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Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades5/22/2019 12:43:36 PM British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.UK electoral body says reviewing Brexit Party's systems after funding criticism5/22/2019 12:42:23 PM Britain's Electoral Commission said on Wednesday its representatives had visited Nigel Farage's The Brexit Party to look at the systems the party has in place after criticism about some of the anti-EU party's funding.Netanyahu's July hearing on possible indictment delayed to October5/22/2019 12:27:36 PM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general's plan to indict him on graft charges.Divided Britain heads to the polls for EU elections it was not meant to hold5/22/2019 12:25:04 PM Britain will hold European Parliament elections on Thursday, a vote which is expected to show growing frustration on both sides of the Brexit divide nearly three years after the country voted to leave the European Union.UK expats say slow mail service prevents them from casting EU-vote5/22/2019 12:24:36 PM Numerous British expatriates say they are being prevented from voting in this week's European election because they didn't receive their ballot papers in time.U.S. fighter jets again intercept Russian bombers off Alaska5/22/2019 12:22:59 PM U.S. fighter jets intercepted several Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, in the fourth and fifth such incursions this year, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday.China: U.S. resembles "Don Quixote" in seeing other powers as threats5/22/2019 12:19:20 PM China told the world's main disarmament forum on Wednesday that U.S. foreign policy was destabilizing, baffling and redolent of Don Quixote, the Spanish fictional hero whose misplaced determination leads him on a series of doomed endeavors.Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister5/22/2019 12:12:36 PM Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.Kremlin condemns alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey over missile deal5/22/2019 12:12:36 PM The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.Turkey's Russia missile deal raises difficult questions: Germany5/22/2019 12:11:52 PM The German government on Wednesday said Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 485/22/2019 12:11:40 PM Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.New Genoa bridge expected to be completed by April 20205/22/2019 12:10:47 PM Rebuilding work on a bridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa last year killing 43 people is expected to be completed by next April despite demolition works running late, the special commissioner for the reconstruction said on Wednesday.Modi's party promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake5/22/2019 11:57:39 AM India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.UAE say welcomes participation of other countries in tankers attack probe5/22/2019 11:43:22 AM The United Arab Emirates said it welcomes the participation of a number of ''brotherly and friendly states'' in the investigation of the ''sabotage operations'' that targeted four tankers near its territorial waters, the state-news agency WAM reported on Wednesday citing a foreign ministry statement.Six die, protests swell as Indonesia plunges into post-election unrest5/22/2019 11:40:11 AM Demonstrations over the outcome of last month's presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia's capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta's governor said six people were killed.Factbox: It's all about Brexit: The United Kingdom's EU election5/22/2019 10:54:17 AM Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is on course to win Thursday's European parliamentary election in the United Kingdom while pro-European Union parties remain divided.EU patiently follows Britain's Brexit debate: EU Commission5/22/2019 10:45:37 AM The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country's planned exit from the European Union "closely and patiently", the EU executive's chief spokesman said on Wednesday.Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back to Canada5/22/2019 10:37:44 AM President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.Explainer: Can anyone force British PM May to resign?5/22/2019 10:08:36 AM British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing widespread pressure to quit but can her lawmakers actually force her from office?South Africa swears in new parliament, excludes deputy president5/22/2019 9:34:00 AM South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he had brought the ruling party into disrepute.