Day: September 3, 2019

PM Johnson loses majority ahead of Brexit parliament showdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday lost his working majority in parliament ahead of a showdown with rebel MPs over Brexit that could lead to a snap election within weeks. Johnson condemned a plan by lawmakers to block his Brexit strategy as “surrender” and said it would undermine […]

Hong Kong leader insists she will stay

Hong Kong’s embattled leader insisted Tuesday she had no intention of stepping down after an audio recording emerged of her saying she wanted to quit over three months of unrest in the southern Chinese city. Hong Kong has endured dozens of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests triggered by opposition […]

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as US deal nears

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 people and wounded 119, almost all local civilians, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal […]

‘Catastrophic’: Hurricane Dorian parks over the Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas — Practically parking over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics and crippled hospitals. At least five deaths were reported, with the full extent […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

LONDON – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, […]

Four dead, three injured in fire at ONGC site; Mumbai gas supply affected

MUMBAI – Four people have been killed and three seriously injured in a fire at an oil and gas processing plant on the outskirts of Mumbai run by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp, a local police official and a company source said on Tuesday. “We’re checking with […]

PM Khan: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashmir region. “We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could […]

RBI’s task force recommends moves to ease credit markets

BENGALURU – A task force set up by India’s central bank on Tuesday recommended a slew of measures for developing a secondary market for corporate loans, including easing of regulations to allow foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to directly purchase distressed loans from banks. These moves are aimed at […]

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