National Newswatch

Third Brexit vote must be different – Speaker

Mar 18 2019 — — John Bercow has ruled out another vote on the government’s previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains “substantially the same”. He told MPs parliamentary conventions dating back to 1604 meant they could not be asked to vote on precisely the same subject twice in the same session.

Manhunt launched after shooting on Dutch tram wounds many

Mar 18 2019 — — A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left “multiple” people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a “terrorist motive.” A manhunt was launched for the shooter. Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened in the morning on […]

Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration

Mar 15 2019 — — Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump’s signature issue. Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him, which is unlikely to happen. This is the first veto of Mr Trump’s presidency.

Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to seek delay to EU departure

Mar 14 2019 — — UK MPs have voted by 412 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It means the UK may not now leave on 29 March as previously planned. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal […]

Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Mar 14 2019 — — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. […]