Will EU compromise after receiving UK Brexit proposals?

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London : The prime minister says he has delivered a “constructive and reasonable” plan to Brussels, containing UK compromises on finding alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop in a Brexit deal. Now it’s the EU’s turn, he reasons. So what compromises, if any, is the EU now willing to make? Well, Brussels’ mantra since Boris…

Trump impeachment: President lashes out at Democrats over inquiry

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America : US President Donald Trump has lashed out at congressional Democrats after they vowed to summons the White House to produce documents this week. Committees are demanding documents relating to the administration’s dealings with Ukraine, which is now at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. The president accused Democratic leaders of dishonesty and even…

North Korea: ‘Grave moment’ as North tests missile fired from sea

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North Korea : North Korea has confirmed it test-fired a new type of a ballistic missile, a significant escalation from the short-range tests it has conducted since May. The missile – which was able to carry a nuclear weapon – was the North’s 11th test this year. But this one, fired from a platform at…

Mumbai police arrest Nepali worker for stealing minister’s valuables

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Kathmandu : Police in Mumbai of India have arrested a Nepali worker on the charge of stealing various valuables from the house of India’s Minister of Railways and Commerce, Piyush Goyal, according to Indian media reports. The reports have identified the suspect as Vishnukumar Vishwakarma (30) from Nepal. Vishwakarma, however, has denied the charge. Silver…

Nepalis among 429 ‘irregular migrants’ arrested in Turkey

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Kathmandu : Local police personnel in a border city in Turkey have arrested 429 ‘irregular migrants’ on Wednesday and they also include a few Nepalis. Anadolu Agency, the government-run news agency in Turkey,  people from Eritrea, Palestine, Bangladesh, Nepal, Syria and Afghanistan were arrested in Edirne, a Turkish province bordering Greece and Bulgaria. They were reportedly…

Imran Khan or Narendra Modi? The tweet battle over Donald Trump

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Newwork : Does sharing a stage with the Indian Prime Minister outweigh a warm interaction with Pakistan’s leader? That is the question many are asking following US President Donald Trump’s interactions with the leaders of the South Asian rivals. He was on stage with India PM Narendra Modi when he blamed Pakistan for harbouring those…

Supreme Court to give historic Parliament suspension ruling

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London : The highest court in the UK is set to make a historic ruling on whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was lawful. Ministers say the suspension, or prorogation, is not a court matter, but critics argue it was intended to limit scrutiny of the PM’s Brexit plans. If the…

Netanyahu and rival headed for deadlock

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Israel : Unofficial results in Israel’s second election in five months suggest it is too close to call, Israeli media say. Incumbent PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s party and that of his main challenger, Benny Gantz, are neck and neck with 32 seats each, the Kan public broadcaster says. A prime minister needs to command a 61-seat…

Taliban tell Trump their ‘doors are open’

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Afghanistan : The Taliban have told the BBC that their “doors are open” should US President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future. Chief negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai insisted negotiation remained “the only way for peace in Afghanistan” during an exclusive interview. Mr Stanikzai’s words came a week after Mr Trump…

Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman’s death prompts soul-searching

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Palestin :  When a young woman was admitted to Al Hussein hospital with a fractured spine and bruises on her body and face, doctors began to treat yet another case of traumatic injury. Everyone here was used to young patients arriving with devastating wounds. The hospital is located close to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem,…