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PCO Clerk Michael Wernick retiring before next election, cites opposition's lack of trust

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Canada's most senior bureaucrat, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, has announced his "upcoming retirement," prompting Trudeau to name a replacement that will take the helm of the federal public service before the next federal election. In an open letter to the prime minister published on the Government of Canada website, Wernick said that "recent events have led me to conclude that I cannot serve as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet during the upcoming election campaign," and that he intends to retire before the election is called.

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Source: Reuters

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security:...

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

Last week’s “bomb cyclone” storm flooded about 60 structures including 30 buildings at the Offutt Air Force Base, said Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing, a unit providing reconnaissance, intelligence and combat support to U.S. leaders.

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Source: Reuters

Valid or voodoo Monetary theory may appeal in Europe's 'age of rage'

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Societe Generale analyst Albert Edwards believes that the next recession is likely to see the normalization of ideas such as the “People’s QE” proposed by Britain’s Corbyn, where money “just doesn’t get thrown (like) ... confetti in the financial markets but is actually channeled into tax cuts or into public investment projects”.

With populist and anti-austerity parties looking to build support before European parliamentary elections in May just as growth withers, so-called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is challenging conventional thinking on debt, deficits and how economies should be run.

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Source: Common Domain

Brexit news has little effect on London markets

Wednesday 09:55 GMT

Monday’s drama in the U.K. parliament seemed to do little for London markets, as speaker of the house John Bercow announced that he would not allow the government to proceed with a third vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal without significant changes.

The news didn’t have an outsize effect on markets however, as continued uncertainty over the U.K.’s exit from the European Union clouds all pictures.

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Source: Reuters

Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

British companies look set to cut investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 because of Brexit, even if Prime Minister Theresa May gets a deal to ease the country out of the bloc, an employers group said on Monday.

The BCC said that the diversion of resources to prepare for the risk of a no-deal Brexit and the high up-front costs of doing business in Britain, as well as questions over Britain’s future ties to the EU, would limit any quick investment rebound.

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Source: BBC

Two dead at hotel's St Patrick's party

Tuesday 00:35 GMT

Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster, said: "We are monitoring the situation closely and echo the PSNI appeal to parents to make contact with their children and collect them immediately from the venue."

Speaking from outside the hotel, UUP councillor Trevor Wilson said: "I'm getting conflicting reports from people about what exactly happened, but there's clearly a deep sense of shock here tonight that an event for young people just wanting to celebrate St Patrick's night went so horribly wrong." Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster, said: "We are monitoring the situation closely and echo the PSNI appeal to parents to make contact with their children and collect them immediately from the venue."

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Source: Reuters

Brexit crisis tipped for British asparagus as EU seasonal workers...

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

It is a predicament shared by many British fruit and vegetable farmers, almost totally reliant on seasonal migrant workers from EU member states Romania and Bulgaria taking short-term jobs that British workers do not want.

Asparagus grown in Britain is feted by chefs as among the world’s best but the seasonal worker shortage threatens the country’s asparagus industry and the viability of Chinn’s Cobrey Farms business.

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Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: Commons Speaker drops ‘hand grenade’ on May’s third Brexit vote

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to save her twice-torpedoed Brexit deal has been dealt a major blow by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Speaking on Monday, John Bercow told U.K. lawmakers that May wouldn’t be able to hold a third meaningful vote on her preferred form of Brexit without making substantial changes to it. Bercow, who voted to remain in the EU, cited a parliamentary procedure dating back to 1604 when addressing the House.

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Source: The Guradian

School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.

The strikes inspired by Thunberg drew widespread praise, with UN Women saying on Twitter: “She is proof that we need to listen to the young generation for a sustainable future.” The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, said: “Our children are walking out of school saying we have failed them.

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Source: Fox News

Ex-officer says she had sex while child was dying in hot car

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

A Mississippi Circuit Judge on Monday told an ex-cop who pleaded guilty to having sex with her supervisor while her 3-year-old daughter was dying in a hot patrol car that "you will forever be entombed in a prison of your own mind.”

The father is suing the Long Beach Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for the wrongful death of his child, saying the child welfare agency should have taken stronger action after the first incident.

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Source: The Guradian

Chattanooga FC: the US club with 2,000 owners around the world

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

Szymanski bought two in the club, at $125 each, so he will be far from a majority owner; in fact, he already has has more than 2,000 partners from 44 US states and 10 countries around the world.

The “Chattahooligans,” members of Chattanooga FC’s independent supporters’ club, say they like the idea of raising money to bolster the finances of their hometown team and to strengthen the community’s bond to Chattanooga FC and to American soccer at large. “It could absolutely work elsewhere,” TJ Moore, a club member, says of the crowdfunding drive.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: As Venezuela crisis deepens, U.S. sharpens focus on...

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

U.S. Admiral Craig Faller, the head of the U.S. military’s Southern Command that oversees U.S. forces in Latin America, told Reuters the United States had sharpened its focus on the rebels and increased its sharing of intelligence with Colombian officials.

As the United States makes its biggest diplomatic push in Latin America in years to try to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. military is zeroing in on a byproduct of the crisis: a strengthening of Colombian rebels on both sides of Venezuela’s border.

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Source: ABC News

'Start Here': 3 shot dead in Netherlands, as Brazil's Bolsonaro travels to meet Trump

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, is scheduled to meet today with Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America.

ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell tells "Start Here" how the shooting in the Netherlands immediately drew comparisons to the terror attack in New Zealand. Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, is scheduled to meet today with Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America.

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Source: Reuters

Trump wants GM CEO 'to do something quickly' to reopen Ohio plant

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he urged General Motors Co’s chief executive to “do something quickly” to reopen the company’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant that was idled more than a week ago. “I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING,” Trump said.

Trump tweeted on Saturday to urge GM to reopen the plant, saying: “Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in U.S., others likewise.

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Source: The Guradian

Japanese Olympic chief to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games.

Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, who will step down from the International Olympic Committee, has denied allegations of corruption since the Guardian revealed in May 2016 that the Tokyo Olympic bid team had made payments to a consultancy linked to the son of a disgraced IOC official during the city’s successful bid.

Source: Global News

British PM Theresa May has requested a three-month delay for Brexit. What’s next?

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Tired' public needs Brexit decision, says PM

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The Guardian view on Theresa May and Brexit: a prime minister gone rogue

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash...

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: DW

New Zealand bans semi-automatic, automatic weapons

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: May to ask for delay despite EU’s hardened stance

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'New bizarre low': Trump faces backlash after reviving McCain attacks

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Want to help our military veterans Here’s how

Monday 14:29 GMT
Source: BBC

Grime music being 'stifled', MPs say

Wednesday 02:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Property Prices Rising at Slowest Rate in Almost Six Years

Today 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pay taxes with a credit card Here’s 3 ways it can pay off

Monday 18:11 GMT
Source: Reuters

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

Tuesday 08:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Pole position: human body might be able to pick up on Earth's magnetic field

Tuesday 07:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mansion Global Daily: Williamsburg Revived, San Fran Tough for First-Time Buyers and More

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

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