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Johnson Won't Press Vote if Lawmakers Back Delay: Brexit Update
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  • 2019-10-19 08:53:23Z

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson will plead with Members of Parliament to back his Brexit deal in what promises to be a day of high tension in the House of Commons in London. The prime minister must win the approval of lawmakers today or he will have to seek a further delay from the European Union.But he won't push it to a vote if lawmakers back former Tory minister Oliver Letwin's amendment, which would force Johnson to request an extension whatever the outcome of Saturday 's proceedings. Letwin and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond say the amendment would be an insurance against crashing out...

Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown
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  • 2019-10-19 08:40:08Z

Lawyers Mustafa el-Demiry and Khaled Ali say the detainees were released late Friday, pending an investigation into claims they took part in the activities of a banned group and disseminating false news on social media platforms. The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights says around 3,700 people including journalists, activists and foreign nationals, were arrested in the past month.

UK PM Johnson says hopes this is the moment to get Brexit resolution
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  • 2019-10-19 08:38:30Z

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped lawmakers would go ahead with a vote on Saturday on the divorce deal he struck this week with the European Union and this would be the moment Britain would get resolution over Brexit. "I do hope in assembing for the purposes of a meaningful vote that we

EXPLAINER-Britain's 'Super Saturday' Brexit showdown in parliament
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  • 2019-10-19 08:36:56Z

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union, but a wrecking amendment could derail his plans. Other options include collapsing his government so that others can take control of Brexit negotiations. Johnson will make a statement to lawmakers, after which there will be a debate and then a vote.

Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote
Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote
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  • 2019-10-19 08:25:16Z

British MPs gathered on Saturday for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal for a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty. The parliament was holding its first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Falklands War to debate the terms of a divorce agreement Johnson struck with European Union leaders Thursday. The vote is widely seen as too close to call but Johnson warned his deal was still the best way out of the tortuous Brexit process that has left Britain in political turmoil since a 2016 referendum.

UK government will not participate in Brexit deal vote if Letwin amendment passes -BBC
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  • 2019-10-19 08:19:36Z

The British government will not take part in a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday if lawmakers back a proposal which seeks to withhold support for a deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, the BBC's political editor said. The proposal, put forward by former Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin, has a strong chance of being accepted, meaning a subsequent vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal would no longer be a so-called "meaningful vote" to approve it. Instead, Johnson's Downing Street office would tell Conservative lawmakers they could go home rather than stay to participate in the vote, and would bring forward the legislation required to ratify a deal on Monday,...

AP PHOTOS: 10 days on the Turkish border with Syria
AP PHOTOS: 10 days on the Turkish border with Syria
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  • 2019-10-19 07:59:02Z

Turkey's 10-day incursion into Syria, aiming to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, caused deaths and destruction on both sides and sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing their homes. As Turkish and Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces battled the Kurdish-led fighters, Associated Press photographers worked to get images out to the world despite obstacles including disruption of communications networks, hostility to international media and sporadic shelling. Elsewhere, AP pictures showed the reality for families forced to flee the region, the funerals of civilians killed by shelling and children witnessing fighting close to their homes.

'We were not impressed': Harry Dunn's parents on their bizarre day with Trump

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn talk about their whirlwind White House trip, with Anne Sacoolas, the woman who killed their son, in the next roomWhen the grieving parents of British teenager Harry Dunn arrived in New York earlier this week, their fight for justice for their dead son quickly became a whirlwind of interviews. Their press tour took a strange turn on Tuesday, however, when family adviser Radd Seiger received an unexpected invitation to Washington DC."Radd, who's been looking after us, has a phone call from the White House saying: 'Could you please come to the White House as soon as possible?'" Tim Dunn, Harry's father, said."We got on a train, and away we went."It was the...

Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit
Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'
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  • 2019-10-19 05:13:04Z

While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out "Brexit Muppet" leaflets to truckers to prepare them for whatever happens. Staff at Europe's busiest seaport have stepped up a campaign to ensure lorry drivers, companies and exporters are ready for the impact of Britain's departure from the EU, especially if there is no divorce agreement. Dutch authorities have set up temporary parking spaces for the thousands of lorries they fear could arrive without the right paperwork if Britain crashes out with no deal on the British PM's promised exit date of October 31.

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky
Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky
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  • 2019-10-19 04:51:00Z

President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. "We've had tremendous success I think over the last couple of days," Trump declared Friday. Calling his Syria approach "a little bit unconventional," the president contended that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as the Syrian Kurdish fighters the Turks are battling agree that the U.S.-brokered cease-fire was the right step and were complying with it.

China says will work with the U.S. to address each other
China says will work with the U.S. to address each other's core concerns

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Saturday that China will work with the United States to address each other's core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and that stopping the trade war would be good for both sides and the world. "The two sides have made substantial progress in many fields, laying an important foundation for the signing of a phased agreement," Liu, also the chief negotiator in the trade talks, told a virtual reality conference in Nanchang, the capital of southeastern Jiangxi province. It's what producers and consumers alike are hoping for," Liu said in a rare public speech about the trade war.

China's Liu Confirms Phase One of U.S. Trade Deal is in Progress
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  • 2019-10-19 02:58:51Z

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. China's top trade negotiator offered positive signals that talks with the U.S. are making progress and both sides are working toward a partial trade deal."China and the U.S. have made substantial progress in many aspects, and laid an important foundation for a phase one agreement," Vice Premier Liu He said at a technology conference in Nanchang, Jiangxi, on Saturday. He reiterated that China is "willing to work in concert with the U.S. to address each other's core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect."The comments come as the U.S. and China work toward getting...

Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard
Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard
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  • 2019-10-19 02:47:56Z

As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. "No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa," the United Nations Environment Programme said as it warned of increased flooding, widespread food insecurity and major economic losses. At the Climate Chance conference in Ghana's capital Accra this week hundreds of campaigners, local government officials and business people from across the continent sought a way forward.

High-profile cases turn spotlight on domestic violence in Russia
High-profile cases turn spotlight on domestic violence in Russia

Natalia Tunikova's partner pushed her towards the open balcony in their high-rise Moscow flat, before punching her to the floor. A Moscow court later ruled that her use of force in self-defence was not justified. Cases like Tunikova's are ever more widely reported in Russia, leading to a public outcry in a country that has no specific law on domestic violence and where feminist movements like #MeToo had little impact.

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Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie Johnson didn't mention having anything to drink when he spoke to reporters Thursday night, and the department spokesman said officers who responded to a 911 call reporting a man asleep in a car at a stop sign didn't observe any signs of impairment. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday that she agreed with Eddie Johnson's decision to request an internal affairs investigation of the...

Family Feud Throws Police Shooting Victim Atatiana Jefferson
Family Feud Throws Police Shooting Victim Atatiana Jefferson's Funeral Into Chaos

FacebookAtatiana Jefferson, the black woman shot dead in her home by a white Texas cop who didn't identify himself, was supposed to be laid to rest this weekend.But funeral plans have been thrown into disarray amid a family legal battle over the arrangements.Local news outlets reported Friday night that Marquis Jefferson, who is identified on the death certificate as Atatiana's father, went to court and got a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the burial.He claims that Atatiana's aunt, Venitta Body, cut him out of the funeral planning and that he will suffer "immediate and irreparable injury" if it goes forward. Body has said Marquis Jefferson is not Atatiana's legal or biological...

One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacy
One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacy

A year ago, thousands of Central American men, women and children chasing the American dream arrived in Mexico in a massive caravan that has left a lasting legacy -- just not the one people generally thought it would. Fleeing chronic poverty and brutal gang violence at home, they banded together in hopes of finding safety in numbers against the dangers of the journey, including criminal gangs that regularly extort, kidnap and kill migrants. The images made an impact around the world: carrying their meager belongings on their backs, many migrants pressed small children to their chests or held them by the hand.

Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old fled Mexico's western state of Michoacan a few weeks ago with her husband and five children - ages 3 to 12 - when her husband, a truck driver, couldn't pay fees that criminal gangs demanded for each trailer load. "I'd like to say it's unusual, but it's very common," Garcia said Thursday in Juarez, where asylum seekers gather to wait their turn to seek protection at a U.S. border crossing in El Paso, Texas.

Clinton email probe finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
Clinton email probe finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees. The investigation, the results of which were released on Friday by Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's office, centered on whether Clinton, who served as the top U.S. diplomat from 2009 to 2013, jeopardized classified information by using a private email server rather than a government one.

FBI testing shows no tainted alcohol in Dominican Republic tourist deaths
FBI testing shows no tainted alcohol in Dominican Republic tourist deaths

The results of the toxicology testing to date have been "consistent with the findings of local authorities,"

Brexit Decision Day Arrives as U.K. Parliament Votes on Deal
Brexit Decision Day Arrives as U.K. Parliament Votes on Deal
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  • 2019-10-18 23:01:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson will put his Brexit deal to Parliament to accept or reject Saturday, knowing that his political future and that of the country he leads are on the line in the knife-edge vote.The U.K.'s 650 members of Parliament will convene in Westminster for only the fourth Saturday sitting since World War II to decide whether to endorse the Brexit agreement Johnson struck Thursday with the European Union.Will Johnson Win? We're Counting the VotesIf the British prime minister wins the critical vote, the country will be on course to leave the EU at the end of the month in an orderly break-up. A status-quo transition period lasting until the end of 2020 will give businesses...

Angry over Brexit, thousands to gather in London demanding new referendum
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  • 2019-10-18 23:01:00Z

The battle over Brexit spills onto the streets of London on Saturday when many thousands of people are expected to march through London to demand a new referendum just as parliament decides the fate of Britain's departure from the European Union. After more than three years of tortuous debate, it is still uncertain how, when or even if Brexit will happen as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to pass his new Brexit deal and plots a way out of the deepest political crisis in a generation. James McGrory, director of the People's Vote campaign, which organised the march, said the government should heed the anger of pro-Europeans and hold another referendum on Brexit.

UPDATE 1-Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal
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  • 2019-10-18 23:00:01Z

Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted 52-48 to be the first sovereign country to leave the European project, Johnson will try to win parliament's approval for the divorce treaty he struck in Brussels on Thursday. In a day of Brexit high drama, lawmakers convene for the first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falklands, while hundreds of thousands of people march to parliament demanding another referendum.

Mexicans Outraged After Cornered Son of 'El Chapo' Released

(Bloomberg) -- The decision by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's security cabinet to release the captured son of the world's most notorious drug lord left him struggling to contain the damage amid public outrage.AMLO, as the president is known, said the government took the decision after Mexican forces were overpowered Thursday as they attempted to take in Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The son is said to have taken over some criminal operations from his father. The confrontation, which left eight dead, occurred in Culiacan, the capital of the western state of Sinaloa.His public security minister, Alfonso Durazo, admitted that the operation to capture...

US says it recently paid cash-strapped UN $180 million
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  • 2019-10-18 22:03:43Z

The United States said Friday it has paid the United Nations $180 million toward its annual dues and expects to make another payment of $96 million within the next few weeks, which should help ease the U.N.'s worst cash crisis in nearly a decade. U.S. deputy ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet, who is in charge of management and reform issues, made the announcement Friday to the General Assembly's budget and finance committee. Last week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the U.N. was facing a major cash crisis because 64 of its 193 member nations hadn't paid their annual dues - Including the United States, its largest contributor.

Culturally appropriated Halloween costumes to avoid
Culturally appropriated Halloween costumes to avoid

When is it OK to wear a Halloween costume inspired by your favorite characters and when is it crossing the line? Here are 7 costumes you should avoid.

