برچسب مطالب ‘week’

US-Turkey talks on Syria intensify ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Putin

US talks with Turkey over a safe zone in Syria have intensified this week ahead of a highly anticipated trip by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow on Wednesday.

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French ‘yellow vests’ protest despite Macron’s outreach

Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.

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Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.

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May makes no change to demands in talks with EU leaders – report

British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported bit.ly/2RCdHch on Friday.

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Saudi woman’s asylum bid challenges kingdom’s reach abroad

Saudi woman’s ongoing bid to flee her country via Thailand this week threw the kingdom’s male guardianship system into the international spotlight, setting in motion a showdown between Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on women and the United Nations’ asylum process.

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What the 4 major events in the past week mean for Brexit

Even by the standards of the two and a half turbulent years since the Brexit referendum, the last 7 days have been quite something. Four major events shaped the week, and will shape what happens to Brexit now and – I think – perhaps not in the ways that many of the protagonists have yet realised.

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China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.’s Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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Khashoggi Friend Accuses Cyber Security Firm Of Helping Saudis Spy On Their Messages

A Saudi dissident based in Montreal, Canada, filed a lawsuit this week against the NSO Group, an Israeli cyber security firm. The suit alleges the Saudi government used software from the company to spy on conversations with the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Southeast Asia braces for more oil volatility ahead of OPEC meeting

Rattled by rapid oil price swings in recent months, Southeast Asian economies are on tenterhooks ahead of an OPEC meeting this week that is expected to result in a supply cut to boost prices.

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Trump greatly oversimplifies his tariffs with ‘billions’ claim

President Donald Trump was playing defense about his tariffs this week.

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Syrian refugee, stranded in KL airport for months lands as permanent resident in Canada

A Syrian man who spent nearly 10 months stranded in a Malaysian airport arrived in Canada this week, ending a months-long ordeal that highlighted asylum seekers’ often bizarre quest for refuge.

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North Korean minister to enter Japan for Olympics meeting: Japan government

The Japanese government said Tuesday it has decided to allow the entry of North Korean sports minister Kim Il Guk for a major international sports meeting later this week.

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S Korea defies US diktat, continues efforts to strengthen inter-Korean relations

South Korea is continuing its efforts to improve relations with North Korea, with its Unification ministry announcing on Monday that the countries are in talks to launch joint railway inspections this week.

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Intense week of talks ahead of Brexit showdown summit

European governments get their own say on Brexit this week as they debate future ties with London in the run-up to Sunday’s summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers.

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May says no alternative to her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting EU leaders next weekend.

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