Wednesday, 23 October 2019


British Pound falls after MPs delay key Brexit vote

LONDON: The British pound fell against the dollar after currency markets opened in Asia early, following a delay to a crucial Brexit vote and a new request to extend the deadline from October 31. The currency opened down 0.6% at $1.2915, after closing just below $1.30 mark, according to Reuters. ...

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EU mulls new emergency summit to ‘get Brexit deal done’

BRUSSELS: The European Union is considering a new emergency summit to get a Brexit deal , the BBC reported. EU internal discussions are now focusing on a possible “holding pattern statement” at this week’s EU leaders summit, along the lines of “we’ve made great progress in negotiations but still need ...

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Super Typhoon Hagibis death toll in Japan hits 14, dozens Injured

MOSCOW: Local media earlier reported, citing Japanese meteorologists, that Super Typhoon Hagibis could become more destructive than Typhoon Ida, which killed over 1,000 in 1958. The number of people who’ve died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has increased to 14, while at least 16 more remain missing, the ...

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Hong Kong chief Lam warns military could step in bad situation

HONG KONG Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if the ongoing protests in the city continue, adding that four months of protests marked by a sharp escalation in police violence and protester blow-back was no longer “a peaceful movement for democracy”, media ...

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UK to leave European Union on 31 October

LONDON: According to the current legislation, the United Kingdom is entitled to request a 3-month Brexit extension on 19 October if a deal is not secured that would maintain trade relations with the EU by the 31 October Brexit deadline. Britain will pull out from the European Union on 31 ...

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UN Security Council needs structural reform: Shinzo Abe

NEW YORK: The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, while speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, noted that both the United Nations and the UN Security Council should be reformed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for structural reforms of the UN Security Council , expressing hope ...

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