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Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris …

Donald Trump

The Secret To Tapping Your Unlimited Inner Happiness

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within" —Jesus<p>"Man, you don't get happiness from your life, you <i>bring</i> happiness <i>to</i> your life." —My dad (who was definitely …

Happiness

In Tears, Syrian Girl Thanks Her New Nation on Canada Day (WATCH)

This young Syrian refugee broke down in tears, thanking Canadians on their national holiday for taking her in.<p>Friday was the first time 11-year-old …

When Child Believes Lost Toy is Only Traveling, Strangers Photoshop Animal in Scenes

When a little boy lost his favorite plush elephant, a family friend had the idea to ask people on the Internet to help create a magical …

Great Barrier Reef

Sharpshooter Veteran Frees Trapped Bald Eagle

An Army veteran used his battlefield skills to save the life of America’s national bird—a bald eagle—and, just in time for the most patriotic …

Birds

The financial price of forgetting bad times

How well do you remember the last financial crisis? Can you clearly recall what happened to your finances?<p>Most people are pretty confident in the …

This new weight-loss device may be promising, but it reminds people of bulimia

It’s been called a "bulimia machine" that’s "stomach-churningly foul," something out "David Cronenberg’s imagination."<p>It’s also been called a potentially useful obesity treatment.<p>The provocative new device in question is the AspireAssist, designed to allow obese people who’ve failed to lose weight …

The CEO of one of the UK's biggest tech companies is promoting a legal fight over Brexit

London law firm Mishcon de Reya is taking legal action to make sure that Article 50, the procedure for the UK to exit the EU, is only triggered after an act of parliament. The firm argues that triggering Article 50 without the permission of parliament would be illegal.<p>The law firm's clients are a …

Great Britain

London Law Firm Aims to Stop Brexit With a British Parliamentary Vote

A legal challenge is being mounted to ensure that Brexit proceedings do not advance without approval from the British Parliament.<p>Law firm Mishcon de …

Reality Check: Can UK trigger Article 50 without asking Parliament?

<b>The claim:</b> The next prime minister will not be allowed to invoke Article 50 - the mechanism for leaving the European Union - unless an act of Parliament authorises them to do so.<p><b>Reality Check verdict:</b> It may turn out that an act of Parliament is needed before Article 50 may be triggered, but it is …

Great Britain

Britain will still be bound by international courts under any serious trade deal, MPs warned

Britain would still be bound by the judgments of international courts under any serious international free trade agreement with other countries, a …

Prime minister can launch EU exit procedure without parliament - Letwin

LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers have advised the British government that the prime minister does not need parliamentary approval to trigger the procedure to leave the European Union, government minister Oliver Letwin said on Tuesday.<p>A 3D banner is held up during a 'March for Europe' demonstration …

Quora Question: Brexit Guide for the Confused

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

If despairing remainers try to sabotage the vote, they risk a moral collapse

Legal and parliamentary attempts to ditch democracy – because the other side would not be persuaded – are dangerous. It is a displacement activity for what centrists should be doing now – governing and shaping a pitch with Brussels<p>On the night, I knew it was over once Sheffield declared. Once the …

U.S. senators warn against further troop cuts in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The international military mission in Afghanistan will fail if troop levels are reduced further, with potentially dangerous repercussions for the rest of the world, a delegation of U.S. lawmakers warned during a visit to Kabul on Monday.<p>U.S. Senator John McCain speaks to reporters …

Afghanistan

The Struggle with Islamic State that Turkey Hoped to Avoid

Workers repair the damaged parts of the terminal building at Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk airport on 29 June 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer<p><i>Turkey has blamed</i> …

Six disfigured corpses found along Congo river bank

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The badly beaten corpses of six young men were found at the weekend at the edge of a river in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, the United Nations said on Monday and called on authorities to investigate.<p>The bodies were found along the banks of the Ndjili River in …

Africa

Michel Rocard, French prime minister – obituary

Michel Rocard, who has died aged 85, became Socialist prime minister of France in 1988 but found himself constantly undermined by the French president François Mitterrand until May 1991 when he was unceremoniously kicked out of the Hôtel Matignon “like a domestic servant” and replaced with Edith …

Mandela's family angered by South Africa opposition using late leader's voice

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The family of the late Nelson Mandela is furious that a recording of the revered South African leader’s voice is being used by the main opposition party for campaigning in local government elections due to be held next month.<p>Former South African President Nelson Mandela …

Islamic State militants paid to stage bomb attacks in Iran - State TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A team of militants linked with Islamic State were paid 600,000 euros (£502,795) to carry out a bombing campaign at 50 locations in Tehran and other big cities in Iran, according to a documentary aired on Iranian state TV on Monday.<p>Officials in predominantly Shi’ite Iran have …

Hundreds protest in Nairobi over death of Kenyan rights lawyer

NAIROBI (Reuters) - About 300 people marched through the Kenyan capital on Monday to protest over what they said was the extrajudicial killing by police of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their driver.<p>Members of the civil society carry a coffin stained with mock blood as they …

Odd couple Israel and Egypt enjoying 'best times ever'

CAIRO (AP) — Blast walls, sandbags, and guards with machine pistols manning checkpoints ring the Israeli diplomatic compound in the leafy Cairo suburb of Maadi.<p>But inside the Embassy, which doubles as Ambassador Haim Koren's residence, you'd hardly notice any of the animosity traditionally felt by …

Analysis: Ugandan President's wild speech

His constant references to “Palestine” led some to wonder whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in the crowd.<p>><br>• ><p>Uganda's President …

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French presidential favourite says UK needs to leave EU quickly

Alain Juppé calls for a renegotiation of the Le Touquet border agreement, but does not rule out UK access to single market<p>Alain Juppé, the favourite to win the French presidential election next year, has said Britain needs to leave the European Union as quickly as possible, arguing that a long …

The EU isn't about free trade — it's about control

This statement, like most of Mr Farage's speech, was greeted with jeers. While the reaction could simply be regarded as being due to Mr Farage's earlier taunting and to the emotional nature of the post-Brexit debate, it seems to hint at a deeper issue, which has been brought up on the <i>Mises Wire</i> …

Udo Steinbach: 'The physical end of "Islamic State" is approaching'

In Syria and Iraq, the "Islamic State" group has been losing ground for months but worldwide its attacks are becoming more effective. Middle East …

Iraq Chilcot inquiry: Bitterness in Baghdad

<b>Almost 24 hours after the massacre of civilians in Baghdad by so-called Islamic State, young men were digging frantically through the basement of one of the shopping centres that was destroyed.</b><p>They were looking for human remains. But all they found were some shoes and a pile of black ash. It was …

Sanctions on Russia and sanctioning countries' exports | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

Trade sanctions, financial sanctions, asset freezes, and travel bans are some of the current favourites in the toolbox of foreign policy. They are …