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March 1, 2019

‘Between frying pans and fires’: Brexit might be delayed or settled by a second referendum after UK parliament votes next week

John Keeble/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) in four weeks’ time, and yet, on the surface, it seems like little progress has been made. Behind the scenes, party defections and political infighting have opened up the possibility that the scheduled departure could be delayed or, even more astonishingly, completely reversed. Brexit remains an incredibly divisive issue in the U.K., and as the deadline looms it is now firmly in the hands of Brit..
March 1, 2019

Trump touts ‘substantive negotiations’ with North Korea despite summit collapse

Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Friday continued to strike an optimistic tone about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, praising what he called "substantive negotiations" during his time in Vietnam despite their failure to come to any agreement on denuclearization. "We know what they want and they know what we must have," Trump said in a tweet Friday morning. "Relationship very good, let's see what happens!" Trump's claim that both..
March 1, 2019

US offers $1 million reward for Osama bin Laden’s son, Hazma, as emerging al-Qaida leader

(Rewards for Justice/U.S. Department of State) The United States is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Hamza bin Laden. (LONDON) -- The United States will pay up to $1 million for help locating one of the sons of the late al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, who officials say is emerging as a "key leader" in the terror group. The U.S. Department of State announced the offer Thursday for information on the whereabouts of Hamza bin Laden, whose father was kill..
March 1, 2019

Venezuela’s vice president in Moscow for talks, reigniting Cold War-like divisions

tunart/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez on Friday met with Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow for talks -- a sign of Russia’s sustained support for Venezuela’s embattled president as the United States continues to try to pressure him to resign. Russia has emerged as Nicolas Maduro’s most important public backer in the Cold War-style crisis that has seen the U.S. and 50 other countries recognize his opponent, Juan Guiado, as Venezuela’s interim..