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Trump's Warmongering Powers Curtailed and Big Ben's Brexit Bong

FROM Donald Trump's power to independently declare war, curtailed, to an MP's push for Big Ben to bong on Brexit Day, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Friday 10th January 2020.

The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution asserting President Donald Trump  must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.
The restrictive measure couldn't be any more timely as evidence emerged to back suspicions the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed early on Wednesday morning, killing all 176 passengers on board, had indeed been hit by an Iranian missile.
A missile, presumably marked 'property of Iran', for clarity, was discovered near to the crash site and investigators from Canada and the US are now working to determine whether the plane had been shot down intentionally or it had been "an accident".
Furthermore, Trump was heard to bellow at crowds gathered at a campaign event in Ohio yesterday (Thursday) that the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was "American Justice", suggesting the President's ire has not cooled down as much as he had led us to think, the day before. War Watch 3 advises those who had ceased traipsing their valuables down to their underground bunkers, to resume.
Shrubs and grasses are springing up around the summit of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, and across the Himalayas in further chilling evidence, the world is warming up due to climate change.
Scientists from the University of Exeter used satellite data gathered by Google's new Earth Engine to identify the amount of vegetation in the inaccessible "subnival ecosystem" (the highest zone allowing plant growth) and found significant increases in the percentage of vegetation to seasonal snow and ice.
"Team Harry" and, the somehow less punchy, "Team Queen" are emerging, as the general public and official public voice boxes (journalists and such) aligned themselves for or against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step back from royal life.
Meghan has reportedly flown back to Canada to be with her son Archie as royal staff have been instructed by Prince Charles to speed through arrangements for Prince Harry and Meghan to set about independent living. The Sussexes say they are keen to begin earning a "professional income".
Broadcaster Piers Morgan nevertheless ranted that Meghan and Harry are "the two most spoiled brats in history" and the death of his mother Diana did not give Harry "licence to treat the Queen so appallingly".
Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine wrote meanwhile, she had always been suspicious of Meghan, adding: "The woke, somewhat humourless and very entitled Harry we see before us now is almost unrecognisable as the rumbustious fellow we knew and loved".
And finally, MP and hardline Brexiteer Mark Francois, has been kicking up a fuss in the House of Commons over whether his proposal for Big Ben to sound at 11pm on Brexit Day (January 31st) could be given the go-ahead.
Big Ben has been silenced - except for special occasions -  since 2017 to allow for a four-year restoration scheme on Elizabeth Tower to take place.
Mr Francois argued this was one such "special occasion" but found himself surrounded by dissenting voices. An angered Mr Francois countered that if his wish was not formerly pursued he would take a hammer up to the bell himself and ring it. Which in absence of any other remedy revealing itself, appears to be the plan.


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