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British PM May suffers biggest ever government defeat in Parliament over Brexit deal

British PM May suffers biggest ever government defeat in Parliament over Brexit deal

London, Jan 16:  In the biggest defeat for a sitting British government in history, Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal to leave the EU was overwhelmingly rejected by MPs, triggering a no-confidence motion against her government and leaving the country with no plans for Brexit on March 29. The crushing defeat Tuesday threw the government […]

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EU urges Britain to make its mind up on Brexit

EU urges Britain to make its mind up on Brexit

Brussels, Jan 16: European Union leaders urged Britain Tuesday to decide quickly how it will avoid a “no deal Brexit”, after the British parliament rejected a hard-won withdrawal deal. “I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up,” warned Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, […]

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Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as attackers killed

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as attackers killed

Nairobi, Jan 16: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that militants who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been “eliminated” after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up and gunmen engaged security forces in numerous shootouts during the assault on […]

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Taliban threaten to end talks with US on ending Afghan war

Taliban threaten to end talks with US on ending Afghan war

Kabul, Jan 15:  The Taliban issued a statement Tuesday threatening to end contact with the US even as Washington’s peace envoy makes another round of the region in pursuit of a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s protracted conflict before a frustrated President Donald Trump makes good on his 2016 campaign promise to end America’s involvement. Earlier […]

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EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of historic UK vote

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of historic UK vote

London, Jan 14 :  Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to “paralysis” that could see Britain stay in the bloc. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President […]

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Government shutdown because of Democrats: US Prez Trump

Government shutdown because of Democrats: US Prez Trump

Washington, Jan 15 : President Donald Trump has attributed the partial government shutdown, which is now into its 24th day, to the opposition Democrats who have blocked his proposal of USD 5.7 billion in Congressional funding to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. He also said that he will “never ever back down” when its […]

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Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

Kabul, Jan 15 :  The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a powerful truck bomb in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods, killing at least four people including an Indian national, and wounding more than 100 in the latest assault on the Afghan capital. In a grim message, the militants also vowed to carry out […]

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It’s good to have ties with China, Russia, Japan and India: Trump

It’s good to have ties with China, Russia, Japan and India: Trump

Washington, Jan 14 :  US President Donald Trump on Monday said it’s good to have relationship with countries like Russia, China, Japan and India as he expressed hope to reach a trade deal with Beijing. Trump, addressing reporters at the White House before leaving for Louisiana for a farmers event, said the US is doing […]

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Pak to shelve major CPEC power project

Pak to shelve major CPEC power project

By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Jan 14 : The cash-strapped Pakistan government will shelve a major coal-based power plant project under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, citing sufficient generation capacity already lined up for the next few years. The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project […]

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Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces, Ankara hits back

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces, Ankara hits back

By Lalit K Jha Washington, Jan 14 : President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, in a stern warning rejected by Ankara saying it will continue to fight the “terrorists”. Last month, President […]

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