WKD: Turkey Will Keep Pushing into Syria Despite the Risks
WKD: Turkey Will Keep Pushing into Syria Despite the Risks

Ankara is willing to pay a high cost to crush any semblance of Kurdish independence.

UK's Johnson promises parliament role in post-Brexit talks with EU
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  • 2019-10-18 21:30:00Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government tried to win over lawmakers ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Saturday, promising once the withdrawal deal was agreed, parliament would have a say on talks with the EU on trade and workers rights. On Friday, Johnson's Downing Street office said there would be a parliamentary vote on a ministerial statement regarding the objectives of the future negotiations with the European Union as well as once those talks have concluded.

Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal
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  • 2019-10-18 21:30:00Z

Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted 52-48 to be the first sovereign country to leave the European project, Johnson will try to win parliament's approval for the divorce treaty he struck in Brussels on Thursday. In a day of Brexit high drama, lawmakers convene for the first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falklands, while hundreds of thousands of people march to parliament demanding another referendum.

FAA confronts Boeing over internal messages revealing flaws
FAA confronts Boeing over internal messages revealing flaws

A Boeing pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about a flight-control system on the now-grounded 737 MAX, according to the transcript of instant messages that the company belatedly turned over to federal officials. The pilot, Mark Forkner, told another Boeing employee about problems with the flight system, known as MCAS, during a session in a flight simulator. "So I basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)," Forkner wrote in a message from 2016.

Trump to Nominate Deputy Energy Secretary to Replace Rick Perry
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  • 2019-10-18 20:44:31Z

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he will nominate Dan Brouillette to be his next energy secretary when Rick Perry leaves the job later this year."Dan's experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!" Trump tweeted Friday.Brouillette has been serving as No. 2 to Perry, who led the Energy Department with its $36 billion budget and control of the nation's nuclear arsenal and emergency crude oil stockpile. The White House arranged for Brouillette to meet with Trump on Friday after Perry gave the president a resignation letter. The deputy has been taking on increasingly high-profile roles for Perry, including sitting in...

Amid scattered fighting, Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation
Amid scattered fighting, Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation

Mustefa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), accused Turkey, however, of violating the ceasefire deal reached during a visit to Ankara on Thursday by US Vice President Mike Pence. "Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital" in the border town of Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria, he said.

The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack
The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attack
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  • 2019-10-18 20:20:46Z

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more. An Afghan official said at least 62 people were killed in the mosque explosion in eastern Nangarhar province that caused the roof to collapse.

Lebanon Leader Threatens to Abandon Ship During Largest Protests in Years
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  • 2019-10-18 20:06:45Z

(Bloomberg) -- Tens of thousands of protesters set fires and cut off roads across Lebanon Friday, demanding the removal of a political class whose mismanagement and corruption they say has brought the economy to the brink of bankruptcy.In a televised speech, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave his feuding coalition government a 72-hour deadline to get behind his plan for an economic overhaul or he would step aside and let them deal with a deepening crisis that has engulfed Lebanon in the biggest and most violent demonstrations in years.Hariri accused his rivals inside the government of blocking measures that could unlock some $11 billion in international aid pledges and help restore...

Next-Gen Dodge Challenger Coming in 2023? Don
Next-Gen Dodge Challenger Coming in 2023? Don't Be So Sure, Says Dodge

The number 2023 spotted on press photos has people all excited, but Dodge told C/D it doesn't mean anything.

Clever-Approved Travel Gear That Looks Good and Works Even Better
Clever-Approved Travel Gear That Looks Good and Works Even Better

Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities
Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities
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  • 2019-10-18 19:08:17Z

A British volunteer with Syria's Kurds last night described the "horrifying experience" of pulling the victims of Turkish air strikes out of the rubble, as fighting continued along the Turkish-Syrian border despite a declared ceasefire. Danielle Ellis, a 29-year-old Oxford University graduate from London, had been part of a civilian convoy attempting to deliver aid to residents of a village in the border town of Ras al-Ayn when they came across corpses buried in the ruins. The group stopped before reaching the town after they were warned they were in firing range of gunmen from the Syrian National Army (SNA), which is fighting in northern Syria alongside Turkish forces. "We...

