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  • WORLD

    Macron reshapes French cabinet for tricky second term

    AFP, Published on 04/07/2022

    » PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reshuffled his government in search of a fresh start for his second term, dogged by his failure to win a parliamentary majority last month.

  • WORLD

    UK PM back in crisis mode after foreign tour

    AFP, Published on 01/07/2022

    » LONDON - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned Friday from an overseas tour to face multiple crises, including the latest resignation of a senior Conservative from his scandal-hit government.

  • WORLD

    Scotland sets October 2023 for new independence vote

    AFP, Published on 28/06/2022

    » EDINBURGH: Scotland's government on Tuesday drew the battle lines for a legal and political tussle with London as it announced plans to hold a second independence referendum on Oct 19, 2023.

  • OPINION

    Lotto haste

    News, Published on 27/06/2022

    » Re: "Lottery potential", (PostBag, June 22).

  • WORLD

    Johnson's Tories crushed in twin UK parliamentary by-elections

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2022

    » CREDITON (UNITED KINGDOM) - Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered two crushing parliamentary by-election defeats on Friday, including in a seat previously held by his ruling Conservatives for over a century, prompting the party's chairman to quit.

  • WORLD

    Calls in UK to ditch European rights pact after Rwanda plan blocked

    AFP, Published on 15/06/2022

    » LONDON - Furious Conservatives called on Britain's government Wednesday to abandon a European human rights pact after a judge dramatically blocked its plan to fly asylum-seekers to Rwanda.

  • OPINION

    Global shocks prompt rethink on supply chains

    Oped, Published on 15/06/2022

    » Starting in the 1980s, transnational production enabled the expansion of global trade and low prices for goods, contributing significantly to economic growth. But the shocks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war have shown firms that the efficiency gains implied by the global division of labour -- and just-in-time production -- come at the cost of resilience. With global supply-chain bottlenecks unlikely to resolve themselves soon, firms have turned their attention to reshoring or at least "friend-shoring", which seeks to combine closer geographic proximity with greater geopolitical peace of mind.

  • WORLD

    UK sets up EU battle with N.Ireland changes

    AFP, Published on 13/06/2022

    » LONDON: The UK government will Monday introduce legislation to unilaterally rip up post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland, despite the potential for a trade war with the EU.

  • OPINION

    Asean/SE Asia and the cycles of history

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 10/06/2022

    » The simmering geopolitical tensions between the United States and China and Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine have turned the tide of history back to its historical norm. It is easy to see the global stage today as full of tension, confrontation, and conflict in a recurrent fashion. But it is worth recalling that merely 30 years ago, the world was in a different phase where a lasting peace seemed viable.

  • WORLD

    UK's wounded Johnson fights on despite Tory revolt

    AFP, Published on 07/06/2022

    » LONDON - Britain's embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Tuesday to plough on with policy priorities including the economy and Ukraine, but was urged by a Conservative predecessor to quit and save the nation from further "agonies".

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