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Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:56 AM
No Brexit deal means hard Irish border, EU says
Northern Ireland will automatically have a "hard border" with its southern neighbor if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, the European Commission's chief spokesman said on Tuesday.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:56 AM
Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita
With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, a company is selling worried Britons a survival kit to help them prepare for the worst. 

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:51 AM
IMF pessimism + trade tensions = sickly stocks
Pessimism about global growth drove down world shares and commodity markets on Tuesday and left investors seeking refuge in the dollar, government bonds and gold.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:43 AM
Ex-U.S. marine held in Russia for spying was misled, says lawyer
The lawyer for a former U.S. marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained holiday snaps rather than secret information.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:43 AM
Factbox: UK PM May's Brexit 'plan B' - What happens next in parliament?
British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:39 AM
UK PM May's Brexit deal must change, says DUP's Wilson
British Prime Minister Theresa May must secure changes to her withdrawal deal with the European Union itself to provide legally-binding assurances on the Irish backstop, the Democratic Unionist Party’s Sammy Wilson said on Tuesday.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:39 AM
Polish proposal on Irish backstop time limit is not EU's position: Commission
Poland's proposal to limit to five years the Irish backstop arrangement in the agreement with Britain on its withdrawal from the European Union is not the position of the EU, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:39 AM
Germany's Merkel wants Britain and EU to divorce on good terms
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she wanted Britain and the European Union to divorce on good terms.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:39 AM
U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou: Globe and Mail
The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada's ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail, as Beijing vowed to respond to Washington's actions.

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:25 AM

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Natural Disasters in 2018 Had $90B of Insured Losses, 60% Protection Gap: Aon
The economic costs of last year’s 394 natural catastrophe events came to US$225 billion with insurance covering US$90 billion of the overall total, creating the fourth costliest year on record of insured losses, according to an Aon report titled “Weather, …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 12:03 PM
Danske Bank Faces Shareholder Lawsuit over Money Laundering Scandal
Litigation funder IMF Bentham has teamed up with legal experts Quinn Emanuel and Njord Law Firm and plans to file a shareholder lawsuit against Danske Bank by July over a 200 billion euro ($230 billion) money laundering scandal. IMF’s European …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 10:35 AM
PM May Refuses to Rule Out No-Deal Brexit, but Seeks Further EU Concessions
British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on Monday by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. With little time left …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 8:46 AM
With Shutdown, Oklahoma’s Rural Fire Departments Fear Funding Issues
Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state’s rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s forestry division received communication from the U.S. Forest Service not to suspend any activities on some of …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 7:38 AM
Ohio’s David Sichko Agency Joins Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services
Columbus, Ohio-based David Sichko Agency has affiliated with Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services and will now do business as Leavitt Group Midwest-Smith, Molino & Sichko, the companies said. The agency will continue to offer Nationwide insurance products. The affiliation will …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 6:54 AM
South Dakota’s Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Adds Williams, Jones
Vance Williams and Mike Jones have joined Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance (LRHI) in Sturgis, S.D., the company reported. Both Williams and Jones will focus on commercial insurance for the recreational industry, including RV parks, campgrounds, trailer parks, hunting preserves, …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 6:46 AM
$1.4M Batman Comic Collection Stolen from Florida Storage Unit
A Florida man is reaching out to the comic-collecting community, hoping to reclaim nearly 450 valuable comic books that were recently stolen. The Sun Sentinel reports that Randy Lawrence posted on social media last week that his registered Batman and …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 6:13 AM
2 Markel CATCo Execs Leave After Reserves Inquiry Unveils ‘Personal Relationship’
Markel Corp. has reported that Anthony Belisle, Markel CATCo chief executive officer, and Alissa Fredricks, Markel CATCo chief executive officer for Bermuda, are no longer with the company following the disclosure of a “personal relationship” that the insurer said violated …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Tornadoes Cause Damage in Alabama, Florida Panhandle
Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:30 AM
Researchers Looking into How Drones Can Predict Wildfire Spread
A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires. The $1.2 million research project that began last month aims to use unmanned …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 1:45 AM

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