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- UK PM May vows to stick to Brexit deal as opponents seek formal challenge
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:06:57 -0500
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her contentious draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge.
- Britain's May: Brexit transition phase must end before 2022 election
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:06:36 -0500
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she wanted any post-Brexit transition phase to have ended by the time the country is due to hold a national election in 2022.
- Netanyahu avoids early elections for now after minister's about-face
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:03 -0500
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday avoided an early election for now after a coalition partner backed away from toppling a government hanging on to power with a razor-thin parliamentary majority.
- Asia-Pacific leaders fail to reach consensus on APEC communique
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:59:51 -0500
A Chinese official said on Sunday that Asia-Pacific leaders could not issue the traditional communique at the end of the regional APEC forum, held in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
- PNG PM says to release formal APEC statement at later date
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:56:44 -0500
Papua New Guinea will release a formal closing statement for the regional APEC forum in coming days, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said on Sunday, as the 21-member body was unable to agree on a leaders' statement for the first time in its history.
- Hong Kong 'Occupy' protest leaders deny public nuisance charges
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:53:36 -0500
Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, denied public nuisance charges on Monday as international criticism of the erosion of civil liberties grows.
- Indonesia president urges woman to be jailed in harassment case to seek justice
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:52:56 -0500
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday that a teacher sentenced to jail for spreading an "immoral" audio tape documenting alleged sexual harassment by the school principal should seek a judicial review.
- Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:47:50 -0500
Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials.
- In Dubai, US sanctions pressure historic business ties with Iran
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:47:50 -0500
With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai's old quarter, has for decades been a center for small-scale trade with Iran.
- Saudi king urges action against Iran missile program, backs Yemen peace
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:46:06 -0500
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday called on the international community to put an end to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
- EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:27:50 -0500
The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached between with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc's members sparred among themselves and with Britain over any extension of the envisaged transition period.
- McLaren Automotive boss says PM May's Brexit deal gives certainty
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:21:38 -0500
The draft Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union gives certainty to British business whilst no deal would hinder free trade, the boss of carmaker McLaren Automotive said as Prime Minister Theresa May battles to win over her lawmakers.
- Germany gives European entry ban to 18 Khashoggi killing suspects
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:15:22 -0500
Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's Istanbul consulate, effectively banning them from entering the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone.
- From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:09:00 -0500
All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches.
- Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:33:40 -0500
Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
- Exclusive: Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:10:38 -0500
The Maldives' new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world's second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.
- Nigerian opposition's Abubakar to boost oil investment if wins election: manifesto
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:09:10 -0500
Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.
- Exclusive: Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans set to be pushed back to 2019 - government official
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:33:13 -0500
Bangladesh's plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday.
- No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:14:24 -0500
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated.
- Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. over deadline to end Afghan war
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:03:59 -0500
A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.