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No-deal Brexit: How EU members are preparing


September 23, 2019

With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, EU members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens’ rights. The prospect of trade barriers being re-erected on November 1 between Britain and its EU neighbours has led to fears of nightmarish tailbacks at borders, with potentially huge losses for exporters. An …

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry donate £4,350 in Baby Archie’s name


September 23, 2019

Baby Archie may just be four months old but it seems Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor has already reared some of his parent’s philanthropic and altruistic characteristics. Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a secret charitable donation of £4,350 for building a swimming pool in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique in their son’s name. Adam Knight, a swim coach …

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US emphasizes diplomacy in standoff with Iran


September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON: The United States said Sunday it will make its case against Iran at the United Nations this week, insisting it wants to give diplomacy “every opportunity to succeed” in the wake of a devastating attack on a vital Saudi oil complex. Setting the stage for President Donald Trump´s address to the annual UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Secretary of …

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Egypt detains award-winning rights lawyer


September 23, 2019

CAIRO: Mahienour El-Massry “was arrested as soon as she left the State Security Prosecutor´s headquarters in Cairo, where she had attended the investigations as a lawyer for several of those arrested during the demonstrations”, Tarek al-Awadi said. Hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo and several other cities across the country on Friday to call for Sisi´s departure. …

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Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’


September 23, 2019

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region. “Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region,” Rouhani said before a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq war. Rouhani also said …

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Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record


September 23, 2019

UNITED NATIONS: A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster because of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever. It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit Monday that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders, as …

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Justin Trudeau returns to campaign with promise of lower taxes


September 23, 2019

MONTREAL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday resumed his re-election campaign with a promise to lower taxes, but once again had to apologize for a photo showing him in blackface makeup. Trudeau, 47, was already under fire for an ethics lapse and other controversies, and the decades-old photos and videos that resurfaced last week of him engaging in activities …

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UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses, stranding tourists


September 23, 2019

LONDON: British travel group Thomas Cook on Monday declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK´s biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. The 178-year-old operator had been desperately seeking £200 million ($250 million, 227 million euros) from private investors to save it from collapse. “Despite considerable efforts, those discussions have …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle head to South Africa for official visit


September 23, 2019

JOHANNESBURG: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are scheduled to land in South Africa on Monday, bringing baby Archie along for their first official tour as a family. Prince Harry, Meghan and their son will touch down in the coastal city of Cape Town for the first leg of their 10-day southern Africa trip. The tour will begin with an …

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PM Imran to meet President Donald Trump today


September 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a week-long visit to the US, would hold an important meeting with President Donald Trump today during which the current situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) would come under discussion. The meeting is scheduled a day after Donald Trump attended a rally organised by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi amid massive anti-India …

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