MPs to vote on leaving EU with no deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May and Jeremy Corbyn address MPs after her Brexit deal is voted down again MPs will vote later on whether to block the UK from leaving the EU without a deal on 29 March, after again rejecting the PM’s withdrawal agreement. The deal was defeated in the Commons on Tuesday evening by 149 votes. Meanwhile the UK government has said it will cut tariffs on a range of imports from outside the EU and introduce measures to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no-deal scenario. The EU said no deal plans were “more important than ever” after the defeat. Numerous EU leaders expressed their dismay after MPs voted …

Belgium jails Frenchman for life over Jewish Museum attack

BRUSSELS – A Belgian court has sentenced a French citizen to life in prison on terror charges for gunning down four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum four years ago. Just before he was sentenced early Tuesday, Mehdi Nemmouche, who prosecutors say fought for the Islamic State group in Syria, said, “Life goes on.” Nemmouche was found guilty last week on four counts of “terrorist murder” for shooting dead an Israeli couple and two people working at the museum.

Nissan is moving more car production out of the UK

London (CNN Business)Nissan is ending the production of two luxury vehicles in the United Kingdom, dealing yet another blow to a local car manufacturing industry that has been rocked by weak sales and fears over Brexit. Brexit was not mentioned, and a spokesperson for Nissan said the production halt was not connected to Britain’s departure from the European Union. Over 12,000 Infinitis were built last year in Sunderland. It’s the second time in just over a month that Nissan has taken production away from the Sunderland plant. Nissan (NSANF) said in early February that it would reverse plans to build its X-Trail model in Britain, choosing instead to manufacture the SUV in Japan. It cited uncertainty over Brexit as one …

Bolivia’s Morales, in Greece, backs Venezuela’s Maduro

“Any armed intervention won’t solve social, or political, problems,” Morales said of Venezuela, which has been battered by hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine. “I salute the resistance of the Venezuelan people, despite the economic blockade, the energy blackouts, the threats of intervention.” His talks with Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday are expected to include the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Guaido, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress, is seeking to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro, with whom Morales has maintained his alliance throughout the crisis. Tsipras’ Syriza party has friendly ties with left-wing parties in South America. In late January, the party expressed “full support and solidarity” with Maduro, in contrast with the …

Facebook struggles to deal with epic outage

Washington DC (CNN Business)A partial Facebook outage affecting users around the world has stretched beyond 14 hours, but was showing some signs of ending early Thursday. It’s believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network. Instead of selfies and status updates, many Facebook users got an error messageduring the outage that said: “Sorry, Something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as fast as we can.” The lengthy disruption is likely to upset advertisers that spend large amounts of money to reach potential customers on Facebook platforms. The company’s flagship social network has more than 2.3 billion users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion. People went on Twitter to vent their frustration about the …

CAIR: Trump To Blame For ‘Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Demanding Trump speak out against the attacks more strongly, Awad warned the president during a Friday press conference that his actions “impact the lives of innocent people at home and globally.” posted a lengthy manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum, citing his hatred for Islam and his love of American extremist movements. “During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed,” Awad said. “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe, but also we do not excuse those terrorist attackers against minorities at home and abroad.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

UK joins Boeing aircraft ban after crash

In a statement, it said it took the decision because it did not currently have “sufficient information” from the flight data recorder about the fatal crash. Tui Airways and Norwegian both operate the Boeing Max 8 in the UK as part of their fleets. One Turkish Airlines flight to Birmingham turned around and returned to Istanbul. Who is flying, and who has grounded, the 737 Max 8? A Tui statement confirmed their 737 Max 8 aircraft were grounded. “Any customers due to fly home today on a 737 MAX 8 from their holiday will be flown back on another aircraft,” it read. “Customers due to travel in the coming days will also travel on holiday as planned on other aircraft.” …

MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit

How did my MP vote on 14 March? Enter a postcode, or the name or constituency of your MP Seat vacant Brexit: What could happen next? Does the UK need to hold European elections? Downing Street said the government was still preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Theresa May is planning to hold another “meaningful vote” on her withdrawal deal by Wednesday – after it was overwhelmingly rejected on two previous occasions. If she wins that vote, she will ask for a one-off extension to Brexit get the necessary legislation through Parliament at an EU summit on Thursday – if not she could ask for a longer extension. A spokesman for the European Commission said extending Article 50, the mechanism taking …

