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Day: April 10, 2019

MPs are gradually moving towards cancelling Brexit
Featured, United Kingdom

MPs are gradually moving towards cancelling Brexit

    Theresa May will head to Brussels on Wednesday to request another delay to Brexit in order to prevent Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal. However, with no sign of an end to the political crisis in the UK, the threat of a no-deal Brexit is still on the table. Even senior members of May's government are starting to talk about cancelling Brexit by revoking Article 50. More than 6 million people have signed an official government petition calling for it to be revoked. Senior MPs say there would be a House of Commons majority for doing it in order to avoid no-deal. As Theresa May heads to Brussels to plead for another delay to Brexit, amid failing cross-party talks and continued parliamentary chaos, the idea of cancelling the United Kingdom's ...
Netanyahu, the divisive force of nature who refused to be beaten
Arab world, Featured

Netanyahu, the divisive force of nature who refused to be beaten

    In the end, the combined might of three former Israeli army chiefs proved no match for the political will of Benjamin Netanyahu. A divisive force of nature who commandeered the airwaves, took over the vegetable markets, monopolized social media and even called potential voters out of the sea at Netanya beach on election day, Netanyahu simply refused to be beaten. He had help. President Donald Trump gifted him the sensationally timed US recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights late last month, and the branding of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Force as a terror group this week. President Vladimir Putin pitched in with Russia’s return of the remains of Zachary Baumel, 37 years after the Brooklyn-born IDF tank commander’s death in the Lebanon War. ...