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PM May tries to tweak defeated Brexit plan, refuses to rule out no-deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on Monday by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. With little time left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, there is no agreement in London on how and even whether it should leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, and a growing chance of a dramatic ‘no-deal’ exit with no provisions to soften the economic shock. After her Brexit divorce deal with Brussels was rejected by 432-202 lawmakers last Tuesday,…

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UK’s Labour seeks to force May to rule out no-deal Brexit

A Brexit supporter wears a tie with pro-Brexit pins as she arrives for a "Leave Means Leave" rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party is seeking to force Prime Minister Theresa May to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal and to give parliament a vote on the options to break a deadlock over the way forward. May’s deal was roundly rejected by parliament last week and on Monday she set out a proposal to overcome the impasse by seeking further concessions from the EU on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. Lawmakers…

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Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her experience as a prosecutor. Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters. “This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are,” Harris said on ABC’s “Good…

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Venezuela arrests rogue officers after military revolt in Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan National Guards fire tear gas during clashes with demonstrators during a protest close to one of their outposts in Caracas, Venezuela January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsSome two dozen officers attacked a National Guard outpost in the Caracas neighborhood of Cotiza, a kilometer (0.6 mile) from the presidential Miraflores palace, where they met “firm resistance,” the government said. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at about 3 a.m.…

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Los Angeles teachers’ strike talks continue through holiday weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles teachers returned to the negotiating table on Monday for the fifth day of contract negotiations with the country’s second-largest school district in an effort to end a strike that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students. Striking Los Angeles teachers carry homemade signs at a rally at a school district office in Gardena just south of downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S. January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dan WhitcombMore than 30,000 teachers walked off the job a week ago in their first strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District in three decades, demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more…

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Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has revoked the license of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act. An Airbus A340-300 of Iranian airline Mahan Air takes off from Duesseldorf airport DUS, Germany January 16, 2019. Picture taken January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayThe United States imposed sanctions on Mahan Air in 2011, saying it provided financial and other support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and has been pressing its European allies to follow suit. The German ban on the airline takes…

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Facebook’s WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards to curb rumors

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp is limiting worldwide the number of times a user can forward a message to five, starting on Monday, as the popular messaging service looks to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday. Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The limit of five is in expansion of a measure WhatsApp put in place in India in July after the spread of rumors on social media led to killings and lynching attempts. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and…

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France fines Google $57 million for European privacy rule breach

FILE PHOTO: The outside of the Google offices is seen in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a U.S. tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest search engine lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs users about its handling of personal data and failed to properly obtain their consent for personalized ads. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws…

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UK minister: No link between Northern Ireland bomb and Brexit

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley speaks during a press conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Northern Ireland minister Karen Bradley said on Monday there was no link between a car bomb and several subsequent security alerts in Northern Ireland and the ongoing Brexit discussions in parliament. “Nobody should try and draw any connection between what happened on Saturday night and any of the discussions that we are having in this place or with our friends in Europe,” she told parliament. “These are plots and activities that these people have been working on and trying to carry out…

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Count of Paris, pretender to French throne, dies aged 85

FILE PHOTO: Paris Count Henri d'Orleans (L) and his wife Micaela Cousino Quinones de Leon attend a ceremony to pay tribute to the dead of World War One in a state funeral for Lazare Ponticelli, aged 110, France's last surviving WWI veteran at the Invalides in Paris on March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Henri d’Orleans, Count of Paris and pretender to the defunct French throne, died on Monday - exactly 226 years after his distant cousin Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris. His death, aged 85, was announced on Facebook by his son Jean. Henri was said to harbor royal ambitions, but the movement…

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