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British PM sacks defence minister over Huawei information leak

British PM sacks defence minister over Huawei information leak Williamson denies he was the source of the leak - and told the BBC neither he nor his team would ever leak from NSC. The information was reportedly leaked from a confidential meeting of the government's National Security Council. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson during his visit to visit RAF Marham in Norfolk. May raised eyebrows when she appointed Williamson to the key defence job in Novemb... [Full Article...]

Federal Reserve holds key US interest rate steady

Federal Reserve holds key US interest rate steady The U.S. central bank, which hiked interest rates for four consecutive times last year, has opted for a more patient policy stance by maintaining the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent during the first two policy meetings this year. [Full Article...]

Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? | USA

Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? | USA He added, "We will definitely confront anyone who attempts to destabilize the Strait of Hormuz, and if our crude is not to pass through the Strait of Hormuz, others' [crude] will not pass either". Since Washington's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May previous year, the Trump administration has been piling up pressure on Tehra... [Full Article...]

Drop Huawei or we cut intelligence ties, United States warns UK

Drop Huawei or we cut intelligence ties, United States warns UK However, the campaign has not been highly successful, with major European allies including Italy and Germany resisting an outright boycott. A hunt is continuing in Whitehall for whoever leaked details of last week's National Security Council meeting - when Huawei was discussed - to the Telegraph. [Full Article...]

Major Victory for India, Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC

Major Victory for India, Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC In a major victory for India, Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad ( JeM ) chief Masood Azhar was on Wednesday declared as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council. "Given the global sentiment on terrorism, there was a feeling that China was getting isolated", the person cited above said. "It is now for the 1267 Sanctions Committee and other authorized bodies of the United Nations to take a deci... [Full Article...]

Why MHA is Seeking Response from Rahul Gandhi on Citizenship | Explained

Why MHA is Seeking Response from Rahul Gandhi on Citizenship | Explained In his reply to the ethics committee on the allegations of British citizenship, Gandhi had said he had never "sought or acquired British citizenship" and that his "identity is that of an Indian". A senior home ministry official, who requested anonymity, said a fresh complaint was received by the ministry this month and "as per procedure a notice was sent to him [Gandhi] to clarify his citizenship ... [Full Article...]

Apartheid: 25 Years Later South Africans Still Not Free -Ramaphosa

Apartheid: 25 Years Later South Africans Still Not Free -Ramaphosa As South Africa celebrated its 25th year of liberation on 27 April 2019, this significant milestone brought into fore fond recollections of those who contributed to this freedom. Ramaphosa says many are still pledging their allegiance "to a racist past and its symbols". But today his African National Congress party is accused of not doing enough. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for jumping UK bail

Julian Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for jumping UK bail She rejected his claim for leniency based on the almost seven years he spent in the Ecuadorian Embassy . Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador after the UK Supreme Court upheld a ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. [Full Article...]

Fewer Britons choosing EU countries for holidays

Fewer Britons choosing EU countries for holidays The Thomas Cook report tells me three things: First, the rise of Tinder and Airbnb have lent to the dwindling appeal of looking for one-night romance on the floor of a discotheque and staying in a hostel. Will Waggott, chief of tour operating for Thomas Cook , said: 'Britain may be living through unique times from a political perspective, however our desire to holiday overseas is clear. [Full Article...]

Iran will continue oil exports despite USA pressure, president says

Iran will continue oil exports despite USA pressure, president says China and India-two of the world's largest oil importers and the biggest demand growth centers globally-are close to setting up an oil buyers' club to have a say in the pricing and sourcing of crude oil amid OPEC's cuts and USA sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, Indian outlet livemint reports, citing three officials with knowledge of the talks. [Full Article...]

Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth aftermath in pictures

Mozambique: Cyclone Kenneth aftermath in pictures This is the first time two cyclones have struck the southern African nation in a single season. Up to seven centimetres of rain were forecast over the next 24 hours, and rivers in the region were expected to reach flood peak by Thursday, the United Nations humanitarian office said, citing a UK aid analysis. [Full Article...]

Family accuses Turkey of killing Palestinian in prison

Family accuses Turkey of killing Palestinian in prison Turkish state media said Hassan died by suicide. The United Arab Emirates is a close ally of Saudi Arabia. The two suspects were arrested earlier this month on charges of "political and military espionage" and " international espionage ". [Full Article...]

About 1 500 trapped Sibanye Stillwater miners brought to surface

About 1 500 trapped Sibanye Stillwater miners brought to surface Investigators were sent out to assess the damage. Mine spokesperson James Wellsted said that employees were kept there, while a safety inspection was conducted on the infrastructure. The incident may revive concerns about safety at Sibanye, which past year suffered a spike in fatal accidents at its gold mines. About 1 000 workers were also trapped underground for more than a day at one of it... [Full Article...]

Police break up poll clashes in east India

Police break up poll clashes in east India Polls have suggested that a BJP-led coalition government will emerge but that Rahul Gandhi's opposition Indian National Congress (INC) will pick up seats. Six people were killed last month when part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed, recalling memories of a 2017 rush-hour stampede that killed at least 22 people on a narrow pedestrian bridge. [Full Article...]

Trump gives immigration officials 90 days to implement stricter asylum rules

Trump gives immigration officials 90 days to implement stricter asylum rules U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently issued a ruling that allows asylum seekers who cross the border illegally to be held without bond as they challenge their deportation - a decision affecting perhaps tens of thousands of migrants. [Full Article...]

US envoy Khalilzad to reach Islamabad on Monday

US envoy Khalilzad to reach Islamabad on Monday The comments came after Washington's special envoy for the Afghan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad , met with Russian and Chinese representatives in Moscow as part of efforts to build global consensus for his efforts to end the 18-year-long war. [Full Article...]

This week's forecast: Some sun, rain showers and a possible thunderstorm

This week's forecast: Some sun, rain showers and a possible thunderstorm If you're missing those warmer temperatures, there is some good news ahead in the forecast. The showers (and the clouds) quickly exit as early as 11PM tonight , ushering in much cooler temperatures overnight. As of right now, Derby Day looks excellent, but rain chances are set to return by the end of next weekend! Low 50s will do it for highs in the north, 60s in Central Jersey (what Central Jers... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro says he has loyalty of military leaders

Venezuela's Maduro says he has loyalty of military leaders The U.S. government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Speaking outside the White House , Bolton singled out three senior aides to Maduro who he said must make good on commitments they made to the opposition for a peaceful transition. [Full Article...]

He will visit North Korea, Irani Foreign minister says

He will visit North Korea, Irani Foreign minister says Washington has decided not to renew exemptions from United States sanctions to buyers of Iranian oil, in an effort to cut Iran's vital oil exports to zero. "There have been statements by Chinese companies that have been importing Iranian oil, that they are going to stop". We will see how it plays out. "We made our position clear". [Full Article...]

Japan's new imperial era ushered in as new emperor enthroned

Japan's new imperial era ushered in as new emperor enthroned They are said to originate in ancient mythology. Only his younger brother, Prince Akishino, 53, and Akishino's 12-year-old son, Prince Hisahito, can now succeed him. This morning, electric signs in Tokyo's subway system bore messages "congratulating the emperor on his accession" and workers in a downtown Tokyo electronics store wore red shirts saying "Happy New Era Reiwa". [Full Article...]


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