WORLD NEWS

Britain suggests longer Brexit transition

London - 

Britain on Wednesday challenged the EU's proposals to end a post-Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020, saying the date should reflect the time needed for both sides to strike a deal on future trade ties.

Record high temperatures for February in New York

Record high temperatures for February in New York
New York - 

New York residents on Wednesday enjoyed record heat for the month of February, with the thermometer reaching 24 degrees Celsius (76 Farenheit) in the early afternoon, the National Weather Service reported.

White House denies being weak on Russia, says more sanctions to come

Washington - 

The White House is weighing additional sanctions against Russia, senior administration officials said Wednesday, pushing back against allegations that Donald Trump has been a soft touch on Moscow.

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery
Taipei - 

Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth Twd$5 million ($170,000) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island. 

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud
New Delhi - 

Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the country's biggest bank scams, an official said Saturday.

May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

Munich - 

British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens' lives were at stake.

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

New Delhi - 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

'Shame on you!' student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally

'Shame on you!' student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally

Fort Lauderdale - 

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gun control.



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