- Jean-Claude Juncker On Theresa May Brexit Deal Vote Loss
"I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up." - Jean-Claude Juncker statement on Theresa May Brexit Deal vote loss in UK Parliament.
- UK Labour Party’s Benn Withdraws Amendment to Reject Theresa May’s Brexit Deal
Benn, the chairman of parliament’s Brexit committee, had proposed in November an amendment to the government’s motion on the EU withdrawal agreement and had said he had the backing of senior pro-EU lawmakers from both May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party.
- EU MEPs Sign Heartfelt Joint Letter to UK Voters to Reconsider Brexit Amidst ‘Unfolding Brexit Disaster’
“It’s touching to hear from so many MEPs, from so many countries and across the party divides that they value the Brits and want us to stay. They respect our decision, but have been clear all along: we are stronger when we work together inside the EU.” - British Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder.
- Kirsten Gillibrand Biography and Profile
Born on December 9, 1966, in Albany, New York, Kirsten Gillibrand grew up in a political family, influenced by the independent spirit of her mother and grandmother. Read Kirsten Gillibrand Biography and Profile.
- Al-Shabab Terrorists Strike Again In Kenya
Several vehicles burned. People were rushed, some carried, from the scene. At least one was on a stretcher. Some ducked behind cars, screaming. Others appeared to take cover behind fountains and other features in the lush outdoor complex.
- 29 March UK Heading Towards Exit From EU
The Irish writer Fintan O’Toole, believes that the English think that if “England is not an imperial power, it must be the only other thing it can be: a colony,” seeing himself, with nostalgic shivers, threatened once more by a resurgent Germany.
- New Brexit Referendum Not Re-Run Of 2016 – Corbyn Says
“If a second referendum takes place, then obviously the party will decide what role we will play in that … but I can’t really go along with the idea that it should simply be a re-run of what happened in 2016,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
- Russia Raises Alarm Over US Support of Venezuela’s Juan Guaido
“We congratulate, recognise & support the courage of #Venezuela’s National Assembly to formally declare #Maduro a ‘usurper’ of democracy & to transfer executive responsibilities to the National Assembly,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
- Russia’s RT to Challenge UK Ofcom In Court Over Ruling
“Today RT has informed Ofcom that it will be seeking judicial review of Ofcom’s decisions and process in its breach findings of 20th December against the network,” RT said in a statement.
- Trump Missile Defense Review ‘Extraordinary Threat’ Worries North Korea
“While a possible new avenue to peace now exists with North Korea, it continues to pose an extraordinary threat and the United States must remain vigilant,” the report said.
- ‘One Sophomoric Response Does Not Deserve Another’ – Lindsey Graham Quotes
"Speaker Pelosi's threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political." - US Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
- 57 Votes to 42: US Senate Rejects Santions On Russia’s Oleg Deripaska
“Forty-two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin,” Charles Schumer said in a statement. “I’m extremely disappointed that many of my Republican colleagues are too afraid of breaking with President Trump to stand up to a thug.”
- Deadlock! Corbyn, Theresa May Double Down On Brexit ‘Plan B’
“So I say to the prime minister again: I am quite happy to talk, but the starting point for any talks about Brexit must be that the threat of a disastrous no-deal outcome is ruled out,” Jeremy Corbyn said.
- Germany’s Kramp-Karrenbauer to UK On Brexit: ‘We Will Miss You’
“We would miss the legendary British black humour and going to the pub after work hours to drink an ale. We would miss tea with milk and driving on the left-hand side of the road. And we would miss seeing the panto at Christmas.” - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege.
- Conservative Men Bizarre Attraction to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“Alexandria presents a challenge, because conservative men or men in general who are encouraged to objectify women are attracted to her, but she’s also ‘unmanageable’ in that she doesn’t exist for them,” Heldman said.
- No Need to Re-Open Embassy In Syria – Qatar’s Al Thani
“Since day one Qatar had reasons for which it supported suspending (Arab League) membership and those reasons are still there, so we do not see any encouraging factor,” Al Thani said at a press conference.
- Revealed! US Asked For Options to Strike Iran
The request by the National Security Council, which is led by John Bolton, sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials.
- Fijians Can Work In Australia – Scott Morrison
“Our partnership with each other has to be done in the spirit of a family relationship and I think that’s what we’ve been able to achieve today.” - Australia's Scott Morrison.
- ‘Reconsider Brexit Vote’ – EU MEPs Quotes to UK Voters
British Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder: “It’s touching to hear from so many MEPs, from so many countries and across the party divides that they value the Brits and want us to stay. They respect our decision, but have been clear all along: we are stronger when we work together inside the EU.”
- Citizen Ceremonies Now Compulsory On Australia Day – Government Says
“It’s a very expensive undertaking to do a public event on a public holiday. About two or three only moved the day for ideological reasons.” - Australian Local Government Association President David O’Loughlin.
- The Future Of Syrian Kurds
Kurdish-led authorities presented a roadmap for a deal with Assad at recent meetings in Russia and is awaiting a response, a senior Kurdish official said.
- Brits’ Rights In Austria to Be Protected By Austrian Government In Case of Hard Brexit
“To the extent that they have lived and worked in Austria up until the withdrawal date, they should be able to continue to do that." - Europe Minister Gernot Bluemel.
- Bashar al-Assad Biography and Profile
Born on September 11, 1965, Bashar al-Assad is the second son of former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, and his wife Anisa. Continue reading Bashar al-Assad Biography and Profile.
- China Ignores International Concern Over Robert Schellenberg’s Death Sentence
“I can very clearly state that we are not worried in the slightest,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said of the mounting outcry, adding that a majority of Chinese supported severe punishment for drug crimes.
- India’s Court Seeks Government Resply On Snooping On Citizens’ Computers
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued the notice to the government against the controversial order. However, the Supreme Court has not stayed the order.