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June 21, 2018 12:17 AM Number of women on Academy Board of Governors now at record high

The number of women on The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ board of governors is now at a record high after Oscarcast producer Jennifer Todd won a run-off election. She beat the founder of production company Blumhouse, Jason Blum, for the seat after an earlier vote had ended in a tie. Todd will begin her three-year term on July 1 and will serve 9

June 20, 2018 11:01 PM 'STOP Brexit' Jacob Rees-Mogg heckled by 'loud-mouthed' Remoaners during LIVE interview

LEADING Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg was heckled during a live BBC interview by Remain supporters waving EU flags who repeatedly shouted “stop Brexit”. The Conservative MP was debating with Hilary Benn, after the Government won a key Brexit vote in the House of Commons, when he was targeted by EU flag waving Remain supporters at Westminster. Jacob Rees-Mogg 5

June 20, 2018 3:37 PM What is John Bercow's role in the deal with Tory rebels?

Tory rebels backed down today after the Government insisted the Speaker John Bercow was ultimately in charge of whether the 'meaningful vote' can be amended. The potential rebellion today was over a Government amendment which said the 'meaningful vote' had to be a 'neutral motion'. Ministers relied on the rulebook of the House of Commons, called Standing 1

June 20, 2018 10:09 AM 'I said that?' Verhofstadt’s brutal slap down to SNP over hopes of Scotland joining EU

BREXIT coordinator Guy Verhofstadt delivered a brutal slapdown to the SNP as he insisted the European Union will have no role in Scotland's pleas to join the bloc after Brexit. Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstdt dismantled SNP's hopes to rally the support of the European Union to join the bloc should Scottish voters vote for independence after Brexit 6

June 20, 2018 8:41 AM Moldova court invalidates election win of pro-European mayor

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) - A Moldovan court has invalidated the election victory of a pro-European candidate to the post of mayor of the Moldovan capital. The Chisinau Court ruled late Tuesday that Andrei Nastase was not the winner of the June 3 vote, without providing a reason. On Wednesday Nastase submitted an appeal, claiming the ruling was politically

June 20, 2018 7:04 AM MPs could cross floor on energy: Abbott

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says Liberal backbenchers could cross the floor to vote against the government's national energy guarantee. Mr Abbott says Malcolm Turnbull should pay more attention to the backbench on the energy plan, adding that no one would consider lightly crossing the floor. "But I don't think we can be expected to support a policy

June 20, 2018 5:19 AM Heathrow expansion plans fail to meet Labour´s key tests

Labour’s leadership opposes plans for a third runway at Heathrow but will give its MPs a free vote on the proposals, the party has announced. Support for expansion was conditional on four tests being met but the Government blueprint falls short, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said. Labour has called on all parties to offer a free vote when the divisive 6

June 20, 2018 2:44 AM Personal tax blow for government in Senate

The part of the Turnbull government's income tax package which would have given relief to people earning up to $200,000 a year has been dumped by the Senate. In a blow for the government, Labor and the Greens teamed up to tie an upper house vote, effectively stripping the third and final stage of the cuts due to start in 2024. The government can restore

June 20, 2018 2:17 AM Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term. The McMaster campaign says in an emailed statement that Trump will join McMaster on Monday with details to be announced later. Voters next Tuesday will decide between McMaster and Greenville businessman

June 19, 2018 3:02 AM School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia city is rebranding its only school named after a Confederate general to honor the United States' first black president. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School. Kenya Gibson represents the school on the board 5