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May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

LONDON: Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed to Opposition leaders to “put self-interest aside” and work with her to secure a new Brexit deal after she narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, a day after her divisive divorce agreement with the EU was overwhelmingly rejected by MPs. Read More »

France activates plan for no-deal Brexit

Paris: The French government has activated its plans for handling the effects of a no-deal Brexit, which has become “less and less unlikely”, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Thursday. Read More »

US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks

Islamabad: US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Thursday arrived in Pakistan for a fresh round of talks with top civil and military officials during which he is expected to seek Islamabad’s help to convince the Taliban to return to the negotiating table to end the 17-year-long Afghan war. Read More »

UK Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal

LONDON : British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain’s planned withdrawal from the European Union. Read More »

‘Nairobi attack over as jihadists killed’

Nairobi: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been “eliminated” after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued. Read More »

China expanding access to strategic foreign ports: Pentagon

Washington: China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan’s Gwadar and Sri Lanka’s Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said. Read More »

Trump summons thousands back to work without pay

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would summon tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get the government running amid a partial shutdown well into its third week, as the White House and increasingly agitated lawmakers on Capitol Hill cast about for a way to end the stalemate. Read More »

Putin ready for ‘serious conversation’ with US

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is ready for a “serious conversation” with the US on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty issue despite Washington’s declared intention to withdraw from the pact. Read More »