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November 26, 2018 4:20 PM Arsenal Europa League game in Ukraine will go ahead despite martial law call

UEFA says the Europa League game between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava in Ukraine on Thursday will go ahead as planned even as the country's President, Petro Poroshenko, calls for martial law. Ukraine's navy said six of its sailors were wounded when Russian coastguards opened fire on three ships in waters off Crimea and then seized them late on Sunday 94

November 26, 2018 4:19 PM Ukrainian president says to introduce martial law from November 28

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would impose martial law throughout the country from Wednesday but said his decree did not include restrictions on citizens’ rights or postponing elections slated for next year. In a televised address, he offered parliament the introduction of martial law for 30 days instead of the 60 days his security 68

November 26, 2018 3:58 PM UK would be thrust into the unknown if Brexit deal rejected, May says

LONDON (Reuters) - No-one knows what will happen if Britain’s parliament rejects the Brexit deal the government has reached with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. After reaching a divorce deal on Sunday, May is now seeking to win over critics in her own Conservatives and opposition parties who have threatened to vote against 80

November 25, 2018 1:15 PM France's Macron says prepared for all options on Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that if the British parliament rejects the Brexit deal, it will be for Britain to make new proposals. “I cannot speculate on the British (parliament’s) vote. And in this case it is very clear that it will be up to Great Britain to make proposals. But it is our responsibility to be prepared 60

November 25, 2018 1:14 PM Britain's opposition Labour Party will oppose Brexit deal: Corbyn

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will oppose the government’s Brexit deal in parliament, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday, describing the agreement approved in Brussels as “a miserable failure of negotiation”. “This is a bad deal for the country. It is the result of a miserable failure of negotiation that leaves us with the worst 64

November 25, 2018 10:57 AM Northern Ireland DUP's Foster: Will 'review' May support if her Brexit deal succeeds

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Northern Ireland’s DUP said she would “review” the agreement that props up Britain’s Conservative government if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal is passed by the UK parliament. “If it came to the situation that parliament did decide, and there’s no evidence that they’re going to, but if they did decide 57

November 24, 2018 12:40 PM Northern Irish DUP says will support Gibraltar cause in parliament

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday pledged to use its 10 votes in parliament to support the cause of Gibraltar if necessary. The European Union is trying to broker a compromise between Spain and the United Kingdom over the future of the British overseas territory to stop Madrid from blocking an agreement on Britain’s 66

November 23, 2018 6:26 AM Sri Lankan Lawmakers Walk out in Support of Former Strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have walked out of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to protest the speaker’s actions during an ongoing political crisis. On Oct. 26, President Maithripala Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa to the position. Wickremesinghe has said he still 67

November 22, 2018 3:12 PM Italy government has received no proposal for the spin-off of T. Italia's network

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s industry ministry said on Thursday it had not received any secret proposal for the spin-off of Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network. In a statement, the ministry said legislation currently before parliament would create the conditions to make the setting up of a single broadband company “appetising and sustainable”. Daily Il Messaggero 126

November 22, 2018 11:17 AM Ethiopia names exiled dissident to head election board

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board on Thursday - part of a dizzying shake-up by the new prime minister that has brought rebels back into the political mainstream and curbed the establishment. The job went to Birtukan Mideksa just weeks after she returned from the United States under an amnesty 98