Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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    US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

America, Britain and France have launched a coordinated airstrike on Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack that killed 70 people.Announcing the attack on Friday night at the White House, Donald Trump, US President, said it is the beginning of efforts to stop Bashar Al-Assad"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon.While in UK, the president will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and discuss about Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.Buhari's media team released video of his departure on social media HAPPENING NOW: President @MBuhari departs Abuja for his official visit to Britain, where he will hold discussions on Nigeria-British, relations with [...]

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    ‘We’ll retaliate’ —  Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate.Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK."Naturally, our countermeasures won’t keep you waiting,” Russia announced in a statement.“Instead of completing its own investigation, using existing international [...]

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    UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, has appointed Tracey Crouch as the country's minister for loneliness.Crouch is the current junior minister for sport and civil society.The appointment is one of the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP.Cox, who campaigned about loneliness, was murdered by a right-wing extremist in 2016.The government said it [...]

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    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

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    235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 235 people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place at The al-Rawda mosque in Egypt.The mosque, which is situated in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.BBC reports that no group has claimed responsibility of the attack but there have been attacks on churches and security operatives by a group affiliated with Islamic State [...]

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    Theresa May admits shedding a little tear over UK poll result

Theresa May admits shedding a little tear over UK poll result

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she cried a "little tear" when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election.May told BBC radio she felt "devastated" when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, in spite her call on Britons to give her a strong mandate [...]

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    May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

British Prime Minister Theresa May risks losing her position to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn following her Conservative Party’s poor performance in the just concluded election.Corbyn has vowed to finish what he started by getting rid of Theresa May within a matter of days.He plans to use the Queen’s Speech as his first opportunity to topple the floundering PM.In an interview [...]

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    Theresa May fails to win majority, exit polls predict

Theresa May fails to win majority, exit polls predict

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain’s election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks.The exit poll predicted May’s party would not win a majority of the 650 seats in parliament to take office alone, meaning she would [...]

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    WTI crude gripped by oversupply fears

WTI crude gripped by oversupply fears

WTI crude was exposed to sharp losses on Wednesday, with prices tumbling towards $50 after an unexpected weekly climb in US gasoline supplies compounded with existing oversupply fears.Although some losses were clawed back during early trading on Thursday as investors attempted to look beyond the oversupply dilemma and focus on the slight drop in US crude inventories, the bias remains [...]

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    Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Britons will head to the polls on 8 June, three years ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on  Tuesday.She said it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union.The pound strengthened by almost half a cent against the dollar as May spoke, reflecting investor relief [...]

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    Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has finally triggered article 50, which would activate UK's departure from the European Union (EU).While speaking at the UK parliament after the country's ambassador formally handed over the activation letter to the EU in Brussels, May said it was a "unique opportunity to shape a brighter future" for the UK."The Article 50 [...]

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    British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, was not setting out government policy when he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.Johnson told an audience in Rome recently that the absence of real leadership in the Middle East had allowed people to twist religion and stoke [...]

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    UK will launch departure from EU next year, says May

UK will launch departure from EU next year, says May

Theresa May, United Kingdom prime minister, says Britain will commence the formal process of leaving the European Union (EU) in the first quarter of next year.According to the BBC, May said this on Sunday, explaining that the country would be free to make its own decisions without depending on the EU for approvals.She said the British government would trigger article [...]

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    ‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

Two months after he stepped down as the prime minister of Britain, David Cameron has resigned as a member of parliament (MP).The former prime minister said he took the decision “with a heavy heart”, added that he did not want to become a “distraction and a diversion” to the new government.Cameron stepped down on July 13 in the wake of [...]

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    May: Britain to give up EU presidency in 2017

May: Britain to give up EU presidency in 2017

The office of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has told EU President Donald Tusk that Britain intends to give up its six-month presidency of the European council scheduled for next year.The office said on Wednesday in London that the decision was taken because her government was expected to be occupied next year with negotiations on leaving the union.It explained [...]

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