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Ministers Plan Call With U.K. Business After Vote: Brexit Update

Ministers Plan Call With U.K. Business After Vote: Brexit UpdateCabinet ministers will hold a conference call with businesses shortly after this evening’s votes, according to Institute of Directors head Stephen Martin. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Business Secretary Greg Clark will join the call, he said. May’s government has held a series of calls and meetings with businesses at key moments in the Brexit process in the past year.



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President Trump says he rejected plan to reopen the government to negotiate border wall

President Trump says he rejected plan to reopen the government to negotiate border wallTrump said he rejected a plan from Sen. Lindsey Graham because he wants a permanent fix. Graham's plan would reopen the government for three weeks.



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Los Angeles teachers plan to strike Monday. Here's what you need to know

Los Angeles teachers plan to strike Monday. Here's what you need to knowWhy are teachers striking? What will kids and parents do? Q&A about the strike at LA Unified Schools, the nation's second-largest school district.



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Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclavesA possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe’s most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal ethnic animosities. With few details yet made public, media reports say that the Serb majority northern border region around the city of Mitrovica would be incorporated into Serbia under the plan, which would also see Belgrade hand over a mainly ethnic Albanian region in Serbia. The trade-off would also see Belgrade finally recognise its former province as an independent state, 20 years after a bitter war between Serbia’s forces and pro-independence ethnic Albanian guerrillas that led to Kosovo breaking away from Serbia in 2008.



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Trump Declares Border ‘Crisis’ Without New Plan to End Impasse

Trump Declares Border ‘Crisis’ Without New Plan to End Impasse“The only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and reopens our government,” Trump said Tuesday during a roughly 10-minute televised speech from the Oval Office, employing for the first time in his presidency a format traditionally used to explain major military actions or to calm the nation during times of crisis. “This is a humanitarian crisis,” Trump said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer rejected Trump’s description of a crisis on the Mexican border in their televised response to the president’s address.



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Carnival Cruise Line delays plan to charge for more room service after backlash

Carnival Cruise Line delays plan to charge for more room service after backlashCruise giant Carnival has pushed back a plan to add charges for more room service items on its ships.



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Democrats approve new budget plan to end shutdown – without funds for wall

Democrats approve new budget plan to end shutdown - without funds for wallDemocrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the US House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump's demand for $ 5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. But that did not deter House Democrats. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were scheduled on Friday to discuss ways to break an impasse pitting his demand for building a border wall against Democrats' call for alternative security measures. Thursday marked the first day of divided government in Washington since Trump took office in January 2017, as Democrats took control in the House from his fellow Republicans, who remain in charge of the Senate. The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump's demand last month for the money for a US-Mexican border wall – opposed by Democrats – as part of any legislation funding government agencies. View this post on Instagram A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Jan 3, 2019 at 1:41pm PST The House earlier on Thursday had formally picked Pelosi, a veteran Democratic lawmaker and liberal from San Francisco, as its speaker, beginning her second stint in one of Washington's most powerful jobs. She is the only woman ever to serve as speaker and will preside over the most diverse U.S. House in history, including a record number of women and Latinos. The two-part Democratic package includes a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through February 8, providing $ 1.3 billion for border fencing and $ 300 million for other border security items including technology and cameras. The second part would fund the other federal agencies that are now unfunded including the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, Commerce and Justice, through to September 30, the end of the current fiscal year. "We're not doing a wall. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with a wall is an immorality between countries. It's an old way of thinking. It isn't cost effective," Pelosi told reporters late on Thursday. As speaker, Pelosi now is situated to lead Democratic opposition to Trump's agenda and carry out investigations of his administration following two years during which congressional Republicans largely acquiesced to the president. Trump on Thursday made an unannounced appearance in the White House briefing room to make the case for the border wall, accompanied by members of a union that represents border patrol agents that endorsed him for president in 2016. He congratulated Pelosi on her selection as speaker and said: "Hopefully we're going to work together." "The wall – you can call it a barrier, you can call it whatever you want – but essentially we need protection in our country," Trump told reporters, without taking questions. Trump made the wall – a project estimated to cost about $ 23 billion – a key campaign promise in 2016, saying Mexico would pay for it and arguing it is needed to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Democrats have called the wall immoral, ineffective and medieval.



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Government Shutdown 2019: Democrats pass funding plan without wall, Trump vows to veto

Government Shutdown 2019: Democrats pass funding plan without wall, Trump vows to vetoOn their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.



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Lion Air ends search for black box, Indonesian investigators plan own probe

Lion Air ends search for black box, Indonesian investigators plan own probeThe crash, the world’s first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018, killed all 189 people on board. The main wreckage and the CVR, one of two so-called black boxes, were not recovered in an initial search. Lion Air said in December it was funding a 38 billion rupiah ($ 2.64 million) search using the offshore supply ship MPV Everest.



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Democrats seek to separate shutdown from border wall standoff, plan to introduce spending bills to reopen government

Democrats seek to separate shutdown from border wall standoff, plan to introduce spending bills to reopen governmentLikely-incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces that House Democrats would look to reopen the government, but only if they didn't have to pay for the wall; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.



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