Thursday, 28 May 2020

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Corbyn premiership spreads caution among Tories

LONDON: Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position. May’s cabinet has been riddled with division over the country’s overall strategy to handle Brexit, more than a year after the ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing

LONDON: Two men were arrested over last week’s London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said. The men, aged 48 and 30, were arrested under anti-terrorism legislation in Newport in Wales, police said in a statement, ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Mexico Earthquake: More Than 200 Dead as Buildings Collapse

MEXICO CITY: Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 killed at least 217 people. The quake struck at about 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday and had a magnitude of 7.1, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Its ...

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UK, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

BRITAIN and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State. Prime Minister Theresa May said in December that Britain would invest over 3 billion pounds ($4.05 ...

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Trump Threatens ‘to Totally Destroy North Korea’

Trump to UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ U.S. President Donald Trump dispensed with diplomacy at the United Nations, vowing in his maiden speech to the General Assembly that the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced to defend ...

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China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

NEW YORK: The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urged all parties to ...

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Suu Kyi: I don’t fear global scrutiny over Rohingya crisis

MYANMAR’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has publicly defended her country over the Rohingya refugee crisis which has seen more than 400,000 Muslims flee across the border. Violence erupted over a week ago when the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, claimed it was cracking down on insurgents following ...

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Ex-Fox News guest alleges she was raped by host

WASHINGTON: Fox News, coming off a year of scandal related to a series of sexual harassment claims, was hit with another lawsuit Monday by a political commentator who claimed she was raped and assaulted by a network employee. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal court, political commentator Scottie Nell ...

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