International Relations

Dissolution of House by Sirisena illegal: SC

Proclamation is null and void, says seven-member Bench In a landmark case of the Sri Lankan judiciary ruling on the executive, the Supreme Court said on Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena’s move last month, dissolving Parliament and calling for snap polls, was illegal. The seven-member Bench unanimously deemed Mr. Sirisena’s …

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Theresa May faces leadership challenge

Hardline Brexit MPs in Conservative Party seeks change in leadership to extract a new deal from European Union leaders British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a vote of no-confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party on Wednesday evening after some pro-Brexit MPs in the party followed through on their …

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French govt. defends financial relief package

French govt

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Tuesday defended a financial relief package to quell the “yellow vest” revolt over taxes and living standards, hoping to end protests which have spiralled into violence in Paris and other cities. Over 21 million people watched a visibly contrite Mr. Macron declare a “state …

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No more Brexit negotiations: Merkel

Brexit negotiations

German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give the U.K. reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a vote at home because she faced defeat. With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due …

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May postpones House vote on deal

House vote on deal

A meaningful vote on the British government’s Brexit withdrawal deal is set to be postponed till as late as January as, faced with certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she will be returning to emergency negotiations with Brussels in an attempt to wrestle new concessions. …

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