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UK: New cabinet ministers announced after resignations

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Steve Barclay has been appointed as the new Brexit Secretary, the U.K. government confirmed on Friday. The appointment came a day after Dominic Raab’s resignation from this post over the draft withdrawal agreement reached between the U.K. and the EU. Barclay, who is known with his views in favor of leaving the […]

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Sri Lanka parliament descends into farce

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

COLOMBO (Reuters): Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the Speaker to try to disrupt a second no-confidence motion. The vote went ahead anyway and for a second time lawmakers turned against Rajapaksa […]

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UK austerity detrimental to citizens: UN report

By The Frontier Post | November 17, 2018

Monitoring Desk LONDON: The UN poverty envoy blamed the British government for a sharp rise in poverty and inequality among its citizens with its austerity policies. Prof. Phillip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published his report after a two-week tour of the country in which he visited those who […]

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