‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, UK Supreme Court Rules

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‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, UK Supreme Court Rules

New York Times
The court’s president announced the decision on Tuesday, creating a hurdle for Prime Minister Theresa May, who has promised to begin the process of withdrawal negotiations before the end of March.

Trump TPP move seen as win for China, but Beijing isn’t celebrating

Washington Post
BEIJING – President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a Pacific rim trade deal was greeted as a sign of a U.S. retreat from Asia and a boon for China, which hadn’t been included in it.

The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot

Washington Post
President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of anger began to build.

Trump Revives Ban on Foreign Aid to Groups That Give Abortion Counseling

New York Times
President Trump signed a memorandum Monday, one of his first orders as president, freezing federal funding to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family-planning option.

Is Trump ready for war in the South China Sea, or is his team just not being clear?

Washington Post
Was this a prelude to a major escalation in the South China Sea, or is the Trump administration foreign policy team having trouble articulating itself?

Behavior experts explain Donald and Melania Trump’s strange inauguration behavior

If you watched the presidential inauguration and noticed President Donald Trump and his wife Melania’s relationship seemed strained, you’re not alone.

Preparing to Meet Trump, Mexican Leader Seeks Common Ground

New York Times
President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico seemed to adapt President Trump’s “America first” message to his own purposes in a speech on Monday.

The Latest: Syria talks in Astana pledge to safeguard truce

U.S. News & World Report
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

US quietly sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours

Fox News
Officials said Monday that the Obama administration– in its waning hours– defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

Pompeo confirmed as CIA chief

Washington (CNN) The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, on Monday night. The vote was 66-32 in favor of confirmation, with Pompeo picking up some Democratic backing.

After a rocky weekend, the rituals of the White House bolster Donald Trump

Los Angeles Times
After a shaky few days, the rituals of the presidency worked on Monday to bolster President Trump, establishing a sense of normalcy rarely seen since he announced his unorthodox campaign for the White House in 2015.

Pentagon chief vows ‘unshakeable commitment’ to NATO

Yahoo News
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) arrives at the Pentagon on January 21, 2017 (AFP Photo/PAUL J. RICHARDS). More. Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured NATO allies that Washington had an “unshakeable …

Who killed a woman in one of the world’s safest countries? All of Iceland wants to know.

Washington Post
There may be no safer country than this island of fjords, Bjork and arctic calm. This is Iceland, where police are often unarmed and people walk safely at all hours of the night – just as Birna Brjansdottir was doing 10 days ago, when she disappeared.

Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: Five bodies found, 15 still missing

BBC News
Five more bodies have been found in the ruins of the mountain hotel in Italy engulfed by an avalanche six days ago. In the past few hours, the bodies of three men and two women have been recovered, reports say, bringing the total number of victims to 14.

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

Huffington Post
EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order

President Trump Declares His Inauguration Date a ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’

New York Magazine
As one of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business as 45th president of the United States, he signed a proclamation for a national day of patriotism.

Swedish Police Investigate Report of Rape on Facebook Live

New York Times
STOCKHOLM – Three men in Uppsala, Sweden, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of raping a woman and streaming the assault live to a private Facebook group.

FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

Washington Post
The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt.

Dutch PM to migrants: ‘Behave normally or go away’

Yahoo News
In an open letter published in several newspapers on Monday, the prime minister of the Netherlands gave immigrants who “refuse” to integrate into Dutch society two options: “Behave normally or go away.

Similar sweets? The real story behind Trump’s inauguration cake

Fox News
Did President Donald Trump’s inaugural party committee purposely commission a cake to look exactly like former President Barack Obama’s from his 2013 celebrations?

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