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Nick Clegg: Brexiteers are ‘avoiding second referendum because they fear they would lose it’

Brexiteers are avoiding a second referendum on the terms of Brexit because they fear they would fail in convincing the British public to accept a final deal, the former Deputy Prime Minister has said. During a speech Nick Clegg said voters would be much more alert “to the lies and ...

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Trump’s wall won’t get a penny as Congress agrees $1trn spending plan

‘The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren’t used to fund an ineffective border wall’ Congressional negotiators reached an agreement late Sunday on a broad spending package to fund the government through the end of September, alleviating fears of a government shutdown later this week, several congressional aides said. Congress is expected ...

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North Korea Just Threatened to Sink US Nuclear Submarine

North Korea threatened to sink a US nuclear sub currently deployed in South Korean waters if the US take provocative action, responding to a statement from Donald Trump that the president won’t be “happy” if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test. After the US deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft ...

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Internet Giants Ramp Up Fake News Defenses

Three high-profile Internet brands this week announced initiatives to combat “fake news” online. Google on Tuesday revealed that it had tweaked its search processes to help bring high-quality content to the top of search result pages. Wikipedia also took a shot at fake news. Founder Jimmy Wales on Monday announced ...

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It’s time for a GLOBAL MAY DAY STRIKE

The time has come for a global general strike on the most perfect day for such an event, International Workers Day, May 1 Workers World Party on why the time has come The May Day general strike should raise all the demands of the movements of the workers and oppressed ...

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Turkey gov’t blocks access to Wikipedia

Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message. Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely ...

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North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

ust when you thought it was safe to sink into a tall glass of beer as US government shutdown was avoided, South Korea’s Yonhap News reports that the South Korean military has confirmed that North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile.   (URGENT) N. Korea test-fires a ballistic missile: S. ...

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Duty Calls Popular Shooter Back to World War II

Call of Duty will return to its World War II roots when the latest title arrives this November, publisher Activision Blizzard announced on Wednesday. The franchise has been a steady hit maker since its 2003 debut. Various titles in the series have become regular staples in e-sports tournaments and Major ...

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Deadly air pollution can get into the bloodstream, ‘smoking gun’ study suggests

Gold nanoparticles inhaled by volunteers were found in their bloodstream and urine as much as three months later Tiny particles – like those produced in vast amounts by burning fossil fuels – can pass through the lungs into the bloodstream and then damage various different organs, according to a controversial ...

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Brussels demands EU citizens in UK for five years get permanent right to stay as Brexit stance toughens

The EU has toughened its Brexit negotiating stance as two of the bloc’s most senior figures head to Downing Street to meet Theresa May. A new sentence in the European Council’s draft negotiating guidelines to be approved at a summit this weekend, indicates Brussels will demand all EU citizens who ...

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