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Republicans float minor immigration deal to end deadlock

“Mark Meadows, the head of the hard right Freedom Caucus, threw cold water on the idea that any Senate deal would bind the lower chamber” writes Ben Jacobs for theguardian.com. Any immigration deal reached by the Senate would still need to be approved by the House of Representatives.McConnell’s proposal would allow the Senate to debate and vote on an immigration deal if a broader bipartisan compromise was not reached in the next three weeks.Republicans had used Chip as leverage in the failed vote on Friday night to fund the government…

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Jeremy Corbyn ally loses bid to become Watford parliamentary candidate following acrimonious selection battle

“A Momentum and Unite union-backed candidate with close ties to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has lost the acrimonious selection battle to become the parliamentary candidate for Watford” writes Helen Cowan for telegraph.co.uk. Following the hustings, Mr Ostrowski, who stood as the Watford Labour candidate in the snap election, said: “I am humbled by the huge support I have received in this contest. “We are now united and the Watford Labour Party is campaigning on full throttle as there could be a General Election any time.”.  Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Labour urged to join cross-party bid to keep UK in single market after Brexit

“Labour has been urged to join a cross-party bid to keep the UK in the single market and customs union after Brexit” writes Press Association for telegraph.co.uk. If passed, the move would stop ministers being able to use so-called Henry VIII powers to take Britain out of the single market and customs union. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Government scheme to fund electric car charging points falls flat after just five councils apply for cash and £150k handed out

“A Government bid to spark an electric car revolution by offering councils funding to install vehicle charging points has fallen flat after just five local authorities applied for the cash” writes Jack Maidment for telegraph.co.uk. Ministers invited councils to bid for part of a £1.5 million fund in 2017/18 but interest from town halls has been “extremely disappointing”. They claim that Whitehall cuts to overall local government funding have left cash-strapped councils unable to find the remaining 25 per cent to make the scheme work.However, the Government is urging councils…

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Boeing’s bid to buy Embraer could see Brazilian engineers work on the 797

“Its renewed move on Embraer could herald the acquisition of engineering talent to work on its next new jet, the 797” writes Seattle Times Aerospace for seattletimes.com. The previous efforts indicate Boeing’s strategic interest includes the acquisition of engineering talent to work on its next new jet.In May 1999, then-Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Alan Mulally commissioned the first study of the possibility of buying Embraer. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Premier League on Amazon Prime? Digital giant is said to make a bid for streaming rights

“The digital giant sees such sporting events as American football, tennis and soccer matches as a way to get more people to subscribe to Prime memberships” writes Spencer Soper for seattletimes.com. The digital giant sees such sporting events as American football, tennis and soccer matches as a way to get more people to subscribe to Prime memberships, which include video streaming and convert occasional customers into more loyal shoppers. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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China to plant forest the size of Ireland in bid to become world leader in conservation

“Zhang Jianlong, head of the administration, said that by 2035 the figure will be up to 26 per cent” writes Matthew Scott for telegraph.co.uk. The move is China’s latest bid to shed its polluting image and become world leader in environment protection, since President Donald Trump chose to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement last year. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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