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UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

As reported by the BBC, both Houses of Parliament have to agree the text of the bill before it can be sent for Royal Assent and become law. Without further opposition, it could pass the House of Lords that night. Settling financial terms of an "exit bill" from the bloc, which will be left with 27 members once Britain leaves, will be the U.K.'s second major challenge, said Fitch. Read More

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NWS: 3 inches fall in BN area; conditions improving

NWS: 3 inches fall in BN area; conditions improving

New York City could get up to 20 inches, Mayor Bill De Blasio said Monday, as well as coastal flooding and wind gusts as high as 40 to 50 miles per hour. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities. The National Weather Service warns that there will be whiteout conditions and visibility could be a quarter of a mile or less at times. Read More

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Afghanistan blast: one dead and almost 20 injured in deadly minibus explosion

Afghanistan blast: one dead and almost 20 injured in deadly minibus explosion

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Sediq Sediqi confirmed that one woman was killed in the incident that took place in the vicinity of Taimani area. The army had reportedly targeted a training camp of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar - the banned terror outfit which claimed responsibility for the Feb 13 suicide bombing in Lahore and the Feb 15 suicide attack on the headquarters of the Mohmand Agency's political administration. Read More

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USA to deploy Grey Eagle drones for Key Resolve drills

China has criticized Seoul for deciding to install the THAAD missile defense system which can not only protect South Korea from missile attacks from North Korea but also monitor Beijing's military developments. In recent weeks, Lotte's Chinese website has been hacked and Chinese authorities, citing alleged fire safety violations, have suspended 55 Lotte Mart stores, or more than half of the shops Lotte operates in China. Read More

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Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Michael Sharp, a United States citizen, and Zaida Catalan, of Swedish nationality - had been instructed by the UN Security Council to investigate armed groups, human rights violations and possible violations of an arms embargo in the country under the Resolution 1533 of 2004, according to UN-funded Radio Okapi. Read More

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Paul Ryan's Trump disavowal resurfaces in leaked audio

Ryan's comments on the call were widely reported at the time, although the audio hadn't surfaced until Monday. "The real negotiation period comes - and I promise this is the way it's going to work: We will get Obamacare-lite, [Republican House Speaker Paul] Ryan's plan, unless there's enough conservatives in the House to say no", he said , according to Politico . Read More

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United Kingdom eyes all options as Brexit approaches

United Kingdom eyes all options as Brexit approaches

This put the Bill on a path to clear Parliament in time to receive Royal assent this morning, paving the way for Mrs May to begin the formal Brexit process later this afternoon. In a letter to The Times , signed by Louise Richardson, the Oxford vice-chancellor, and the heads of all but three of the colleges, the academics dismiss as insufficient the indications by ministers that European citizens already resident in Britain were likely to be allowed to stay. Read More

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Getting To Know The American Health Care Act

Getting To Know The American Health Care Act

The bill repeals key provisions of Obamacare, but also implements parts of a replacement. An initial Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act was formally introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday. Premium tax credits make up the rest: $14,000 in Alaska, $6,900 in Wyoming, and $3,300 in Indiana. And thirdly, they do large health care savings accounts and shift the tax deduction from corporations to individuals. Read More

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United States deploying attack drones to South Korea

On March 7, the USA deployed the "first elements" of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea, despite angry opposition from China. Nikki Haley, the new US ambassador to the U.N. under the Trump administration, declined to state whether the nation would support a nuclear missile attack against North Korea when speaking with reporters Wednesday. Read More

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Weather: Lake effect snow possible later today

Weather: Lake effect snow possible later today

Tuesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. REST OF WEEK: Expect this mid-winter weather through Friday of this week. The southeastern part of the state especially will see temperatures drop into the lower teens at night, which - in conjunction with freezing rain - will make driveways and roadways slippery. Read More

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Palestinian Protesters Demand Abbas Resign Over 'Cooperation' with Israel

Palestinian Protesters Demand Abbas Resign Over 'Cooperation' with Israel

Political activist Omar Assaf said the protest was the largest against the Palestinian Authority in the past decade. "Palestinian law is being violated", he said. Israel accused him of being the head of a cell planning attacks against Israel. They were protesting against the Palestinian Authority's decision to surrender to Israel the wanted terrorist Basal al-Ar'aj from El-Bireh. Read More

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The French Presidential Candidate François Fillon Has Been Placed Under Formal Investigation

The French Presidential Candidate François Fillon Has Been Placed Under Formal Investigation

Fillon is accused of misusing public funds, receiving money from the misuse of public funds, complicity in misusing public funds and improper declaration of his assets, among other charges. In French legal proceedings, investigative judges can charge companies or individuals in a procedure known as "mise en examen" when there is "serious and consistent" evidence showing likely involvement in the matter under investigation. Read More

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Fading Flyers lose to Blue Jackets

