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Merkel expects Brexit breakthrough in December, but other leaders seek clarity on ‘divorce bill’

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 15:52 The deadlock in negotiations between the EU and UK could see a breakthrough by the end of the year and Brexit trade talks could commence earlier than expected, Angela Merkel told a European Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Although not enough progress has been made to carry the Brexit process into to its ...

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Canada passes US-style sanctions bill targeting ‘corrupt’ Russian officials

The Canadian Senate has passed Bill S-226, known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law, mirroring similar US legislation. Moscow has repeatedly slammed the bill as a violation of international law and vowed to respond. Read more Although the bill, titled “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law),” envisions imposing sanctions on any foreign national, not only on ...

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US sanctions bill vs Russia built on fraudster's political lobbying – Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya

Natalya Veselnitskaya, dubbed a “Kremlin lawyer” in the US media because of her meeting with President Trump’s son, has told RT that the Magnitsky Act against Russian officials came about as the result of a fraudulent investor’s political maneuvering. Read more A four-page memo Veselnitskaya brought to her meeting with Donald Trump Jr, dated May 2016, was published in full ...

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Senate OKs bill to open cellphone networks amid natural disasters

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would require cellphones to work on other carriers’ networks during natural disasters. The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act, pushed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which aims to shore up phone networks that often break down during emergencies from Superstorm Sandy in New York to Hurricane ...

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Issues Opinion … on Bill Murray!

Supreme Court Justice BreyerHere’s My Opinion On a Bill Murray Classic 9/12/2017 1:37 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer tackled a critical topic head on, and with very little hesitation revealed the ruling on … his favorite movie of all time! We got Justice Breyer at Reagan National Airport in DC, and with SCOTUS just a few weeks from ...

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Kirsten Gillibrand backs Bernie Sanders Medicare for All bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has signed on to the “Medicare for All” plan, making her the latest potential presidential candidate to get behind the bill. The bill crafted by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, expected to be rolled out Wednesday, would expand the health care program for the elderly, run through the federal government, to everyone. Universal health care coverage was a ...

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Bill Belichick responds to Goodell clown towels the Belichick way

Bill Belichick doesn’t have time to think about Roger Goodell clown towels. The Patriots are set to kick off the NFL season Thursday night in their home opener against the Chiefs. The NFL commissioner is expected to be on hand and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy plans to give out 70,000 Goodell clown towels. Belichick was asked about his thoughts ...

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Torres drafting bill to bar disgraced pols from City Council run

If Councilman Ritchie Torres has his way, Hiram Monserrate might be the last disgraced pol convicted of public corruption to seek a City Council comeback. Torres is drafting legislation that would bar any with a “conviction relating to public corruption” from holding public office in the Council. “The very candidacy of Hiram Monserrate is a tragedy for good government,” Torres ...

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White House wants to tie Harvey funds with debt ceiling bill

The Trump administration said Sunday that Congress should attach Tropical Storm Harvey relief funding to a bill boosting the debt ceiling — a move that would likely disrupt attempts to pass both of the time-sensitive measures. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and President Trump would not guarantee that Harvey funding and debt ceiling legislation would be kept separate. “Quite ...

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De Blasio signs bill to hike cigarette pack price to $13 minimum

Declaring Big Tobacco “public enemy number one,” Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to cut down on the number of places to buy cigarettes and hike the minimum price to $ 13 a pack Monday — with a goal of 160,000 fewer smokers by 2020. “It’s very cynical. It’s all about greed,” de Blasio said at Kings County Hospital, where he ...

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