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Explaining the border 'backstop' that halted Brexit deal

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 09:06 Last update: about 58 minutes ago

Much of the stated opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union centered on the "backstop." The provision was designed to prevent the reintroduction of border...

'Black Panther' poised to become an Oscars heavyweight

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 08:49 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster luster at an Academy Awards that...

Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya's capital

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 15:02 Last update: about 19 hours ago

An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. Witnesses and police at the scene called it a terror attack. The complex in Nairobi's...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 14:07 Last update: about 19 hours ago

The founder of Huawei said Tuesday his company would refuse to disclose secrets about its customers and their communication networks, trying to lay to rest concerns the Chinese tech giant might spy...

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:50 Last update: about 22 hours ago

British lawmakers were preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday after more than two years of political upheaval. All...

'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage among Israel's Christians

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 06:48 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture,...

Watch: Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at age 53

Monday, 14 January 2019, 15:44 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the evening before by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge...

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