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German government: We welcome any progress toward an orderly Brexit

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:54am
The German government welcomes any progress toward an orderly Brexit, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May tries to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal.

EU-UK Brexit deal sees July 2020 decision on keeping Irish border open: EU sources

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:54am
The draft accord reached between the EU and Britain envisages a July 2020 decision on what would have to be done to safeguard an open Irish border after the post-Brexit transition runs its course if a new trade deal is not in place, EU sources said.

Scottish nationalists and opponents jarred by Northern Irish Brexit terms

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:54am
Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be given to Northern Ireland in Britain's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might boost the cause of Scottish independence.

UK's Mordaunt wants further assurance over Brexit deal: Sun

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:53am
Britain's International Development minister Penny Mordaunt is waiting for further assurances before she will put her name to support Theresa May's Brexit deal, the political editor of the Sun reported on Wednesday.

EU Commission says could make Brexit statement soon

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:52am
The European Commission and its Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier could make a statement on negotiations with Britain as early as Wednesday, the EU executive's chief spokesman said.

Pfizer loses blockbuster drug patent fight in UK Supreme Court

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:31am
Pfizer lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country's highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica.

Iran's president: U.S. chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeated

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:09am
The United States has chosen the wrong path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and will be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Pence issues sharp rebuke to Myanmar's Suu Kyi over 'persecution' of Rohingya

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:07am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation yet of Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims on Wednesday, telling leader Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by her country's army was "without excuse".

House Democrat to probe census citizenship question

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 5:04am
The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.

Sri Lanka showdown looms as new PM loses confidence vote

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 3:47am
Sri Lanka's parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil.

Asia's weakening economies, record supply threaten to create oil glut

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 3:21am
Oil traders' worries over record supplies arriving in Asia just as the outlook for its key growth economies weakens have pulled down global crude benchmarks by a quarter since early October.

Northern Ireland cannot be cut adrift from UK: DUP leader Foster

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:36am
The leader of the small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government said she could not accept a Brexit deal that would cut the province adrift from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Czechs join other EU states rejecting U.N. migration pact

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:15am
The Czech Republic on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of European Union countries that reject a United Nations pact to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide.

Pence presses Myanmar's Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journalists: official

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:31am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pressed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "multiple times" on Wednesday to pardon two Reuters journalists jailed in her country, a senior White House official said.

Death toll hits 48 in California's worst wildfire disaster

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:27am
The remains of six more fire victims were found on Tuesday in a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in the most lethal and destructive wildfire in California's history.

Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:52pm
White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California's deadliest wildfire disaster.

Sitting in the embers, Californians wonder: can Paradise be rebuilt?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:52pm
Lovingly placed statues of a family of deer still mark the entrance to Mare Reasons' house in Paradise, California, but her woodland home was so thoroughly devoured in the state's deadliest wildfire that only an iron bed and an antique stove remain intact above the rubble.

El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico's president: lawyer

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:46pm
A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

U.S. anti-Semitic hate crimes spiked 37 percent in 2017: FBI

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:31pm
Hate crimes in the United States jumped 17 percent in 2017, with a huge 37 percent spike in anti-Semitic attacks, marking the third year in a row that such attacks have increased, according to FBI data released on Tuesday.

House Democrats to probe Trump impact on FBI, Justice: lawmaker

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:30pm
The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee intends to investigate President Donald Trump's impact on the integrity of the Justice Department and the FBI, according to a letter sent to top federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday.