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December 12, 2018 6:10 PM Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, left, speaks during a meeting with her country's President Barham Salih, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured 78

December 12, 2018 7:58 AM Swedish parliament to vote on new Social Democrats, Green Party coalition

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s parliament will vote on Friday whether to set up a ruling coalition made up of the Social Democrats and Greens, the speaker said - though that combination is unlikely to get enough support from lawmakers. “The situation ... is still deadlocked,” parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlen told reporters on Wednesday. The country 84

December 11, 2018 8:59 PM Threshold reached to trigger no confidence vote in PM May: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Enough letters have been submitted by Conservative lawmakers to trigger a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership, the BBC reported on Tuesday, citing multiple sources who believe the tally of 48 has been reached. The chairman of the Conservative lawmakers’ 1922 committee, Graham Brady, has asked to see May on Wednesday 62

December 11, 2018 1:24 AM British lawmaker booted from House of Commons after grabbing ceremonial mace in Brexit protest

The fraught debate over British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal devolved into farce Monday when a lawmaker from the opposition Labour party grabbed the House of Commons' ceremonial mace in protest of the postponement of a crucial vote on the agreement. Lloyd Russell-Moyle's action was met with shouts of outrage from the Conservative government 155

December 10, 2018 4:20 PM UK Parliament should decide whether Brexit vote is delayed: speaker

LONDON (Reuters) - The speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament said it would be “right” that lawmakers were given a chance have their say on whether or not to delay a planned vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. “I politely suggest that in any courteous, respectful and mature environment, allowing the house to have a say would be the right 82

December 10, 2018 4:01 PM UK Labour leader Corbyn tells May: Make way for Labour

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Labour Party called on Prime Minister Theresa May to make way for the opposition party if she could not take on board the fundamental changes required to get her deal through parliament. After May announced she was delaying the vote on her arrangement with the EU, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told parliament: “The prime minister 80

December 10, 2018 4:00 PM Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstop

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement in the Brexit deal that has angered so many across parliament. Announcing that she would delay a vote on her agreement with the EU she looked set to lose, May told lawmakers 88

December 9, 2018 11:33 AM PM May should renegotiate Brexit deal if loses vote in parliament: Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday Theresa May could stay on as prime minister and go back to Brussels and renegotiate the divorce agreement if she loses a crucial parliamentary vote on Tuesday on her Brexit deal. Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner who is seen as a possible successor to May, said Brussels 90

December 9, 2018 10:51 AM Northern Irish DUP tell UK PM May: Go back to the EU to renegotiate Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government called on her to go back to Brussels to try to renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal with the European Union that would be acceptable to the British parliament. “The way forward is for the prime minister to get back to Brussels,” Nigel Dodds, the Democratic 91

December 8, 2018 7:14 PM Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds. The move comes amid investigations by U.S. law enforcement into some so-called body brokers - companies 125