Brexit vote: Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after crushing defeat — live updates

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawal Theresa May …

BOJ to cut price forecasts, keep rosy economic view: sources

The Bank of Japan is expected to cut its inflation forecasts at next week’s rate review, sources say, a sign slumping oil prices and a …

UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit ticks down to the line

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faces a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain’s …

German economy minister says substance of Brexit deal non-negotiable

The European Union stands united regarding the draft Brexit deal it has negotiated with the UK, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told public broadcaster ZDF …

Theresa May suffers historic defeat in vote as Tories turn against her

PM faces vote of confidence after MPs reject her Brexit plan by majority of 230 Follow all the day’s politics news – live How did …

Oil holds ground as OPEC-led supply cuts keep tighter market hopes alive

Oil prices were steady on Wednesday after climbing about 3 percent in the previous session as expectations that OPEC-led supply cuts can tighten market fundamentals …

Lakers save some face with home win over lowly Bulls

The reason Lakers coach Luke Walton made a change to his starting lineup was simple in his eyes. “Got to change things up,” he said. …

Australian Open: Upsets, status quo Down Under

Americans Frances Tiafoe and Amanda Anisimova pulled off big upsets, and Roger Federer and Sloane Stephens kept rolling during second-round play Wednesday in the Australian …

Don’t blame Walton for Lakers’ recent fall

When assessing blame for the wreckage that is the Lakers without LeBron James, management needs to look in one place. It’s not Luke Walton, who …

Go behind the scenes with three MPs caught up in Brexit vote chaos – video

As parliament rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a historic margin, the Guardian went behind the scenes with three MPs who have dramatically opposing views: …

Global shares weather May’s Brexit debacle, pound steadies

Global share markets and the sterling weathered a UK political storm as investors wagered that London will have no choice but to delay its Brexit …

After defeat, EU calls for clarity around Brexit intentions

After eight days of debate, the House of Commons rejected, by 432 to 202, the deal that Theresa May negotiated to govern the withdrawal of …

Megan Peterson’s sudden-death goal lifts CdM girls’ water polo past rival Newport Harbor

The Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high school girls’ water polo teams combined for just two goals in 22 minutes of game action after …

Kings lament sloppy play in shootout loss to Wild

The Kings were not the team that played the previous night, on the East Coast. But they could have been mistaken for that in the …

A New Pentagon Report Raises Concerns About China’s Growing Military Might

(WASHINGTON) — Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China’s growing military might, …

Aiming to curb China’s influence, Australian prime minister agrees to kava imports from Pacific nations

Australia will allow imports of the intoxicating drink kava, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it seeks to forge closer ties with its …

Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James’ groin injury, beating the …

Cash-strapped Pakistan asks China to shelve US$2 billion coal plant

Pakistan has officially asked China to shelve a joint US$2 billion coal power project from the US$62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project, claiming …

Congress Plans to Skip Next Recess If the Shutdown Continues

(WASHINGTON) — Congress is planning to skip next week’s planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues. And there is every indication it will drag …

WhatsApp has engaged teams of scientists to help beat its fake news problem

Last February, Cadbury Chocolate fell victim to a hoax. The image below went viral in an Indonesian WhatsApp group called “Viral Media Johor”, and later …

‘Jokowi’s magic has now gone’: Prabowo ready for presidential debate

Indonesia’s first presidential debate of 2019, to be held on Thursday evening, will mark the start of three months of fierce campaigning.

GM’s Washington charm offensive sidelined by Wall Street’s push for profit

General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself «Turbo,» suggesting a leaner approach for the …

YouTube Is Banning Challenges and Pranks That Could Lead to Harm

The fire challenge. The deodorant challenge. The mannequin challenge. The Tide Pod challenge. Social media is awash with viral content inciting bizarre activity. But when …

Bengaluru is the world’s fastest-changing city

India’s Silicon Valley is the world’s most dynamic city. Bengaluru has topped a ranking of 131 world cities based on their ability to change, innovate, …

Listless Bulls lose their eighth straight game, 107-100 to the LeBron-less Lakers

After Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn got crossed up at Monday’s practice, both players stressed there were no hard feelings. Coach Jim Boylen took it …

NFL: Owner: Panthers need a backup for Newton

Carolina is preparing for life without Cam Newton next season, in case the Panthers’ quarterback can’t make it back from a lingering shoulder injury. Owner …

Grace Millane: man accused of murdering British backpacker pleads not guilty

The 27-year-old man charged with killing British backpacker Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA’s permanent chief

Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency is expected to draw scrutiny …

Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

Congress is planning to skip next week’s planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues

A Sculpture of the Devil Smiling and Taking a Selfie Is Causing Controversy in Spain

A Spanish city is up in arms over a proposed sculpture of Satan that residents say is portrayed too positively. Segovia, a city in central …

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering …

Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

Questioned by Senate, Barr tries to assure Democrats that he won’t be a Trump loyalist as attorney general

Sri Lanka considering US$300 million loan from Bank of China, with scope to borrow as much as US$1 billion

Sri Lanka is considering an offer from Bank of China for a loan of US$300 million, which could be raised to US$1 billion, to help …

Report: Hamas releases Italians suspected of being Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Hamas demands four Italian nationals carrying automatic weapons be handed over to it after the four refused to comply with roadblock.

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering …

India’s so poorly insured that the family of the deceased gets less than 10% of what it needs

The 200-year legacy of India’s insurance industry is a paradox, given its dismally low penetration levels in the country. Indians remain woefully unprotected from life’s …

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

The United States is closely watching Chinese intentions toward Taiwan, concerned that Beijing’s growing military prowess may increase the risk it could one day consider …

The acquittal of Côte d’Ivoire’s ex-president is another blow to the ICC’s future

Just less than three years into their trial former Côte d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, leader of the youth militia, have been …

Three North Korean officials reportedly booked on flight to Washington

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol are expected to meet on Thursday or Friday in Washington.

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Ford and IBM among quartet in Congo cobalt blockchain project

Carmaker Ford , technology giant IBM , South Korean cathode maker LG Chem and China’s Huayou Cobalt have joined forces in the first blockchain project …

Exclusive: Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, …

Karen Pence takes teaching job at school that requires applicants to disavow gay marriage, trans identity

The school where Vice President Karen Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, has accepted a part-time job teaching art requires potential employees to affirm certain religious beliefs …

A Silicon Valley Landlord Rents Out a $1,500 Studio to a Pair of Cats

(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing …

NBA roundup: 76ers rout Wolves 149-107 in 1st meeting since Butler trade; Warriors rout Nuggets after NBA-record 51 in first quarter

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the …

Heading to Japan to see the cherry blossoms? You might be too late

Tourists who booked holidays in Japan to coincide with the blooming of the nation’s famous cherry trees may be in for an unpleasant surprise: they’re …

Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall

The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast …

AI fail: Japan’s Henn-na Hotel dumps ‘annoying’ robot staff, hires humans

Japan’s cutting-edge Henn-na Hotel chain – staffed largely by robots – is mothballing many of its androids because they break down frequently, are expensive to …

Kings fall to the Wild in shootout

Jason Zucker scored in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. It was …

India’s new FDI rules could do some serious damage to Amazon and Flipkart

India’s new foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for the e-commerce industry could result in a massive set back for existing players. The likes of Amazon …

Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

Grief-stricken families flocked to a morgue in Kenya early on Wednesday to identify the bodies of 15 people killed in a militant attack on a …

Patriots notebook: What Bill Belichick had to say about facing Andy Reid in the AFC Championship

«There is, I think, historically no better fast-starting team than the Chiefs.»

Robert Durst murder trial is set for September

Four years after his arrest, Robert Durst — the idiosyncratic New York real estate tycoon accused of killing his best friend two decades ago — …

Grab and ZhongAn teams up for insurance joint venture in Southeast Asia

Chinese online insurer ZhongAn and online-to-offline platform Grab will set up a joint venture in Southeast Asia to sell insurance products to users through the …

LAPD deploys controversial drone for the first time

The SWAT officers thought the armed robbery suspect might be in a second-floor apartment. To find out without risking their lives, they deployed a new …