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02/18/2019 -  Britain's opposition Labour Party splits as some lawmakers to leave: BBC - 08:22 AM

Britain's opposition Labour Party is about to split as a small group of lawmakers will leave the party because they are upset with leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, the BBC reported on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  Britain having useful discussions on Brexit with Brussels: minister - 08:21 AM

Legal changes to Britain's deal to leave the European Union will be difficult but recent trips by British ministers to Brussels have been productive, the prime minister's effective deputy, David Lidington, said on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge - 08:15 AM

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India.

02/18/2019 -  Saudi Arabia signs oil agreement to supply Pakistan: minister - 08:15 AM

Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement to supply Pakistan with crude oil and petroleum products to secure its fuel needs, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday on Twitter.

02/18/2019 -  Spanish warship ordered ships to leave British waters near Gibraltar - 08:13 AM

A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said.

02/18/2019 -  France snubs Trump's appeal to repatriate IS fighters en masse, for now - 08:10 AM

France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump's call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a "case-by-case" basis, its justice minister said on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  Israeli cyber-hotline offers help for the hacked - 08:06 AM

Israel has launched a cyber hotline, staffed mostly by veterans of military computing units, to enable businesses and private individuals to report suspected hacking and receive real-time solutions.

02/18/2019 -  Polish officials may cancel trip to Israel over diplomatic spat - 07:38 AM

Polish officials may cancel their planned trip to Israel, the head of the prime minister's office, Michal Dworczyk, said on Monday after media reported remarks by Israel's prime minister suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

02/18/2019 -  Australia accuses foreign government of cyber attack on lawmakers - 07:30 AM

A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects.

02/18/2019 -  Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm - 07:25 AM

Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

02/18/2019 -  Gunmen kill four soldiers in attack in Pakistan's Baluchistan - 07:18 AM

Gunmen have attacked a Pakistani security post in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan killing four paramilitary soldiers, officials said on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  Gunbattle with militants kills four Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir: police - 07:17 AM

Four Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, a police official said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week.

02/18/2019 -  Pakistan recalls envoy from India amid tensions - Foreign Office - 07:16 AM

Pakistan has recalled its ambassador in New Delhi for consultations amid escalating tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India, Pakistan's foreign office spokesman said on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  North Korea's 'socialist utopia' needs mass labor. A growing market economy threatens that - 07:15 AM

In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.

02/18/2019 -  Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum - 07:07 AM

In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.

02/18/2019 -  Macau police investigate suspected murder at Sands casino resort: media - 06:17 AM

Police in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau are investigating what they suspect is a rare murder in a five-star casino resort after a Chinese man was found stabbed in his bed, broadcaster TDM reported on Monday.

02/18/2019 -  Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United - 06:16 AM

Saudi Arabia's crown prince is not seeking to buy Premier League football club Manchester United, the kingdom's media minister said on Monday, denying reports and adding that there had only been a meeting with the Saudi wealth fund regarding sponsorship.

02/18/2019 -  Japan's PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi - 04:53 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.

02/18/2019 -  U.S. Senator Rubio warns Venezuela's Maduro not to act against opposition - 04:51 AM

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country's opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens.

02/18/2019 -  Venezuela denies EU lawmakers entry given 'conspiratorial motives' - 02:33 AM

Venezuela denied a group of European Parliament deputies entry into the country on Sunday, arguing they had "conspiratorial motives" for flying to Caracas in the throes of a political crisis.


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