Who Are the 10 Lawmakers Who Might Scupper the Brexit Deal?

Who Are the 10 Lawmakers Who Might Scupper the Brexit Deal?

LONDON — After years of debate, false starts and just plain confusion, the news that Britain had reached a deal to leave the European Union seemed like a moment for a weary nation to exhale. But nearly as soon as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced news of the deal, there was a problem. The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, a group More...

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Your Friday Briefing - The New York Times
By asif On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Your Friday Briefing – The New York Times

Brexit deal in hand, Johnson turns to Parliament Prime Minister Boris Johnson, having secured a hard-fought Brexit deal with the E.U., will today try to sell it to members of Parliament, which will decide its More...

‘Contemplate, Then Capture’: Readers on Staying in the Moment While Traveling
By asif On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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‘Contemplate, Then Capture’: Readers on Staying in the Moment While Traveling

“What are your ways of staying present and more deeply observant when you travel?” I asked that question in last week’s Australia Letter, when I wrote about a coastal hike that led me to wonder what I was More...

UAW Officials Vote to Extend Nationwide GM Strike
By asif On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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UAW Officials Vote to Extend Nationwide GM Strike

  The United Auto Workers will continue to picket General Motors Co. GM -1.26% ’s U.S. factories until workers have approved a new labor deal, prolonging a costly nationwide strike that is already the company’s More...

Catalonia Protesters Push on Vote for Independence
By asif On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Catalonia Protesters Push on Vote for Independence

BARCELONA—Catalonia’s secessionist leader Thursday pledged another referendum on independence from Spain, after days of clashes between police and protesters left hundreds of people injured. Thousands of protesters More...

Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken Farmers
By asif On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken Farmers

Photo by Cooma Correctional Service Drought-stricken farmers in Australian are receiving some greatly-needed assistance thanks to a bewe-tiful new form of prisoner rehabilitation. Inmates at the Cooma Correctional More...

Carbon Emissions From 30 of the World's Largest Cities Are Already Dropping Since Signing Climate Pact
By asif On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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Carbon Emissions From 30 of the World’s Largest Cities Are Already Dropping Since Signing Climate Pact

Austin, Athens, Lisbon, and Venice are the latest major cities to have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions, according to this latest environmental report. The world’s leading scientists have calculated that More...