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  • Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

    01/18/2019 1:06:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Robin Emmott, John Irish
    BRUSSELS/PARIS - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. The sanctions were largely symbolic but the stormy meeting encapsulated the unexpected shift in European diplomacy since the end of last year. Smaller, more dovish EU countries have joined France and Britain in a harder stance on Tehran, including considering new economic sanctions, diplomats say....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/18/2019

    01/18/2019 3:46:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    When you have a President of the United States who has a close friend named Vince McMahon, you can expect a good fight show....... A top North Korean official carrying a note from that country's ruler Kim Jong-un has arrived in Washington for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..... Twenty were killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack in Colombia's capital Bogota Thursday........ Act 50 of the European UnUUnion treaty invoked for Brexit explicitly states that if there is no deal to withdrawal a member nation can leave without one..... "Back to Paris" is the...
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 72 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 5:27:02 AM PST · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/16/2019 | Nextrush
    "A catastrophic failure of leadership @Theresa May. If she has any sense of honor she will resign" That is the tweet of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage in face of Prime Minister Theresa May's huge defeat in the House of Commons..... Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists based in Somalia say they are behind the attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 24 people including one US citizen.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe opposition Pastor Evan Mwarire is under arrest following three days of protest against rising fuel prices..... The Russian Interfax News Agency quotes its sources...
  • 'A complete humiliation', a 'crushing defeat' and Brextinction: Global media reacts to Brexit vote

    01/16/2019 1:01:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Holly Ellyatt
    Following the resounding defeat of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament last night, the global media are giving their reactions to the vote - and they're not holding back. May's deal was roundly rejected by British members of Parliament (MP) with 432 MPs voting against it and 202 approving it, marking the worst political defeats in parliamentary history. The leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no-confidence in May's government following the vote on the contentious "Withdrawal Agreement", essentially it's blueprint for leaving the European Union. The U.K. government now...
  • 'Utterly USELESS!' Nigel Farage argues Theresa May should RESIGN after crushing defeat

    01/15/2019 6:42:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 1/15/2019 | Katie Weston
    ... Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May following her crushing defeat in Parliament, arguing she should now resign. After being asked whether the Prime Minister should step down, Mr Farage replied: “Of course she should.” The former Ukip leader told Channel 4 News: “If we’d gone for Brexit, if we had a Prime Minister that believed in Brexit, it would have been done and dusted by now. The problem is we have somebody who didn’t believe in it, and we saw tonight after she lost by that massive margin of 230.” News presenter Jon Snow asked: “So...
  • Britain Will Hold a General Election on June 8th: Is This the EU’s Weapon to Defeat Brexit?

    04/19/2017 4:08:19 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has decided to call for a General Election on June the 8th. Her stated reasoning is that she will then have a proper mandate to carry out the policies she “will” be elected on. But there is much more to this than meets the eye. This is not a simple call for support, at this the most crucial time in Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, this may in fact be at the behest of the EU commissioners to derail (or at least water down) the final deal. The fact that EU grandees seem utterly...
  • Theresa May faces catastrophic defeat in major Brexit vote as allies warn: ‘Winter is Coming’

    01/15/2019 10:57:32 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 20 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/15/19 | Adam Shaw
    Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a significant and potentially catastrophic defeat on a major Brexit vote in Parliament Tuesday, a defeat that could eventually lead to anything from no Brexit at all to a general election -- as May's allies took a page from “Game of Thrones” and ominously warned: “Winter is Coming.” Parliament will vote later Tuesday on May’s withdrawal agreement with E.U. leaders, ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc at the end of March. It is a vote that May is expected to lose heavily, but the severity of the loss is likely to determine...
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 206 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • Live Coverage of Brexit Vote in Parliament

    01/15/2019 10:11:24 AM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 01-15-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the run up to tonight's BREXIT vote in Parliament.
  • Battle Of Brexit: Today The British Prime Minister Offers "Brexit In Our Time" Because.....

