:51

During his court appearance, Wang fired his state-appointed lawyer, according to his wife Li Wenzu, who was unable to attend, as she was barred from leaving her Beijing home by Chinese police and state security agents. "Authorities' treatment of him.is the true metric of rule of law in China", the group said in a statement. It was not clear whether his time in detention would be counted against his sentence.

by | January 30, 2019 | 15:44

According to unofficial reports, casualties included both troops and civilians. The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack on Jolo island, where jihadist groups are active. CCTV footage has authorities zeroing in on homegrown terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, which has ties to IS, ABS-CBN News reported . Abu Sayyaf extremists are still holding at least five hostages-a Dutch national, two Malaysians, an Indonesian and a Filipino-in their jungle bases mostly near Sulu's Patikul ...

by | January 30, 2019 | 14:29

A Met Office forecaster said: "A band of rain, sleet and snow will move eastwards through the day and overnight bringing accumulations in some places". We have already got a warning out in force for it. The year's record low, recorded in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on January 18 is also likely to be beaten.

by | January 30, 2019 | 13:32

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland today Met Eireann's John Eagleton said "It's tonight that the showers will leave falls off of snow, as temperatures drop to below freezing, between 0 and -3C". Icy stretches will develop and winds will become mainly light. Freezing temperatures have led to the closure of a small number of schools in the midlands and unsafe road conditions in many areas.

by | January 30, 2019 | 08:31

All buses for Zones 1,2, 3 and 4 have been cancelled. He says wait times for buses, especially with a fresh snowfall, could be longer in the cold. Indianapolis Public Schools provide parents with a ' Wind Chill Chart ' on their website that shows parents when winds reach frostbite range.

by | January 30, 2019 | 08:28

The Palestinian government officially submitted its resignation to president Mahmud Abbas Tuesday, a statement said, though it will remain in place while a new administration is formed. Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad told an Arab satellite station Monday that the objective behind forming a government comprised of the PLO factions is to replace the government of national consensus which was meant to bring Hamas into to the fold.

by | January 30, 2019 | 07:55

China and Russian Federation pose the biggest risks to the United States, and are more aligned than they have been in decades as they target the 2020 presidential election and American institutions to expand their global reach, USA intelligence officials told senators on Tuesday.

by | January 30, 2019 | 07:46

Rather than lecture him for tying up the phone lines, she chose to find out why he was upset and offer some advice. Antonia narrowed down that he was having trouble with fractions and helped the child solve the equation: three-fourths plus one-fourth.

by | January 30, 2019 | 04:46

The 22-year-old mother was unconscious when first responders arrived; she was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The baby is now safe with her father and grandmother. The MTA was sued in 2017 over its accessibility issues. The lawsuit at the state level claims the MTA is violating the city's human-rights law; the federal lawsuit claims that the MTA's failure to maintain the existing elevators violates the Americans With Disabilities Act .

by | January 30, 2019 | 04:02

The heckler was quickly removed from the disrupted event, the New York Post reports, and Schultz went on to address his announcement Sunday about possibly taking on Donald Trump in 2020. Schultz was in the middle of explaining what it means to be "an independent" when the heckler began shouting, claiming he would be a spoiler candidate who would "help" re-elect President Donald Trump.

by | January 30, 2019 | 03:25

Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. "She is just a great spokesperson". "She's an incredible leader". "She knows what working people, the middle class, go through". Abrams became a rising star within the Democratic Party as she was trying to become the nation's first African-American female governor past year. She remains a popular politician among Democrats, and a leader on the grassroots left.

by | January 30, 2019 | 01:47

A former Trump campaign communications adviser, Sims, 34, went on to serve as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy before leaving the post previous year. She said Sims has issues with counsel Kellyanne Conway , but added that that is no reason to go sell a tell-all book on the White House. According to Politico, Trump has asked aides: "Who is this guy?" Trump also claimed to have found the room in "rough shape" when he moved into the ...

by | January 29, 2019 | 23:15

Venezuela is followed by Haiti (20) and Nicaragua (25) to round out the region's worst performers. The CPI states that Hungary and Malta have seen the sharpest decline in their respective CPI scores in recent years, allowing corruption to worsen.

by | January 29, 2019 | 22:34

Dubai's government held its annual gender balance awards on Sunday, where all the prizes went to men. The woman also happens to be part of the royal family and is married to Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan. You'd think that the minimum requirement for a gender equality awards ceremony would be that more than one gender was represented, but alas, here we are.

by | January 29, 2019 | 21:24

The plea comes slightly more than a year after police arrested McArthur last January 18 on two initial counts of first-degree murder, and precisely a year after the force upped the murder charges against him to five. On Jan. 17, 2018, investigators uncovered evidence alleging McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen's deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people.

by | January 29, 2019 | 19:16

The family is planning to set up a post office box to handle the huge wave of support, including from people who Hathaway said want to send stuffed teddy bears . Authorities employed helicopters, drones and K-9 units, Craven County Emergency Management Director Stanley Kite said. The family searched the surrounding area for 45 minutes before they called 911.

by | January 29, 2019 | 15:43

Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, who is now in protective custody, was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours. Qardi Abdus Salam, a cleric, had filed a petition against Supreme Court orders through his lawyer. Blasphemy against Islam is punishable by death in Pakistan and the mere rumour or accusation that someone has committed blasphemy has in the past led to lynchings.

by | January 29, 2019 | 13:57

While negotiations between Prime Minister May and other parties in the Parliament are underway in an effort to find common ground, a sharply divided legislature makes achieving consensus a hard task. Instead, she hopes to win lawmakers' backing for her deal after securing changes from the European Union to a contentious measure created to ensure an open border between European Union member Ireland and the U.K.'s Northern Ireland.