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Day: September 23, 2016

Migrants arrested in the back of a lorry on M1 motorway
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Migrants arrested in the back of a lorry on M1 motorway

    Sixteen people have been arrested after police received reports of migrants in the back of a lorry on the M1. Hertfordshire Police were called at 2.55pm as the vehicle headed north towards Bedfordshire. The lorry was stopped just past junction 11. Some of the migrants were taken to hospital before being taken into police custody. Police said none of those arrested are thought to be seriously unwell. The case will now be handed to the UK Border Agency. Sky Correspondent David Bowden said it was not yet clear how the presence of the migrants in the lorry became known. He added: "If they are refugees then what tends to happen is as soon as they get onto UK soil, they jump out of whatever vehicle they're in, give themselves up and claim asylum. "If they don't do that, if they'...
As India mulls response to Uri attack: State of economy
Asia, ENGLISH

As India mulls response to Uri attack: State of economy

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Indian government has vowed to respond. And this time too, the macroeconomic indicators are good. Soon after the terrorist attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government decided to mobilise troops on the border and along the LoC in the face of strident demands to carry out a strike against Pakistan. The movement of troops and armaments was known as Operation Parakaram (Strength or Prowess). A political decision had been taken to respond to the attack militarily and diplomatically, and Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha had to issue instructions to release funds at a difficult time — there was a deceleration in the global economy, India was facing one of its worst droughts ever, and the 9/11 attacks had plunged ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launch missile: Why He Misunderstood the West
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launch missile: Why He Misunderstood the West

    A man watches file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a missile launch, at Incheon airport in South Korea, on August 24. Flooding has killed more than 130 people in the northeast of North Korea. Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. This article was originally published in The Conversation. North Korea essentially has two international images: the bellicose nuclear provocateur run by a mad dictator, and the impoverished country in dire need of humanitarian aid. At the moment, both faces are on depressing display. North Korea recently conducted its fifth nuclear test. As on previous occasions, talk of how to resolve the nuclear crisis ensued, with deba...
PM May to decide over Brexit talks after Boris begins setting out strategy, No 10 Downing street says
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM May to decide over Brexit talks after Boris begins setting out strategy, No 10 Downing street says

    Theresa May alone will decide the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU, Downing Street has said after Boris Johnson began setting out a strategy for Brexit. Speaking in the United States, the Foreign Secretary on Thursday said that the UK will begin formal Brexit talks “early next year” and leave the EU by 2019. In comments that will delight Conservative Eurosceptics, he said that the discussions could be wrapped up before the two-year deadline and that Britain will be able to control its borders and do a “jumbo free trade deal”. He also suggested that countries like Australia could send more migrants to the UK in return for signing trade deals. And he said that it is “absolute baloney” to suggest that Britain will be unable to retain access to the European single mark...
Netanyahu invites Abbas to speak at Knesset in UN speech
Arab world, ENGLISH

Netanyahu invites Abbas to speak at Knesset in UN speech

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to come “speak to the Israeli people at the Knesset in Jerusalem,” during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, In return, he offered to “gladly come to speak peace with the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah.” “The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York,” Netanyahu said. In reiterating his persistent call for direct negotiations with the Palestinians, Netanyahu rejected any possible United Nations plan to unilaterally impose a solution to the conflict. “We will not accept any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel,” Netanyahu said. “I call on President Abbas: you have a choice to make. You can continue to stoke hatred ...