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May grapples with Brexit deadlock as EU warns of no-deal
May grapples with Brexit deadlock as EU warns of no-deal

Prime Minister Theresa May spent Tuesday locked in crisis talks with her ministers to try to resolve the months-long Brexit crisis, as EU leaders warned Britain risked crashing out of the bloc next week. Brussels has set Britain an April 12 deadline to either pass the divorce deal, settle on an alternative, or crash out of the European Union risking huge economic disruption. In reality, the deadline is even closer as the EU has called an emergency leaders summit for April 10.

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Erdogan's AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

The AK Party is on track to lose control of what are Turkey's two biggest cities, its commercial hub of Istanbul and the capital Ankara, in a surprise election setback that may complicate Erdogan's plans to combat recession. In Istanbul, the mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Ekrem Imamoglu, and his AKP rival, ex-prime minister Binali Yildirim, both said on Monday Imamoglu was around 25,000 votes ahead.

Reports suggest upcoming Apple iPhone models will have OLED screens, new sizes, bigger batteries
Reports suggest upcoming Apple iPhone models will have OLED screens, new sizes, bigger batteries

As reported by Digitimes and CNBC, the 2020 iPhones will all have OLED displays in three new sizes from 5.42-inches to 6.67-inches while this year's upcoming lineup will use more powerful batteries with two-way wireless charging. Digitimes reported on Tuesday that Apple will allegedly release a trio of OLED-based iPhones next year that will measure in at 5.42-, 6.06-, and 6.67-inches, a range that spans wider than the company's current flagship devices. Digitimes sources further stated that the 5.42-inch model will come with either Samsung's Y-Octa or LG's TOE touch technology, both of which could provide the phone with a thinner display.

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Samsung might do something it's never done before with the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung just announced the official pricing and release date for its new Galaxy S10 5G. The other three S10 models -- Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ -- are already available for sale in every major market, and the upcoming Galaxy Fold is set to finally hit store shelves on April 26th. That leaves one more big flagship smartphone launch for Samsung in 2019, and the Galaxy Note 10 is shaping up to be the company's most impressive handset of the year.Everything we've seen from Samsung so far in 2019 has been quite impressive, actually. The bold new design on the Galaxy S10 series is a breath of fresh air compared to last year's Galaxy S9, which was boring and uninspired....

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EU's Barnier: no-deal Brexit more likely by the day, three options left

Britain has become more likely in the recent days to crash out of the European Union without a divorce agreement, the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday. "Over the last days a no-deal scenario has become more likely, but we can still hope to avoid it," Barnier said, adding the EU was ready to accept Britain staying the EU's customs union or a relationship akin to the one the EU has with Norway.

California sales tax increases for 51 cities
California sales tax increases for 51 cities

A new sales tax hike went into effect Monday for 51 California cities, including more than a dozen in Southern California.

The Latest: Venezuela judge seeks to strip Guaido
The Latest: Venezuela judge seeks to strip Guaido's immunity

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The Latest on Venezuela's Crisis (all times local):

Why Therapists Break Up With Their Patients
Why Therapists Break Up With Their Patients

Lori Gottlieb: "Nearly every therapist has initiated a breakup at some point"

UPDATE 4-Don't discriminate against our firms, China's Xi tells New Zealand

President Xi Jinping called upon New Zealand on Monday not to discriminate against Chinese companies during a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whose country has rejected a bid by Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build a 5G mobile network. Ardern, on a one-day visit to China, said before meeting Xi that she hoped to have a dialog with Beijing about New Zealand's intelligence agency's decision to reject the bid. Ties with China have been tense under Ardern's government which has openly raised concerns about Beijing's growing influence in the South Pacific.

Pope Francis urges Moroccan Christians against converting others
Pope Francis urges Moroccan Christians against converting others

Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholics in Morocco against trying to convert others to boost their small numbers, during a rare visit by a pontiff to the North African country. Speaking in Rabat's cathedral on his second day in the Moroccan capital, Francis insisted trying to convert people to one's own belief "always leads to an impasse". "Please, no proselytism!" he told an audience of around 400, who greeted the pope's arrival by ululating and applauding, while hundreds more gathered outside the cathedral. Christians are a tiny minority in Morocco where 99 percent of the population is Muslim, with sub-Saharan Africans making up a large part of the country's...

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party leads Turkish election viewed as referendum on presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is leading in Sunday's municipal elections that he has depicted as a fight for Turkey's survival, and which are seen as a crucial test of the strongman's own support amid a sharp economic downturn. State broadcaster TRT says Mr Erdogan's conservative Islamic-based party has garnered nearly 47.5 per cent of the votes with about 35 per cent of the more than 194,000 ballot boxes counted. According to the early results, the main opposition party has 31 per cent of the vote. The voting was marred by scattered election violence that killed at least two people and injured dozens of others across Turkey. Unofficial final results were expected...

Florida meteor burns brilliant blue-green in the night sky: VIDEO
Florida meteor burns brilliant blue-green in the night sky: VIDEO

A dashboard camera in Gainesville caught a glimpse of the meteor, which appeared as a bright blue-green orb of light.

Logitech Harmony remotes cost hundreds, but this best-selling remote is only $10
Logitech Harmony remotes cost hundreds, but this best-selling remote is only $10

A decent Logitech Harmony remote is going to set you back well over $100. In fact, a top-of-the-line model can cost up to $350. That's fine if you have the cash to spend and you have a real need for all the bells and whistles that come along with a remote like that. But most of us really just want to control a TV, a set-top box, and maybe a Blu-ray player or a DVD player. If that describes you, definitely pick up a GE 33709 4-Device Universal Remote on Amazon for under $10. Or if you want to kick things up a notch, you can get an upgraded version with backlighting and support for 6 devices for just $18 and change.Here's what you should know from the Amazon page: * Trusted Brand - GE is...

Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike: official
Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike: official

Israel reopened its crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said. The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, told AFP. The reopening comes after tens of thousands of Palestinians protested along the Gaza border with Israel on Saturday, to mark the one-year anniversary since demonstrations and clashes erupted there.

Arab summit expected to reject U.S. decision over Golan

Arab heads of state, long divided by regional rivalries, are expected to unite at a summit on Sunday to oppose a U.S. decision to recognize Israel's annexation of Arab lands captured in 1967. Arab leaders are already grappling with unrest in Algeria and Sudan, international pressure over the war in Yemen, regional splits over Iran's influence in the Middle East and a bitter Gulf Arab dispute.

See Every Angle of the All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
See Every Angle of the All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead
Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Thousands of people gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques.

Search for missing 8-month-old is now classified as a homicide, Indianapolis police say
Search for missing 8-month-old is now classified as a homicide, Indianapolis police say

Indianapolis police Chief Bryan Roach provided an update on the disappearance of 8-month-old Amiah Robertson.

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Israel's Netanyahu to play Trump card in tight election

PM gets Washington photo ops after Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan HeightsBenjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks with Donald Trump during the US president's visit to Tel Aviv in 2017. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty ImagesIsrael's April election has at times felt like it might be Benjamin Netanyahu's last. But even as he tries to fend off a string of corruption accusations, the prime minister cannot be counted out. He has survived 13 years in office, and he now has a Trump card up his sleeve.Netanyahu will use that card on Monday when he arrives in Washington to bask at the White House in the warmth of his relationship with Donald Trump, whose popularity has soared in Israel as it...

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Trump's son-in-law Kushner cooperating with U.S. House probe: source

Just hours earlier, a lawyer for Trump adviser Roger Stone said in a letter seen by Reuters that Stone was not cooperating with the same committee and cited his right to avoid self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The contrasting responses to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler's probe targeting 81 individuals and groups came on the same day the Justice Department announced the completion of a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

What Parliament Needs to Do to Change Brexit Date From March 29
What Parliament Needs to Do to Change Brexit Date From March 29

Britain's departure is enshrined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act passed earlier this year. It determines "Exit Day" as March 29, 2019 at 11 p.m. That's midnight in Brussels and two years to the day since Britain signaled in a formal letter its intention to pull out of the bloc.

UPDATE 1-Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software update

Extra computer-based training will be required after a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, Southwest Airlines Co's pilot union said on Wednesday, adding that it was seeking additional information for pilots. Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called MCAS since a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 aboard.

Amazon just unveiled an all-new Kindle
Amazon just unveiled an all-new Kindle

Amazon on Wednesday rolled out an updated version of its Kindle e-reader, giving the entry-level version of the tablet a small price bump and adding a front light to it -- making this the first Kindle with a front light you can get your hands on for less than $100.At that price, it no doubt sounds like quite a steal, though there are a few key points to be aware of. This $89.99 version of the device includes the screen saver ads you'll have to accept, unless you want to pay more for a version of the Kindle without them. Amazon says this version of the Kindle also include updated electronic ink technology for better contrast, in addition to a six-inch, 167 PPI capacitive touch display.That...

Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start
Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start

A Syrian refugee and his son who fled the chaos of their homeland only to meet tragedy in New Zealand were buried on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the mosque massacres. Hundreds of mostly Muslim mourners gathered at a cemetery in the southern city of Christchurch to lay to rest Khalid Mustafa and his 15-year-old son Hamza, who were among 50 people slaughtered at two mosques by an Australian white supremacist. The family of five had fled to New Zealand seeking sanctuary from the Syrian maelstrom but died in last Friday's hail of bullets, a bitter irony that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "gutting".

Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit
Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor on Tuesday signed into law an anti-abortion measure already entangled in a federal lawsuit, instructing his lawyers to fight the legal challenge against the new restrictions on the procedure.

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