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‘Stop Boris’ campaign launched by UK ministers

London: A campaign to stop former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from becoming the UK’s new prime minister and taking the country into a no-deal Brexit has been launched by moderate cabinet ministers. After Theresa May owed to pressure on Friday and announced she would resign as Conservative leader within two weeks, Justice Secretary David Gauke and International Development Secretary Rory …

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Eight in the fray to replace May

London: At least eight candidates have joined the fray to battle it out to take over the reins from British Prime Minister Theresa May as the UK’s ruling Conservative Party leadership contest gets underway. May had announced her resignation earlier this week and is set to formally step down as Tory leader and PM on June 7, after a three-day …

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Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions

Mobara (Japan): Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together. So on Sunday, during a four-day state visit to Japan, the President jumped aboard the Marine One helicopter in Tokyo and flew south to the Mobara Country Club for a steamy morning round with the Japanese leader. Abe is …

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Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit

Tokyo: President Donald Trump Saturday vowed to make the US trade relationship with Japan a “little bit more fair”, as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ties between the two close allies. Trump’s four-day trip is expected to feature plenty of warm words and images as he plays golf and watches sumo with his “friend” …

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Hundreds of immigrants in US lose jobs after SSA move

Washington: Hundreds of immigrant labourers in the USA who can’t prove their legal status are being forced to quit after their employers received ‘no-match letters’ from the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to media reports. ‘No-match letters’ are sent out when the SSA detects discrepancies between its records and the information provided by employees on their W-2 tax forms. In …

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GLOBAL SCAN

Gas leak in cargo ship kills 8 in China BEIJING: Eight people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port in east China’s Shandong province on Saturday. Authorities in Rongcheng city said the accident happened around 4 pm in a Fujian-registered ship, Xinhua news agency reported. The cause of the incident is under investigation. IANS Harry …

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UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed

London: The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU. But European leaders insisted they had made their final offer during months or acrimonious negotiations that resulted in an unpopular compromise for which May ended up paying with …

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Trump, Modi to meet in Japan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership and build on the achievements of the last two years.  Trump telephoned Modi to congratulate him on the historic electoral victory in the Lok Sabha …

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Pak media terms Modi’s victory ‘emphatic mandate’

Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second five-year term drew a mixed response from the Pakistani media, with some calling it an “emphatic mandate” based on national security while others terming it a “global trend” of right-wing populists sweeping to victory.  Dawn newspaper in a front page report wrote that Modi won an “emphatic mandate” in the general elections …

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US leadership congratulates Modi on his re-election

Washington: Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “big” election triumph, the top American leadership, including President Donald Trump, have said that “great things” are in store for the Indo-US strategic ties under his second innings. Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landmark victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 302 seats in the …

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