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Backing Stewart, junior defense minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 05:10:45 -0400
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is international aid minister Rory Stewart, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday.

UK work and pensions minister Rudd criticizes "do or die" Brexit approach
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:58:07 -0400
Britain's work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday it was a mistake to say the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, a thinly veiled criticism of Boris Johnson, frontrunner in the race to replace Theresa May.

Tens of thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:57:32 -0400
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:42:21 -0400
Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region.

Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast: operator
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:41:17 -0400
One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew on board, the ship's operator said on Sunday.

Suspending parliament for no-deal Brexit would be scandalous: Labour's Benn
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:30:08 -0400
Any suggestion of suspending parliament to try to force through a so-called no-deal Brexit would be "scandalous" and probably will never happen, Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour lawmaker and chair of the Brexit parliamentary committee, said on Sunday.

China prepared for long trade fight with the U.S.: party journal
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:19:25 -0400
The United States has underestimated the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal said on Sunday.

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:12 -0400
The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country.

Blast-hit Norwegian tanker's crew land in Dubai
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:12 -0400
Crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship's operator said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:10:12 -0400
Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region.

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:37:16 -0400
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades.

Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:37:16 -0400
With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.

Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:31:46 -0400
A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.

For U.S.-bound Central American migrants, better to stay in Mexico than be sent home
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:36:55 -0400
Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.

India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. goods from Sunday
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:24:08 -0400
India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. products including almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington's withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi.

Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:10:43 -0400
Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said.

Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 19:23:50 -0400
Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat.

House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 19:10:08 -0400
A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry.

Target says registers back online, blames outage on technology issue
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:48:41 -0400
Target Corp on Saturday said its payment registers were back online after a systems outage stopped customers in the United States from paying for in-store purchases.

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:16:11 -0400
Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

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