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'Get a grip on Brexit', businesses tell UK's quarrelling politicians

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:15pm
British businesses implored politicians on Monday to stop quarrelling over Brexit and agree an orderly exit from the European Union, as some big firms set up emergency situations rooms to cope with the possible tumult of a no-deal divorce.

Excluding Huawei could hurt 5G network development: China envoy to EU

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 5:18pm
China's envoy to the European Union warned that excluding Chinese tech group Huawei could hamper new 5G mobile networks, the Financial Times on Sunday.

Trump administration accepts Guaido ally as Venezuela envoy in U.S.

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 5:03pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration said on Sunday it had accepted a representative from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's representative in the United States.

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia's Deripaska

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:50pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and other Russian firms linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, despite a Democratic-led push in the U.S. Congress to maintain the restrictions.

Rescuers confirm 58 dead in Brazil dam burst

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:46pm
The confirmed death toll from a burst tailing dam at an iron ore mine in Brazil has risen to 58 people, Minas Gerais state civil defense agency spokesman Flavio Godinho told reporters on Sunday.

Louisiana man suspected of killing spree is arrested in Virginia

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:15pm
Sheriff's deputies in Virginia on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old man wanted on suspicion of shooting five people to death in Louisiana including his parents, his girlfriend and members of her family.

As U.S. government reopens, lawmakers say shutdowns don't work

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:08pm
As the U.S. government moved to reopen after a 35-day partial shutdown, some lawmakers on Sunday criticized using the closure of federal agencies as a tool in policy disputes, which President Donald Trump has threatened to do again.

Risk of new Brazil dam burst forces 24,000 to evacuate homes

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 7:24am
Firefighters called for the evacuation to higher ground of some 24,000 people from the Brazilian town hit by deadly mud flow from an earlier mining dam rupture, as a second dam threatened to collapse.

Djokovic routs Nadal for record seventh Australian title

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 7:03am
Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win in his long rivalry with the Spaniard.

Humbled Nadal says needs 'time, work' to beat Djokovic

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 7:02am
A chastened Rafa Nadal said even his best tennis may have not been enough against a rampant Novak Djokovic after being thrashed by the Serb in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

U.S peace envoy visits Kabul to consult president on talks with Taliban

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:54am
U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Sunday to try to secure cooperation from Afghanistan's president after breakthroughs in peace negotiations with Taliban leaders in Qatar.

Britain has martial law option under Brexit no-deal, but no plan to exercise it: minister

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:42am
Britain has the option of using martial law to quell civil disorder that might ensue under a no-deal Brexit, but that is not the focus of the government's attention, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Venezuela's Maduro denounces election call but says ready to talk

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:30am
Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days and said opposition leader Juan Guaido had violated the country's constitution by declaring himself leader.

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:16am
When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering.

'El Chapo's' lawyers face tough choices at trial's end

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:09am
With federal prosecutors expected to rest their case against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Monday, lawyers for the accused Mexican drug kingpin have given few clues about how they plan to counter three months of testimony by more than 50 government witnesses.

Factbox: List of Australian Open men's singles champions

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:00am
List of Australian Open men's singles champions since the event began in 1905 (Australian unless stated):

Factbox: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:00am
Factbox on Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who beat Spain's Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the Australian Open final on Sunday:

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 5:24am
The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service in the country's restive south, six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming "yes" vote.

U.S. government agencies gear up to restart operations Monday

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:04am
U.S. government agencies that had largely shuttered operations for five weeks during a budget standoff said on Saturday they were moving swiftly to resume operations and compensate employees for missed paychecks.

Spy novels, 'daigou' and democracy: the many lives of Australian writer held in China

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 3:04am
A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists.