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UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

Added: 17.08.2019 23:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one.

In another setback, US cuts $440 million financial aid to Pakistan

Added: 17.08.2019 17:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON: In another jolt to Pakistan, the United States slashed the aid to the cash-strapped nation by nearly US $440 million, bringing down its commitment to just US $4.1 billion. The aid was disbursed under Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA) 2010, reported Express Tribune. The US apprised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran...

Johnson To Meet With Merkel, Macron Next Week In Effort To Break Brexit Deadlock

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make a diplomatic dash to meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin early next week as he seeks to break the Brexit impasse, The Guardian reports. The prime minister, who has yet to leave the United Kingdom to meet any of the European Union’s leaders since entering Downing Street, will also speak to the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and Donald Tusk, the European council president, by phone, the Guardian understands.Tusk said earlier this year there would be a “special place in hell” for politicians who had championed Brexit “without a sketch of a plan” as to how to make it a success,...

Prime Minister Of Fiji Says Australian PM Pushing Pacific Island Nations Closer To China

Added: 17.08.2019 17:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of being "very insulting and condescending" during the recent Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu on Friday, according to The Guardian. “Yesterday was probably one of the most frustrating days I have ever had,” Bainimarama said of the leaders’ retreat before noting talks nearly broke down over Canberra's stance on climate change. “After yesterday’s meeting I gathered [Morrison] was here only to make sure that the Australian policies were upheld by the Pacific island nations,” said Bainimarama. “I thought Morrison was a good friend of mine; apparently not." “The prime minister at one stage, because he...

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

Added: 17.08.2019 15:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.


India's Defense Minister Says It Is Committed To Not Using Nuclear Weapons First For Now

Added: 16.08.2019 16:39 | 2 views | 0 comments

Defense minister Rajnath Singh said India was still “firmly committed” and “has strictly adhered to” the policy of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but said “what happens in the future depends on the circumstances" on Friday, according to Bloomberg. India became a nuclear power in 1998 after it announced it was conducting successful underground tests, with Pakistan following soon after. Nuclear experts said the announcement brings a new level of tension between the two South Asian rivals, particularly as the two are at a tense standoff over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoking the autonomy of the Kashmir region. Singh tweeted the statement after visiting India’s nuclear weapons...

Boris Johnson pays tribute to police officer killed

Added: 16.08.2019 13:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the killing of PC Andrew Harper as "mindless and brutal".

Israel will allow Rashida Tlaib to enter country but maintains ban on Ilhan Omar

Added: 16.08.2019 13:07 | 1 views | 0 comments

Israel’s government changed its mind overnight and will allow a visit from one of the two Democratic congresswomen it barred from entering the country. Rashida Tlaib will get a humanitarian pass to visit relatives in the West Bank, but her colleague Ilhan Omar is still excluded. Israel’s Prime Minister made that decision Thursday after pressure from President Trump. Margaret Brennan reports.

India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

Added: 15.08.2019 22:36 | 2 views | 0 comments

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's biggest city - and a deadly border clash with Pakistan added to tensions.

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