British lawmakers launch new group to try to secure Brexit deal Sep 11, 2019 0 355 12345 LONDON: Several British lawmakers launched a new group on Tuesday to bolster efforts to secure a deal to leave the European Union, hoping to persuade parliament finally to pass an agreement based on one it rejected three times. The group of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat lawmakers, called “MPs (members of parliament) for a deal”, said it would rally support for a deal based on one former leader Theresa May had worked on with the opposition Labour Party. Caroline Flint, a Labour lawmaker who previously voted in favour of May’s deal, said the group would use “the hours, the days, the weeks left” before the Brexit deadline of Oct 31 to show the “sizeable voice” in parliament for a deal. “We are all in support of getting a deal and leaving in an orderly way,” she told a news conference, adding there were about 50 Labour lawmakers who wanted a deal. (REUTERS) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Ms Monopoly board game sees women players get paid more Sep 11, 2019 0 686 Trump fires hawkish national security advisor John Bolton Sep 11, 2019 0 551 New Sweden minister presses ‘feminist foreign policy’ Sep 11, 2019 0 232 Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill on presidential impeachment Kiev: Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill detailing procedures for a presidential impeachment, fulfilling a campaign pledge by the new leader, Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian who came .. Michael Jordan pledges $1 million to Dorian relief in Bahamas Nassau: Michael Jordan pledged $1 million Tuesday to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas. The Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA Hall of Fame member owns property there and is a frequent visitor to the area that .. After battle with MPs, British PM seeks Brexit deal AFP London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Tuesday he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the EU, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising defeats by MPs over his Brexit .. US EPA chief seeks to reduce agency-funded animal testing REUTERS WASHINGTON US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to almost completely end the practice by 2035. .. Outcry over EU ‘way of life’ migration portfolio AFP Brussels An EU Commission proposal to brand its powerful migration portfolio as “protecting the European way of life” sparked outrage from European lawmakers on Tuesday who called it a worrying use of far-right ..