Murderer who triggered Hong Kong protests will go to Taiwan: pastor
Murderer who triggered Hong Kong protests will go to Taiwan: pastor

A man who inadvertently triggered Hong Kong's huge protests after he murdered his girlfriend in Taiwan has agreed to return to the island to face justice, a clergyman who has visited him in prison said on Friday. Chan Tong-kai, 20, is wanted in Taiwan for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend during a holiday the two Hong Kongers took there in February last year. The case triggered an ill-fated proposal by Hong Kong's pro-Beijing government to ram through a sweeping extradition bill which would have allowed the city to extradite suspects to any territory, including the authoritarian mainland.

How Iran Plans to Out Smart Trump: Enter the
How Iran Plans to Out Smart Trump: Enter the 'Grey Zone'
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  • 2019-10-18 19:00:00Z

Tensions with Iran remain high.

US-Turkey frictions raise doubts about nukes at Turk base
US-Turkey frictions raise doubts about nukes at Turk base
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  • 2019-10-18 18:50:42Z

Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It's a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by longstanding policy, the U.S. government does not publicly acknowledge locations of nuclear weapons overseas. President Donald Trump implicitly acknowledged the stockpile this week when asked by a reporter how confident he was of the bombs' security.

Trump Administration Gets High Court Review on Quick Deportation

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Trump administration appeal that could bolster the government's ability to deport undocumented immigrants quickly after their asylum bids are rejected.Taking up a politically charged issue, the justices said they'll review a lower court's conclusion that people who enter the country illegally have a broad right under the Constitution to make their case to a federal judge before being deported.The case centers on "expedited removal," a streamlined deportation process set up by Congress in 1996. Right now, those eligible include thousands of people who every year are arrested within 100 miles of the border less than two weeks after...

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran towards them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel's defence ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died of his injury. Israel's defence ministry said a Palestinian man ran towards a checkpoint between Israel and the central West Bank city of Tulkarem "with a knife in hand, with the apparent intention of attacking security personnel".

Order! Order! A Minute-by-Minute Guide to U.K. Parliament Votes
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  • 2019-10-18 18:34:47Z

(Bloomberg) -- "The ayes to the right..." That's how Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will begin announcing the result of the votes that could determine Britain's future.But amid the flummery of the British Parliament, where members cannot address each other by name, and the security is provided by men in tights, how can you tell who's actually won and lost? Even veterans of the system can be caught out by procedure. Here's our guide to Saturday's votes.The MotionPrime Minister Boris Johnson is asking Parliament to support his Brexit deal. If he doesn't get that approval, he's required by law to seek a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union.Kick-off: 2.30 p.m. in...

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We're updating this live as more subpoenas are issued

General discontent: how the president
General discontent: how the president's military men turned on Trump
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  • 2019-10-18 18:18:53Z

Trump once based his cabinet around retired generals but his Syria policy lurch has brought unprecedented military scorn on his headJames Mattis, centre, listens to Donald Trump in 2018 before his resignation as defence secretary. His mocking comments at a recent dinner made clear that he had heard enough. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPAFour-star US generals and admirals are a taciturn bunch: they measure their words, qualify their statements and guard their silence out of loyalty to the armed forces and to their country.Not this week.A torrent of raw military condemnation has been unleashed on Donald Trump, with some of the most respected figures among retired military leaders lining up to...

Messages reveal a top Boeing pilot knew about problems with the 737 Max
Messages reveal a top Boeing pilot knew about problems with the 737 Max's 'egregious' behavior before 2 deadly crashes (BA)

The messages, sent by the chief technical pilot on the 737 Max to another employee in 2016, showed that he knew about issues with MCAS.

