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Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

BBC News - 3 hours ago
The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of...

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

Reuters - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex...

China Is Vacuuming Up DNA Samples From Xinjiang's Muslims

BuzzFeed News - 6 hours ago
A Human Rights Watch investigation found the Chinese government is gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of millions of people in the country's far west. Posted on...

Roger Stone working on book about Trump's removal from office

The Hill (blog) - 2 hours ago
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone says he's working on a book about President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia'...

Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

NPR - 1 hour ago
Military trucks drive past destroyed buildings and a mosque in what had been the center of fighting in Marawi on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Oct. 25, days after the military...

The new US embassy in London: A crystalline 'sugar cube' worth a billion dollars

Washington Post - 3 hours ago
LONDON — At $1 billion it is the most expensive embassy ever constructed. But its designers say the new American chancery on the Thames River marks a paradigm shift: The U.S. Embassy here will...

Retired military leaders urge Trump to choose words, not action, to deal with North Korea

Washington Post - 12 hours ago
TOKYO — A group of 58 retired American military leaders is making a rare public plea to President Trump, urging him not to take military action against North Korea and instead to pursue a...

Putin's Syria victory lap is premature, experts say

NBCNews.com - 7 hours ago
Standing under clear skies at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his troops the good news: They had all but secured victory in the Middle East country's six-year civil...

WTO meeting ends in stalemate after US rebukes, member vetoes

Reuters - 13 minutes ago
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization's biennial meeting ended in stalemate on Wednesday after U.S. criticism and member country vetoes, raising questions about the body's...

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The African American voters at the heart of Doug Jones' Alabama victory

The Guardian - 2 hours ago
After black voters supported Jones over Roy Moore by a margin of 96% to 4%, Democrats see history in the making: 'How can you not feel validated?' Doug Jones supporters celebrate at his...

Kim vows to make N. Korea world's top nuclear power

The Straits Times - 1 hour ago
Mr Kim Jong Un presenting awards to scientists, technicians and workers who contributed to the successful launch of intercontinental ballistic rockets, in a photo released by North Korea's...

Brexit: UK makes last-ditch appeal to EU for trade talks before March

The Guardian - 5 hours ago
Lorries arrive in the UK from the Channel tunnel. Britain has said it expects outlines of a trade deal settled within a year. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA. Brexit. Brexit: UK makes last-ditch appeal...

What we know – and don't know – about the Republican tax plan

The Guardian - 3 hours ago
Donald Trump's $1.5bn tax overhaul received a blow after Alabama's surprise Senate result but is now speeding towards a vote. Here's what you need to know. Donald Trump will address the...

Source: Kelly pushed Omarosa Manigault Newman out of White House; she did not 'go quietly'

Chicago Tribune - 43 minutes ago
In this Dec. 13, 2016, photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (Seth Wenig / AP). Vanessa WilliamsWashington Post. Omarosa Manigault...

Inside London's new $1bn US embassy: a moat, disguised security measures and star-spangled windows

Telegraph.co.uk - 4 hours ago
Buffered by an 8ft-deep, crescent-shaped moat and surrounded by armed guards, London's new US embassy appears like Fort Knox amid a tangle of cranes and construction work. But as it opened for...

Facebook criticised for response to questions on Russia and Brexit

The Guardian - 4 hours ago
Facebook said just 200 people in Britain had seen ads funded by the 'troll army' before the EU referendum. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images. Facebook. Facebook criticised for...

Doner kebabs: ban on additive phosphates rejected by European Parliament

The Independent - 6 hours ago
The European Parliament has narrowly voted against an EU-wide ban on a chemical ingredient widely used in doner kebabs across the continent. MEPs needed an absolute majority of 376 to ban phosphates...

Two dead in shooting at Penn State Beaver; no ongoing threat

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 7 minutes ago
Two people died in a shooting at Penn State Beaver on Wednesday afternoon, according to Beaver County dispatch. No students were involved in the on-campus shooting, university spokeswoman April...

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