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Definitely maybe: UK's Labour ambivalent on new Brexit vote Definitely maybe: UK's Labour ambivalent on new Brexit vote
- May 02, 2019

Labour will not support a second EU referendum under any circumstances, but will commit in its European election manifesto to hold one if it can't secure its own preferred Brexit deal, the party's executive agreed after five hours of talks yesterday. (more...)
Thousands protest against Maduro as Venezuela standoff sparks U.S.-Russia tension Thousands protest against Maduro as Venezuela standoff sparks U.S.-Russia tension
- May 02, 2019

Members of the Bolivarian National Guard who joined Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido fire into the air to repel forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro who arrived to disperse a demonstration near La Carlota military base in Caracas on April 30, 2019. (more...)
Key takeaways from AG Barr's testimony, Mueller's letter Key takeaways from AG Barr's testimony, Mueller's letter
- May 02, 2019

Mueller was anxious that the public would read Barr's own summary of the report and get the wrong idea about his findings. Mueller reportedly responded that media coverage of the obstruction investigation is misguided and has created public misunderstandings. (more...)
Thailand’s king appoints his consort as queen Thailand’s king appoints his consort as queen
- May 02, 2019

As Thailand prepares for the long-delayed coronation ceremony of Maha Vajiralongkorn , the nation's Royal Gazette declared Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayutthaya as the new queen on Wednesday. In 2016, The king also reportedly made her a full general in the Royal Thai Army. Queen Suthida is King Vajiralongkorn's fourth wife. Vajiralongkorn, who has had three previous marriages, became king after the death in October 2016 of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (more...)
Japanese emperor: Outgoing Akihito's legacy in pictures Japanese emperor: Outgoing Akihito's legacy in pictures
- May 02, 2019

Naruhito has said he would largely emulate his father's pacifist stance and compassion for the people, but also said he hopes to seek a role of his own, possibly in issues related to water, which he studied at Oxford University in the early 1980s. (more...)
15 cops blown up as Maoists trigger IED on Gadchiroli road 15 cops blown up as Maoists trigger IED on Gadchiroli road
- May 02, 2019

The high-intensity land-mine blast was executed by Naxals on a police vehicle, which was carrying 16 security personnel, reported ANI . Early today morning, Maoists torched at least three dozen vehicles belonging to private contractors in Kurkheda sub-district of Gadchiroli . (more...)
William Barr Says Trump Campaign Was Warned About Russian Interference William Barr Says Trump Campaign Was Warned About Russian Interference
- May 02, 2019

Earlier in his testimony, the attorney general was asked by Republican Senator John Cornyn whether a "defensive briefing" was given to the Trump campaign by the FBI as part of their counterintelligence investigation. The FBI did give Trump and his campaign a defensive briefing in August 2016, as the Justice Department confirmed in an October 2017 letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee . (more...)
Drug trafficking: China sentences Canadian national to death Drug trafficking: China sentences Canadian national to death
- May 02, 2019

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death for drug offences, placing further strain on relations between Beijing and Ottawa. They brought others, who were described as "drug-making technicians", on board and the group set up a "den" in Guangdong's Taishan city. (more...)
Indonesian president to move ahead with relocating capital Indonesian president to move ahead with relocating capital
- May 02, 2019

The others were moving to a location near Jakarta or staying put and relocating all government offices in a zone around the presidential palace. Mr Widodo took the "important decision" to move the seat of government from one of the world's fastest sinking cities, according to his planning minister, Bambang Brodjonegoro. (more...)
Sir Mark Sedwill: the architect of Gavin Williamson's sacking over Huawei leak Sir Mark Sedwill: the architect of Gavin Williamson's sacking over Huawei leak
- May 01, 2019

An investigation was launched last week after the Daily Telegraph first reported that the security council, which meets in private, had agreed to let Huawei participate in some aspects of Britain's new 5G wireless communications network. (more...)
US Fed defies Trump and holds interest rates US Fed defies Trump and holds interest rates
- May 01, 2019

Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and adopt quantitative easing, citing an economy he said is "doing well". The central bank ended a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday by announcing their decision to keep their federal fund rate steady in a range between 2.25 and 2.5 per cent. (more...)
Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz Iran's top commander says no intention to close Strait of Hormuz
- May 01, 2019

The US have demanded buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May or face sanctions. The Iranian statement was in response to the United States announcing last week that it will not extend waivers to countries over importing Iranian oil as part of its goal to exert maximum pressure on Tehran . (more...)
China urges United Kingdom not to penalise Huawei 5G China urges United Kingdom not to penalise Huawei 5G
- May 01, 2019

Speaking on Monday, Robert Strayer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, said that any deployment of Huawei's 5G technology is " a risk " and the US will " have to reassess " how it is " interconnected and share information ". (more...)
United Nations designates Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist' United Nations designates Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'
- May 01, 2019

United Nations diplomats said the request was again submitted to the committee and China had not opposed the move to blacklist Azhar. In the aftermath of February 14, 2019, Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred, the United States along with France and United Kingdom had moved a proposal to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist . (more...)
In 2015, SC had termed ‘frivolous’ plea on Rahul’s citizenship In 2015, SC had termed ‘frivolous’ plea on Rahul’s citizenship
- May 01, 2019

Although there were no reports of any damage since the fire had engulfed some scrap materials and was doused within minutes, Gandhi took a dig at the Prime Minister, whom the Congress accuses of corruption and crony capitalis