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Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

January 18, 2019 7:45 pm

London: Organisers of next week’s annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury. Trump himself had already pulled out of attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) for a second year, having shut down the US government over his demands […]

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Brexit crisis May to call EU's Juncker

Brexit crisis: May to call EU’s Juncker

January 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Brussels: Prime Minister Theresa May will talk by telephone to EU president Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday at the British leader’s request, EU officials said. May and Juncker have only been in touch by text message since Tuesday, when the British parliament rejected their Brexit divorce deal. “President Juncker will talk to Prime Minister May today early afternoon at her request,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. “I don’t know how decisive or not this will […]

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"Ditch the red lines" on Brexit for negotiations: UK Opp leader to PM May

“Ditch the red lines” on Brexit for negotiations: UK Opp leader to PM May

January 17, 2019 8:11 pm

London: Stepping up his attack on British Prime Minister Theresa May, who narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Thursday demanded that she must “ditch the red lines” on Brexit for any serious negotiations after MPs rejected the divorce deal she had struck with the EU. Corbyn, the leader of the opposition, made the remarks a hours after embattled May saw off a […]

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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

January 17, 2019 7:56 pm

London: Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a […]

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AI identifies unknown human ancestor

AI identifies unknown human ancestor

January 17, 2019 3:41 pm

London: An artificial intelligence system has identified a previously unknown human ancestor that roamed the planet tens of thousands of years ago and left a genomic footprint in Asian individuals, scientists say. By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, researchers from the University of Tartu in Estonia, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Spain and found that the extinct species was a […]

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British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

January 15, 2019 8:58 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world’s fifth biggest economy in limbo. With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March 29, Britain is still bitterly divided over what should happen next and […]

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May warns MPs against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit

May warns MPs against ‘catastrophic’ failure to deliver Brexit

January 13, 2019 9:59 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs preparing to vote down her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be a “catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”. May, who is fighting to save her withdrawal agreement negotiated with the bloc over 18 months of talks, told lawmakers they must not let down Brexit-backers in […]

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Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters rally in central London

Hundreds of ‘yellow vest’ protesters rally in central London

January 13, 2019 12:01 am

London: Hundreds of demonstrators wearing yellow vests took to the streets of London on Saturday, in the largest protest yet in Britain copying the “yellow vest” protests rocking France. Protesters opposed to the government’s austerity programme and demanding a general election marched through the centre of the capital before rallying in Trafalgar Square. They included two French activists involved in the demonstrations sweeping France since […]

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UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

January 5, 2019 11:25 pm

London: British police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in front of his 14-year-old son on a suburban London train. The 51-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon onboard a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo station. Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said the attack was “not believed to be a random assault.” He said the two […]

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Indian student fall from cliff while taking selfie in Ireland; dies

Indian student fall from cliff while taking selfie in Ireland; dies

January 5, 2019 8:18 pm

London: An Indian student died after falling from cliffs in Ireland while clicking a ‘selfie’, media reports said. The man, whose identity was not immediately known, is said to be an Indian national studying in Dublin, The Irish Sun reported. He was visiting the popular tourist attraction on Friday afternoon when the incident happened south of the main viewing areas near […]

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