EU fears of a no-deal Brexit soar as UK defends its actions

EU fears of a no-deal Brexit soar as UK defends its actions

Friday, 30 August 2019 | AP | Helsinki

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab defended Friday his government's decision to suspend parliament and rejected suggestions that the move will prevent lawmakers from debating the country's departure from the European Union as concern mounts that a costly and damaging Brexit without any agreement is now more likely. Britain is due to...

Company threatens to cut off power supply of Pak PM's office over non-payment of bills

Company threatens to cut off power supply of Pak PM's office over non-payment of bills

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faces an embarrassing situation as an electricity company has threatened to disconnect the power supply to his sprawling office in Islamabad if the bills worth lakhs of rupees were not paid by his cash-strapped government. The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued a notice...

Michael Jackson's name removed from MTV's Video Vanguard Award

Michael Jackson's name removed from MTV's Video Vanguard Award

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | PTI | Los Angeles

MTV has removed late King of Pop Michael Jackson's name from their prestigious Video Vanguard Award. The award had the "Dangerous" hitmaker's name in its prefix. The Network has removed the name in the wake of HBO's controversial documentary "Leaving Neverland", which focuses on sexual abuse allegations against the late pop superstar,...

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | AFP | Washington

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels will drop to 8,600 in Afghanistan if a peace deal is reached with the Taliban and that a permanent presence will remain. "We're going down to 8,600 and then we make a determination from there," Trump said in an interview with...

UK's Johnson is gambling his future on suspending Parliament

UK's Johnson is gambling his future on suspending Parliament

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | AP | London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is gambling his future on the audacious proposition that he can blunt an effort to halt his Brexit plan by simply suspending "the mother of all parliaments" for key weeks ahead of the October 31 departure date. If Parliament isn't in session, it can't conduct official...

EU backs US-Iran talks but says nuclear deal must stay

EU backs US-Iran talks but says nuclear deal must stay

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | AFP | Helsinki

The EU's diplomatic chief said Thursday the bloc would support talks between the United States and Iran, but only if the current nuclear deal with Tehran is preserved. Washington and Tehran have been locked in a bitter standoff since last year when US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the...

Pak says Kashmir issue its top foreign policy agenda

Pak says Kashmir issue its top foreign policy agenda

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday said the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions was its top foreign policy agenda. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since an attack on the Air Force base at Pathankot in January of 2016 by Pakistan-based terrorists, maintaining that talks and terror cannot...

Musk crosses swords with Jack Ma over AI capabilities

Musk crosses swords with Jack Ma over AI capabilities

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | IANS | Shanghai

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma on Wednesday entered into a classic argument over the capabilities of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI). At the World Artificial Intelligence Conference here, Musk said that computers will one day surpass humans in "every single way", while Ma argued...

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