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British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal

British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal

British and European foreign ministers insisted Monday there is still time to negotiate an orderly Brexit deal, even after the disappointing failure of the latest round of talks.

Macron's popularity falls further in September, poll shows

Macron's popularity falls further in September, poll shows

The former investment banker won the 2017 election with 66.1% of the vote on a reformist project to modernise the euro zone's second largest power.

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began ...

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday ...

Deputy prime ministers take oath before Emir

Deputy prime ministers take oath before Emir

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Emir performs rain prayer

Emir performs rain prayer

A number of Their Excellencies, Sheikhs and Ministers, HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council, his Deputy and members of the Council, as well as a gathering of citizens also performed the rain prayer.

Saudi arrests hailed as 'decisive' anti-graft sweep

Saudi arrests hailed as 'decisive' anti-graft sweep

Prominent billionaire Al-Waleed bin Talal was among the 11 princes arrested late on Saturday, reports said.

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

The rejig of the council of ministers, which also saw the exit of six members, is being seen as an attempt by Modi to improve the performance of his government as the 2019 general elections near.

Swedish PM reshuffles government after data scandal

Swedish PM reshuffles government after data scandal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Thursday reshuffled his minority left-green government in response to a scandal over the outsourcing of IT services, shunning the more drastic option of calling an early election.

Gulf States ministers meet to discuss airspace logjam

Gulf States ministers meet to discuss airspace logjam

Gulf states transport ministers and aviation officials kicked off a meeting on Thursday at the UN aviation agency's headquarters in Montreal to discuss the airspace standoff ...

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was stepping down as leader of the Fine Gael party on Wednesday, kicking off a succession contest between two younger ministers.

India bans red beacons on cars to end elitist culture

India bans red beacons on cars to end elitist culture

India said on Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.