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This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast live from NPR. News in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump is facing international criticism over his announcement that it's time to recognize Israel sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights NPR's. Peter Kenyon says Ron Russia. Syria and Turkey are among his critics Russia. Condemned. Trump's announcement a Syrian official said it showed quote blind bias toward Israel by the US Iran called the move illegal and unacceptable and Turkey's president ridge type area to one said Trump's statement has brought the region to the edge of a new crisis. Adding, quote, we cannot allow legitimization of the station of the Golan Heights NPR's. Peter Kenyon reporting the European Union has granted the United Kingdom a short extension for Brexit. But as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London the UK has to make some big decisions very soon after months of anxiety and uncertainty. One thing is clear the UK will not crash out of the EU on March twenty ninth as many increasingly had feared instead, the EU said this Thursday night in Brussels. If Britain's parliament passes, Prime Minister, Theresa May's, deeply unpopular Brexit deal next week, you can have until may twenty second to square way, domestic legislation leave the you. But for deal fails, the UK has until just April twelfth to decide on a new plan or prepare to leave with no deal, the use adjusted a couple of options last night, cancel Brexit or accept a long extension. Both our courses prime minster may oppose us, but the us made it clear by mid April. The UK has to decide on something. Frank Langfitt, NPR news, London, Missouri is under a state of emergency as river flooding worsens in the mid west up. Authorities say about twenty levees in Missouri. Nebraska and Iowa have been breached by high water. Fred nap with any T news reports on the flooding in plasma Nebraska until last week. The worst flood to hit plot. Smith was in twenty eleven when the Missouri river rose ten feet above its banks city administrator, Irv Portis says the city tried to plan ahead. We made some repairs in two thousand eleven based on that flood of all floods historic Christian. Guess what? We're wrong Saturday. The missouri. Crested fourteen feet above its banks knocking out Platt Smith's water and sewage treatment plants the city's authorized emergency borrow in equal to last year's entire city budget, federal and state funds may eventually pay most of that. But mayor Paul Lambert says it could take up to a year for things to return to normal for NPR news. I'm frit nap in Platte Smith, Nebraska. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that flooding this spring will continue to be catastrophic for the mid west it may reach historic levels in the south as many as two hundred million people. May be at risk of flooding. Danger. On Wall Street. The major indices are all about one percent lower. The Dow was down two hundred fifty one points at twenty five thousand seven hundred eleven you're listening to NPR news. Arizona Senator Martha mcsally visited Luke air force base west to Phoenix on Thursday for what she called a candidate discussion about sexual assault in the armed services. She recently said she was sexually assaulted while in the air force for member station. K J Z Z. Jimmy Jenkins reports. Mix Ellie said she met with commanders and junior airmen to discuss the challenges they're facing with sexual assault in the air force. She said education was key to preventing assaults in the first place where very much also focusing on after a salt is reported. What can we do to improve the process of the investigations and judicial process mcsally said she wants to give due process to victims and get it done in a timely manner. The Senator said she has created a task force to look for a specific policy changes that could be included in the national defense authorization act for NPR news. I'm Jimmy Jenkins in Phoenix rescue efforts continue in southeast Africa where a cyclone devastated three countries. The death toll has surpassed five hundred people in Mozambique. There are more debts in Malawi and Zimbabwe relief groups feared the overall cyclone death toll may rise to more than one thousand people Australia is about to be hit by two separate cyclones. Tropical cyclone Trevor is approaching the country's northeast with top sustained winds of ninety three miles per hour in the country's northwest tropical cyclone Veronica has top sustained winds of one hundred eight miles per hour. Australia does see cyclones but rarely sees to over the same weekend, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington.

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