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Boris Johnson’s girlfriend denied entry to US after Somaliland visit

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend denied entry to US after Somaliland visit

Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s gal pal Carrie Symonds has been barred from entering the US on business — apparently because of her trip to Somaliland last year, according to a report. Symonds, 31, applied for entry to the US as part of her gig with Oceana, an environmental […]

China confirms detention of UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee Consulate worker Simon Cheng to be held for 15 days by Shenzhen police, says the Chinese foreign ministry

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China confirms detention of UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee Consulate worker Simon Cheng to be held for 15 days by Shenzhen police, says the Chinese foreign ministry

Cheng did not return to work on August 9 after travelling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen the previous day [Facebook/’Free Simon Cheng’ via Reuters] A Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kongconsulate has been detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry has confirmed, in a move that appears likely to […]

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Donald Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland denial US president cited Danish PM’s statement not to discuss a sale of Greenland as a reason

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Donald Trump cancels visit to Denmark over Greenland denial US president cited Danish PM’s statement not to discuss a sale of Greenland as a reason

    I’ll come next time … scout’s honour (photo: Michael Vadon) For the past few weeks, the Danish government has been preparing for US President Donald Trump’s visit as part of a European trip that also included Poland. Well, those preparations have been for naught following the news last night that Trump has decided […]

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Seoul, Washington start pre-talks to renew defense cost sharing

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Seoul, Washington start pre-talks to renew defense cost sharing

By Lee Min-hyung A discussion about the renewal of the highly-controversial defense cost sharing agreement between South Korea and the United States is about to begin amid Washington’s repeated signals the U.S. plans to shift more of the cost burden onto Seoul. On Tuesday, Timothy Betts, acting U.S. deputy assistant secretary who led the country’s […]

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Qatar to build new port in Somalia’s Hobyo

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Qatar to build new port in Somalia’s Hobyo

File photo Qatar plans to build a new seaport at Somalia’s Hobyo, a potentially strategic investment in an area of East Africa fiercely contested by Gulf rivals. Hobyo, in the central region of Mudug, is an important Somali port owing to its proximity to the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which is one of the most important sea […]

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FFC finally agree on nominees for Sudan’s Sovereign Council

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FFC finally agree on nominees for Sudan’s Sovereign Council

August 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – The Leadership Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and its nomination committee, in a meeting that ended on Tuesday morning, finally agreed on five nominees to represent them at the Sovereign Council. The meeting which started at 01:00 PM on Monday witnessed a heated debate between the […]

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Syria’s war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib’s Khan Shaikhoun Opposition fighters in Syria’s northwest withdraw from key town as government forces press ahead with Idlib offensive.

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Syria’s war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib’s Khan Shaikhoun Opposition fighters in Syria’s northwest withdraw from key town as government forces press ahead with Idlib offensive.

Smoke billows above buildings during a reported air attack by pro-regime forces on Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday [Omar Haj Kadour/AFP] Syrian opposition fighters have withdrawn from a key town in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, northwest of the country, local activists and a war monitor have said. “Khan Shaikhoun has become completely […]

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US tests cruise missile BANNED by expired INF treaty

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US tests cruise missile BANNED by expired INF treaty

Conventional ground-launched cruise missile test, San Nicolas Island, California, August 18, 2019 ©  US Department of Defense/Scott Howe The US military has tested a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of over 500km, the Pentagon confirmed. Such weapons were banned under the INF arms control treaty, which the US exited this month. The flight test of a “conventionally […]

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Hello Beta Pictoris c: New monster-sized planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

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Hello Beta Pictoris c: New monster-sized planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

This handout photograph released by the University of Grenoble-Alpes on August 19, 2019, shows an artist’s view of the system beta Pictoris. (AFP Photo) A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a […]

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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Russian Army Troops Deploy Near Border with Iraq for First Time

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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Russian Army Troops Deploy Near Border with Iraq for First Time

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that the Russian infantry units have been deployed in Bukamal region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and near Iraqi border for the first time. The newspaper quoted opposition sources as saying that the Russian troops have been stationed in the town of al-Jala along the Western bank of Euphrates River and […]

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