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Chances of Brexit deal this month fade
BRUSSELS: The already slim chance that a Brexit deal would be agreed this month receded still further on Monday as another EU meeting ended without a breakthrough. European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned ministers from member states that no deal has been sealed yet on Britain’s departure from the bloc. However, the Financial Times citing unidentified diplomats briefed on the discussions reported Barnier as saying
If May’s deal fails, we want an election: Labour
LONDON: Britain’s opposition Labour Party said that if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down then it would push for a national election and also possibly another referendum, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said. “At the moment the prime minister is a long way from home,” Starmer said when asked if Labour would vote down May’s deal. “If the deal goes down then we’ll call for a general election,” he said. “If
Spy poisoning row degraded Russian intel capability: May
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West’s response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia’s intelligence capability. May’s office says she’ll urge countries “to stand up for the rules around the world” during a foreign-policy speech on Monday. Britain accuses Russia of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a Soviet-made nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury
Charles, the longest-serving heir in British history, turns 70 tomorrow
LONDON: Britain’s Prince Charles turns 70 on Wednesday, having spent a lifetime forging his own path during a record wait for the throne overshadowed by public adulation for his mother. The Prince of Wales has battled a string of public relations headaches and accusations of being cold towards his first wife Diana as well as interfering in political affairs. Charles sees himself as a “dissident” working against the prevailing
Parents who named son after Hitler guilty of terror offence
LONDON: A couple who gave their son the middle name Adolf in honour of Hitler were on Monday convicted of being members of a British neo-Nazi terrorist group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Portuguese-born partner Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury in south England, were charged along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester in central England with being members of banned group National Action (NA). Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court in
Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
LONDON: A Briton has died after being bitten by a cat with rabies in Morocco, officials said on Monday, only the seventh known case in the United Kingdom since 2000. England’s health service issued a reminder on Monday for travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when travelling to rabies affected countries, particularly those in Asia and Africa. Rabies has been effectively eradicated in Britain, although they do
Emiratis warned against vaping in Thailand
SHARJAH: The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Thailand capital h..
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VP orders third humanitarian airlift for Jordan
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President of Iraq visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
ABU DHABI: President of Iraq Barham Salih on Monday, visited the Sheik..
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Lebanon passes landmark law to find civil war missing
BEIRUT: Lebanon for the first time Monday passed a law to investigate ..
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Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns dissolution of parliament
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned President Mai..
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Norway frigate sinks after tanker collision
OSLO: A Norwegian frigate that collided with a Maltese tanker in a fjo..
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Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM
SINGAPORE: Aung San Suu Kyi's response to the persecution of Myanmar's..
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Tunisia parliament approves new government
TUNIS: Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's new government has won..
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Thousands of Afghans flee fighting in Hazara districts
GHAZNI (Afghanistan): Thousands of Afghans have fled to Ghazni city to..
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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez meets eastern commander in Palermo
PALERMO: Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, whose government is ba..
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