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PM plans ‘bold offer’ to get support for deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRory Stewart: “Part of the bold offer will be around workers’ rights” Theresa May has said a “new and improved” Brexit deal will be put to MPs when they vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June. Writing in the Sunday Times, Mrs May said the bill will be a “bold offer”. Cabinet minister Rory Stewart told the BBC he hoped extra guarantees on workers’ rights would enable “sensible” Labour MPs to support the government. But Jeremy Corbyn said Labour…

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The Latest: Migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

British and French authorities have stopped 29 migrants who tried to cross the English Channel is three small boats over the weekend. The French maritime authority for the Channel and North Sea said a patrol ship spotted a boat carrying nine migrants, including one minor, off the coast of the Cape of Gris-Nez on Sunday. The nine were suffering light hypothermia and were handed over to border police in Calais. The British Home Office, meanwhile, said 20 migrants on two boats were intercepted Saturday off the Kent Coast. The migrants,…

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Two more migrant boats intercepted

They were taken to Calais and handed over to French border police. On Saturday, two boats carrying 20 migrants were intercepted off the Kent coast. A total of 42 migrants, including 10 children, were brought to Dover by authorities after crossing the Channel in small boats over the previous weekend. At least 616 people, including about 56 children, have crossed the Channel in small boats since 3 November 2018. A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet…

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‘Rowdy’ crowd stops rapper’s surprise gig

Image copyright @tobyyyy69/PA Image caption Fans flocked to Peckham after Tyler, The Creator announced he was in the UK and playing a gig Toby Stanton, 19, said fans were climbing over cars while people were still sat inside them during the rush to get to the venue. Image copyright Twitter The rapper, real name Tyler Okonma, was stopped from the entering the UK in 2015 by then home secretary Theresa May after claims his lyrics encouraged “violence and intolerance of homosexuality”. It is believed the ban was lifted from 13…

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Acting Homeland Security chief says migrants will not be sent to sanctuary cities

Washington (CNN)Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday said that migrants detained along the southern US border will not be sent to sanctuary cities as President Donald Trump and some members of his administration have previously pushed for. Asked in a follow-up by Brennan whether the answer to the question was “no,” McAleenan answered, “Correct.” Last week, talk of a possible government plan to send migrants who are in federal custody to South Florida sparked concern from Florida officials, including Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen, who said he and…

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Rural America feels the sting of Trump’s China trade war

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is biting rural America. And his move this week to limit the reach of major Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, which sells cheap equipment chiefly to small, rural phone and internet service providers, could wind up raising prices for customers in the heartland. Telecom companies in rural areas may face increased costs or network disruptions if they are unable to buy the gear they need from Chinese suppliers — and that could affect customers who depend on those connections. “Farmers, ranchers, small businesses in…

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White FDNY lieutenant accuses official of removing him from color guard because of his race

(CNN)A white lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city Friday, saying he was removed from a position on the color guard because he is not black. “Are you removing me from the Color Guard because I am not Black?” McWilliams asked her, the lawsuit states. “Yes, I am,” Wilson allegedly responded. She then ordered him to perform “lesser duties” of escorting civilians and mustering uniformed offices into formation away from the Memorial Mass, the lawsuit states. The lawsuit also contains a…

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How the US-Iran oil standoff could hurt the economy

New York (CNN Business)The American economy is already absorbing a body blow from the deepening US-China trade war. A real war could be more than the decade-long economic expansion can handle. “Oil shocks have killed more US economic expansions over the last 40 years than any other single cause,” Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, wrote in a note to clients. Besides long lines at gas stations, the Saudi oil embargo of 1973-1974 helped set off a jump in oil prices that crippled the economy. The Iranian Revolution of 1979…

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Missouri passes bill that would ban abortion after 8 weeks

(CNN)Missouri is poised to become the latest Republican-led state to enact a strict anti-abortion law, setting up a series of legal battles that could lead to the Supreme Court reconsidering Roe v. Wade. When asked whether he was comfortable with the bill’s lack of exemptions for rape and incest, he said that he would sign the bill as is because “I’m the governor of the state of Missouri and that’s what I do.” “I believe in the pro-life side of the issue,” he added. Parson said that the legislation meets…

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Who makes Rylan’s Eurovision top five?

“It’s a really strong year for the Nordic side, all the Scandi lot.” The rest of the top five, the former X Factor contestant predicts, will be completed by Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands – “though not in that order”. “Obviously I’d love to see Michael there,” he continues. “But because I’m from the UK I’m going to take the UK out of the situation.” Clark-Neal will serve as the United Kingdom’s spokesperson when the results of this year’s voting are revealed at the end of the final. Grand final…

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‘Rare’ Roman coin found during roadworks

Image copyright Highways England Image caption Numismatist Julian Bowsher said Roman emperors were “very keen to mint coins” The coin shows Laelianus wearing a radiant crown and was found in a ditch at a small Roman farmstead by archaeologists. Image copyright Highways England Image caption This coin is believed to be minted by a French tribe to help British resistance to Julius Caesar Another unusual coin discovered during the dig was a Gallic War Uniface coin, minted in 57BC by the Ambiani tribe in the Somme area of modern-day France.…

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Henry Kissinger Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Father: Louis Kissinger, a teacher Mother: Paula (Stern) Kissinger Marriages: Nancy (Maginnes) Kissinger (March 30, 1974-present); Ann Fleischer (1949-1964, divorced) Children: with Ann Fleischer: Elizabeth, David Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1950; M.A., 1952; Ph.D., 1954 Military: US Army, 1943-1949, Captain Religion: Jewish Other Facts:Kissinger’s name was changed to Henry when his family immigrated to the United States to escape the Nazis. Attended high school at night while working at a factory during the…

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Austria’s far-right Vice-Chancellor resigns over alleged corruption video

Vienna, Austria (CNN)Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from the far right Freedom Party, has resigned over allegations of corruption, just days before key European elections. The coalition is now facing its biggest crisis since it was formed in 2017. Outside the Chancellor’s office in Vienna, where Kurz was due to make a statement, more than 5,000 anti-government protesters gathered, calling for fresh elections. “I’m here’s because Strache resigned and the entire FPÖ [Freedom Party] is intolerable,” Florian Gantner told CNN. “The Chancellor has to react and the entire government should step…

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Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the “Iran” daily identified the accused only by his first name, Siamak. The report says the accused killed an American citizen, Teresa Virginia, while attempting to rob her belongings and car in 2012.

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