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US
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  • 2019-10-18 18:04:07Z

For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. Now the Christian family is among an estimated 160,000 Syrians who have fled Turkey's offensive, which began last week after President Donald Trump announced he would move U.S. forces out of the way, abandoning their Kurdish allies. The invasion transformed one of the safest parts of Syria into a war zone, leaving displaced residents with a deep sense of betrayal.

Income Inequality Has Soared While Taxes Have Become Dramatically Less Progressive . . . or Not
Income Inequality Has Soared While Taxes Have Become Dramatically Less Progressive . . . or Not

The truth gets its boots on pretty quickly in the Internet age. On October 6, the New York Times ran a piece broadcasting the striking claims made by the economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman in the new book The Triumph of Injustice. Just a couple of weeks later, it's clear that these claims are built atop a foundation of often questionable and sometimes indefensible assumptions.Per Saez and Zucman, while the rich have been pulling in more and more of the nation's income - grabbing about a fifth of it now, double what they got a few decades back - they're paying lower and lower tax rates. Indeed, in 2018, the richest 400 Americans paid the lowest overall tax rate (including state,...

U.S. ground troops will not enforce Syria safe zone: defense secretary
U.S. ground troops will not enforce Syria safe zone: defense secretary

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Friday said Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.


Trump hosting G-7 at Miami Doral could violate constitution: experts - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-19 08:39:00

"I can't think of any other times where a president has essentially awarded a contract to himself," one government ethics lawyer told Insider.

Why a disgruntled One Nation member is comparing the party to North Korea and China
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  • 2019-10-19 08:08:38

A long-term member of One Nation is calling for Pauline Hanson to step down as leader after he and several other members were refused entry to the party's annual general meeting in Brisbane.

Yes Yes Yes wins The Everest as industry deals with fallout from slaughterhouse investigation
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  • 2019-10-19 08:08:38

Chris Waller continues his big race domination, taking out The Everest at Randwick with Yes Yes Yes.

Boeing staff sent text messages about 'real fundamental issues' with 737 Max safety in 2016
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  • 2019-10-19 07:15:59

A former senior Boeing test pilot tells a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with the company's 737 Max.

Live: Wallabies' Rugby World Cup path runs through England yet again
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  • 2019-10-19 06:36:32

England stands in the way of the Wallabies' progression at the Rugby World Cup, as the old enemies face off in the quarter-finals. Follow our live blog of the must-win clash.

Activists supporting Hong Kong protests filled stands at NBA game - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-19 05:53:43

The protests in Hong Kong have been escalating for nearly five months, but the NBA was pulled into the controversy earlier this month.

#Lovemyhorse: Owners show how much they love their horses amid slaughter scandal
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  • 2019-10-19 05:00:34

In the wake of revelations racehorses have been discarded, horse owners are taking to social media to share pictures of their horses living their best lives.

Southbank construction workers injured in cement truck explosion
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  • 2019-10-19 04:43:27

A cement truck cleaning pump explodes on a construction site at Southbank, spraying four men with concrete and smashing the window of a passing car.

Man who allegedly organised fatal people smuggling trip on Siev X faces court
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  • 2019-10-19 04:34:51

An Iraqi man accused of organising a people-smuggling trip on a fishing boat that sank, killing more than 350 people, appears in a Brisbane court.

Emergency warning issued for Pinkett Road bushfire at Backwater near Armidale
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  • 2019-10-19 03:11:18

The NSW Rural Fire Service issues an emergency warning for the Pinkett Road fire at Backwater near Armidale, as hot and dry conditions continue to fuel bushfires in the area.

'It was sickening': Chris Waller says he couldn't watch racehorse slaughter footage
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  • 2019-10-19 02:40:17

Leading racehorse trainer Chris Waller says he couldn't watch the vision of horses being slaughtered and abused in an abattoir.

Does the latest shoe technology give marathon runners an unfair advantage?
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  • 2019-10-19 02:31:02

Athletes are complaining that the shoes worn by marathon record breakers are offering a clear mechanical advantage.

