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UK’s PM stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

Posted by on 12/11/2018
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UK’s PM stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

UK’s PM stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

Pro-Europeans line up to trash May’s Brexit plans LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides yesterday, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving the EU will be voted down by parliament and thrust the United Kingdom towards a potentially chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. In a sign that Brexit talks […]

Change tack or face defeat, Brexit critics tell British PM

Posted by on 11/11/2018
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Change tack or face defeat, Brexit critics tell British PM

Change tack or face defeat, Brexit critics tell British PM

May under growing pressure to change her Brexit plan LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May was under growing pressure yesterday to change her plan for Britain to leave the European Union to avoid defeat in a parliamentary vote. With both Britain and the EU suggesting an agreement is close, eurosceptic lawmakers and a leading member of […]

World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

Posted by on 11/11/2018
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World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

Macron urges leaders to ‘build hope, not fear’ PARIS: World leaders gathered under driving rain in Paris yesterday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin marked […]

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Posted by on 10/11/2018
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History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Rising nationalism destabilizing the world PARIS: World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron will host around 70 leaders today for a […]

Barnier warns Europe of a ‘Farage in every country’

Posted by on 08/11/2018
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Barnier warns Europe of a ‘Farage in every country’

Barnier warns Europe of a ‘Farage in every country’

Britain’s Hunt does not see imminent Brexit deal HELSINKI: The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator told political allies yesterday to beware the rise of populist nationalism in Europe, warning of a “Farage in every country”. Michel Barnier cited the anti-EU British MEP Nigel Farage as a cautionary example at a conference of the centre-right European […]

Devastating storms and floods spotlight Italy’s illegal housing

Posted by on 05/11/2018
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Devastating storms and floods spotlight Italy’s illegal housing

Devastating storms and floods spotlight Italy’s illegal housing

‘Total disaster’ as storms kill at least 30 ROME: Devastating floods in Italy that saw an entire family killed when their home was engulfed in water triggered a bitter row yesterday over the country’s vast illegal housing problem. Rains and winds continued to batter the north while a shell-shocked Sicily prepared to bury its dead […]

Italy storms, floods claim 12 more lives

Posted by on 04/11/2018
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Italy storms, floods claim 12 more lives

Italy storms, floods claim 12 more lives

ROME: Floods have killed 12 people on the southern Italian island of Sicily, nine of them from the same family, rescue services said yesterday, raising the week’s toll across Italy past 30. Six Italian regions remain on high alert for storms. The bodies of nine people were found in their house in Casteldaccia in the […]

French jihadist mothers face terrible choice

Posted by on 01/11/2018
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French jihadist mothers face terrible choice

French jihadist mothers face terrible choice

PARIS: For dozens of French women detained in Syria, an impossible choice looms: keeping their children in a war zone, or sending them home knowing they might never see each other again. Like other Western nations which experienced a jihadist exodus to Iraq or Syria, France is grappling with how to handle citizens left in […]

Boris Johnson effigy to burn at UK bonfire party

Posted by on 31/10/2018
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Boris Johnson effigy to burn at UK bonfire party

Boris Johnson effigy to burn at UK bonfire party

EDENBRIDGE: A giant effigy of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be torched as part of a British town’s Bonfire Night celebrations, organizers revealed yesterday. The 36-foot tall caricature will be set ablaze on Saturday in Edenbridge, Kent, southeast England, with more than 10,000 people expected to attend. Johnson, who spearheaded the pro-Brexit campaign, resigned […]

German nurse admits killing to 100 patients as trial opens

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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German nurse admits killing to 100 patients as trial opens

German nurse admits killing to 100 patients as trial opens

Biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history OLDENBURG: Former nurse Niels Hoegel, admitted yesterday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other […]

Weakened Merkel to quit as chancellor

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Weakened Merkel to quit as chancellor

Weakened Merkel to quit as chancellor

Germany’s ‘eternal’ chancellor embarks on last lap BERLIN: Angela Merkel yesterday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition. Often hailed as the world’s most powerful woman and Europe’s de facto […]

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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The German killer nurse who took himself for God

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

BERLIN: The man accused of being post-war Germany’s most prolific serial killer was known to colleagues as a “nice guy” who did little to raise suspicion until well into his murder spree. Prosecutors say Niels Hoegel, 41, a heavy-set, second-generation caregiver, was drunk on power over his ailing patients, whom he picked off at random […]

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