PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

Published On: October 21, 2019 03:16 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 21: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Published On: October 21, 2019 12:25 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIRUT/ANKARA, Oct 21:The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.

LONDON, Oct 20: Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite an unsigned letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by his opponents to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay, the government said on Sunday.

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at his Doral golf resort

Published On: October 20, 2019 04:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Oct 20: Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

Swiss choose new parliament, vote could see Green gains

Published On: October 20, 2019 04:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, Oct 20: Voters in Switzerland are electing a new national parliament, with recent polls suggesting that green parties could fare well in a year when environmental concerns have swept across Europe.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term as president

Published On: October 20, 2019 03:58 PM NPT By: Reuters

JAKARTA, Oct 20: Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world’s third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

Published On: October 20, 2019 01:18 PM NPT By: Reuters

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 20: India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August.

HONG KONG, Oct 20: Thousands of Hong Kong protesters, many wearing masks in defiance of emergency laws, staged an illegal march through the Kowloon district on Sunday which will test the strength of the pro-democracy campaign after four months of unrest.

Brexit day of reckoning: parliament to vote on Johnson's deal

Published On: October 19, 2019 02:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 19: Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the course of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

WASHINGTON, Oct 19: Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday.