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January 15, 2019 8:09 PM 'Keep calm and carry on', Austria urges after UK Brexit vote

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to act swiftly to avert a ‘no-deal’ Brexit after British lawmakers rejected a withdrawal deal she had agreed with Brussels, adding that the deal would not be renegotiated. Britain’s lower house of parliament voted 432-202 against May’s deal, the worst parliamentary defeat for a government 2262

January 15, 2019 7:14 PM UK opposition's Corbyn says Brexit deal could be renogotiated if May's plan rejected

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could reopen negotiations with the European Union over the terms of its departure from the bloc, opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, as he urged lawmakers to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I say this to our negotiating partners in the EU: If parliament votes down this deal, then re-opening 2243

January 15, 2019 7:05 PM At 'historic' moment, British PM May urges lawmakers to back her deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers to back her deal on Tuesday, saying it was a historic decision that the country would live with for generations. “The responsibility on each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations,” May told parliament 2284

January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 2377

January 15, 2019 4:11 PM Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Andrea Lo, CNN • Updated 15th January 2019 With a population of 602,000, Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest countries -- yet it suffers from major traffic jams. But that could be about to change. Last month, it announced plans to make all public transport -- trains, trams and buses -- free from March 2020. The government hopes the move will alleviate 2176

January 15, 2019 6:31 AM Socialist Workers Party's 2016 presidential candidate running for Dallas mayor: report

Allyson Kennedy, 68, who was a 2016 presidential candidate, is running for mayor of Dallas, a report said on Monday. (U.S. Census Bureau) A 2016 presidential candidate from the Socialist Workers Party is running for mayor of Dallas, a report said Monday. Allyson Kennedy, 68, who was on the ballots in seven states as the Socialist Workers Party candidate 220

January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 133

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 279

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 151

January 14, 2019 8:10 AM UK trade minister Fox says no Brexit deal is default government policy

LONDON (Reuters) - The default policy of the British government is to leave the European Union on March 29 without any deal if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot get an agreement through parliament, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Monday. “The government will want to leave with a deal but the government will want to prepare for no deal if it’s impossible 109