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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 1383

January 15, 2019 6:50 PM No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went back to work on Monday with their first joint royal engagement of 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Birkenhead, a town near Liverpool in England. According to Hello, the trip was so the charity-minded couple could visit a local school, as well as a few organizations that support the community, including 1550

January 14, 2019 12:28 PM Australian Open: Retiring Andy Murray out in opening round

Britain's Andy Murray waves as he leaves the court following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Andy Murray nearly pulled off quite a comeback before losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to 22nd-seeded Roberto 126

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 255

January 13, 2019 11:02 AM Greek right-wing coalition partner says will not back government in a confidence vote

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek right-wing coalition partner Panos Kammenos said on Sunday he would not support Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a confidence vote in parliament. Kammenos, whose Independent Greeks party props up the government, resigned on Sunday from the defense minister’s post in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia 89

January 12, 2019 11:36 PM More than $20 Million Crowdsourced For Border Wall Will Be Refunded

GoFundMe says it is refunding more than $20 million in donations raised by veteran Brian Kolfage to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The website offered the refunds after Kolfage said the donations would go towards a non-profit he created to build the wall, rather than to the U.S. government, as he originally promised. Kolfage 102

January 11, 2019 11:15 PM Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defense that shot down most of them. “The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” the SANA news agency cited a military source as saying 88

January 11, 2019 6:22 PM What's moving markets today

The British pound briefly jumped as much as 0.5% to above $1.28 after the Evening Standard newspaper said Brexit could be delayed. The London newspaper, which is edited by former UK treasury chief George Osborne, cited UK cabinet ministers as the source of the information. The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet secured 99

January 11, 2019 11:09 AM 'The Rock' laments 'snowflake' culture in interview

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lamented the "snowflake" culture in an interview with the U.K.'s Daily Star published on Friday. Johnson told the publication that snowflakes' complaints do a disservice to the war heroes who fought for freedom of speech. “So many good people fought for freedom and equality - but this generation are looking for a reason 108

January 11, 2019 8:54 AM Greek PM to seek support from ally to avert snap election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will ask his conservative coalition ally on Friday to keep supporting the government, hoping to avert a snap election after the parties fell out over a deal on neighboring Macedonia’s name. Tsipras has said that he will request a confidence vote if he loses the parliamentary support of the right-wing 97