Brexit: UK, the Netherlands kick off EU elections

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  • May 24, 2019
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Voters in Brexit-bound Britain and the Netherlands cast ballots yesterday at the start of 28-nation EU elections in which Eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces have vowed a political earthquake to shake up the Brussels establishment. With British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation appearing imminent after she postponed a forlorn attempt to push her divorce deal through parliament, […]

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The US aviation regulator has indicated that the Boeing 737 Max might return to service later than airlines had hoped. US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) acting director general Dan Elwell said if it took a year for the grounding order to be lifted “so be it”. International aviation regulators are meeting on Thursday to discuss […]

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All you need to know about the European Parliament elections

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  • May 23, 2019
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Between Thursday and Sunday, millions will choose who represents them at the European Parliament (EP), the European Union’s (EU) parliamentary institution directly elected by citizens aged 18 or older. The EU is often considered an obscure and technocratic body – somewhere between a nation-state and an international organisation such as the United Nations. Many have […]

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India’s six-week election in two minutes-(Video)

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  • May 23, 2019
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India’s six-week election in two minutes. The results of India’s marathon election will be released on 23 May. If you haven’t been paying much attention, here’s what you’ve missed. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory. Results so far show his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) […]

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Brexit: Theresa May's withdrawal bill delayed

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  • May 23, 2019
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Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged “new deal” on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill which had “new […]

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NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll. Official data from India’s Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 292 of the 542 seats available, […]

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Jakarta: Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert Tuesday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy. The election commission had been due to give the divisive poll’s final tally on Wednesday, […]

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Brexit: PM says MPs have 'one last chance' to back her deal

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  • May 22, 2019
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Theresa May has said MPs have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she said was a “new deal”. MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said. The bill also contains new guarantees on workers’ rights, environmental protections […]

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British Steel risks collapse with 25,000 jobs at risk

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  • May 21, 2019
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London: British Steel, the country’s second-largest steel producer, is on the brink of collapse unless the government agrees to provide an emergency 30 million pound ($38 million) loan by later on Tuesday, two sources close to the situation said. Owned by investment firm Greybull Capital, British Steel employs around 5,000 people, mostly in Scunthorpe, in […]

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Brexit anger in the centre of England?

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  • May 20, 2019
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With UK elections to the European Parliament only days away, what do voters in Meriden – the self-styled “centre of England” – think about them? It’s a weekday morning and the sun is shining over Meriden, a prosperous village just outside Coventry. Although the true centre of England lies about 10 miles north, for centuries […]

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