November 14, 2018

Gaza ceasefire holds, while Israel’s government may collapse

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Wednesday morning began quietly, but by the evening Israel had a new defense minister: Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is already Israel's prime minister, foreign minister and communications chief. He grabbed yet another title after former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned in protest over Netanyahu’s policies, including his decision to accept a ceasefire after intense clashes between Israel and Hamas as well as other Palestinian militants. This latest..
November 14, 2018

May facing tough choices as UK government meets to decide on Brexit deal

BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Theresa May was meeting her Cabinet ministers on Wednesday after news emerged that the European Union and the United Kingdom had signed off on a draft withdrawal agreement about the terms of Britain’s exit from the Union. The agreement over the terms laid out in a 500-page document represents a major step forward in the Brexit process, though May faces an uphill struggle getting all of her cabinet ministers to support the deal before the process can progr..
November 14, 2018

Man pays for iPhone XS with a bathtub full of coins in Russia

Apple(MOSCOW) -- A group of people on Tuesday dragged an entire bathtub full of coins to a shopping mall in Moscow to buy an iPhone XS. A video posted on Instagram early Wednesday showed the young men filling the bathtub before loading it into a Jeep and driving it to the Yevropeisky mall in central Moscow. The group was able to get the tub to the Apple store after encountering security guards, according to the video that was posted by blogger Svyatoslav Kovalenko. The tub, filled to the top wit..
November 14, 2018

Theresa May clears one hurdle as UK cabinet agrees to draft Brexit deal

BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said late Wednesday her cabinet has agreed to a draft withdrawal agreement about the terms of the United Kingdom'sexit from the European Union. "The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration," May said after an hours-long cabinet meeting. "This is a decisive step which enables us to move on and finalize the deal in the day..