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Blog posts of '2018' 'April'

UK parliament should not be able to overturn EU referendum: UK PM spokesman
Britain's parliament should not be given powers to overturn the result of the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday as opponents seek a great say on the Brexit deal.
Iran leader: U.S. pushes Riyadh to confront Tehran, stirs crisis
Iran's supreme leader on Monday hit out at the United States a day after new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh, accusing Washington of trying to stoke a "regional crisis" by provoking its ally Saudi Arabia to confront Tehran.
EU's Barnier says rapid progress on Irish border needed by June
Britain and European Union negotiators must make rapid progress on the issue of the Irish border by a June EU leaders meeting that will be a "stepping stone" towards attempting to reach a final deal in October, the EU's Brexit negotiator said.
Northern Irish DUP says EU's Barnier needs to understand unionists' views: BBC
The leader of the Northern Irish political party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said the European Union's chief negotiator needs to do more to understand the views of unionists, the BBC reported on Monday.
UK, U.S. study Antarctic glacier, hoping to crack sea level risks
Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels.
Tennis: Top seed Pliskova withdraws from Prague Open
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova has withdrawn from this week's Prague Open and will be replaced by Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the main draw.
Motor racing: Hamilton says Vettel broke the safety car re-start rules
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accused Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel of failing to play by the rules when leading behind the safety car in Sunday's chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver faces second corruption trial
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is expected to go to trial on federal corruption charges for the second time on Monday, seven months after an appeals court threw out his earlier conviction and 12-year prison sentence.
World stocks set for positive April as big ticket M&As return
World stocks are set to notch up a positive month for the first time since January, as a slew of positive earnings from U.S. technology firms and marquee M&A deals help soothe memories of February tremors.
Pompeo says U.S. open to 'two-party solution' for Israeli-Palestinian conflict
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Monday he was open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, saying a "two-party solution" was likely in his first extensive comments on peace efforts since taking the job last week.