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April 13, 2018 3:46 AM Asian stocks mostly up after Wall Street finishes higher

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday following overnight gains on Wall Street. Risk sentiment returned as the U.S. explores the possibility of returning to trade talks with 11 Pacific countries and clarifies that it is consulting allies before making a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria. KEEPING 1

April 9, 2018 5:28 PM Revealed: How Peter Dutton tabled slashing immigration by 20,000 last YEAR

A plan to cut Australia's immigration by 20,000 was scuttled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull despite likely public support. Peter Dutton proposed reducing the cap on annual permanent immigration from its record 190,000 to 170,000 to cabinet last year. The Immigration Minister was spurred on by widespread concern about the effects of mass new arrivals

April 6, 2018 11:01 PM 'You're denying democracy!' Sinn Fein Brexit spokesman SLAMS UK exit's impact on N Ireland

SINN FEIN Brexit spokesman John O’Dowd hit out at the UK's negotiations with the European Union (EU) saying Theresa May is ignoring the democratic will of the people of Northern Ireland. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who served in the role in 2011, said the start of the process for the UK to leave the EU had added to the strain 8

March 31, 2018 1:09 PM Today in History, 1/4

1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, who led troops in the Second Crusade. 1666 - French forces capture St Kitts, Leeward Island, West Indies, from England. 1852 - Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma. 1875 - The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart 10

March 27, 2018 11:01 PM There’s no such thing as a transgender broken arm – trans people deserve fair, non-discriminatory access to services

Dr Louise Theodosiou of the Royal College of Psychiatrists writes for PinkNews as the body sets out a new position statement on transgender healthcare. It’s precisely this form of transgender discrimination that has helped coin the phrase Trans Broken Arm Syndrome. In other words, the assumption that all medical issues are a result of being trans 8

March 19, 2018 10:51 AM AP PHOTOS: Curtains to carpets, red rules Chinese politics

BEIJING (AP) - Come to any event at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing, and you're bound to see red. As the hulking venue for official pomp and ceremony hosts the annual meeting of China's rubber-stamp parliament this month, flags of scarlet line the building's rooftops, red carpets cover its floors and hostesses in long ruby-colored 5

March 12, 2018 6:55 AM 'You would add to the debt!' BBC presenter SHREDS Labour frontbencher's economy plans

BBC presenter John Pienaar ripped into Labour Party frontbencher Rebecca Long-Bailey and pointed out she could not dispute Labour would add to Britain's current debt. Philip Hammond has claimed the economy is “at a turning point” and after eight years of poor growth adding he is confident “that there is light at the end of the tunnel”. Speaking on BBC Radio 29

March 9, 2018 5:17 PM How Corbyn Changed Politics By Empowering The Young

'An old bloke who loves jam and dodgy track suits was taken into the arms of young people' Liam Young is an activist, writer and author of Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism. In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Liam explains how Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn revolutionised politics by energising Britain’s young voters in both leadership 7

February 27, 2018 1:54 AM Corbyn reveals for the first time details of what he spoke about with Czech spy including peace, détente – but not Margaret Thatcher’s breakfast

Jeremy Corbyn today told for the first time what he spoke to Czech spy Jan Sarkocy about - revealing they talked about peace but not what Margaret Thatcher had for breakfast. The Labour leader said he was one of many MPs who spoke to Mr Sarkocy while he was stationed in London in the 1980s pretending to be a Czech diplomat. Mr Corbyn said he has 'no regrets' 7

February 25, 2018 12:19 PM Sunday Show Round-Up: Customs Unions And Useful Idiots

All you need to know from the weekend in politics Keir Starmer made his party’s position very clear on the Andrew Marr Show - Labour is fully behind A Customs Union - and said it was approaching “crunch time” for Theresa May over the issue. The shadow Brexit secretary told the programme: “Obviously it’s the only way of realistically to get tariff free access 17