Meghan Markle admits she is not OK
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  • 2019-10-19 01:42:43

The Duchess of Sussex admits the intense media scrutiny she faced during her pregnancy, and still faces as a new mother, has been really challenging.

'You came into the wrong county': Sheriff vows to catch pair behind Australian man's death
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  • 2019-10-19 00:18:53

Police are offering a $36,000 reward for information about the shooting death of former Sunshine Coast man Brenton Estorffe.

It took the death of a young dolphin for an entire city to take notice of its rubbish problem
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  • 2019-10-18 22:44:05

It took the death of Luca the dolphin after he became entangled in discarded fishing line for Mandurah to rally together to clean up its waterways from rubbish.

Trump wrongly tells female astronauts they're first women to spacewalk - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 22:03:00

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir paused their important work on the space station to politely correct the president. Here's the video of their call.

'You can't unsee it': Why this controversial female sculpture is being hidden by a 'strategic bush'
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  • 2019-10-18 22:01:51

A Queensland council will take steps to conceal a sculpture called Birth of Venus outside its arts centre after a local complained about its very distasteful pose.

Batman-style weapon on cops' radar, but experts wary of non-lethal options
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  • 2019-10-18 21:35:58

A device that wraps people with near-unbreakable cord is offered to law enforcement agencies as an alternative to tasers and pepper spray.

Lawmakers send letter to Tim Cook about Apple removing HKmap.live app - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 20:54:29

Lawmakers have criticized Apple's decision to remove an app that Hong Kong protesters were using to track police activity.

Scott Galloway says market is shifting, trouble for Uber and WeWork - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 20:48:57

Scott Galloway says that the market is moving from growth companies to companies with margin — and even Netflix is following suit.

Bio, info, photos of Kim Yo Jong, North Korea's most powerful woman - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 20:31:00

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, was seen Monday at a propaganda event beside her brother and his wife.

Chart shows decline in percentage of children outearning their parents - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 20:11:05

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," Stanford University professor Raj Chetty said.

Adam Neumann once said his family will control WeWork in 300 years - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 19:50:04

"We're not just controlled; we're generationally controlled," WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann said in a leaked video of a January staff meeting.

'He wasn't going to be fast enough': How this racehorse ended up at the abattoir
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  • 2019-10-18 19:06:22

After 17 races, it became clear this $180,000 thoroughbred wasn't going to cut it on the track — this is how Absolutely Win ended up at the abattoir.

'Swiss cheese' warfare and deep sea potatoes: How the seabed may change conflict
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  • 2019-10-18 19:02:24

Surprisingly little is known about the sea floor in great detail — now the world's militaries are playing catch up.

Fortnite champs and Insta-influencers roped into Telstra CEO pay defence
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  • 2019-10-18 18:55:42

The public will cheer winners — in tennis, Fortnite or business — but can't rouse applause for executives whose shareholders are feeling the pain, writes Daniel Ziffer.

This threat is now existential. Racing is on the chopping block
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  • 2019-10-18 18:51:51

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Australia's racing community was gearing up for its biggest race, but now it's facing an existential threat.

The 5 execs Larry Ellison and insiders say could be Oracle co-CEO - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 18:45:00

Here are five execs who could step up to be Safra Catz's co-CEO, according to insiders and Larry Ellison.

The life and career of Mark Hurd, the CEO of Oracle who passed away at the age of 62 - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 18:29:59

Mark Hurd ran computing giant Hewlett-Packard as CEO for five years before joining Oracle as president with Safra Catz.

Vanity Fair story on shady stock-market trade, Trump headlines is wrong - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 17:26:32

A story showing supposedly shady stock trades before Trump headlines made big assumptions and shows how people's Trump bias can infect their thinking.

Warren and Biden slam Facebook, say its free speech policy allows lies - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 17:07:14

The Democratic presidential candidates criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for using freedom of expression as a defense for Facebook's policies.

