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  • Brexit: Labor MPs launch bid to force Jeremy Corbyn to back Final Say referendum

    Date: 2019-01-17 10:00:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:20 - ID:7761270

    LONDON, Jan 17 (MENA) - Labor MPs pushing for a new Brexit referendum will try to force Jeremy Corbyn into backing one by supporting a Commons motion as early as next week, The Independent reported on Thursday. They believe the party’s official ....

  • US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrives in Islamabad

    Date: 2019-01-17 09:35:01 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:17 - ID:7761163

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (MENA) - US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad on Thursday to hold delegation-level talks, Geo News reported. The US envoy was initially scheduled to arrive in the federal ....

  • Ivory Coast ex-president detained pending appeal

    Date: 2019-01-17 07:44:20 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:11 - ID:7761040

    THE HAGUE, Jan 17 (MENA) - Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will stay behind bars after prosecutors appealed against his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity, the BBC reported on Thursday. The International Criminal Court ....

  • S.Korea, US discuss N. Korea via videoconferencing

    Date: 2019-01-17 07:31:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:7760967

    SEOUL, Jan 17 (MENA) - South Korean and US government officials had a "working group" session on North Korea via videoconferencing Thursday, Seoul's foreign ministry said, as Pyongyang and Washington look set to resume high-level negotiations. As ....

  • Magnitude 6 earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands

    Date: 2019-01-17 06:54:32 GMT - India - World - SN:6 - ID:7760976

    NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (MENA) - The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said that a strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, The Indian Express reported. There was no tsunami alert issued as ....

  • Russia ready for serious conversation with US on entire strategic agenda — Putin

    Date: 2019-01-16 06:46:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:10 - ID:7759280

    MOSCOW, Jan 16 (MENA) - Russia is ready for a serious conversation with Washington to discuss all aspects of the strategic agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Serbia’s Politika newspaper. "Despite the United States’ ....

  • Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down in historic Commons defeat

    Date: 2019-01-15 20:20:00 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:7759137

    LONDON, Jan 15 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history, the BBC reported Tuesday. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets ....

  • Pompeo’s, Bolton’s tours stress commitment to security, interests

    Date: 2019-01-15 09:57:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:7757857

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton conducted separate trips over the past week to the Middle East. They aimed to convince US allies of the Trump administration’s commitment to their ....

  • China announces moon sees first cotton-seed sprout

    Date: 2019-01-15 09:55:24 GMT - China - World - SN:25 - ID:7757856

    BEIJING, Jan 15 (MENA) - One of the cotton seeds carried to the moon by China's Chang'e-4 probe is the first ever to sprout on the moon, according to scientists of a mini biosphere experiment Tuesday. After making the first-ever soft landing on ....

  • Magnetic bomb explosion leaves one dead in Kabul city

    Date: 2019-01-15 09:48:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:23 - ID:7757840

    KABUL, Jan 15 (MENA) - A magnetic bomb went off in Kabul city earlier Tuesday targeting a civilian vehicle in the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city, killing a civilian, Khaama Press reported. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the ....

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