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Britain confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

Britain confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

Britain’s top minister overseeing Brexit talks said he was confident a free trade deal would be clinched with the European Union. UK confident as there...
Turkey restarted energy exploration in east Mediterranean

Turkey restarted energy exploration in east Mediterranean

Turkey had resumed energy exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean as Greece had not kept its promises,Erdogan says. NATO members Turkey and Greece have long...
Polish govt to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets

Polish govt to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets

Polish government is ready to craft rules to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets such as newspapers and TV channels. Poland’s de facto leader has...
Brussels court rules Former Catalan minister should not be sent back

Brussels court rules Former Catalan minister should not be sent back

Brussels court ruled that a European arrest warrant issued against Lluis Puig, a Belgian resident since 2017, should not be carried out. The Brussels prosecutor...
Veteran Malaysian politician plans new party to get majority Malay support

Veteran Malaysian politician plans new party to get majority Malay support

Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad planned to set up a new party to champion the interests of country’s ethnic majority Malays. Mahathir, 95, quit in...
Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffles cabinet for better health

Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffles cabinet for better health

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Greek Prime Minister reshuffles cabinet a dozen people overall were either brought into the government, or had their posts upgraded. Greek Prime Minister...
Thai govt to allow private production and sale of marijuana

Thai govt to allow private production and sale of marijuana

Thailand’s cabinet approved amendments to its narcotics act to allow private production and sale of marijuana for medical use. With a tradition of using the...
Imran Khan govt plans to use locusts to nourish crops

Imran Khan govt plans to use locusts to nourish crops

First the idea was to feed them to chickens, now the plan is to grind them into fertiliser as more locust swarms threaten Pakistan’s...
Belarusian President accuses Russia of lying

Belarusian President accuses Russia of lying

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Russia of lying about the presence of Russian security contractors in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko said unnamed forces were trying to...
Sri Lankan President looks to expand power in parliamentary polls

Sri Lankan President looks to expand power in parliamentary polls

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa aims to consolidate power in key polls amid coronavirus and looming economic crisis. Sri Lankans are set to vote in...
United States military accuses Russia for sending weapons to Libya

United States military accuses Russia for sending weapons to Libya

United States military said Russia appears to be sending more military equipment to its mercenaries in Libya, including in the flashpoint city of Sirte. Russia...
European Union eyes Coronavirus vaccines at less than $40

European Union eyes Coronavirus vaccines at less than $40

European Union bloc has deemed vaccine alliance co-led by World Health Organization slow and high-cost while eyes for vaccines at less than $40. The European...
Swiss Attorney General offers resignation over FIFA case fallout

Swiss Attorney General offers resignation over FIFA case fallout

Swiss court confirms Attorney General Michael Lauber had lied about his secret meetings with FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Switzerland's Attorney General Michael Lauber has offered...
Venezuela central bank wins right to appeal British ruling

Venezuela central bank wins right to appeal British ruling

Venezuela’s central bank said they won right to appeal a ruling by English Court which recognised Venezuela’s opposition leader as the country’s president. The decision...
Muslim prayers held in the iconic Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Muslim prayers held in the iconic Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Muslim prayers have been held in iconic Hagia Sophia after the reconversion of the Istanbul landmark into a mosque earlier this month. The Friday prayers...
US Secretary Treasury says no payroll tax break in next US coronavirus bill

US Secretary Treasury says no payroll tax break in next US coronavirus bill

US Democrats and Republicans trying to reach an agreement on a coronavirus rescue measure before Congress recesses in August. United States Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin...
Former journalist launches Italexit party to push for leaving EU

Former journalist launches Italexit party to push for leaving EU

Former journalist and Italian senator Gianluigi Paragone presents his Italexit party, which aims to take Italy out of the European Union. An Italian senator has...
Twitter reports highest-ever yearly growth in daily users

Twitter reports highest-ever yearly growth in daily users

Twitter American microblogging reports its highest-ever yearly growth in daily users to lockdowns and increased conversations around coronavirus pandemic. Twitter on Thursday reported its highest-ever...
Cracks down on video-making in Malaysia, opposition says its attack on free speech

Cracks down on video-making in Malaysia, opposition says its attack on free speech

Malaysia's communications minister says all film-makers require a government licence to make videos, including those broadcast on social media. Malaysian minister has declared that all...
West African leaders on high-stakes mission to defuse political crisis

West African leaders on high-stakes mission to defuse political crisis

West African leaders Presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal arrive in Bamako in a bid to defuse Mali's weeks-long political crisis. West...
Canadian court ruled invalid a pact with US that compels asylum seekers

Canadian court ruled invalid a pact with US that compels asylum seekers

Canadian court ruled invalid a pact that compels asylum seekers trying to enter Canada via the American border to seek sanctuary first in the...
Boris Johnson says UK was not influenced by Russia in Brexit vote

Boris Johnson says UK was not influenced by Russia in Brexit vote

Boris Johnson has rejected any suggestion that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union had been influenced by Russian interference. A day after a report...
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