Logan Paul on pro boxing plans, album, trying TikTok, and Tana Mongeau - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 17:05:48

Logan Paul, one of the most controversial personalities on YouTube, is set to face-off in a boxing match next month against KSI, another YouTuber.

Oracle employees and tech workers mourn CEO Mark Hurd, who died at the age of 62 - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 16:58:38

Hurd's death follows news in September that he was taking a leave of absence "to spend time focused on my health."

Larry Ellison honors 'brilliant and beloved' Oracle CEO Mark Hurd - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 16:41:16

Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison honored the memory of the late CEO Mark Hurd, whose death was announced Friday morning.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has died at the age of 62 - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 16:06:22

The news was shared on Mark Hurd's personal website.

Photos show the chaos and aftermath of a Mexican battle over drug lord 'El Chapo's' son - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 15:20:02

A gun battle broke out between Mexican security forces and cartel soldiers on Thursday, over drug lord "El Chapo's" son Ovidio Guzman in Culiacán.

Manager of SLS Beverly Hills: Hotels need to be both global and local - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 15:18:00

The manager of the SLS Beverly Hills says the ability to feel both local and global is what will carry the hospitality industry forward.

CBO report: Pelosi drug pricing bill would save Medicare $345 billion - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 14:57:56

Pelosi's drug bill could lead to massive savings for the federal government while also reducing pharmaceutical spending on research.

Trump business and financial interests in Turkey: hotel, Trump Towers - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 14:41:10

President Donald Trump has a long history of financial and business interests in Turkey, leading some to question his foreign policy motivations.

Royal Caribbean passenger kicked off ship after standing on edge - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 14:39:23

A Royal Caribbean International passenger was photographed standing on the edge of her ship, The Sun first reported.

Irrigators slam Murray-Darling Basin Authority for releasing satellite images
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  • 2019-10-18 13:39:39

Irrigators slam the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for releasing images of farm dams filled with water in drought-affected parts of the state.

Rufina was given an ultimatum: her family or the Brazilian driving instructor
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  • 2019-10-18 13:23:44

Rufina's parents expected her to marry someone from her culture. So when she fell in love with a much older Brazilian driving instructor with two children from a previous marriage, it's fair to say they weren't thrilled.

Ray Dalio warns of a a 'great sag' in the global business cycle, and central banks can't do much to stop it
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  • 2019-10-18 13:09:03

Ray Dalio warns of a a 'great sag' in the global business cycle, and central banks can't do much to stop it

Shelling in in northeast Syria continues despite five-day truce
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  • 2019-10-18 13:04:06

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States.

Apple AirPods 3 release could be coming soon, report says - Business Insider
  • World
  • 2019-10-18 12:54:00

Apple could launch new third-generation AirPods by the end of the month, according to a new report, which aligns with previous rumors.

Pocket.Watch built YouTube's Ryan ToysReview into $22 million empire - Business Insider
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  • 2019-10-18 12:47:47

Inside the entertainment company behind YouTube star Ryan ToysReview, the 8-year-old boy who makes $22 million per year.

Trump's Syria ceasefire deal gives Turkey all in exchange for nothing - Business Insider
  • World
  • 2019-10-18 12:14:38

Mike Pence signed the deal on Thursday, prompting a NATO official to tell Insider: "The humiliation of the United States in Syria is complete."

Two female astronauts are doing a spacewalk together right now
  • World
  • 2019-10-18 12:13:45

In a giant leap for womankind, two female astronauts are conducting a spacewalk together for the first time in history.

Mark Zuckerberg suggests Facebook might have helped prevent the war in Iraq - Business Insider
  • World
  • 2019-10-18 11:27:25

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is recasting the controversial origins of his social network in a far more noble light.

Mulvaney tries to walk back on Trump Ukraine quid pro quo admission - Business Insider
  • World
  • 2019-10-18 10:47:40

"Once again, the media has decided to misconstrue my comments," said the acting White House chief of staff.

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