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Northwest Yellowstone area sees swarm of earthquakes

Northwest Yellowstone area sees swarm of earthquakes

A magnitude-3.6 quake struck nearly 50 kilometres from Seattle on Thursday night and was felt as far away as Sooke and Sidney. Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0 and that earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans.


Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

Discussions are to due to begin next week between British and European leaders in an attempt to forge an agreement over the UK's exit from the bloc, with major sticking points including immigration and an exit bill. Yesterday the Evening Standard - whose editor George Osborne was dropped as Chancellor of the Exchequer by May a year ago - reported that a group of "sensible" Tory MPs were meeting with their Labour counterparts to ensure a soft Brexit in the upcoming negotiations with ...



Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had "improved in the last 24 hours".


Brazil's electoral court keeps Temer in office

Brazil's electoral court keeps Temer in office

The case is partly based on a recording made by businessman Joesley Batista that appears to capture the president endorsing hush money for ex-House Speaker Eduardo Cunha, a former Temer ally serving a 15-year sentence for corruption. As the tension in the chamber rose, the court's president called a brief break. His popularity is in single digits and he is facing allegations that he endorsed the payment of hush money to a former lawmaker who has been convicted and jailed for corruption.



Havana says Trump's policy on Cuba doomed to fail

The president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of USA cash to the country's military and security services while mai. Mr Trump will reportedly sell the new restrictions on Cuba as cutting off funding to state institutions that the USA accuses of repressing "human rights".



Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

At under 40, Varadkar, who only entered parliament in 2007, is a world away from the man he is replacing, Enda Kenny , who was elected taoiseach over 30 years after he first became a TD. Varadkar himself has also downplayed his sexuality after coming out during a radio interview five months before Ireland voted "yes" on the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland .