The hard Brexiteers in Britain’s Conservative Party opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU struggled to get enough support to depose her. The deal will have a rough ride in Parlia- ment. In a warning shot, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which Mrs May relies upon for a governing majority, voted against her government on budget mea-
sures, claiming she had broke promises about the treatment of the province under the deal.
The focus switched to Brussels, where Mrs May engaged in some shuttle diplomacy to iron out the details of her agree- ment ahead of an eusummit. Russia tried to get its nominee chosen as the new head of Interpol, the international policing organisation. After last-minute opposition by many countries, a South Kore- an was elected instead.(Latest Magazines for CSS)
The main objection to having Vladimir Putin’s man in the job was that Russia often tries to use Interpol to arrest blameless critics abroad. The European Commission ruled thatItaly’s budget for next year violates its fiscal rules, and proposed a process that could lead to sanctions under its excessive-deficits procedure. (Latest Magazines for CSS)
Europe’s leaders must approve the move before it goes any further, possibly at summit in December. Restraining order A judge in America temporarily blocked an order by Donald Trump that would deny mi- grants who enter the country illegally the opportunity to claim asylum. The judge said Mr Trump had tried to “rewrite the immigration laws”. Mr Trump criticised the ruling, which he said had been made by an “Obama judge”.
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That earned a rare public rebuke from John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court who said “we do not have Obama judges or Trump judges” but “dedicated judges”. A private American firm, Ocean Infinity, found the wreck of an Argentine submarine, the San Juan, that disappeared in No-vember 2017 with 44 crew members on board.(Latest Magazines for CSS)
Argentina’s defence minister said the government did not have the equipment to raise the submarine from its resting place, some 900 metres below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. Alan García, a former president of Peru, sought asylum in Uruguay’s embassy in Lima. A judge barred Mr García from leaving the country while prosecutors investigate allegations that he took bribes. Mr García says he is a victim of political persecution.(Latest Magazines for CSS)
Undermining his intelligencem “Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” said Donald Trump, dodging the question of whether Muhammad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist.
Thecia reportedly concluded that Prince Muhammad is respon- sible for Khashoggi’s death. Ignoring his own intelligence agency, Mr Trump said America would remain a “steadfast partner” of the kingdom. A British phd student was found guilty of spying and sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates. Matthew Hedges denies the charge; his family says he was made to sign a confession he could not read.(Latest Magazines for CSS)
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Gunmen shot and wounded several children and kid- napped an Italian woman who was doing voluntary work with a charity in Kenya. It was the first abduction of foreigners in six years. The incident oc- curred on the southern coast, raising concerns that a jihadist insurgency may be reigniting after several years of quiet.
America killed 44 fighters from al-Shabab, a jihadist group in Somalia, in several air strikes. African Union forces backed b American jets have been bat tling al-Shabab for more than a decade. The insurgents still control much of the country. Eight unpeacekeepers werekilled fighting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a part of the country affected by an outbreak of Ebola. Fighting has made it difficult for health workers to contain the spread of the virus. APEC headache The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit was marred by tensions be- tween America and China.