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LONDON | UK’s May has eye on rebellion as EU prepares for Brexit push

LONDON  — The U.K. and the European Union plowed ahead Monday with plans to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days as British Prime Minister Theresa May waited to see whether rebel lawmakers opposed to the agreement had the numbers to challenge her leadership. The draft agreement reached last week triggered an … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May has eye on rebellion as EU prepares for Brexit push

LONDON | UK leader warns ousting her won’t make Brexit talks easier

LONDON  — Britain’s besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn’t make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union officials. As furious Conservative rebels try to gather the numbers … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader warns ousting her won’t make Brexit talks easier

LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:50 p.m. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is blaming the policies of the European Union for Britain’s exit from the bloc. “If the EU wasn’t what it is now, the United Kingdom would still have been a member of a structure that respects … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: France’s Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

SINGAPORE | Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to 25,967.01. South Korea’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

LONDON | The Latest: UK Cabinet to discuss draft Brexit deal

LONDON — The Latest on negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union. Downing Street says negotiators from the U.K. and EU have reached a proposed … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK Cabinet to discuss draft Brexit deal

MOSCOW | Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukrainian politicians

MOSCOW  — The Russian government has imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine’s political leadership in a largely symbolic gesture in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. Relations between Russia and Ukraine soured after Russia pushed through a separatist vote in Crimea and annexed the peninsula in 2014. Russia went on to back separatists in eastern … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukrainian politicians

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi court sentenced 19 people to death and the son of the opposition leader to life imprisonment on Wednesday over a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally held by current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The grenade attack killed two dozen people and wounded about 300 others. Hasina narrowly escaped, having … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death for political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh— A Bangladeshi tribunal has sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for a deadly attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The tribunal in Dhaka delivered a verdict Wednesday on nearly 50 cases stemming from the grenade attack 14 years ago … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death for political rally attack