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How Bercow's ruling could change Brexit

Thursday 18:10 GMT

The basic question his would-be successors will have to answer is how much of the Bercow revolution in the way the Commons works should be scrapped - and how much should be retained?

After a humdrum, almost completely unrevealing Prime Minister's Questions, the Commons erupted over Speaker John Bercow's decision to allow an attempt to change the rules for the resumed "meaningful vote" debate.

Source: BBC

How is Qatar coping with its economic embargo?

Friday 17:16 GMT

When four of Qatar's neighbours hit it with an economic and diplomatic embargo back in June 2017, one expert says it faced two big problems.

The embargo was introduced by four countries - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - who accused gas-rich Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge it strongly denies. They also made 13 demands, including ending economic cooperation with Iran, and closing down TV station al-Jazeera.

Source: Fox News

Supreme Court gives no indication when Ruth Bader Ginsburg might return

Thursday 18:10 GMT

The Supreme Court has given no indication when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might return to the bench, as she missed her third straight day of oral arguments on Wednesday while recuperating from cancer surgery.

Prior to ascending to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg became the first woman to receive tenure at Columbia University Law School and is also the co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project.

Source: The Guradian

Is it ever OK for non-disabled actors to play disabled roles?

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Bryan Cranston’s defence of playing a wheelchair user in the new comedy-drama The Upside has underlined a particular point in the complicated issue of equality and diversity in acting: should non-disabled actors play disabled roles?

Fundamental barriers to auditioning limit spaces for disabled actors; for those who do get work, it is still mostly for disabled roles written by non-disabled writers, which may present stereotypical or unrepresentative characters.

Source: Common Domain

Dollar turns positive; British pound climbs as likelihood of Brexit delay rises

Saturday 19:04 GMT

One exception was the British pound, which defended its strength after U.K. newspaper The Evening Standard reported that a delay to the March 29 Brexit was becoming increasingly likely.

Check out: BOE’s Carney sees the U.S. dollar eventually losing its reserve-currency status. In the U.K., the possibility of a delay to the March 29 Brexit day is becoming more real. While the idea of a delay was refuted by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government earlier this week, Friday’s report said that May’s cabinet ministers saw the likelihood of it rising.

Source: BBC

Sudan worshippers turn on imam amid unrest

Sunday 00:33 GMT

An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir.

In 2009 and 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) charged him with several counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Source: The Guradian

Matteo Salvini says Italy and Poland could build new Europe

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said that Italy and Poland could trigger a “European spring” that could break the dominant “Germany-France axis” as he strives to forge far-right alliances before the European parliamentary elections in May.

Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of the far-right League, travelled to Poland on Wednesday for strategy meetings with members of the ruling Law and Justice party.

Source: Fox News

AI will displace 40 percent of world's workers as soon as 2035, leading expert warns

Friday 17:16 GMT

Forty percent of the world's jobs could be done by machines in as soon as 15 years, according to a top expert on artificial intelligence (AI).

In China, 70 percent of the country's population uses a smartphone for a range of routine practices and transactions, but Lee told Pelley that the U.S. is still China's main competitor when it comes to developing the full potential of AI.

Source: The Guradian

Mexico investigates battle between drug gangs that left at least 20 dead

Friday 17:16 GMT

Mexican authorities are investigating a battle between two suspected gangs that left at least 20 bodies, 17 of them burned, in a border town near where Donald Trump will visit on Thursday to win support for his plan to build a wall.

Tamaulipas has been a major conduit for drug shipments and has also been the scene of some of the worst massacres and fiercest fighting in Mexico’s drug war.

Source: Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez attacks fact-checkers for 'false equivalency,' 'bias'

09-Jan-2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at fact-checkers just days after taking office, accusing them of “false equivalency” and “bias” toward her in their columns examining her statements.

“This is where false equivalency + bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/ scientists, for example.” Her argument was not so much that the columns were wrong but that they should be scrutinizing the Trump White House more.

Source: DW

Egypt confirms one German detained, another unaccounted for

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Germany's Foreign Ministry has announced that Egyptian authorities confirmed they have taken a 23-year-old German student into custody.

Frustrated by the pace of the investigation, Italian authorities have begun conducting their own investigation and accuse Egyptian intelligence services of having murdered the young man.

Source: DW

Egypt confirms second missing German also detained

Friday 17:16 GMT

The men, who were traveling separately, have one thing in common, they hold German and Egyptian passports as their mothers are German and their fathers Egyptian.

One day after the German Foreign Ministry said that 26-year-old Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is being held by Egyptian authorities, it confirmed that a second man, 18-year-old Isa El Saabagh (seen above left with his father and brother), is also being held in Cairo.

Source: The Guradian

'I'm over it': Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test

Thursday 18:10 GMT

A 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s decision.

Usada admitted that Carl Grove’s failed test was probably due to his inadvertent consumption of contaminated meat but said that it still had to issue him with a public warning, the least serious punishment available. Grove told the Associated Press this week that he believes taxpayers’ money would be better spent on catching more serious offenders.

Source: Global News

Canadian NBA star Andrew Wiggins denies calling opponent ‘gay,’ says he said ‘getting’ instead

Friday 17:16 GMT

Saying he respects the gay and lesbian community, Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins tried to clarify comments he made about Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder’s behavior during a heated game.

Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins collided with Noel on a dunk attempt Tuesday night. Schroder, unhappy about the play and other incidents, eventually was given a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague.

Source: Global News

Trudeau cabinet shuffle expected to be very small, will fill void from Brison departure

Sunday 00:33 GMT

Monday’s cabinet shuffle is expected to be very small, involving the fewest possible number of changes needed to fill the void left by veteran Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison‘s resignation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s front bench.

As of Friday, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan, Tourism Minister Melanie Joly and Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan were all scheduled to be at events outside the nation’s capital.

Source: Global News

Theresa May faces no-confidence vote one day after Brexit deal

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: CTV

Family of Canadian sentenced to death in China seeks 'fair treatment'

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: Reuters

Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Why Trump's 'big, beautiful' border wall will never work

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

The multiple meanings of the vote

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: Reuters

Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Friday 08:59 GMT
Source: DW

Magnetic north pole is changing faster than forecast

Saturday 11:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Los Angeles teachers could strike for higher pay, smaller class sizes: What to know

Thursday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Splashes Out on Superyacht

Friday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

4 Top Internet Stock Picks for 2019

Friday 17:16 GMT
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Something very strange is happening to Earth's magnetic North Pole and no one knows why

Thursday 20:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Friday 18:10 GMT

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