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UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

Lord Pannick, QC, was speaking on the third day of the Government's attempt to persuade the justices to overturn the High Court's decision that ministers have no power to use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year process of withdrawing from the European Union without the prior authority of Parliament.


Syrian military says rebels driven from 98 percent of Aleppo

Syrian military says rebels driven from 98 percent of Aleppo

The proposal came during weekend talks in Geneva between US and Russian experts that had been billed as an 11th-hour attempt to ease Aleppo's endgame. The opposition-run Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels still hold around 7 percent of eastern Aleppo . The loss of Aleppo would mark the greatest defeat for the rebels since the conflict began in 2011.


Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in massive church bombing

Egypt mourns 25 Christians killed in massive church bombing

The bombing at the cathedral in Egypt also left 49 wounded, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass. There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing but Coptic Christians who make up 10 percent of Egypt's mostly Muslim population of 90 million have been previously targeted by jihadists.


Kurdish militant group claims Istanbul attacks: Statement

Kurdish militant group claims Istanbul attacks: Statement

Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul afte. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but two officials said suspicions were focused on Kurdish militants. Again in Ankara, 37 civilians were killed when a auto bomb was driven into civilians at a busy bus stop and detonated on March 13. Witnesses said police were deployed and had cordoned off the area as smoke rose from the newly built Besiktas Stadium.


Italy judge convicts 2 in sinking that claimed 700 migrants

Italy judge convicts 2 in sinking that claimed 700 migrants

Additionally, Syrian national Mahmoud Bikhit, accused of being his first mate, was sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the tragedy off the coast of Libya. Officials in Sicily put the capsizing down to the steering of the boat into the merchant ship that had come to its rescue and the panicked movement of passengers after the collision.


US Congress to Investigate Alleged Russian Attempts to Ensure Trump Victory

US Congress to Investigate Alleged Russian Attempts to Ensure Trump Victory

Schumer noted that Republican Arizona Sen. Arthur Vandenberg : "We must stop politics at the water's edge". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the cyber attacks aimed at undermining the United States presidential election by operatives working on behalf of the Russian government.