Labour plans to ‘unite’ UK with new bank holidays

23 Apr

Speaking today on St George’s Day, Jeremy Corbyn said the move would bring together England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, while giving workers a well-deserved break. But a Conservative source told Sky News that the British economy “would be on permanent holiday if Mr Corbyn got near Downing Street”. :: Can we really afford to […]

EU Brexit negotiator accuses PM of ‘opportunism’

23 Apr

Guy Verhofstadt said Theresa May’s decision to call a poll on 8 June – having previously said she would not goto the country before the end of the parliament in 2020 – appeared to have been driven by “political opportunism”. The former Belgian prime minister also said there was no guarantee the election of additional […]

Commentary: Inequality looms beneath the shiny facade of Southeast Asia’s growth

23 Apr

Singapore is the 20th century’s most remarkable economic development story, and regional peers are hungry for equally transformational growth. So it comes as no surprise that Southeast Asia has produced remarkable growth in recent years. ASEAN’s GDP doubled between 2001 and 2013, outpacing the United States, EU, and all Asian countries besides China. Projected 4.8 per […]

Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

23 Apr

TOKYO:Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan’s navy said. The two Japanese warships, the Samidare and Ashigara, left western Japan on Friday to join the Carl Vinson in a show of solidarity as […]

Voting begins for Delhi municipal polls

23 Apr

NEW DELHI: Voting began this morning for the Delhi municipal polls to 272 wards in which the ruling BJP is locked in a triangular battle with the Congress and the AAP. More than 1.3 crore people are eligible to vote in the civic elections, spread over 13,000 polling stations across the national capital. Both the […]

Capital contest: Polls to local bodies, but interest is national

23 Apr

NEW DELHI: The stage is set for one of the most keenly anticipated municipal polls in the capital on Sunday after a hard and bitterly fought campaign pitted BJP, AAP and Congress in a triangular fight. Smaller outfits like the Janata Dal (U), BSP and Swaraj India further spiced up the electoral broth. But one […]

MCD Elections 2017: 10 Things to Know About the Triangular Fight

23 Apr

Delhi votes on Sunday in 272 wards spread across three municipal bodies where the ruling BJP is locked in a triangular battle with the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party. More than 1.3 crore people are eligible to vote in the civic elections, spread over 13,000 polling stations across the national capital. Both […]

AIADMK Symbol Row Live: Dinakaran to be Questioned Again Today

23 Apr

AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran will be questioned by the Delhi Police for the second consecutive day today over an alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the ‘two leaves’ party symbol. He was questioned for close to seven hours on Saturday. Stay tuned for live updates:

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

23 Apr

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Extra police have been deployed to protect voters France is preparing to vote in presidential elections on Sunday, amid high security after a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed around the country after Thursday’s attack […]

Market ‘speculator’ accused of soccer bus bombing after buying up to $90,000 worth of options

23 Apr

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