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May wants more time on Brexit deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/12/19, 12:05 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday asked lawmakers for more time to renegotiate the Brexit agreement with the European Union as a Thursday vote looms. May told the House of Commons she is still working to reach a deal with the EU that lawmakers will support. Parliament will get another chance to vote on May’s proposal on Feb. 27 if she does not clinch the amendments by this week’s vote. “The talks are at a crucial stage,” May said. “We now all need to hold our nerve to get the changes this House requires and deliver Brexit on time.”

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Support for border compromise in question

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/08/19, 12:16 pm

WASHINGTON—With a week to go until funding could lapse again for parts of the federal government, lawmakers may be nearing a border security agreement, but there is no guarantee President Donald Trump, who continues to insist on funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border, will sign off on it. “We’re on the verge of a government shutdown again,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley warned reporters Friday.

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Maduro blocks aid to Venezuela

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/19, 10:30 am

Venezuelan authorities on Thursday continued to barricade a key border crossing with Colombia to prevent aid from entering the country. The military used a tanker and two large containers to block the Tienditas Bridge. National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó, who invoked a clause in the Venezuelan Constitution to become interim president, had promised to bring much-needed food and medicine into the country. Inflation in Venezuela tops 1 million percent, and the country suffers from food and medicine shortages.

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