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The cost of auto insurance could fall if plans to install speed limit devices in every vehicle get the go-ahead in the United Kingdom, according to insurance firms. Negotiators from the European Parliament and European Commission agreed with representatives of EU Member State governments earlier this week on the final shape of the regulations first announced by the European Commission in May previous year.
  • Pentagon authorises $1 billion for US-Mexico border wall

    Pentagon authorises $1 billion for US-Mexico border wall

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    The House Armed Services Committee sent a letter to the Pentagon, denying its transfer of $1 billion in existing Defense Department funding in order to pay for the construction of a portion of border barrier between the US and Mexico. Democrats have complained that the Pentagon did not seek permission from relevant committees before telling Congress about the funding. By finding the money for what is presumably to become a section of the Trump border wall, the Pentagon withholds funds ...
  • UK MPs Vote to Take Control over Brexit Process

    UK MPs Vote to Take Control over Brexit Process

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    This story is developing ... While Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed the Parliament for "taking control" and called on the government to take the process seriously, the government warned that the vote upended "the balance between our democratic institutions and sets a risky, unpredictable precedent for the future".
  • Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency

    Katko joins failed bid to override Trump veto on border emergency

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    That fell 38 votes short of the 286, or two-thirds, votes needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail. The emergency declaration would let Trump shift an additional $3.6 billion from military construction projects to erecting barriers along the border with Mexico.
  • Mueller report doesn't say what GOP says it does

    Mueller report doesn't say what GOP says it does

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    Presidential election". U.S. intelligence agencies concluded shortly before Trump took office in January 2017 that Moscow meddled in the election with a campaign of email hacking and online propaganda aimed at sowing discord in the United States.
  • Israeli airstrike destroys building in Gaza City

    Israeli airstrike destroys building in Gaza City

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    The rocket triggered air-raid sirens throughout the Sharon and Emek regions, the Israel Defense Forces said. Seven people were taken to the hospital after a rocket fired from Gaza hit a home in central Israel. A rocket from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip slammed into a private home in the 850 person village of Mishmeret in central Israel at 5:30 this morning.
  • Michael Avenatti arrested, charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

    Michael Avenatti arrested, charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

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    The celebrity attorney, who represented Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump , was arrested in NY based on separate complaints filed in that city as well as Los Angeles . The move comes three weeks after Jason Frank, a former lawyer at the firm, filed court papers accusing Avenatti of hiding millions of dollars from the court that oversaw its previous bankruptcy.
  • Netanyahu To Visit Washington, DC

    Netanyahu To Visit Washington, DC

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    Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war but its sovereignty over the territory is not recognized by the global community. Syria tried to retake the region in 1973, but failed. Gantz speaks at the high-profile event on Monday. For Trump, the decision pays its own dividends. On the flip side, there have also been cases when US presidents have actively sought to deny Netanyahu the appearance of cooperation with Washington .
  • Man arrested in vicious subway attack on elderly, homeless woman in NYC

    Man arrested in vicious subway attack on elderly, homeless woman in NYC

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    The woman was allegedly kicked in the head. She was treated and released from the hospital and is getting the care, advocacy and support she needs, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. "She was homeless and lying across the seat and wanted all other passengers to move", Gomez's court-appointed attorney, Steven Mechanic, said of the 78-year-old victim in Bronx Criminal Court on Sunday.
  • Journey home begins for Christchurch's foreign victims

    Journey home begins for Christchurch's foreign victims

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    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country's highest form of investigation. The New Zealand leader appeared in an emotional interview with host Waleed Aly on The Project on Monday night where she weighed in on the aftermath of the attack and its impact on the community.
  • Parkland shooting survivor kills herself because of 'survivor's guilt,' parents say

    Parkland shooting survivor kills herself because of 'survivor's guilt,' parents say

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    She graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, one month after the devastating shooting that killed 17 students and staff and shook the nation. Her funeral was Friday in Davie, Fla . Sydney Aiello was 19 when she died Sunday, according to a GoFundMe page set up in her honor . Sydney lost her best friend Meadow Pollock in the attack.
  • Red Cross supports locals in path of Tropical Cyclone Trevor

    Red Cross supports locals in path of Tropical Cyclone Trevor

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    The warning zone extends from Groote Eylandt in the north-west of the Gulf all the way inland to Tennant Creek, and across the border to Burketown on the Queensland side of the border, 500km from Borroloola. Rainfall was expected to hit 20-40cm, it said. Red Cross emergency services spokesperson Paul Mitchell said Red Cross has an excellent free resource available to help people prepare for an emergency.
  • Stricken Norway Cruise Ship Arrives At Port

    Stricken Norway Cruise Ship Arrives At Port

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    Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely hard circumstances, including gusts up to 38 knots (70kmh) and waves over 8 metres. Although police said there had not been any serious injuries, Norwegian sources reported five people had been taken to hospital. The passengers are mostly British or American, they added.
  • Ceremony held for slain New Zealand Muslims

    Ceremony held for slain New Zealand Muslims

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    The prime minister Jacinda Arden in a statement has said that this service provides an opportunity for Cantabrians (Christchurch-area residents), New Zealanders and people all around the world to come together as one to honour the victims of the terrorist attack.
  • Trump Is Fine With Releasing Mueller Report

    Trump Is Fine With Releasing Mueller Report

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    According to Comey, the best thing Mueller's report can do is prove that the USA justice system remains fair and impartial while upholding the rule of law. "We have a very good attorney general and he's a very highly respected man and we'll see what happens, but it's sort of interesting that a man out of the blue just writes a report", the president said.
  • Two US Military Personnel Killed in Afghanistan

    Two US Military Personnel Killed in Afghanistan

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    It gave no further details and withheld the names of the service members until next of kin were informed. According to reports , more than 2400 USA service members have lost their lives in various incidents since the beginning of their mission in 2001.
  • Trump Abruptly Scraps New North Korea Sanctions

    Trump Abruptly Scraps New North Korea Sanctions

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    This was an apparent reference to sanctions the Treasury Department had announced Thursday on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. Watch: Is the North Korea threat really over? . In the announcement, North Korea said that it "will not mind the South remaining in the office" and it will "notify further practical matters in the future".
  • U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others

    U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others

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    Guaido describes his aide's detention as a "vile, vulgar kidnapping." Lawyer Roberto Marrero was taken away by intelligence agents Thursday in an overnight operation that was promptly condemned by Guaido as well as U.S. Maduro, who is the elected President of the nation, decried the events and accused the U.S. of plotting a coup to overthrow him by supporting Guaido.
  • Priest out of hospital after Saint Joseph's Oratory attack

    Priest out of hospital after Saint Joseph's Oratory attack

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    Montreal police say one individual has been placed under arrest and the priest is now in the hospital. She realized instantly what was happening and rushed to alert security. Authorities responded to call around 8:40 am and when they arrived the priest was lightly injured on his upper body, Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said.
  • UK's May asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30

    UK's May asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30

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    Corbyn is meeting with the EU representatives right before the EU summit and is also meeting with other European leaders. The prime minister explained that she needed more time to convince parliamentarians to pass her deal. I agree. I am on your side. But May did say delaying Brexit did not rule out the possibility that Britain could leave without a deal. The Prime Minister sent a formal request to EU Council president Donald Tusk ahead of a summit in Brussels today.