Fading Flyers lose to Blue Jackets

The Flyers had five power plays in the second period, thanks to a total lack of discipline by the Blue Jackets , and had only Schenn's goal on six shots. After one period, the Flyers trailed by one while Columbus held the 11-10 shot advantage. The 28-year-old goalie bailed out his teammates with saves he made look easy. Read More

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Trump Gives CIA Permission To Perform Drone Strikes

Trump Gives CIA Permission To Perform Drone Strikes

Trump's actions also mark a significant change from the policies of the Obama administration under which only the Department of Defence was authorised to carry out such drone strikes and the CIA used drones to gather intelligence information instead of executing attacks, unnamed sources told the Wall Street Journal . Read More

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BJP in race for Goa CM: Manohar Parrikar

BJP in race for Goa CM: Manohar Parrikar

Though the governor and BJP leader Najma Heptullah is yet to invite any party to form a government, BJP national secretary in charge of the northeast, Ram Madhav, told reporters in Imphal after the results, "We will try and form the government with support from smaller parties". Read More

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Trump on charm offensive in bid to scrap Obamacare

Trump on charm offensive in bid to scrap Obamacare

Democrats argue that numerous other clinics are already overloaded and would not be able to meet the increased demand for screenings and other services. In fact, if the Republicans' bill becomes law, people who didn't have insurance last year would not be liable for a penalty when they file their 2016 taxes this year. Read More

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District Wise Results, UP Poll Party Wise List, Candidates

District Wise Results, UP Poll Party Wise List, Candidates

Heptulla on Monday said she has asked Ibobi Singh to resign so that the process of forming a new government could start, but stated she has not invited any party to form government as yet. Political commentator and columnist Neerja Chowdhury asserted that the latest poll results have improved Modi's chances as "his credibility and image are as strong - may be even stronger - as they were in 2014". Read More

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Girls Guides suspend trips to United States citing border concerns

Girls Guides suspend trips to United States citing border concerns

Kiriliuk also said that the Girl Guides' national office was unaware of any issues occurring with members traveling to the U.S.so far, but that the measure was created to ensure "no girl gets left behind". No future trips will be planned and those that have already been scheduled are being reviewed. In light of all this the Girl Guides made the decision on Monday to cancel their nationally-sponsored trip this summer to a camp in California. Read More

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Syrupy Song Explains Why China is Mad About THAAD

In 2016, North Korea performed two nuclear tests and several missile launches to glint worldwide outrage. According to 38 North, the activity indicates North Korea may be prepared to conduct additional underground nuclear tests. The UN Security Council has imposed a number of tough sanctions, but North Korea remains undeterred by global rebukes. " Leaders change over time, that's not new ", Davis told a news conference. Read More

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BJP cobbles up numbers, stakes claim for maiden Govt in Manipur

BJP cobbles up numbers, stakes claim for maiden Govt in Manipur

According to an Indian Express report on Monday, Manipur governor Nejma Heptulla had to ask outgoing chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh to tender his resignation so she could move on with the process of government formation. State Congress general secretary Vidyapati Gautam accused the BJP of indulging in "horse trading". It seems the knives are finally out in the down-and-out Congress. Read More

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Milpitas Man Hops White House Fence, Lands In Hot Water: Secret Service

Milpitas Man Hops White House Fence, Lands In Hot Water: Secret Service

Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, in blue hoodie, in D.C. Superior Court early Saturday. He must stay away from the White House and undergo a mental health evaluation. Trump praised the Secret Service response and referred to Tran as a "troubled person". A new report is highlighting the alleged failures of Secret Service security during a fence jumping incident at the White House in 2014. Read More

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Saudi deputy crown prince to meet with Trump

Saudi deputy crown prince to meet with Trump

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also defense minister and King Salman's son, is scheduled to start his Washington visit on Thursday. Before his departure for the US, Prince Mohammed met with Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat in Riyadh on Sunday to discuss investment opportunities in the kingdom and globally, SPA reported. Read More

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Missing Irish Coast Guard helicopter: Hopes fade over survival of crew

Missing Irish Coast Guard helicopter: Hopes fade over survival of crew

Contact was lost with one of the Search and Rescue helicopters just before one o'clock this morning and a major sea search is ongoing off the county Mayo coast, about six miles west of Blacksod. "Ballyglass and Achill all-weather lifeboats (ALBs) are on scene along with five local fishing vessels". Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, expressed "deep concern" at the news. Read More

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Winter Is Still Coming: New York Faces Possible Blizzard Starting Monday Night

Winter Is Still Coming: New York Faces Possible Blizzard Starting Monday Night

For the rest of the weekend, expect it to remain cold and windy across most of the region. Deeper into the day, it may stick on roadways so use caution while driving. Wolf said an emergency declaration hasn't been issued but could be if the situation warrants one, and travel restrictions may also be put in place Monday evening into Tuesday if that is needed to minimize risky travel. Read More

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