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UK Supreme Court hears attack on PM Johnson from ex-leader Major

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:49
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit will come under attack in Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday from one of his predecessors as prime minister and Conservative Party leader, John Major.
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Be flexible, creative and we will too, UK Brexit Minister urges EU

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:49
Britain's Brexit minister on Thursday urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity in striking a deal, although he stuck to his country's position that the contentious Irish backstop arrangement must go.
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If he loses court case, UK PM Johnson could suspend parliament again: document

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:48
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could suspend parliament again even if the Supreme Court rules that his original suspension, or prorogation, was unlawful, a court submission tweeted by an opposition lawyer showed.
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Gantz party rejects Netanyahu's offer of Israeli unity gov't

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:33
The centrist party of Israeli election challenger Benny Gantz rejected on Thursday an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join forces in a governing coalition under the incumbent.
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Taliban truck bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:28
A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a provincial official said, with casualties expected to rise as rescuers sift the rubble.
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U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming

Thu, 2019-09-19 07:10
After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday.
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Ireland says no Brexit breakthrough as EU needs credible proposals

Thu, 2019-09-19 06:31
Ireland said on Thursday that the United Kingdom had failed to supply credible Brexit proposals, adding that there had been no breakthrough at talks last night with the Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.
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No loudhailers, umbrellas allowed at talks with Hong Kong leader

Thu, 2019-09-19 06:21
The Hong Kong government on Thursday set the rules for an open dialogue between leader Carrie Lam and the public next week, telling those taking part to be "orderly" and not bring along loudhailers, bunting or umbrellas.
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China's growth could slip below 6%, analysts warn, as trade war takes toll

Thu, 2019-09-19 05:58
China's economic growth risks slipping below the lower-end of Beijing 2019 target of 6% in the third quarter or over the next year, analysts warn, but government economists are slightly more optimistic as they expect stimulus to help stave off a sharper slowdown.
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France says Houthi claim of Saudi attack lacks credibility

Thu, 2019-09-19 05:42
France on Thursday appeared to dismiss claims by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they were behind an attack on Saudi oil facilities, and said Paris would renew efforts to defuse tensions between the U.S. and Iran at next week's U.N. General Assembly.
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Trump sees many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis

Thu, 2019-09-19 05:41
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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UK Supreme Court to finish hearing case against PM Johnson

Thu, 2019-09-19 04:11
Britain's Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament in the run-up to Brexit.
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EU Council will be too late to negotiate Brexit deal: French source

Thu, 2019-09-19 04:11
Time to agree a Brexit deal is running out and it will be too late for European leaders to iron out a deal at a European Council meeting in Brussels in mid-October, a French diplomatic source said on Thursday.
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Tokyo court clears former Tepco executives of negligence over Fukushima disaster

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:53
A Tokyo court cleared on Thursday three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives of negligence for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.
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Brexit minister says a EU exit deal would help issues like Gibraltar, big corporates

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:51
A deal to leave the European Union would help manage issues including the treatment of international business groups and logistics around the British territory of Gibraltar, UK Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.
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DUP says Stormont assembly would have a role in possible backstop solution

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:46
The Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government is not seeking a veto over European rules as part of a possible solution to the controversial backstop, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday.
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Netanyahu urges rival Gantz to form unity government with him

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:42
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Thursday on his main rival, former general Benny Gantz, to join him in a broad, governing coalition after Israel's election ended with no clear winner.
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Barclay says British government will abide by Supreme Court ruling on parliament suspension

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:41
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the conservative government will abide by the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the parliament suspension ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Brexit minister Barclay says Britain may have to leave EU without deal

Thu, 2019-09-19 03:34
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday the so called backstop on the Irish border as part of a divorce deal with the European Union "has to go", and that while his government wanted a deal, Britain may have to leave the European Union without one at the end of October.
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Asian shares decline on guarded Fed, yen rises after BOJ holds fire

Thu, 2019-09-19 02:49
Asian shares extended declines on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a higher bar to further easings, while the Bank of Japan also held off from offering more stimulus as some had hoped.
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