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May Races to Escape Brexit Impasse After Tory Defections

Thursday  01:00,   21 february 2019

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is racing to find a way out of the Brexit impasse amid mounting evidence that an agreement is within reach. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are due in Brussels on Thursday with... >>>

Threatening U.S., Putin Promises Russians Both Missiles and Butter

Thursday  00:25,   21 february 2019

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — facing an economically beleaguered, less-supportive public — used his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday to promise a raft of social spending, while also doubling down on threats against the United >>>

Russia Tests Sarmat Nuclear Missile and Undersea Drone

Wednesday  23:51,   20 february 2019

"The main goal of this work is to ensure the military security of this country without increasing the current budget expenditures or joining an arms race," Russia's defense minister... >>>

Jehovah's Witnesses Tortured in Russia, Church Says

Wednesday  23:16,   20 february 2019

“The agents poured water over the men, shocked them with a stun gun in the anus area—gradually increasing the strength of the shock," the church... >>>

Pentagon chief in spotlight over Trump's Syria plans

Wednesday  22:56,   20 february 2019

The fate of Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was thrown into the spotlight Wednesday following media reports of a fraught discussion he had with senior US lawmakers over Syria. The exchange took place on the sidelines of the Munich Security >>>

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can't return

Wednesday  21:22,   20 february 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States. Pompeo says Hoda Muthana does not have a U.S. passport or any... >>>

Shamima Begum 'a bit shocked' over UK plan to revoke citizenship

Wednesday  21:05,   20 february 2019

A British teen who moved to Syria to join ISIS has said she was "a bit shocked" to learn that the UK plans to strip her of her British citizenship to prevent her from returning home. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Israel PM deal seeks to boost ultra-right in April vote

Wednesday  20:40,   20 february 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered an agreement Wednesday aimed at uniting ultra-right parties ahead of April elections, prompting accusations he was pandering to extremists. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Czechs clean thousands of human bones in ossuary renovation

Wednesday  20:20,   20 february 2019

Restoration experts in the Czech Republic have been set an unusual task - to dismantle four towering pyramids made up of centuries-old bones from more than 40,000 human bodies, clean them up and then reconstruct them as before.... >>>

‘We Are Very Close to Getting Out of This’: Venezuelans Envision Their Country’s Future

Wednesday  20:20,   20 february 2019

Starvation stalks many in the oil-rich nation of Venezuela. Two leaders claim the presidency. And at night balaclava-clad security forces drive around on motorcycles, raiding the homes of protesters, threatening and sometimes killing them. Venezuela >>>

Brexit is blowing up British politics

Wednesday  19:40,   20 february 2019

With Brexit day only weeks away, and still no deal in place, now might not seem the best time for British politicians to flip the table over. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

Wednesday  19:25,   20 february 2019

Venezuela's opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of growing international pressure and... >>>

At Catalan separatist trial, judge Marchena walks tightrope

Wednesday  18:06,   20 february 2019

At the helm of the hugely divisive trial of Catalan separatist leaders, Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena is performing a difficult balancing act, alternating firmness and leniency in live proceedings. Seen as close to the conservative Popular... >>>

What to Watch for During the Catholic Church’s Sex-Abuse Meeting

Wednesday  17:51,   20 february 2019

Pope Francis convened 190 bishops and other prelates to discuss the protection of minors in the Church. Are they serious about... >>>

Trump likely to visit Japan for state visit in May: media

Wednesday  17:45,   20 february 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump will likely visit Japan as a state guest on May 26, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Wednesday, citing Japanese officials. Trump said earlier this week he would talk to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a phone... >>>