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Brexit gamble: UK’s May to meet opposition leader to seek a deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart.

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Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX jets have been grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes in the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed nearly 350 people.

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Seven days of Brexit: Will a week break Britain’s political impasse?

Prime Minister Theresa May was meeting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to seek a joint approach to Britain’s departure from the European Union, a last-ditch bid – which has enraged much of her own Conservative Party – to secure an orderly exit.

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Boeing system triggered repeatedly in Ethiopian crash: sources

Boeing anti-stall software repeatedly forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet after pilots had turned it off, sources told Reuters, as investigators scrutinize the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10 crash.

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UK PM May, Labour’s Corbyn to meet at 1330 GMT seeking Brexit compromise: spokesman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at 1330 GMT on Wednesday, her spokesman said, adding that further talks could probably be arranged if necessary.

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World stocks at six-month highs on optimism over U.S.-China trade, soft Brexit hopes

World stocks rallied to six-month highs on Wednesday thanks to signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks, reassuring economic data and hopes of a softer Brexit, helping push Germany’s 10-year bond yield back above zero percent.

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Germany: If Britain wants Brexit delay, it must make specific request

Britain needs to make a specific request if it wants to get another delay to its departure from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that this had not yet happened.

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UK’s Corbyn says any Brexit deal with May must be made law

The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said he wanted any Brexit deal he reaches with Prime Minister Theresa May to be put into law so it cannot be changed by her successor, the Evening Standard newspaper quoted him as saying.

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EU would deploy customs controls immediately after no-deal Brexit: Moscovici

The European Union’s top economics and tax official said on Wednesday the risk of a no-deal Brexit on April 12 is increasing, as he explained the bloc’s contingency plans for customs.

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UK PM May and Corbyn won’t produce best Brexit outcome: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s talks with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock will not produce the best option for the country, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.

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Brexit gamble: UK’s May to meet opposition leader to forge a deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to thrash out a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart.

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Newcomer Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes on Chicago establishment and ‘political machine’

Chicago, known for its machine politics and corruption, woke up Wednesday to voters choosing an anti-establishment candidate who may shake up a city that made history by electing its first African-American woman for mayor.

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Austria sees ‘absolutely no reason’ for Brexit extension

There is currently “absolutely no reason” for another extension to Brexit because the situation in Britain’s parliament has not fundamentally changed, Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Boeing software engaged repeatedly before crash – sources

Boeing anti-stall software on a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet re-engaged as many as four times after the crew initially turned it off due to suspect data from an airflow sensor, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin to face college scandal charges in Boston court

Actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 15 wealthy parents due in Boston federal court on Wednesday to face charges that they participated in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in U.S. history.

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Democratic 2020 contenders make pitch to black activists

Democratic presidential contenders will make a direct appeal to black activists at a New York conference starting on Wednesday as they intensify their push for African-American support in the early stages of the 2020 race for the White House.

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Exclusive: U.S. senators want stiff sanctions to deter Russia election meddling

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to deter Russia from meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt.

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Berenberg sees higher chance UK stays in customs union as PM May seeks compromise

Berenberg economists on Wednesday increased their estimate of the likelihood Britain stays in the European Union’s customs union after Prime Minister Theresa May said she would work with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to break the deadlock on Brexit.

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Austria sees no reason for Brexit extension yet, focus on MPs

There is currently no reason for another extension to Brexit because the situation in Britain’s parliament has not fundamentally changed, Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday.

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Brexit: Ireland says will support UK request for short extension

Ireland plans to support a British request for a short further delay to its European Union exit at a Brussels summit next week, and it is very unlikely Britain will crash out with no deal on April 12, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday.

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New Brexit referendum would take 12 months to prepare: UK minister

The legislation necessary for a potential second referendum on Brexit would take around 12 months to prepare, Britain’s Brexit minister said on Wednesday.

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Boeing software engaged repeatedly before crash: sources

Boeing anti-stall software on a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet re-engaged as many as four times after the crew initially turned it off due to suspect data from an airflow sensor, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Austria’s Kurz calls on British MPs to avoid no-deal Brexit

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday he hopes that British lawmakers will back a solution that avoids a hard Brexit as leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would do “massive” harm to Britain’s economy.

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UK parliament likely to back Brexit deal agreed by May and Corbyn: Barclay

Britain’s parliament is likely to back a Brexit deal if it is agreed between Prime Minister Theresa May and the leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s Brexit minister said on Wednesday.

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UK’s May to meet Labour leader to try to break Brexit stalemate

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to thrash out a Brexit compromise, a gamble that could finally see a European Union divorce deal agreed but also tear her party apart.