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U.S. senators seek details on nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia

U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons.

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‘Deeply unsatisfactory’: Rees-Mogg attacks PM May’s new Brexit plan

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading hardline Brexiteer in Theresa May’s Conservative Party, attacked her plan to further delay Brexit so she can work with the opposition Labour party to break the impasse over Britain’s departure.

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PM May seeks Brexit delay, compromise to break logjam

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit beyond April 12 to give her time to sit down with the opposition Labour Party in a bid to break the impasse over Britain’s departure.

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Trump says he’s prepared to close Mexico border if necessary

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was prepared to close the U.S. southern border if necessary but that Mexico has apprehended thousands of people in recent days and its actions have made a big difference in the immigration situation.

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Shares slip after six-month peak, oil nears $70 a barrel

World stock markets were little changed on Tuesday after touching a six-month high as investors took a breather following a three-day run of gains while oil prices continued to climb amid the increased possibility of tightening supply.

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Fourteen UK ministers against long Brexit extension: The Times

Fourteen British ministers spoke against a long extension to Brexit at a cabinet meeting convened by Prime Minister Theresa May to find a way out of the impasse, The Times’ Deputy Political Editor Sam Coates said.

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Softer Brexit would be welcome but PM May needs to deliver: Labour’s Benn

British Prime Minister Theresa May needs to back up her shift in Brexit strategy with action but if she is moving towards a softer Brexit, that would be welcome, influential Labour lawmaker Hilary Benn said on Tuesday.

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Scotland’s Sturgeon says May’s Brexit offer is a potential trap

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer to ask for a Brexit extension “as short as possible” is a potential trap.

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Brexit compromise: Theresa May seeks delay to agree deal with Labour Party

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit beyond April 12 to give her time to sit down with the opposition Labour Party in a bid to break the impasse over Britain’s departure.

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EU’s Tusk calls for patience with Britain over Brexit

European Union leaders should be patient with Britain over the country’s struggle to find majority support for a deal to exit the EU, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

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Best Buy suspends relationship with Care.com

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc on Tuesday said it had suspended its relationship with online child-care marketplace operator Care.com Inc.

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PM May seeks further delay to Brexit, compromise with Labour Party

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit beyond April 12 to give her time to sit down with the opposition Labour Party in a bid to break the impasse over Britain’s departure.

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UK PM May says she will ask for a further Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she will ask the European Union for an extension to the Brexit negotiation period and will sit down with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to break the impasse in parliament.

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Let’s be open to credible Brexit proposals from Britain: Varadkar

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday a no-deal Brexit would be difficult for Ireland and that European leaders needed to be open to any credible proposals the British government puts forward to break the deadlock.

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Wall Street pauses after recent surge, Walgreens slides on profit warning

A three-day surge in U.S. stocks stalled on Tuesday, as a downbeat forecast from drugstore chain Walgreens Boots hit the pharma sector and economic data did little to ease growth concerns.

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Apple, luxury brands drop prices in China on VAT cut

Apple and luxury labels such as Gucci have lowered their prices in China after a cut in its value-added tax (VAT) rate came into effect from April 1.

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Turkish lira down as U.S. halts fighter parts delivery, threatens sanctions

The lira dropped nearly 3 percent on Tuesday after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to a Turkish order of F-35 fighter planes, warning Ankara’s insistence on buying Russian defense systems risked triggering sanctions.

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Erdogan’s AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party has submitted objections to local election results in all districts of Istanbul and Ankara, party officials said on Tuesday, after results showed the opposition earned narrow victories in both cities.

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North Carolina Republican Party chairman charged in bribery case

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had charged the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, Robert Hayes, in a bribery and corruption case that also involved two businessmen and another state party official.

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In Irish interest to protect EU single market, PM Varadkar says

It is in Ireland’s interests to protect the European Union single market and there is no better alternative than the Irish backstop, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

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White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico

President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday took a step back from its threat to close the southern U.S. border, saying Mexico had been taking a greater responsibility for dealing with the immigration problem.

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UK police investigate devices on rail line linked to Brexit

British police on Tuesday were investigating two attempts to disrupt the rail network that they said were linked to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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With British government, parliament and people divided, disorderly Brexit looms

The European Union warned on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the protracted Brexit deadlock.

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U.S. March, first-quarter auto sales drop in weak start to 2019

Major automakers on Tuesday reported weak sales for March and the first quarter citing a rough start to the year, but said a robust economy and strong labor market should encourage consumers to buy more vehicles as 2019 rolls on.

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Shares dip after six-month peak, oil nears $70 a barrel

World stock markets were little changed on Tuesday after grazing a six-month high as investors took a breather following a three-day run of gains.