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Ex-US President George H.W. Bush passes away

Ex-US President George H.W. Bush passes away

Washington: George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US and father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs, has died at the age of 94 in Houston, his spokesperson Jim McGrath announced. His death on Friday night came less than eight months[Read More…]

UK MP quits in protest at May's Brexit deal: Report

UK MP quits in protest at May’s Brexit deal: Report

London: The UK’s minister for universities and science Sam Gyimah has resigned in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal, it was reported here on Friday. Local newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that Gyimah called the Brexit deal “naive” and said any deal struck with Brussels will be “EU first”, reports[Read More…]

Trump's ex-campaign chairman to be sentenced in March

Trump’s ex-campaign chairman to be sentenced in March

Washington: Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman of US President Donald Trump, will tentatively face sentencing on March 5, a federal judge ruled on Friday, media has reported. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Mueller’s team must submit a report to the court on December 7 on Manafort’s alleged breach[Read More…]

51 whales die after mass stranding off New Zealand

51 whales die after mass stranding off New Zealand

Wellington: Fifty-one whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Island off New Zealand. The Department of Conservation said it was notified of about 80 to 90 pilot whales stranded at Hanson Bay, near Owenga, on Thursday evening, stuff.co.nz reported. About 30 to 40 whales refloated themselves[Read More…]

42% of world's coal power stations run at loss: Report

42% of world’s coal power stations run at loss: Report

New Delhi: Two-fifths of the world’s coal power stations, including in India, were already running at a loss, financial think-tank Carbon Tracker said in a first-of-its-kind study on Friday. It challenges the need for new coal generation and shows that it makes economic sense to close plants in line with[Read More…]

Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin

Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin

Washington: US President Donald Trump has cancelled a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Argentina because the Russians continue to hold Ukrainian vessels and sailors seized last weekend in an incident in the Black Sea. “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not[Read More…]

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