    01/15/2019 4:52:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (COMMENTARY) Nigel Farage was explaining to a caller yesterday that 95 percent of British businesses don't do business with the EU. His statement of fact reminds us that the "little people" mean nothing in this debate. As "Mr. Brexit" has often explained, we have a corporatist system of government in the nations of the world where big banks, big business and big government are one. Its been almost 80 years since a British Prime Minister waved a piece of paper with the cameras rolling and even televising to a small audience with the BBC's Richard Dimbleby (David Dimbleby's father) announcing...
  • Brexit deal vote day: May facing huge defeat and vote of no confidence in the government

    01/14/2019 9:21:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Craig
    Theresa May is heading for a crushing defeat on Brexit vote D-day in the Commons, despite a series of last-minute appeals to rebel Tory MPs to back her EU withdrawal agreement. Senior MPs are predicting a defeat for the prime minister of between 100 and 200 votes, which is likely to be followed by Jeremy Corbyn calling a vote of no confidence in the government. Mrs May's allies insist that whatever the scale of the defeat she has no intention of quitting or calling a general election, but she will come under enormous pressure to unveil a Brexit Plan B....
  • US still most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia

    01/14/2019 7:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 01/14/2019 | Helen Flores
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll, taken from Dec. 14 to 21 last year, showed 84 percent of Filipinos saying the Philippines should extend “a great deal/fair amount of trust” to the US. This was higher than the 79 percent recorded in March 2017. The US was followed by Japan and Australia with trust ratings of 75 percent and 72 percent, respectively. Great Britain/United Kingdom obtained 57 percent. Reacting to the survey result, Malacañang expressed optimism Filipinos’...
  • Delingpole: Britain’s Brexit Betrayal Conservatives Are the Walking Dead

    01/14/2019 3:22:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    At dinner the other night, a QC friend of mine — I forget what the Q stands for but I know exactly why they’re all called Cs — tried explaining to me why Theresa May’s Brexit ‘deal’ is actually a good deal for Britain. So I asked him to explain to me what’s good about it. He began by agreeing that the deal isn’t perfect but said that there’s got to be a bit of give and take on both sides. Then he conceded that of course “No deal” might have been better but because the government had made such...
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • BREXIT: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

    01/14/2019 9:15:26 AM PST · by McQ444 · 13 replies
    Express ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | JOE BARNES
    BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed plans on how airlines would meet “ownership and control requirements in all possible scenarios” of Brexit.
  • FIRE WEST LONDON (facebook live)

    06/13/2017 7:47:02 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 355 replies
    FOX6 News Milwaukee ^ | 6/13/2017 | live video
    Watch live: A huge fire has engulfed a 24-story apartment block in West London.
  • Fears of 'riots in the streets' as anger over Grenfell Tower tragedy rises with hundreds(trunc)

    06/16/2017 9:50:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | June 16th, 2017 | BY SCARLET HOWES
    Anger over the Grenfell Tower disaster could lead to riots on the streets, it has been claimed. The horrific fire, which has left at least 30 people dead, has left the local community angry and frustrated. Politicians including Sadiq Khan have been heckled at the scene and locals even shouted "where are you going?" as the Queen and Prince William left the site today. And hundreds of people are expected to attend a 'justice' rally in central London tonight. Now, a local councillor has warned there could be "unrest in the streets" if council chiefs don't step in. Eartha Pond...
  • 'Nobody on the top three floors survived': Six dead and dozens missing

    06/14/2017 5:51:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/14/2017 | Ekin Karasin
    The fire that swept through a 27-storey west London tower block in just 15 minutes after a fridge exploded could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on the top three floors survived. Six people are known to have died after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am today but Scotland Yard says the death toll is expected to rise significantly. A community leader working to locate victims, who asked not to be named, revealed that nobody who lived on the top three residential floors may have survived. He said: 'We have a list...