UK’s May unveils Brexit ‘Plan B’

Publication date 22 January 2019 | 15:55 | ICT

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit “Plan B” to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.

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  • At least 73 killed in Central Mexico fuel pipeline blaze

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 16:58 | ICT

    An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said.

  • Two monks killed as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:38 | ICT

    GUNMEN in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said on Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to “punish” those responsible.

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  • Myanmar is ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return, says UN chief

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:38 | ICT

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as “too slow” Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of “enormous frustration”.

  • Monday vote aims to end violent conflict in southern Philippines

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:37 | ICT

    Citizens in the southern Philippines will vote on Monday on a proposal to give the region greater autonomy, a move the central government says will help end decades of violent conflict.

  • Britain’s PM May appeals for cross-party Brexit consensus

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:33 | ICT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.

  • Deadly ‘IS’ suicide attack hits US forces

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:08 | ICT

    A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria on Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.

  • Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:07 | ICT

    Thailand’s immigration chief vowed on Wednesday not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily”, after a Saudi woman’s desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognise asylum seekers.

  • Singapore ecotourism plan incites squawks of protest

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:26 | ICT

    Singapore is creating a vast ecotourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.

  • Russia ready to work with US to save treaty

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:19 | ICT

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a key arms control treaty, calling on Europe to help in the talks.

  • British PM May humiliated in record defeat Brexit vote

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:07 | ICT

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May was left facing a no confidence vote on Wednesday after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal on leaving the EU, raising fears of a disorderly “no deal” Brexit.