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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:03 WIB

Britain's already disorderly departure from the European Union turned even more chaotic Monday when Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a House of Commons vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal, an agreement that took months of tortuous negotiations with Brussels to conclude. After four days of debate in the House of Commons and a panicky effort by the prime minister to sell the deal to an increasingly disapproving British public, lawmakers were set to rebuff May's withdrawal agreement. Defeat would force May out of Downing Street and possibly trigger the fall of the Conservative...

RECENT NEWS
ECJ: Britain Can Stop Withdrawal Process From EU
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 01:25 WIB | Global

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Monday that Britain retains the right to reverse its decision to leave the European Union. œThe United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU," the Luxembourg-based ECJ said. "Such a revocation, decided in accordance with its own national constitutional requirements, would have the effect that the United Kingdom remains in the EU under terms that are unchanged," the court said. The ECJ ruling comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a House of Commons vote that had been set for...

Huge Winter Storm Hits US South
Monday, 10 December 2018 18:05 WIB |

Crews in several southern U.S. states are working Monday to clear roads and restore electricity after a strong storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain. Parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee received between 30 and 60 centimeters of snow Sunday. The storm made roads treacherous, leading to numerous accidents and one reported death from a tree that fell on a car in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte's normally busy airport had more than 1,000 canceled flights Sunday. ‹Power companies reported the storm knocked out service to more than 300,000...

Qatar Emir Skips Saudi-hosted Summit with Gulf Rivals
Monday, 10 December 2018 11:17 WIB |

Qatar's emir skipped a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with fellow Arab Gulf leaders whose boycott of the small but energy-flush neighbor has sparked a major regional diplomatic row. Riyadh is hosting the annual gathering as crises rumble on over the 18-month-old dispute with Doha, the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. The regional powerhouse had invited Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to attend the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council talks, but the foreign ministry in Doha said he would not go. Instead Qatar...

After Huawei Arrest, White House Sticks With Hard Line on Trade Talks
Saturday, 8 December 2018 04:20 WIB | Global

Top White House officials are continuing to take a hard line on U.S.-China trade talks, even after the arrest of a prominent Chinese tech executive that some fear could derail a trade truce between Washington and Beijing. In an interview with VOA, White House trade and economic adviser Peter Navarro repeatedly refused to comment on the record about the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, whose company is at the heart of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. But Navarro said that the Trump administration is "demanding not asking" that China make fundamental...

US Intelligence Not Shocked North Korea Upgrading Missile Bases
Friday, 7 December 2018 20:21 WIB | Global

North Korean efforts to upgrade and expand a long-range missile base come as no surprise to U.S. intelligence officials, who have long been wary of promises by Pyongyang to denuclearize. New satellite imagery shows what appears to be improvements to the Yeongjeo-dong missile base, a facility located in North Koreas mountainous interior, as well as work on a new facility, Hoejung-ri, 11 kilometers (seven miles) away. "Our analytical line has not changed a U.S. intelligence official told VOA, when asked about the images. œNorth Korea has a big job to do. Until it has fully panned out...

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POLITICS
US Issues List of Russian Politicians, Oligarchs But No New Sanctions
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

The U.S. Treasury Department has released a congressionally mandated list of Russian politicians and business figures who are close to President Vladimir Putin's government, along with their...

SECURITIES
Riots Roil India Ahead of Controversial Movie Release
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Riots broke out in cities across India as angry protestors torched cars and damaged movie theaters a day before a controversial film is set to be released. A day before 'Padmaavat', a movie based...

MISCELLANEOUS
FBI Deputy Director Stepping Down
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias, stepped down from the bureau Monday, several weeks ahead of his retirement, an FBI...