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Scottish leader: Brexit signals need to chart future path

Photo: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an event in Brussels Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Brussels, Jun 13 : Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit and the “horror show” of the British government leadership contest are signs that Scotland needs to chart a different future path, probably outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said Tuesday that “increasingly, Scotland and ...

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Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

Photo: A wireless hotspot device on a police patrol car laptop in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage, Jun 13 : The police chief of Alaska’s largest city hurried out of the department’s glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national ...

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Extended restraining order sought against Spears’ ex-manager

Photo: Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Los Angeles, Jun 13 : A Los Angeles judge is set to consider Thursday whether to extend a temporary restraining order taken out in the name of Britney Spears against her former manager. The hearing on the restraining order against Sam Lutfi is a resumption of ...

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Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews an honor guard as he is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, in an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Dubai, Jun 13 : The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions ...

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Shops in Hong Kong close doors to ‘find breath of freedom’

Hong Kong, Jun 13 : By the entrance of his restaurant, Kelvin Chung hung a piece of paper announcing the restaurant’s intention to strike on Wednesday. “Hoping to find a breath of freedom,” the sign said, adding that the shop would offer free honey green tea at lunch time to boost the city’s morale. His modest Japanese-style grill joined other ...

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Rohingya repatriation: BD informs UN about Myanmar’s non-cooperation

UN chief concerned over repatriation delay State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held a bilateral meeting on Rohingya issue and the celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in New York. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 13 : Bangladesh has shared the existing problems regarding the Rohingya issue with the UN ...

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Warner ton powers Australia World Cup win over Pakistan

David Warner scored his first international century since completing a ball-tampering ban as Australia returned to winning ways at the World Cup with a 41-run victory over Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday. Warner made 107 and, with Australia captain Aaron Finch (82), got the defending champions off to a flying start with an opening stand of 146 — the highest ...

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Theresa May to stay as Conservative MP after quitting No 10

Theresa May has said she will remain in Parliament as MP for Maidenhead after stepping down as prime minister. Mrs May told the Commons she would sit on the backbenches after she leaves office at the end of July. Her predecessor, David Cameron, stood down as an MP within months of leaving No 10, while Tony Blair triggered a by-election ...

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal’

Boris Johnson has sai he is “not aiming for a no-deal outcome” for Brexit at the launch of his campaign for the Tory leadership. But he said the threat of no deal was a “vital” negotiation tool and the UK “must do better” than the current deal. At his campaign launch, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Mr Johnson was “yesterday’s ...

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