New Brexit vote will be before Jan. 21 - UK PM May's spokesman

New Brexit vote will be before Jan. 21 - UK PM May's spokesman

Britain's parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before January 21, her spokesman said on December 11. (15 hours ago)


World News in Brief: December 11

  21 hours ago
A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on December 10 in the southern Atlantic Ocean, close to the South Sandwich Islands north of Antarctica, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.5, was in a remote area and fairly deep underground. 

World News in Brief: December 10

  Dec 10, 2018 14:04:33
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on December 9 and lodged solemn representations and strong protests against the detention of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. by the Canadian authorities "at the unreasonable behest of the United States", the Xinhua reported on December 9. 

UK parliament vote on Brexit deal to go ahead on December 11 - minister

  Dec 09, 2018 17:24:26
British junior Brexit minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on December 9 that parliament's vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal for leaving the European Union would go ahead on December 11, after a newspaper reported it was likely to be postponed. 

World News in Brief: December 9

  Dec 09, 2018 17:06:00
Morocco's navy coast guards have rescued 72 illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan army said on December 8. 

4 killed, over 200 displaced as floods, landslides hit Indonesia's East Java

  Dec 09, 2018 17:05:47
Four people were killed and as many as 236 villagers were forced to flee home as landslides and floods struck East Java province of western Indonesia, disaster agency official said on December 9. 

OPEC’s cutting oil production: An uneasy decision

  Dec 09, 2018 15:01:27
NDO – Global oil prices have increased again after members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and outside partners agreed to cut crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day in the first six months of next year. The uneasy decision was made after days of negotiations despite strong opposition from the United States. 

Thailand's electoral campaigns to be allowed after New Year holiday

  Dec 08, 2018 16:41:59
Thailand's electoral campaigns will be allowed to start after the New Year holiday, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngamm on December 7. 

World News in Brief: December 8

  Dec 08, 2018 15:33:38
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC oil producers on December 7 agreed to jointly cut the crude production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bdp), to be implemented in January 2019 for an initial period of six months. 

Japan enacts controversial bill to open door to foreign blue-collar workers

  Dec 08, 2018 12:01:30
The Japanese parliament passed a bill on Saturday (December 8) that would pave the way for the nation to formally open its doors to foreign blue-collar workers amid severe labor shortage. 

Egypt, UK, Italy launch joint naval drill in Mediterranean Sea

  Dec 07, 2018 20:26:42
The Egyptian, British and Italian naval forces have carried out a joint naval drill in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian armed forces said on December 7. 

World News in Brief: December 7

  Dec 07, 2018 10:10:55
Global growth is expected to dip from 3.8 percent in 2018 to 3.6 percent in the year ahead amid potential risks, according to a report issued on December 6 by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. 

Cuba launches mobile internet service

  Dec 07, 2018 10:10:43
Highly anticipated mobile internet service has been launched for the very first time in Cuba on December 6. 

Iran not part of OPEC agreement over quota reduction: minister

  Dec 06, 2018 20:06:38
Iran will not be a part of any agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over quota reduction as long as it is the target of sanctions, an Iranian official said on December 6. 

11th summit of global forum on migration, development kicks off in Morocco

  Dec 06, 2018 15:42:02
The 11th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened on December 5 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech with the participation of over 100 countries.