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May to press Rouhani to free jailed UK-Iranian woman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York Tuesday, where she will press him to release a British-Iranian women imprisoned in Tehran, a senior government official told reporters. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation — the media organisation’s philanthropic arm — was arrested at Tehran airport on April 3, 2016.  She ...

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Govt wants free, fair, participatory national polls: PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government wants the next general elections be held in a free and fair manner and all political parties to join it. The prime minister made the remarks when UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt called on her in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters in ...

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Labour conference: deselecting MPs to be made easier

Conference is taking place in Liverpool Labour’s annual conference has voted to make it easier for local party members to deselect sitting MPs. Until now, Labour MPs only faced a reselection contest if 50% of a constituency’s local branches and affiliated unions voted for it in a so-called “trigger ballot”. Delegates in Liverpool voted for that threshold to be reduced ...

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UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

London, Sep 23 : Britain’s Labour Party opened its annual conference on Sunday facing a huge choice — whether to change policy and call for a new referendum that could halt the country’s departure from the European Union. The support of the main opposition party would be a major boost to campaigners for a second vote on Brexit. Ever since ...

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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. Kurdish forces captured Anwar Miah in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour a month ago.  A video of his capture has surfaced on Twitter and shows Mr Miah saying he has lived in ...

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Sheikh Hasina is in London

  Bangla Mirror desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has arrived in London on Friday by a special flight at 4.05 in the afternoon.  Bangaldeshi High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine welcomed her at the airport.  Country Manager for Biman Bangladesh Airlines Shafiqul Islam was also present at that time.  She was then taken to the VIP lounge of the airport ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina to leave London for New York to join UNGA Sunday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave London on Sunday for New York to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister will address the 73rd Session of the UNGA at the UN Headquarters in New York in the evening (local time) on September 27 and hold a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the ...

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Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations

Prime minister gives combative speech after EU leaders’ rejection of Chequers plan Theresa May has accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect, in a hastily arranged Downing Street statement a day after she was humiliated at the Salzburg summit when EU leaders declared her Chequers plan would not work. A combative prime minister said she stood ...

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Brexit: Chequers plan nonetheless credible, says minister

  Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit The UK government insists Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “workable, credible” deal, regardless of being rejected by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg. Minister James Brokenshire mentioned “tough words” had been to be expected close to the tip of negotiations however the government was ...

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Sheikh Hasina flies to London Friday morning en route to NY

Dhaka, Sept 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Friday morning for London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will address the UNGA at the UN Headquarters, as usual in Bangla, on September 27 placing fresh specific ...

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