The false claim over countries having to join the euro

A five-year old newspaper headline – claiming that all European Union (EU) countries would have to adopt the euro after 2020 – was widely shared on Twitter over the weekend. The headline was originally shared by BrexitCentral, a pro-Brexit website whose editor-at-large is the former chief executive of Vote Leave, Matthew Elliott. One of those who retweeted the post was the former Work and Pensions Secretary and pro-Brexit Conservative MP Esther McVey. Image copyright Twitter Image caption Ms McVey’s Tweet was shared more than 1,000 times before being deleted So will all EU members have to adopt the euro? The short answer is no. Some European Union countries have negotiated “opt-outs” in areas of EU policy they do not want …

EU says UK must decide next Brexit steps

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBig Brexit moment: Will MPs back or bin the PM’s deal? The EU has said it is now up to MPs to decide the next steps for Brexit and it remains “committed” to agreeing a deal in time for the UK to leave this month. Officials said they had offered fresh assurances on the issue of the Irish backstop ahead of Tuesday’s second vote by MPs on Theresa May’s deal. It was “now for the Commons to take an important set of decisions”, they said. Labour and Tory MPs have told the PM she must honour her commitment to put her deal to the vote again on Tuesday. Amid speculation the vote …

These Are The Types Of Islamophobia Fox News Is OK With

“Think about it. [Rep. Ilhan] Omar wears a hijab,” Jeanine Pirro looked straight into the camera and told her viewers Saturday night. “Which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”  as an American lawmaker simply because of her religious beliefs, were widely criticized, with civil rights groups her comments in a statement Omar (D-Minn.), one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, later thanked the network Pirro has been a one-woman source of Islamophobic sound bites In a 2016 segment of “Fox News Live,” Pirro advocated for mosques to …

Five years later, MH370 is changing how we fly

(CNN)On the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the aviation industry is on the verge of implementing technology that would make a similar tragedy impossible. You may remember that the reason the world lost track of MH370 was because its transponders mysteriously stopped transmitting the airliner’s location about three minutes after the jet’s final radio call. Now the ICAO is mandating that the world’s airlines provide aso-called “distress tracking system” on their planes by 2021. The system would autonomously transmit an aircraft’s position at one-minute intervals whenever the plane is in “a position that — if it is left unattended — will result in an accident,” according to Marin. This system can work “irrespective of any …

How polluting are idling cars and buses?

Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities in the UK already have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists in parked vehicles who refuse to turn off their engines when asked. The emissions consultancy Cambustion has looked at when it is worth switching of engines to reduce emissions. It found that for emissions of nitrogen oxide from a diesel car meeting Euro 5 requirements (that is broadly any diesel car made before late 2015) it is worth switching off the engine if you expect to be stationary for at least 30 seconds. For Euro 6 diesel cars (those manufactured after 2015) it is worth switching off if you are not going to move for three seconds. The company also …

Adam Schiff: Erik Prince Lied When He Said He Told Congress About Trump Tower Meeting

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) accused Blackwater, of concealing a second shadowy Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. ASSOCIATED PRESS Erik Prince now claims he testified that Donald Trump Jr., White House aide Stephen Miller and an emissary representing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met to discuss “Iran policy” three months before the election. Betsy DeVos, told Al Jazeera that he had informed the committee about a meeting involving him, Saudi Arabia and the Iran policy” three months before the election. help Trump win the presidency, The New York Times reported. transcripts of Prince’s committee testimony revealed he hadn’t mentioned the meeting and insisted he played no role in Trump’s campaign. Prince suggested the transcripts were “wrong.” Schiff said Prince was asked about any substantive …

The tyranny of clock changing for daylight saving needs to end

(CNN)Last year marked 100 years since the United States established daylight saving time. Researchers have also found an increase in heart attacks, workplace injuries and traffic accidents, especially in the days after the “spring forward” clock change, all due to the disruptions in sleep. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Many states are starting to address the issue. But for those who are hoping we can #LockTheClock after this weekend’s change, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. My best guess after working with legislators around the country for five years is that if California and New York vote to make the shift permanent in 2020, effective after we spring forward in …

UN staff and humanitarian workers among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

(CNN)The ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday was packed with humanitarian workers and international experts, many of whom were bound for a major United Nations environmental summit in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. UN officials paid their respects at the opening of the assembly in Nairobi, where UN flags were lowered to half-mast. “The environmental community is in mourning today,” Joyce Msuya, the acting executive director of the UN Environment Program, said in a statement. “Many of those that lost their lives were en route to provide support and participate in the UN Environment Assembly. We lost UN staff, youth delegates traveling to the Assembly, seasoned scientists, members of academia and other partners.” Read More: Which …