UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

Pro and anti Brexit protesters hold placards as they vie for media attention near Parliament in London, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Britain’s Prime Minister May still faces the threat of a no-confidence vote, after several Conservative Party lawmakers said they had written letters asking for one. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her […]

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UK leader Theresa May pledges to fight for her Brexit deal despite deep divisions

Speaking from inside 10 Downing Street, May said she “did not judge harshly colleagues who reach a different conclusion,” before adding “I want to honor the vote the of the referendum.” May said counterparts in Brussels would recognize that “decisive progress had been made” and that the U.K. government is working with the European Union. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Turkish Cypriot leader: mix region's gas, send via Turkey

A Cypriot soldier removes the barbed-wire that blocked the road, at a newly-opened crossing point between ethnically split Cyprus’ internationally recognized south and the breakaway, Turkish Cypriot north at the southeastern village of Dherynia on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. A few hundred Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots walked through a newly opened crossing point in the southeastern village of Dherynia […]

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Italian populist leader 'guarantees' nation won't exit euro

Deputy Premier and Labor Minister Luigi Di Maio talks to reporters during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association headquarters, in Rome, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The head of one of Italy's ruling parties says he guarantees that Italy won't exit the euro currency bloc nor exceed its targeted deficit limit. Continue Reading Below Deputy Premier […]

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Carbon taxes will have to rise to encourage shift away from fossil fuels – Richard Bruton

Carbon taxes will have to rise to encourage a shift away from fossil fuels, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton said today. In his first speech since being appointed, he also said all government departments had to engage with the issue, and he intended making Ireland a leader and not a laggard. “The decisions we make now in tackling climate change […]

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Australia set to be a leader in $1.7 trillion battery industry

Australia is forecast to be a global leader in a more aggressive than previously expected battery storage technology boom. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has predicted batteries will swiftly become cheaper than they originally forecast last year, with prices to fall by more 50 per cent through to 2030 as it grows into a $US1.2 trillion ($1.7 trillion) industry. It had […]

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Supreme Leader Trump Declares Himself Arbiter of Empathy

President Trump has demonstrated that he lacks the capacity for empathy and is totally uninterested in providing anything resembling moral leadership. In Puerto Rico, he shot a roll of paper towels into a throng of hurricane survivors like it was a basketball. While meeting with the families of the shooting victims in Parkland, Florida, he carried crib notes, including a […]

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Pompeo meets with Saudi leaders following Khashoggi’s disappearance

Pompeo meets with Saudi King, price over Khashoggi case Secretary of state visits Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of the Washington Post journalist; Rich Edson reports from the State Department on the talks. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s leadership on Tuesday and said he stressed the need for a comprehensive investigation into the disappearance of […]

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