Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament challenge

17 October 2019 @ 12:14 pm Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, but still faced a challenge in getting it approved by parliament.
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Northern Ireland's DUP says it can not support PM Johnson's Brexit deal

17 October 2019 @ 12:12 pm Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union because the deal was not in the British province's interests.
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Bulgaria regulator sacks state radio chief in free speech row

17 October 2019 @ 12:10 pm Bulgaria's broadcast regulator sacked the chief of the country's public radio, BNR, on Thursday for taking its news channel off the air for hours last month in a row with a popular presenter known for her coverage of the graft-prone judicial system.
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Reactions in Britain to new Brexit deal

17 October 2019 @ 12:10 pm The European Union and the British government have finally clinched a new deal setting the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc.
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Explainer: 'Super Saturday' Brexit showdown in parliament looms for PM Johnson

17 October 2019 @ 12:09 pm Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose.
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Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after night of violence

17 October 2019 @ 12:03 pm Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.
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Nearly 100 detained so far in Catalonia protests: Spain's minister

17 October 2019 @ 12:03 pm Police in Catalonia have detained 97 protesters since unrest broke out on Monday sparked by the sentencing of separatist leaders, Spain's acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said on Thursday, saying there will be "no impunity".
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Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

17 October 2019 @ 11:56 am The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
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Brazil's government appoints economist Geraldo Melo as new land rights chief

17 October 2019 @ 11:54 am The Brazilian government has appointed economist Geraldo Melo Filho as the new head of the agency responsible for rural land rights, replacing a general who was fired by President Jair Bolsonaro last month, according to the official gazette.
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The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

17 October 2019 @ 11:52 am Whatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power.
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Erdogan threw Trump's 'don't be a fool' letter in the trash, sources claim

17 October 2019 @ 11:34 am Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had simple response for Trump’s Oct. 9 letter warning him against taking action along the Syrian border: he threw it “in the bin.”  Read More

North Korean refugee enrolled at elite university to be human rights lawyer and help 'starving and dying' friends

17 October 2019 @ 11:13 am A North Korean refugee attending an elite university in South Korea is studying to become a human rights lawyer, a childhood dream that seemed impossible when he was growing up in the Hermit Kingdom. Read More

Brexit breakthrough: Boris Johnson agrees 'great new deal' with EU; British MPs to vote Saturday

17 October 2019 @ 10:32 am Britain and the European Union have struck a Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday. Read More

US jets destroy anti-ISIS coalition base in Syria after withdrawal, official says

17 October 2019 @ 12:39 am Two Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) F-15 jets destroyed a base that was the headquarters of the anti-ISIS coalition in northern Syria on Wednesday after it had been vacated, according to a military official. Read More

Teen struck by lightning at beach in Israel dies of injuries: reports

17 October 2019 @ 12:30 am A 14-year-old boy who was struck by lightning while at a beach in Israel on Tuesday has died, according to local reports. Read More

Moroccan king pardons journalist imprisoned for extramarital sex, abortion, after outcry

16 October 2019 @ 10:54 pm On Sept. 30, a Moroccan judge found female journalist Hajar Raissouni, 28, guilty of having premarital sex and obtaining an abortion. On Wednesday, the Moroccan king pardoned Raissouni, and she was to walk free “in the coming hours,” according to the justice ministry.  Read More

Cruise passenger, 75, killed after jumping off balcony of eighth-floor room

16 October 2019 @ 6:55 pm Italian cruise line Costa Cruises confirmed the death of a 75-year-old passenger who jumped from the eighth-floor balcony of their cabin. Read More

3 US diplomats detained near secret Russian military training ground: officials

16 October 2019 @ 6:21 pm Three U.S. diplomats were removed from a train and detained Monday near a mysterious military site in northwestern Russia where a deadly explosion and radiation leak took place, according to officials.  Read More

Dan Hoffman: There's a 'distinction' between endless war and 'ongoing presence' to fight ISIS in Syria

16 October 2019 @ 5:33 pm Negotiations with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will likely not result in a positive outcome, former CIA Station Chief and Fox News contributor Dan Hoffman predicted on Wednesday. Read More

Mafia raid in Italy turns up 'arsenal' of guns, explosives and drugs: police

16 October 2019 @ 4:59 pm Police in Italy reportedly seized explosives, several weapons and drugs during a raid targeting one of the country's most influential organized crime syndicates.  Read More