Dec 2, 2018

Labour will try to topple Theresa May if vote on Brexit deal fails

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Keir Starmer, the U.K. Labour Party's Brexit spokesman, said it would be "inevitable" that the opposition party would move for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Theresa May if a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal fails later this month, per the AP.

Details: Both May and top European Union officials have presented her deal as the only possible option, meaning that the United Kingdom would face the possibility of a "no-deal" Brexit should the vote fail, which May's own chief economic minister said last week would involve dire economic consequences.

Go deeper: Theresa May fights for her Brexit deal, and her political future

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The coronavirus is Trump's slow-burn crisis

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At 6:30 p.m. from the White House press room, President Trump will publicly make himself the face of America's response to the coronavirus crisis.

Why it matters: This is exactly the situation where a president needs the credibility to truthfully explain a tough situation to the public.

Obama demands South Carolina stations stop airing misleading anti-Biden ad

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Former President Obama's office is calling on South Carolina TV stations to stop running a misleading attack ad by a pro-Trump super PAC that uses Obama's voice out of context to make it appear as if he is criticizing Joe Biden and Democrats on race.

Why it matters: It's a rare intervention by Obama, whose former vice president is facing a critical primary in South Carolina on Saturday. Obama has said he has no plans to endorse in the Democratic field.

The megatrends that will shape the 21st century

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An enormous amount of change has been crammed into the first two decades of the 21st century — but what’s coming next will break every speed record.

The big picture: The world is being buffeted by rapid yet uneven advances in technology that will revamp work and what it means to be human. At the same time, fundamental demographic changes will alter democracies and autocracies alike while the effects of climate change accumulate, physically redrawing our globe.