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The House approved a one-week extension to government funding, as the bipartisan group behind the $908 billion COVID-19 stimulus plan says it’s ‘working around the clock’


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McConnell’s latest COVID relief plan includes GOP priorities, 1-month unemployment extension


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Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.S

Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.SThe U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by a year, Honduran officials said on Friday, following a similar extension for Salvadorans in a rollback of U.S. plans to end the program. U.S. President Donald Trump last year said he would shut down temporary protected status (TPS) for Hondurans and Salvadorans after a January 2020 expiration, amid a slew of measures meant to crack down on growing numbers of migrants from Central America. “On our part, we will keep working to find a permanent and humane solution for our Honduran brothers,” Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said in a Tweet on Friday, adding that TPS covers more than 40,000 Hondurans.



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Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Routed With Extension Now Seen as ‘Inevitable’

Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Routed With Extension Now Seen as ‘Inevitable’U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected once again by Parliament, throwing the country deeper into political crisis and raising the prospect that the divorce will be delayed or even reversed. In fact with the deal all but dead, Parliament will probably vote to postpone Brexit this week, and lawmakers — including some of May’s own Cabinet — will likely try to maneuver to force the government to rip up its Brexit plans and start again. Members of Parliament are expected to vote Wednesday to take a chaotic no-deal option off the table.



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Israel says to negotiate border land lease extension with Jordan

Israel says to negotiate border land lease extension with JordanIsrael will negotiate with Jordan an extension of a 25-year Israeli lease of border land under a 1994 peace treaty, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu, in public remarks, said Jordan wants to implement its option to end the lease, and Israel “will enter negotiations with it on the possibility of extending the current arrangement”. Under an annex to the peace agreement, Israel leased about 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of agricultural land in the southern sector of its border with Jordan, as well as a small area known as the “Island of Peace” near the Sea of Galilee.



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Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with TalibanAfghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday an extension of the government’s week-long ceasefire with the Taliban, as both sides observed a halt in hostilities for Eid. In a rare televised address to the nation, Ghani also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire which is due to end Sunday. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive positions,” Ghani said, adding details of the extension would be released later.



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Trump praises China's Xi for lifetime mandate extension

Trump praises China's Xi for lifetime mandate extensionDonald Trump on Saturday appeared to cheer on China’s Xi Jinping for paving the way to a limitless tenure, while delivering a lighthearted address at a Florida fundraising event. “Whether this was a joke or not, talking about being President for life like Xi Jinping is the most unAmerican sentiment expressed by an American President,” said Democrat Ro Khanna, a California congressman. China’s legislature will hold an annual session starting Monday that will grant Xi a second five-year stint as president — and also likely scrap the constitution’s limits on holding the office, clearing the way for him to rule for life.



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Oil set for strongest third quarter since 2004, Iraq hints at OPEC extension

Oil set for strongest third quarter since 2004, Iraq hints at OPEC extensionBy Amanda Cooper LONDON (Reuters) – Oil rose was on course for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years as prices rose on Wednesday after the Iraqi oil minister said that OPEC and its partners are considering extending or deepening output cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut. Brent crude futures were up 48 cents at $ 55.62 a barrel by 1020 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 54 cents to $ 50.02. “An improving macroeconomic backdrop should spur oil demand growth over the next couple of quarters, and if OPEC increases its adherence to production cuts, higher prices will come,” ANZ Research said in a note.



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58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension

58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extensionMore than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension — as much as 18 months — and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.



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Saudi minister confident of oil cut extension

Saudi minister confident of oil cut extensionSaudi Arabia’s energy minister expressed confidence on Sunday of extending a global cut in oil production designed to boost prices. Khalid al-Falih spoke ahead of a meeting on Thursday between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia, where they are expected to extend the production cut pact. “We have full commitment from the Russian side, including President (Vladimir) Putin himself,” Falih told reporters on the sidelines of summits between US President Donald Trump and Muslim leaders from around the world.



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