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Search grows for victims of California's deadliest wildfire

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:20
The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state's deadliest-ever wildfire.

British PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:13
British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom's unity.

Israeli defense minister quits over Gaza truce in blow to Netanyahu

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:12
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.

EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:05
A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.

Special Report: How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:30
In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China's national identity card program.

Brexit deal not prompting banks to slam brakes on relocation plans

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:21
The draft Brexit deal agreed between Britain and the European Union won't stop banks in London pushing ahead with relocation plans because the agreement is far from being ratified, UK financial sector officials said on Wednesday.

UK PM May to engage widely to build support for Brexit deal

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:20
British Prime Minister Theresa May will engage widely to try to win support for her draft Brexit proposal in the face of fierce opposition, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:10
Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

EU-UK Brexit deal sees July 2020 decision on keeping Irish border open: EU sources

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:56
The draft accord reached between the EU and Britain envisages a July 2020 decision on what would have to be done to safeguard an open Irish border after the post-Brexit transition runs its course and if a new trade deal is not in place, EU sources said.

Explainer: Britain's big Brexit vote: will parliament back May?

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:55
British Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed a draft exit agreement with the European Union, but has to persuade her divided cabinet and then a skeptical parliament to approve it.

U.S. farmers scramble to contain trade-war damage, find new markets

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:48
Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four fellow farmers in greeting some unlikely visitors.

House Democrat to probe census citizenship question

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:45
The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.

UK's May: Parliament will get proper analysis once final deal agreed with EU

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:38
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday promised parliament it would receive a proper analysis of any Brexit deal once it has been finalised with the European Union.

UK PM May: Our deal delivers Brexit, there will be no second referendum

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:28
British Prime Minister Theresa May said her draft Brexit deal delivered on the outcome of a 2016 vote to leave the European Union, and that her government would never hold a second public vote on the subject.

Instant View: UK PM May faces a fight to seal Brexit deal

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:16
Prime Minister Theresa May faces one of the most the most dangerous moments of her premiership as she tries to convince senior ministers and parliament to accept a draft divorce deal agreed with the European Union.

UK's May says cabinet will decide on next steps in the national interest on Brexit

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May said her cabinet would decide later on Wednesday on the next steps in the national interest on Brexit, and that she would update parliament on their decision.

U.S. safety board to hold hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:12
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is set to hold an investigative hearing on Wednesday about a midair incident in April during which an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 exploded over Pennsylvania, killing one passenger.

German government: We welcome any progress toward an orderly Brexit

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:54
The German government welcomes any progress toward an orderly Brexit, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May tries to convince senior ministers on Wednesday to accept a draft European Union divorce deal.

Scottish nationalists and opponents jarred by Northern Irish Brexit terms

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:54
Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be given to Northern Ireland in Britain's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might boost the cause of Scottish independence.

UK's Mordaunt wants further assurance over Brexit deal: Sun

News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:53
Britain's International Development minister Penny Mordaunt is waiting for further assurances before she will put her name to support Theresa May's Brexit deal, the political editor of the Sun reported on Wednesday.