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- Protests break out in Sudanese cities, police fire tear gas: witnesses
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 08:00:40 -0500
Protests broke out in several Sudanese cities on Thursday including the capital Khartoum, witnesses said, following calls for mass rallies.
- Voters in one English town warn London: 'Do not betray our Brexit'
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:54:30 -0500
As Britain grapples with whether to leave the European Union, some voters in an ancient English town have a message for the politicians in London: Do not betray Brexit.
- Unresolved border could threaten other trade deals, Irish PM warns Britain
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:53:07 -0500
Britain might struggle in a no-deal scenario to negotiate free trade agreements elsewhere if the Irish border question remains unresolved, a reporter from national broadcaster RTE quoted Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as saying on Thursday.
- As world looks on, Venezuela's Guaido to keep up pressure on Maduro
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:49:48 -0500
Venezuela's opposition will on Thursday seek to maintain pressure on isolated President Nicolas Maduro after congress chief Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim head of state with the support of nations around the region.
- Spain's PM says backs Venezuela parliament, calls for free vote
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:48:56 -0500
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in a phone call on Thursday that he supported the legitimacy of the Venezuelan parliament and called for free elections, in line with the European Union's position.
- Car bomb hits Damascus, no casualties: Syrian state media
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:44:17 -0500
A car bomb exploded in the al-Adawi neighbourhood of Syria's capital Damascus on Thursday causing damage but no casualties, state media said.
- Israeli seminary student charged with killing Palestinian in rock attack
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:37:21 -0500
Israeli prosecutors charged a 16-year-old Jewish seminary student with manslaughter on Thursday over a rock-throwing attack that killed a Palestinian woman in her car, a case that may hinge on contested DNA evidence.
- Venezuela bonds hit highest since 2017 on hopes for political change
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:34:43 -0500
Dollar bonds of Venezuela's government and state-run oil company PDVSA extended their rally on Thursday after Washington's backing for opposition leader Juan Guaido spurred investor hopes for a turnaround in the impoverished country.
- Guaido versus Maduro - Who backs Venezuela's two presidents?
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:34:43 -0500
Venezuela's opposition has raised the stakes against President Nicolas Maduro after congress head Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim head of state with the support of the United States and some major Latin American nations.
- Syria's Assad suspends special visas for EU diplomats
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:17:13 -0500
The European Commission said on Thursday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad had suspended special visas for European Union diplomats to Damascus, confirming a Reuters report earlier this week.
- Barnier says time-limited Irish backstop not possible
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:10:48 -0500
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that the "backstop" provision in the agreement for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc could not be time-limited, since that would defeat its purpose of guaranteeing no hard Irish border.
- Irish police say no plans to move officers to guard border
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:10:48 -0500
The chief of the Irish police on Thursday dismissed as "entirely incorrect" a newspaper report that 600 Irish police officers could be deployed to guard the border with British-run Northern Ireland if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.
- EU is prepared to postpone Brexit date until May: Austria's Kurz
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:09:15 -0500
Britain knows that the European Union is willing to postpone the date on which it will leave the bloc, currently March 29, but preferably not beyond the European Parliament elections set for May, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday.
- Indian ministers trumpet jobs growth after study showed 11 million jobs lost
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:03:19 -0500
Indian government ministers facing an election in coming months launched a social media campaign on Thursday trumpeting successes in creating jobs just weeks after a leading think tank reported 11 million jobs were lost in the country last year.
- Kremlin accuses U.S. of trying to usurp power in Venezuela
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:59:49 -0500
Russia accused the United States of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against U.S. military intervention there, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow's closest allies.
- UK supports Venezuela's Guaido as National Assembly head: PM May's spokesman
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:59:10 -0500
Britain supports Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of the democratically elected National Assembly, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that a 2018 presidential poll was neither free nor fair.
- Germany says national assembly of Venezuela has special role
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:58:46 -0500
The German government said on Thursday Venezuela's National Assembly had a special role to play in securing a free future for the country.
- Britain's May is working to secure a Brexit deal: spokesman
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:56:08 -0500
British Prime Minister Theresa May is working to secure a deal to ensure a smooth departure from the European Union, her spokesman said on Thursday when asked about a warning by Airbus over the risks of a no-deal Brexit.
- Ireland braced for 12-fold rise in customs declarations post-Brexit
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:55:47 -0500
Ireland is prepared for a 12-fold increase in the number of import and export declarations made by local companies after Brexit, the head of the state agency responsible for customs checks said on Tuesday.
- France would back as Venezuela president whoever wins democratic vote: official
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:55:06 -0500
France would recognize as president of Venezuela whoever wins a democratic vote, an official said, after President Emmanuel Macron hailed the courage of Venezuelans marching for freedom but stopped short of backing opposition leader Juan Guaido.