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Honda will Close Its British Car Plant


LONDON – Japanese automaker Honda is expected to announce the closure of its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs, a lawmaker said in a recent attack on Britain’s auto industry. The second plant will be closed in 2022 after the closure of the Swindon …

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Corbyn Faces Major Crisis As Deputy Leader Warns More MPs are Ready to Quit Party


LONDON – Jeremy Corbyn faces a historic Labor rupture after being warned that more MPs are ready to follow the seven who dramatically quit his party on Monday, Independent reported in the wee hours of Monday. The leader publicly appealed for unity while his supporters launched savage attacks on the …

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A Double Bombing Makes 17 Dead in A Syrian City


BEIRUT – A double bombing in Idlib city occupied by jihadists in Syria has killed 17 people, including four children, a war observer said Monday. The first explosion was caused by a car bomb in the main city of the Idlib region, said the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. After …

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Negotiations Best Way to Bring Stability in Region: Pak Envoy


TEHRAN – Pakistani ambassador to Iran underlined watchfulness over US policies in the region saying the best way to bring peace and stability in the Middle East would be through negotiations, IRNA said Tuesday. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Riffat Masood said, “We …

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Japanese Pm Names Trump for Nobel Peace Prize


TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last fall, after receiving a request from the US government, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. The report follows Trump’s statement Friday that Abe had appointed him to the Nobel Peace Prize for …

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Trump 25th Amendment: Graham Commits to Investigating “Bureaucratic Coup” Against President


WASHINGTON – A key ally of us President Donald Trump has decried the so-called efforts of senior officials to make the president a “bureaucratic coup” and pledged to hold a congressional inquiry, the Independent reported on Monday. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said it was “astounding” that former FBI Acting Director …

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Pakistan Honors Saudi Crown Prince with Highest Civilian Honor


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani President Arif Alvi awarded Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman the Nishan-e-Pakistan Award one day after signing $20 billion investment agreements, Pakistani media reported Monday. On the second day of his trip to Pakistan, Prince Mohammed (also known as the MBS) met with President Arif Alvi in Islamabad, …

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Merkel Defends Russia’s Ties, Ridicules Trump on Cars


MOSCOW – German leader Angela Merkel said Russia could be a cold-war “partner” for Europe but US policy towards Iran was “depressing” and her assertion that German cars would be a “threat to security” was “frightening”, Euobserver reported Monday. Mike Pence linked EU support to the nuclear arms agreement between …

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Iranian President: US Sanctions are “Economic War” Against Iran


TEHRAN, Iran – The Iranian president on Monday described US sanctions on Iran as an economic war against his country and stressed that “economic war is harder than military war.” Hassan Rouhani spoke at the inauguration of the third and final phase of the vast Persian Gulf Star refinery built …

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China Stock Rally Accelerates as Momentum Hits Three-Year High


SHANGHAI, China – A rally in Chinese equities steepened Monday as bumper credit figures for January added to signs of increased stimulus, Bloomsburg reported Monday. The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.7 percent by the close, taking its rebound since a Jan. 3 low to 12 percent, as turnover on mainland …

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