Thursday 6th August 2020

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    • Canadian PM to skip US-Mexico meeting in Washington, DC Canadian PM to skip US-Mexico meeting in Washington, DC

      Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not visit Washington, DC with Mexico’s president this week to celebrate a new North American trade deal, his office said on Monday, after Canada raised concerns over potential United States aluminium tariffs. In a Monday-morning phone call, Trudeau told Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador he hoped the talks with US President Donald Trump would be successful. Lopez Obrador, who had urged Trudeau to join him, is due to meet Trump at the White House on Wednesday on his first trip outside of Mexico since taking office 19 months ago. Trudeau will be...

    • U.S. grants Huawei 45-day extension from proposed ban

      The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Thursday that it would grant Chinese telecoms giant Huawei another 45-day extension from a proposed ban on buying U.S. products and services to avoid adverse effects on U.S. companies and consumers. The extension will “allow existing telecommunication providers – particularly those in rural U.S. communities – the ability to continue to temporarily and securely operate existing networks,” the Commerce Department said in a statement. This is the fourth time the Trump administration has extended the ban’s deadline since May 2019. The last time was on November 19, which gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve. The...

    • Pervez Musharraf Sentenced To Death In High Treason Case

      Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan court in the high treason case, according to Pakistani media reports. The former military dictator was sentenced to death today by a three-member bench of a special court in the long-drawn high treason case against him for suspending the constitution and imposing emergency rule in the country in November 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014. Pervez Musharraf, 76, has been living in exile in Dubai since March 2016 after he left Pakistan for medical treatment and has not returned since citing health and...

    • BJP Sweeps Karnataka Bypolls, Resignations In Congress: 10 Points BJP Sweeps Karnataka Bypolls, Resignations In Congress: 10 Points

      Bengaluru:The ruling BJP swept the Karnataka assembly bypolls on Monday, winning 12 of 15 seats to give the party a big boost after its Maharashtra setback. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s four-month-old government — formed with a narrow majority after defections from the previous Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition — needed only seven seats for a majority but won five extra at the cost of the Congress and JDS. Conceding defeat, the Congress said voters had “accepted defectors” but it had to accept the public verdict. Two top leaders of the party have quit and more are likely to follow. Bypolls...

    • Sri Lanka election body declares Rajapaksa winner of presidential poll

      Sri Lanka’s election commission declared former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday. Rajapaksa won 52.25 percent of the votes, while his main rival and government minister Sajith Premadasa received 41.99 percent, the election commission said. Premadasa has already conceded defeat. In a statement earlier, Premadasa congratulated Rajapaksa for his victory at the polls, and said he would be stepping down as the deputy leader of the United National Party, which is the largest party in the ruling United National Front government. “At the conclusion of a hard fought and spirited election campaign,...

    • International observers commence activities Colombo-Srilanka International observers commence activities Colombo-Srilanka

      Both local and foreign election observers have begun supervising the activities of the Presidential elections 2019. The Commissioner-General of the National Elections Commission, Saman Sri Rathnayake states that 17 foreign observers are currently engaging in election observing activities. In addition, 88 observers from the European Union, 20 observers from the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia, 15 commonwealth election observers and 45 observers from the Asian Network for Free Elections have also arrived to monitor the election. Meanwhile, the National Polls Observation Center stated that they have deployed 1200 observers to monitor the election while nearly...

    • UK’s Johnson loses parliamentary majority

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost parliamentary majority on Tuesday as MP Philip Lee says he is leaving the Conservative Party. “The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Bracknell MP Phillip Lee has joined the party,” the Lib Dems said in a statement.

    • U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker after Gibraltar frees it

      The U.S. Justice Department unveiled a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel. The United States called for the seizure of the ship, which was still anchored in the British Mediterranean territory on Friday, for “a scheme to unlawfully access the U.S. financial system to support illicit shipments to Syria from Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization,” the Justice department said. The warrant says the vessel, all the oil aboard and 995,000 U.S. dollars...

    • No one can stop Gota becoming the next president: Gammanpila

      Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said no one could stop Gotabaya Rajapaksa becoming the next president. Addressing a news briefing, he said both the UNP and the JVP had tried their level best to prove that Gotabaya was neither fit nor eligible to contest at the presidential poll. “However, their attempts have now become futile with Gotabaya being unanimously chosen as their presidential candidate and clearing him from all barriers like US citizenship, foreign cases etc,” Gammanpila said. When journalists asked as to whether he would remain in the party despite people like Rishad Bathiudeen joining...

    • Iran says U.S. Gulf mission will ‘increase insecurity’

      Iran’s defense minister said on Thursday that the formation of a U.S.-led flotilla in the Gulf would “increase insecurity” and any Israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region. Tehran and Washington have been locked in a battle of nerves since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last year and reimposed sanctions. Tensions have soared in the region, with drones downed and tankers mysteriously attacked in Gulf waters. Washington and its Gulf allies have accused the Islamic republic of the tanker attacks, which Tehran denies. In response, the U.S. has been...