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Xi Jinping, Donald Trump vow cooperation on diplomatic anniversary: Report

Xi Jinping, Donald Trump vow cooperation on diplomatic anniversary: Report

BEIJING: The presidents of China and the US have exchanged messages vowing to boost cooperation despite a bruising trade war on the 40th anniversary of the countries‘ diplomatic relations, Chinese state media reported. Tensions between Beijing and Washington soared in 2018 over trade disputes, although US President has frozen the […]

Brexit ‘50-50‘ if May‘s deal voted down: British minister

Brexit ‘50-50‘ if May‘s deal voted down: British minister

LONDON: ‘s chances of leaving the are only “50-50” if MPs reject Prime Minister ‘s deal, a senior minister warned Sunday. Liam Fox, the international trade secretary and a vocal Brexit campaigner during the 2016 referendum, warned colleagues planning on voting against May that her plan was the only way […]

Brexit deal can get through parliament: UK foreign minister

Brexit deal can get through parliament: UK foreign minister

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May‘s can be passed by the if the provides clarification that the Northern Irish “backstop” will be temporary, foreign minister said on Friday. The backstop is an insurance policy designed to prevent the return of border checks between Ireland, an EU member, and British-ruled Northern Ireland. […]

2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in Lanka‘s history

2018 will be remembered for worst political crisis in Lanka‘s history

COLOMBO: The year 2018 would be etched in Sri Lanka‘s history as the most turbulent one politically as the cash-strapped country saw an unprecedented power struggle between the president and the prime minister, causing much concern in major world capitals, including in New Delhi. President ‘s dramatic move to sack […]

As the US-China trade war rages, scepticism over Chinese-led deals rises in Europe

As the US-China trade war rages, scepticism over Chinese-led deals rises in Europe

A sharp-elbowed confrontation between the Trump Administration and China over trade has weighed heavily on Chinese-led mergers and acquisitions into the United States this year. That has Chinese buyers and their advisers looking to other markets for potential deals, particularly Europe, where the overall value of transactions is at its […]

Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister

Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister

PARIS: ritain can still hold a second referendum, France‘s European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them to choose, not us,” Loiseau told French TV station CNews. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is among those leading calls for a […]

100 days to Brexit, businesses warn UK of no-deal abyss

100 days to Brexit, businesses warn UK of no-deal abyss

LONDON: With just 100 days until , the United Kingdom is on the brink of leaving the without a divorce deal, the nightmare scenario for many businesses which are now planning for an economic shock. Prime Minister ‘s failure to find a divorce deal the British parliament will approve means […]

EU implements Brexit ‘no deal‘ contingency plans

EU implements Brexit ‘no deal‘ contingency plans

BRUSSELS: The on Wednesday adopted back-up plans to protect essential air transport and finance in the event that Britain leaves the bloc without a deal in 100 days. And the bloc also promised that living in Europe would continue to enjoy residents‘ rights “provided that this approach is reciprocated by […]

UK PM to warn against ‘damage‘ of second Brexit vote

UK PM to warn against ‘damage‘ of second Brexit vote

LONDON: Prime Minister will on Monday warn MPs against supporting a second referendum, saying it would do “irreparable damage” to British politics. “Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,” she is expected to tell parliament, according to extracts from her speech released […]

UK PM to warn against ‘damage‘ of second Brexit vote

UK PM to warn against ‘damage‘ of second Brexit vote

LONDON: Prime Minister will on Monday warn MPs against supporting a second referendum, saying it would do “irreparable damage” to British politics. “Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,” she is expected to tell parliament, according to extracts from her speech released […]