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January 16, 2019 6:56 AM Germany's foreign minister on Brexit: Stop 'playing games'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said there was not much time left to find a solution for Britain’s departure from the European Union and “the time for playing games is now over.” He told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that after the vote in British parliament on Tuesday there needed to be new talks between Britain and the EU, adding 59

January 16, 2019 5:14 AM Australia's Barty shines brightly as compatriots stumble

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Barty beat Wang Yafan 6-2 6-3 in a straight-forward affair on Wednesday, propelling the home country’s leading prospect into the third round. The 15th-seeded Barty is the highest ranked local player — either man or woman — in the tournament and is known for her court craft and is an accomplished 50

January 15, 2019 8:00 PM McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac’s, a decision from the EU’s Spain-based Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) showed. The judgment, provided to Reuters by Supermac’s, revoked McDonald’s registration of the trademark, saying 51

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 43

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 35

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 39

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 47

January 15, 2019 5:31 PM New York Jets' Adam Gase's intense look goes viral during introductory press conference

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase speaks during a news conference in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) New York Jets head coach Adam Gase claimed he didn’t know what a meme was after his introductory press conference Monday. If he didn’t know then he definitely knows now. Gase’s eyes drew the attention of social media 31

January 15, 2019 3:50 PM Trump AG nominee Barr says Mueller would not back witch hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general said on Tuesday he did not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a “witch hunt,” a charge often levied by Trump against the Russia probe that Mueller leads. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” William Barr told a U.S. Senate 31

January 15, 2019 2:33 PM Justin Trudeau's Afghan lookalike goes viral after TV performance

An Afghan reality show contestant Abdul Salam Maftoon (right) has gone viral over his likeness to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Getty) An Afghan reality show contestant has become an unlikely hit thanks to his resemblance to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Abdul Salam Maftoon, 29, is currently a finalist on the country's popular singing 35