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MPs vote on Brexit talks bill

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:00Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:20
MPs are preparing to vote on whether to allow the government to get negotiations for Brexit under way.
MPs are voting on whether to allow the government to get negotiations for Brexit under way.
  
MPs voted down an SNP amendment aimed at scuppering the bill.
Shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell and equalities spokeswoman Dawn Butler announced they were resigning from leader Jeremy Corbyn's team so that they could vote against the European Union Bill.
Labour shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell and equalities spokeswoman Dawn Butler announced they were resigning from leader Jeremy Corbyn's team so that they could vote against the European Union Bill.

Trump cabinet choices advance despite Democrats' efforts

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:05Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:10
Republicans changed the rules in order to allow Mr Trump's picks to go through.
Republicans changed the rules in order to allow Mr Trump's picks to go ahead.
But after Democrats on the finance committee said on Tuesday that they needed more time and more information about Mr Trump's picks for health secretary, Tom Price, and treasury secretary, former banker Steve Mnuchin, Republicans on the finance committee got them through anyway.
But after Democrats on the finance committee said on Tuesday that they needed more time and information about Mr Trump's picks for health secretary, Tom Price, and treasury secretary, former banker Steve Mnuchin, Republicans on the finance committee got them through anyway.

Tunisia attack: Boy tried to shield grandfather

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:00Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:30
Rezgui was shot dead by police after the attack.
The attack was ended when Rezgui was shot dead by police.
  
The hearing was also told that victims Lisa and Billy Graham, from Perth in Scotland, died from bullet wounds to the chest.
  
Mrs Graham, 50, was nicknamed "sun goddess" by friends and was a "caring and thoughtful" woman, the inquest heard. Mr Graham, 51, who volunteered for his local football club in his spare time, was described as happy-go-lucky and a big joker who loved to make people laugh.
  
The couple had been celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary when Rezgui attacked.