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Morning Briefing: February 12, 2018 (TUESDAY)

12/02/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Meeqat Hashmi.

May to ask MPs for further fortnight's grace in Brexit talks

Theresa May standing in front of a door: Theresa May in Downing Street. Her focus in the Brexit talks is on the Irish backstop. © AFP/Getty Images Theresa May in Downing Street. Her focus in the Brexit talks is on the Irish backstop. Theresa May hopes to convince the House of Commons on Tuesday to give her another fortnight’s grace to keep pushing for changes to the Irish backstop – despite the insistence of Michel Barnier that it is Britain that must compromise. (The Guardian)

US lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avert shutdown

Patrick Leahy et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avert shutdown © Greg Nash Lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avert shutdown US lawmakers said on Monday night that they had reached an agreement "in principle" to avoid a second partial government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The breakthrough came after Sens. Shelby (R-Ala.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Kay Granger (R-Texas)-the top members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee-met three times on Monday night in a last-ditch effort to get a deal. Meanwhile, President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it. (The Hill)

Man detained after ‘severe fire‘ breaks out at Tamworth hospital

A man has been detained on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at a hospital in Tamworth, police said. Ten fire engines battled the blaze at the George Bryan Centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Mile Oak after a fire spread through the roof of the building. (The Independent)

Road congestion cost the UK economy nearly £8 billion

a view of a city street filled with traffic next to a highway © Credits: Getty Transport data firm Inrix calculated that the average road user in London lost up to £1,680 due to jams. This was followed by Edinburgh (£1,219), Manchester (£1,157) and Leicester (£1,145). Liverpool had the lowest cost of congestion among the cities studied, at £878 per driver. (Mirror)

Google and Facebook news need regulation to restore trust

Google and Facebook should be made to improve trust in the content they host, a review has found. The Cairncross review, commissioned by the government, recommended that tech giants should have a "news quality obligation" which would be overseen by a regulator. (Sky News)

In Depth: Chelsea must consider doing the unthinkable - not sacking their manager

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images) There is an established school of thought that instability is simply Chelsea's thing, substantially backed up by 16 cup finals in as many years, to go with the 15 pieces of major silverware. We have heard the “give him time” tune many times before, at many other clubs. But Chelsea have reached the point, after a decade of managerial churn, where they may have no other rational choice. (The Telegraph)

Video of the day: Asteroid hit earth 12,000 years ago creating Paris-sized crater

© Daily Mail Scientists have found that an enormous asteroid that crashed into Earth 12,000 years ago left a crater 5 times the size of Paris underneath Greenland's glaciers.' (Daily Mail)

On this day 

Edvard Munch (1863-1944),   The Scream, 1893, Tempera and pencil on cardboard, 0,91 x 0,73 m, Oslo, Nasjonalmuseet. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images) Edvard Munch (1863-1944), The Scream, 1893, Tempera and pencil on cardboard, 0,91 x 0,73 m, Oslo, Nasjonalmuseet. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images) 1994: Norway's most valuable painting is brazenly snatched from the National Gallery after four thieves pull off a 50-second heist. Police will recover the painting three months later. (Bing)

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