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Defying EU ultimatum, British MPs approve post-Brexit bill 30.9.2020 Raw Story
British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to regulate the UK’s internal market after Brexit, defying a looming EU ultimatum as the two sides entered a final week of tense talks. Despite deep disquiet even from some members of the ruling Conservatives, the House of Commons passed the bill by 340 votes to 256. Senior […]
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Trump asks Pentagon to have nuclear warheads ready if Russia treaty expires: report 29.9.2020 Raw Story
On Monday, Politico reported that the Trump administration is exploring options for bringing nuclear warheads into service if New START, a nonproliferation treaty with Russia, is allowed to expire next year. “The Trump administration has asked the military to assess how quickly it could pull nuclear weapons out of storage and load them onto bombers […]
UK stands by ‘illegal’ bill as Brexit talks enter crucial phase 29.9.2020 Raw Story
Britain stood by its provocative bid to change the terms of its EU divorce deal on Monday, as a make-or-break week of post-Brexit trade talks began under a storm cloud. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen insisted though that a deal was still possible following a meeting in Lisbon with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio […]
Kosovo War: Salih Mustafa's case is the first for Hague court 28.9.2020 BBC: World
Salih Mustafa faces charges of torture and murder during the war in the Balkans in the late 1990s.
Nagorno-Karabakh: What's behind the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict? 28.9.2020 BBC: World
A disputed territory lies at the heart of this conflict, which dates back to the Soviet Union.
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Brexit: Gove heads to Brussels as EU trade talks resume 28.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will meet EU representatives at the start of a week of negotiations.
Switzerland gets ready to vote on ending free movement with EU 26.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Switzerland isn't in the EU, but it does enjoy access to free trade - on condition of it also having free movement.
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ComEd, other state utilities extend moratorium on residential disconnections due to COVID-19 pandemic until March 31 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Ameren, Commonwealth Edison and other state utilities have agreed to extend a moratorium on residential disconnections until March 31 for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards, admits selling to Colorado customers 23.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days of home detention and 288 hours of community service for his part in a trafficking scheme in which live water monitor lizards were stuffed into socks and concealed inside electronics to be smuggled from the Philippines to the United States.
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My father created the SFF, I commanded it 22.9.2020 Rediff: News
Major General Sujan Singh Uban, a legendary veteran of the Second World War, was a natural choice to raise, train and command the Special Frontier Force and mould them into a well oiled fighting machine, recalls his son Inspector General Gurdip Singh Uban (retd), wshp led SFF troops during the Kargil War.
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Theresa May 'cannot support' government's Brexit bill 21.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The former PM argues the legislation will "damage trust", but ministers say it will protect the UK.
Israeli settlers' Chelsea boss backer 21.9.2020 BBC: World
An investigation by BBC News Arabic has found that Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, controls companies that have donated $100m to an Israeli settler organisation.
Expert on cult movements: Trump’s attempts to falsify reality follows ‘pattern of the Nazis’ 21.9.2020 Raw Story
Aprominent psychiatrist who spent years studying Nazi Germany has called for mental health professionals to speak out about President Trump’s “falsification of reality” ahead of the election, warning that his attacks on the truth echo those of the Nazis. Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, distinguished professor emeritus at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the […]
Moscow slams ‘illegitimate’ US claims on Iran sanctions 20.9.2020 Raw Story
The Russian foreign ministry on Sunday condemned the unilateral declaration by the United States that UN sanctions on Iran are back in force as “illegitimate” and “unacceptable”. “The illegitimate initiatives and actions of the United States by definition cannot have international legal consequences for other countries,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. Russia, a […]
2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control 19.9.2020 Truthout.com
2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control
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Central African Republic: Ex-officer arrested for war crimes 19.9.2020 BBC: World
Eric Danboy Bagale, a guard under ex-President François Bozizé, was arrested by French police.
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Editorial: Boris Johnson's Brexit gambit casts a shadow on peace in Northern Ireland 19.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to tinker with the Brexit withdrawal agreement could endanger peace in Northern Ireland.

Brexit: Amal Clooney quits government envoy role over law break plan 18.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The human rights lawyer says she is "dismayed" by the UK being prepared to break international law.
Breaking down the Brexit border problem 18.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
BBC's Ros Atkins explains the latest Brexit row and the thorny issue of customs checks and Northern Ireland.
PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard 17.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.
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