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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliationIt was the worst defeat in modern British history, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU.



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Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylum

Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylumA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand fearing her family would kill her has been granted asylum by Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed on Friday. On Friday night Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was said to be en route to Canada, where she would be granted asylum.    "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant Miss al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted."         Ms al-Qunun boarded a flight from Bangkok to Toronto via Seoul on Friday night, immigration chief Surachate Hakpark said. "Canada has granted her asylum," Mr Surachate told Reuters ahead of her departure. "She'll leave tonight at 11.15 pm” Ms al-Qunun was stopped at a Bangkok airport last Saturday by Thai immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun speaks in a social media post, from her room in a Bangkok hotel She accused her family of abuse, and refused to meet her father and brother who arrived in Bangkok to try and take her back to Saudi Arabia. While barricading herself in an airport hotel room, she launched a social media campaign via her Twitter account that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of UN officials. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees granted her refugee status on Wednesday. Her case drew global attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules, including a requirement that women have the permission of a male "guardian" to travel, which rights groups say can trap women and girls as prisoners of abusive families. Several Saudi women fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years, and have been forcibly returned home. Human rights activists say many similar cases have gone unreported.



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The Australian Prime Minister Gets Roasted for Major 'Shoegate' Photoshop Fail

The Australian Prime Minister Gets Roasted for Major 'Shoegate' Photoshop FailAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is being called out for photoshopping his shoes, in what some are now calling #shoegate.



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Factbox – Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?

Factbox - Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership over Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union. May has vowed to fight on as leader, but if she loses the confidence vote later on Wednesday she will be out of a job, and a contest to replace her will begin. The former foreign minister is May’s most outspoken critic over Brexit.



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Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over Protest

Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over ProtestSimeonov, deputy premier in charge of economic and demographic policy, personally took the decision to step down on Friday over “his reluctance to cause tension in the government,” the cabinet in Sofia said in an email. Borissov is heading his third cabinet since 2009 in the European Union’s poorest nation, with goals including adopting the euro.



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Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over Protest

Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over ProtestSimeonov, deputy premier in charge of economic and demographic policy, personally took the decision to step down on Friday over “his reluctance to cause tension in the government,” the cabinet in Sofia said in an email. Borissov is heading his third cabinet since 2009 in the European Union’s poorest nation, with goals including adopting the euro.



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Israel's prime minister questioned again in corruption probe

Israel's prime minister questioned again in corruption probeIsraeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the 12th time in connection with a long-running corruption investigation.



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EU Chief Says U.K. Prime Minister's Brexit Proposal 'Won't Work'

EU Chief Says U.K. Prime Minister's Brexit Proposal 'Won't Work'Britain's will depart from the EU on March 29, 2019



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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on EU Budget Constraints

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini Blames Deadly Bridge Collapse on EU Budget Constraints“There can be no tradeoff between fiscal rules and the safety of Italians”



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Seized Cash and Luxury Goods Linked to Malaysia's Former Prime Minister Are Valued at $273 Million

Seized Cash and Luxury Goods Linked to Malaysia's Former Prime Minister Are Valued at $  273 MillionMalaysian police say the total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $ 273 million.



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