Brexit DELAY: EU to extend deadline until APRIL as MEPs unable to sign off trade deal

Brexit will lead to EU ‘disintegration’ says Yanis Varoufakis MEPs could now vote on the agreement as late as April, but a session next month in Strasbourg is more likely for rubber-stamping the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. It is also believed that European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic will oversee the implementation of the future relationship pact on behalf of the […]

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t say if she’s backing Chris Liddell for OECD’s top job

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t say whether or not she supports top Donald Trump official and New Zealand-born Chris Liddell to take charge of the all-important OECD. This is despite National and Act both withdrawing their previously pledged support for the entrepreneur-turned-top-political-player’s bid to become the next OECD Secretary-General. He was nominated for the job by Trump. In a statement […]

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Few show for election protest at Colorado Capitol

There was a marriage proposal at the Colorado Capitol on Sunday — the man went down on one knee in front of a chain-link security fence at the base of the building’s west steps — but not much else happened, despite nationwide calls for armed protests ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Only a handful of people showed […]

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve […]

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N.S.A. Installs Trump Loyalist as Top Lawyer Days Before Biden Takes Office

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is moving forward with hiring a Trump administration loyalist, the agency said on Sunday, after the acting defense secretary ordered he be made the spy agency’s top lawyer. Christopher C. Miller, the acting defense secretary, gave Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the spy agency’s director, until 6 p.m. on Saturday to install Michael Ellis as […]

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