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Britain will have “good set” of Brexit policies ready for June EU summit: minister

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LONDON: Britain will have a good set of proposals on Brexit policy ready for a meeting of European Union leaders this month, interior minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday, adding that he expected a positive response from Brussels. “I am absolutely confident as we get to the June council meeting that the prime minister will […]

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Cuba holds parliament meeting to discuss constitutional reform

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HAVANA (Xinhua) — Raul Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and the island’s President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, on Saturday chaired an extraordinary session of the Caribbean nation’s parliament to discuss a constitutional reform. The meeting, which took place at Havana’s convention center and off limits to foreign press, began with the presence […]

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Iranian FM condemns killing of Palestinian medic by Israel

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TEHRAN, June 3 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday condemned recent killing of a Palestinian paramedic by Israel. Zarif described the killing of Razan al-Najjar, the 21-year-old Palestinian medic, as a shame for the Israeli regime. “In a week when Israeli regime airs an absurd message to Iranians while its U.S. […]

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Iraq plays down fears of low flow of Tigris River

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BAGHDAD (Xinhua) — The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Hassan al-Janabi Saturday played down fears of lower level of water flow in Tigris River from neighboring Turkey. In a press conference in Baghdad, Janabi told reporters “the level of water in most areas of Iraq decreased because of natural scarcity of water due to insufficient […]

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Britain says militant Islamist threat to stay high and may rise further

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LONDON: The threat posed by Islamist militants to Britain is expected to remain high for the next two years and could even rise, the interior ministry said on Sunday, on the first anniversary of an attack that killed eight people in central London. The current threat level to Britain is assessed as severe, meaning an […]

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UK prepares to mourn on London Bridge attack anniversary

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LONDON: Britain will hold a national minute of silence on Sunday, one year on from the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more. Flowers will be laid, candles lit and a religious service held at Southwark Cathedral — the spot where three terrorists crashed after using a van to careen […]

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Indonesian police detain three over suspected plot to attack assembly

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JAKARTA: Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained three former students in a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, and seized crude bombs and other explosive material, police said. The men, who have been named as suspects, are thought to have been planning to attack the local parliament in Pekanbaru, the capital of […]

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Hawaii evacuees leave homes as new lava threatens on Big Island

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PAHOA, Hawaii: National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered the last group of evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island early on Saturday, hours before lava from the Kilauea volcano cut off road access to the area, officials said. A stream of lava as wide as three football fields flowed over […]

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Turkey slams negative comments from Fitch, Moody’s on economy

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ANKARA (Xinhua) — Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci on Saturday slammed the negative comments from international credit rating agencies on Turkey’s economy, calling it “purposeful” ahead of June 24 general elections. “We consider the statements from Fitch and Moody’s on Turkey in this period as a move to support those with a manipulative and speculative […]

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Hong Kong-Dublin direct flight service launched

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DUBLIN (Xinhua) — The direct flight service between China’s Hong Kong and Ireland’s Dublin was launched on Saturday as an Airbus A350-900 of Cathay Pacific departing from Hong Kong safely landed at Dublin Airport earlier in the day. This is the first direct flight service between Hong Kong and Dublin, and also the first direct […]

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