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Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

The pound fell sharply on Wednesday after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced it was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30, while investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate call.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on March 20, 2019 ahead of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) question and answer session in the House of Commons. – Britain will write to the EU to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date. Exactly a thousand days on from the seismic 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, a divorce deal negotiated by May is blocked in parliament and political turmoil grips the country. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

British premier seeks brief Brexit delay from hesitant EU

Britain will write to the EU on Wednesday to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date.
Mr Modi was wearing a £10,000 ostrich hide jacket when confronted in the street by our reporter. EDDIE MULHOLLAND FOR THE TELEGRAPH

Indian fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi arrested in London

Indian Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of his country’s authorities, British police said on Wednesday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May seeks Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will write to the EU on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC’s political editor said.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Forex: Dollar on back foot after soft data fans bet on dovish Fed

The dollar licked its wounds on Monday after soft U.S. data increased bets the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this year while the pound hovered near nine-months high on hopes for a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union

Official: UK may not hold pivotal Brexit vote

British leader Theresa May’s government warned Sunday it might not have a planned Brexit vote this week unless it feels it could secure a win that avoids a lengthy delay to the EU pullout.
Facebook said it quickly removed a live video from the suspected gunman in twin mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed at least 49 people.

Facebook says that it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mass shooting

In the first 24 hours after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, Facebook says that it has removed 1.5 million videos that were uploaded of the attack, and has blocked 1.2 million “at upload.”
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May: Accept Brexit deal or get stuck in EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a stark warning to lawmakers that if they do not back her Brexit deal, there is the possibility the country “will not leave the EU for many months, if ever”.
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is led into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch district court on Saturday. POOL-Reuters

Western tabloids condemned for ‘humanising’ NZ mosque attacker

Social media users have condemned Western tabloid newspapers for their coverage of the New Zealand mosque attacks and their attempts to 'humanise' the gunman.
Chris Griffiths and Lorraine Jones were two of the plaintiffs who brought the case to court [Northern Land Council]

Australia Aboriginals win right to sue for colonial land loss

The High Court has handed down the biggest "native title" ruling affecting Aboriginal ownership of the land in decades, amid claims that billions of dollars in compensation will need to be paid by governments to indigenous groups.
(Xinhua-Polaris) An excavator works at the crash site of an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft near Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 10, 2019.

Ethiopian Airlines to send plane’s black box abroad, as grief grows

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson said on Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.

Sepp Blatter: Ex-French president helped Qatar land 2022 World Cup

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter alleged Monday that ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy had played a crucial role in helping Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier suffers blow ahead of big Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a major blow ahead of a historic vote on Tuesday when her chief attorney ruled that risks from its most contentious points remained “unchanged”.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 25, 2018 EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations in Brussels. – As a EU Brexit negociator, Barnier gained prestige in the European Union, AFP reported on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

Michel Barnier: Brexit talks now in hands of Britain

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told AFP on Monday that negotiations to break a deadlock on a deal to leave the bloc are now between British Prime Minister Theresa May and members of her parliament.
British bank Natwest is trialling the use of a new NFC payment card with a built-in fingerprint scanner.

Debit card with built-in fingerprint reader begins trial in the UK

British bank Natwest is trialling the use of a new NFC payment card with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The trial, which will include 200 customers when it begins in mid-April, will allow its participants to make NFC payments (called “contactless” in the UK) without needing to input a PIN or offer a signature.

Growth worries boost dollar amid sluggish pound sterling ahead of Brexit vote

The dollar witnessed a slight boost on Monday, hovering close to a near three-month high as investors continued to favour the greenback amid global growth concerns.
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, at the site of the plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday. Ethiopian Airlines, via Associated Press

Ethiopian Airlines chief reveals nationalities of plane crash victims

Seven British, seven French, eight Italian, 18 Canadian nationals are among the 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Theresa May faces heavy Brexit defeat in parliament

British Prime Minster Theresa May’s Brexit deal faces a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday, the leaders of two major eurosceptic factions in parliament said on Sunday.

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