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The opposition MP’s and Tory rebels have attempted to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit, and they have defeated the government in its first stage.

Commons votes have been reported as 328 to 301 to take control of the agenda. This allows them to put forward a bill asking to delay the exit date of the US.

At this stage, Boris Johnson said that he would put forward a movement for an early general election.

Before the occurrence of any election, the bill should be passed, said Jeremy Corbyn in a statement.

Referring to the next European Union summit, Boris Johnson said, “I don’t want an election, the public don’t want an election, but if the House votes for this bill tomorrow, the public will have to choose who goes to Brussels on Oct. 17 to sort this out and take this country forward”.

21 Tory MPs, including some of the ex-cabinet ministers have stood with the opposition parties to defeat the government.

Ken Clarke, ex-chancellor told bbc that he was still “a mainstream Conservative” but he didn’t recognise his party any more. He added that the PM’s “knockabout character” had “the most right-wing cabinet a conservative government has ever produced”.

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The new Governor of Puerto Rico have arrived with bringing a new controversy to the US territory.

Protesters have already covered the justice secretary, days after Ricardo Rossello said he would step down as governor of Puerto Rico.

Ricardo Rossello had resigned amid mass protests over a leaked chat in which he and top aides shared obscenity-laced messages and Pedro Pierluisi came as the successor of Rossello.


Ricardo Rossello

But, doubts have raised regarding the term of Mr Pierluisi as governor, since the official confirmation has not yet been received from island’s Senate.

His appointment has been termed unconstitutional, by the critics.

Mr Pierluisi, in his inaugural speech said that he was “he was “fully capable and authorised to act, but the Senate will have its say”. “If I am not ratified then the second in line, the secretary of justice of Puerto Rico, will take over the governorship”.

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The Governor of Puerto Rico – Ricardo Rossello has announced his resignation after mass protest in the US territory. Rossello said that he will be submitting his resignation on 2nd of August.

The decision was taken after a mass street protest of about two weeks, triggered by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers.

He had been criticized for a group text message, which was leaked on 13th of July . The messages revealed sexist, profane and homophobic comments.

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The chat was reportedly having 880 pages of exchanges between the governor and 11 male allies.

In a recently posted video, Rossello said, “I announce that I will be resigning from the governor’s post effective Friday, August 2 at 5 pm”. He said that the ‘demands’ of the protesters “have been overwhelming”.

“I feel that to continue in this position would make it difficult for the success that I have achieved to endure,” he added.

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has offered his son the job of US ambassador.

Eduardo Bolsonaro (35), the younger son of Jair Bolsonaro has been offered with this post amid a heated debate in the US about the role and influence of President Donald Trump’s family, particularly his daughter Ivanka.

Eduardo Bolsonaro has told reporters that he would accept the post if nominated.

“If it is a mission given by the president, I would accept” – Eduardo.

Eduardo Bolsonaro is currently serving as a congressman and advises his father on foreign affairs.

Ivanka, the daughter of Donald Trump drew widespread scorn late last month after her prominent appearance at the G20 summit in Osaka alongside her father.

Mr Bolsonaro is highly hopeful about his son that he said that Eduardo would make a good ambassador to the US with his good language skills and strong relationship with the Trump family.

The Brazil’s president said, “He is a friend of the children of Donald Trump, speaks English and Spanish and has great global experience. He would be able to convey our message perfectly”.

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Donald Tump has raised an order for investigation on the planned taxation of tech giants, which would seriously affect the American tech companies. This could be a move that results in retaliatory tariffs.

Robert Lighthizer, the US representative said, “The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax… unfairly targets American companies”.

The unfair trade practices could pave the way for Washington to impose punitive tariffs. Trump had repeatedly done this since taking office.

The parliament of France would be approving the tax implementations on Thursday.

Reports said that the tech giants like Google and Facebook will be charged with a 3% levy on revenue made inside France.

An estimated amount of around half-a-billion euro a year would be brought in with the new tax rule.

The new tax rule insists that any digital company with a revenue of more than €750m – of which at least €25m is generated in France – would be subject to the tax.

Republican Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Ron Wyden, the senior Democrat on the panel have welcomed the latest inquiry.

In a joined statement, they said, “The digital services tax that France and other European countries are pursuing is clearly protectionist and unfairly targets American companies in a way that will cost US jobs and harm American workers”.

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Donald Tusk, European Council President said that the EU leaders are expecting to have their proposal for the next EU Commission president ready by the next summit on June 21st.

Brussels witnessed the presence of the leaders from the 28 member states for a summit which emphasized on the wrangling among member states in choosing the next European Commission president following the European elections.

“We did not discuss names tonight, only the process”, said Donald Tusk, regarding Tuesday’s informal dinner, however, no names were mentioned.

On Tuesday, the Council president said that, when it comes to Commission appointments, his “personal ambition” was gender balance. French President Emmanuel Macron have also highlighted Tusk’s preference. Macron have said that he needed two women and two men for the top four EU posts.

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British PM Theresa May said that, she will resign from her position as Prime Minister on 7th of June. This leads to a situation for a contest to select a new prime minister.

She was delivering an emotional speech and said that she had done her best for the Brexit deal and it was a matter of “deep regret” the she could not achieve her goal. “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit”, admitted Thersa May.

She said that her position as the British Prime Minister had been the “honour” of her life. May said that she will be continuing her services as the PM while a conservative leadership contest takes place for selecting a new Prime Minister.

Her statements shows that May will be in the position of PM at the time of Donald Trump’s UK visit, which is due to be on the starting of June.

She said that she would leave “with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love”. She was found to be emotional while delivering the speech.

She added that, for delivering the Brexit, the next PM would have to build agreement in Parliament. May said, “Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise”.

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PM Narendra Modi and his party BJP has won the world’s largest democratic election in India.

Earlier calculations and public opinion clearly showed the victory of Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP).

Results showed that BJP has won 282 seats, leading the NDA to a tally of 336 seats in the 543-seat Lok Sabha.

Narendra Modi also owns the title of third prime minister of India who has been able to retain power for a second term with full majority in Lok Sabha.

PM thanked the Indian people after confirming his victory. He said that the polls showed the world the commitment of Indian voter. In his speech, he said that it is the victory of people and democracy.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the MPs have “one last chance” for backing to the Brexit’s “new deal”.

May said that a vote will be given to the MPs to decide whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

The bill mentions and promises on workers’ rights, environmental protections and the Northern Irish border.

“The Prime Minister’s latest proposals are worse than before and would leave us bound deeply in to the EU. It is time to leave on WTO terms”, said Jacob Rees-Mogg in his Twitter. “We can and must do better and deliver what the people voted for”, he added.

Theresa May said, “I have compromised, now I ask you to compromise too”. She also mentioned about her resignation that she offered. She said that, “ l offered to give up the job I love earlier than I would like”.

She asked the MPs to support the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at its first parliamentary hurdle and then “make the case” for another public vote when the bill was examined in detail later.

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Spain’s ruling Socialists wins the election by collecting most of the votes. They failed to win a majority amid historic gains by the far-right. This was one among the crucial elections in decades.

29% of the votes were polled by PM Pedro Sánchez’s party. In order to form a government, they will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right, to form a government.

Since military rule ended in the 1970s, it is for the first time a far-right party is set to enter parliament. The Popular Party (PP) faced a collapse in support. The Popular Party had governed Spain until it was dumped from power in May 2018 in a no-confidence vote.

In this election, the Popular Party could just win 66 seats, down from 137 in the previous parliament.

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