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All you need to know: Chief characters in Britain’s Brexit saga

March 24, 2019

Britain’s drawn-out drama around Brexit, which is set to take another twist this week as parliament again grapples with the way forward, has featured a colourful cast of characters — crashing or catapulting their careers. By AFP Here are some of the public figures who have played pivotal roles in events. Nigel Farage A eurosceptic […]

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Findings of Trump-Russia report expected Sunday as Democrats vow further probes

March 23, 2019

In Summary • U.S. Attorney General William Barr reviews Mueller report. • Trump silent so far on the report, plays golf in Florida. U.S. Attorney General William Barr leaves his house in McLean, Virginia on March 23, 2019.  Image: REUTERS The U.S. attorney general’s summary of a special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 […]

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New Zealand bans terror suspect’s manifesto

March 23, 2019

The possession and distribution of a manifesto believed to be written by the suspect behind the Christchurch mosque attack is now illegal in New Zealand, officials said. The Office of Film and Literature Classification announced Saturday that the document is objectionable under the law. The so-called “manifesto” of Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian charged with […]

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Lawmakers urge quick release after Mueller submits Trump-Russia report

March 23, 2019

ELECTION REPORT In Summary • Mueller did not recommend any further indictments, a senior Justice Department official said. • The big question now is whether the report contains allegations of wrongdoing by Trump himself or exonerates Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia’s role in […]

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Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats

March 22, 2019

By AFP A supporter of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Thursday to mailing crude bombs to prominent Democrats including former president Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Cesar Sayoc, 57, who was arrested in Florida in October, pleaded guilty to 65 counts and could face life imprisonment at his sentencing in […]

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Deal, no-deal, delay or no Brexit? The endgame

March 22, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY An online petition started in Britain on Wednesday asking for the government to do this has garnered more than 2.5 million signatures so far. Britain could also ask EU leaders for another, much longer delay that would mean it would have to hold European Parliament elections at the end of May. […]

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