Frantic search for survivors after deadly Siberian dam collapse

Six people remained unaccounted after the dam collapsed near a settlement on the Seiba River in the region of Kransnoyarsk, approximately 2,500 miles east of Moscow, the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Krasnoyarsk Region said. ### The ministry released images of first responders arriving in the remote region of Shchetinkino by helicopter to conduct search […]

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Northern Ireland parties make last-ditch attempt to stop new abortion law

It comes as Westminster gave the region until midnight October 21 to reach an agreement and restore its power-sharing government, warning that if the deadline was missed it would step in and reform Northern Ireland’s laws on abortion and same-sex marriage directly from London. The power-sharing executive collapsed in January 2017 because of a spat […]

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It’s another crunch week for Brexit (no, we really mean it this time)

After negotiating a Brexit deal with the European Union that few thought he could pull off, the UK Prime Minister returned to London, hoping for another spectacular success in Parliament. ### A meaningful vote on the plan appeared the last remaining obstacle separating Johnson from a feat that had so agonizingly eluded Theresa May. ### […]

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Spain will exhume and move former dictator’s remains this week

Franco was buried in a grand mausoleum called the Valley of the Fallen, northwest of Madrid, soon after his death in 1975. ### The monument, which was partially built by political prisoners of his regime and is the site of a mass grave of Spanish Civil War victims, has since become a draw for tourists […]

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5 new things we learned from Harry and Meghan’s revealing documentary

Filmed during the pair’s recent tour of southern Africa, Harry and Meghan opened up in a way we rarely see from the British royal family, offering a unique glimpse into their lives and the institution itself. ### The hour-long documentary for British channel ITV, called “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” made for gripping television […]

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Catalonian president calls for negotiations with Spain after fifth night of violent unrest

More than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered Friday in the Catalan capital, the local police said, for a peaceful march which converged on the city center. ### But violence broke out and fires were set in the evening, leading to 64 people being detained and 89 wounded, according to a spokesman for the Interior […]

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What happened with Brexit on Super Saturday, and what happens next?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson planned to put his new Brexit deal to a vote in Parliament, on a historic, emergency session that promised to finally bring clarity to the process. ### But in the world of Brexit, nothing can be taken for granted. And sure enough, what was billed as Brexit’s “Super Saturday” turned […]

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Super Saturday turns into Setback Saturday for Boris Johnson as Brexit plan unravels

For a short period, the Prime Minister was walking on water in the eyes of his supporters. The surprise deal seemed to cause a groundswell of support and goodwill. So much so, that some of us in the House of Commons watching everything play out on what was supposed to be a huge day for […]

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It looks like Boris Johnson was defeated. The opposite might be true

The UK Prime Minister has done so kicking and screaming — all the while making clear who he believes is to blame for this delay: opposition lawmakers. ### Having failed to get his new Brexit deal approved by Parliament on Saturday, Johnson was legally obliged to request the extension. His opponents in Parliament had previously […]

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Johnson asked EU leaders for a Brexit delay. He also told them not to grant it

But in an extraordinary development that followed a bruising defeat in Parliament, he simultaneously disowned the request, declaring that the three-month delay would be “corrosive.” ### Johnson was compelled by law to demand the delay after lawmakers withheld approval of his Brexit deal. In a day of intense political drama in London, MPs voted to […]

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