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Britain’s Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

Agencies, LONDON Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time as voters’ choice for who would make the best prime minister, a YouGov poll for The Times newspaper showed. After PM...

UK PM May’s party confident of sensible deal with NIrish DUP-minister

Agencies, LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party is confident of securing a “sensible” deal with the small Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said today. “We’re...

Inaugural flight of India-Afghan air corridor lands in Delhi

Agencies, New Delhi An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday. The cargo, worth about $5 million dollars, was the first in...

Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama’s detente

Agencies, WASHINGTON President Donald Trump today will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on US business dealings with the island’s military, rolling back parts of former President Barack...

At least eight killed in Chinese kindergarten blast; 65 injured

Agencies, BEIJING Eight people were killed and 65 injured in an explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China that police have described as a “criminal” act, state media said. Yesterday the official Xinhua news agency reported that...

At least 19 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

Agencies, MOGADISHU At least 19 civilians were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and an adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said today. Abdi Bashir told Reuters...

In Jerusalem’s Old City, Palestinians recall 1967 uprooting

Agencies, Jerusalem Days after capturing Jerusalem’s Old City in a 1967 war, Israel razed the Moroccan Quarter, a ramshackle neighbourhood of Palestinian homes in front of the Western Wall, aiming to create an open space for Jews to pray...

Macron aims to consolidate power as France elects parliament

Agencies, Paris French voters cast their ballots today in the first round of a parliamentary election expected to give centrist President Emmanuel Macron the strong majority needed to carry out the far-reaching economic and social reforms he...