Friday, 23 June 2017

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Foster says talks with British PM going well

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LONDON: Discussions between the DUP and British Prime Minister Theresa May on a deal to allow the Conservatives to form a minority government are to resume. Former first minister Arlene Foster has said the discussions are “going well” and that she hopes for a “successful conclusion” soon. Speaking last night, ...

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Fire engulfs apartment block in West London

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LONDON: A huge fire has engulfed a 27-story apartment block in West London. Around 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks have been deployed to tackle the blaze, as rescue workers try to evacuate the building in Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington, London Fire Brigade said. The fire broke out ...

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Iran’s Khamenei blames US for creation of ISIS

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TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the United States for instability in the Middle East and said Washington’s fight against the Islamic State militant group was “a lie”. “You (the United States) and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East…who created Islamic State? America ...

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Sajid Javid to stay in post as communities secretary

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LONDON: Following last week’s general election, in which she lost her majority and is now building a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP), May has been reshuffling her cabinet. Both Javid and Clark became secretaries of state of communities and energy respectively last year, when May ...

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Trump State Visit to Britain Reportedly Delayed

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LONDON: Donald Trump told British PM he doesn’t want to go to Britain if he is set to be met by large-scale protests during his visit. Trump passed along the message during a phone call that took place in recent weeks, according to the Guardian, which cites an unnamed source ...

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Brexit strategy: PM May faces crunch meeting with Tories

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the speech of China's President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Nicolas Asfonri/Pool

LONDON: Tories furious at the election fiasco will demand changes to her leadership style and concessions on key policy areas including Brexit. In a sign of the task ahead, the weakened leader must appease both those who believe voters have rejected a hard Brexit, and others demanding she plough on ...

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Gaddafi’s son released after five years detention

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BENGHAZI: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western town of Zintan where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade. ...

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12 British Pakistanis elected to UK parliament

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LONDON: Twelve Pakistani-origin British candidates have been declared winner in the Britain’s general elections. Seven Pakistan-origin British contestants belong to Labour Party and three to Conservative. Among them five are women. Shahbana Mahmood of the labour party originally hails from Mirpur Azad Kashmir crushed all opponents in Birmingham Ladywood securing ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

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PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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Afghan commando kills two American soldiers before being shot dead

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KABUL: Two US soldiers were killed and two others were wounded after an Afghan army soldier open fire at them in eastern Afghanistan’s Achin district on Saturday. The Afghan commando was shot down after he opened fire on the US soldiers, according to reports in international media. The incident followed ...

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