Saturday, 18 November 2017

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

Theresa May

LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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Catalan leader to announce regional elections

Catalonia leader

Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont is set to call a snap regional election for 20 December, according to local media reports. The move could help break a one-month deadlock between the Spanish government and Catalan separatists seeking independence from Spain. Barcelona-based La Vanguardia said Mr Puigdemont had taken the decision in ...

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Japan parliament dissolved for general election

Japan PM

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dissolved the more powerful lower chamber of Japan’s bicameral parliament and called a general election as a number of opposition parties have held talks about ways they could collaborate to better take on Abe’s ruling coalition. The general election will be held ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

Putin

ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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PM Theresa May calls for elections on Jun 8

THERESA MAY

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has called for elections to be held on Jun 8, she announced outside her Downing Street office on Tuesday (Apr 18). “I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on ...

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