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Saudi drone attack: Where are we a week on and what happens next?

Saudi drone attack: Where are we a week on and what happens next?
The attack could affect flows of both crude oil and refined products, as Saudi Arabia cuts deliveries to its own processing plants FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. Saudi Arabia suffered the single-biggest blow to its oil infrastructure in the country’s history when critical processing facilities were attacked. After a roller coaster week for the global... 

‘You Can Tie My Hands, but I Will Not Delay Brexit’: UK PM Boris Johnson Tells British Parliament

‘You Can Tie My Hands, but I Will Not Delay Brexit’: UK PM Boris Johnson Tells British Parliament
With the future of Brexit mired in uncertainty, parliament was suspended until Oct 14, sparking tense scenes in the House of Commons where opposition lawmakers held signs reading ‘silenced’ and yelled ‘shame on you’ at Johnson’s ruling Conservatives. File image of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. London: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came... 

Opinion | Russia’s floating nuclear reactor

Opinion | Russia’s floating nuclear reactor
Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom wants to sell such reactors abroad, according to a report (Bloomberg file) Russia, it is suspected, lacks the wherewithal for a nuclear clean-up in case something untoward happens, and it’s not clear if other Arctic region countries would be in any position to help in such an event. Despite the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the recent explosion at a military testing site, Russia seems keen to tempt fate again.... 

Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow

Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow
Washington: US President Donald Trump has assured his Ukrainian counterpart to work with all parties to end bloodshed and restore peace along volatile Russia-Ukraine border, amid escalation in violence in the region. File image of US president Donald Trump. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” Trump said in his phone call with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,... 

Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May

Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May
Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting Theresa May this year. WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May  this year, saying he was “very much” looking forward to it. “I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime US ally, is very special,”... 

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church

Germany: Media, politicians reject Breitbart claim of mob setting fire to Dortmund church
Berlin: German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a “mob” chanting ‘Allahu Akhbar‘ had set fire to a church on New Year’s Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the city of Dortmund clarified that no “extraordinary or spectacular” incidents had marred the festivities. The... 

Hollywood Bids Farewell To Barack Obama At White House

Hollywood Bids Farewell To Barack Obama At White House
Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks attended the farewell party thrown by Obama WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Hollywood celebrities like Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks attended the farewell party thrown by outgoing  US President Barack Obama at the White House. Actors and musicians flocked to the party on Friday to honour the Obama family ahead of the transition to US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration on January 20,... 

New York City Seeks Up To $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs

New York City Seeks Up To $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs
Donald Trump will swear-in as the 45th President of US in January. NEW YORK: New York City is asking the US government for up to $35 million to cover security costs related to President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. Mr Trump has spent the majority of his time since Election Day in his apartment at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, forcing police to work with the US Secret Service to provide intensified security measures... 

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal

China Warns Against Obstruction Of Iran Nuclear Deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. BEIJING, CHINA: Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, as US president-elect Donald Trump threatens to abandon it. The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January, was the signature diplomatic... 

PM Narendra Modi’s Currency Ban Move ‘Gamble’, Will Set Precedent: Chinese Media

PM Narendra Modi’s Currency Ban Move ‘Gamble’, Will Set Precedent: Chinese Media
An editorial in Chinese media called PM Narendra Modi’s move for currency ban ‘very bold’ BEIJING: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move as “very bold”, China’s official media today said it was a “gamble” that would create a precedent irrespective of whether it succeeds or fails and China will draw lessons from its impact on corruption. “Modi’s move is very bold.... 
 
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