Daily Archive: May 4, 2017

May
04

Brexit minister Davis says EU trying to bully Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Commission is trying to bully Britain, Brexit minister David Davis said, ratcheting up the rhetoric before a national election in which the ruling Conservatives are asking voters to back them ahead of tough talks to leave the EU.

May
04

Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilize Suu Kyi government

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s government has warned the public that false news and rumors are being spread by unidentified people wishing to cause “political instability” during the tenure of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state-run media said on Friday.

May
04

As Trump woos China’s Xi, Dalai Lama has to wait on the sidelines

BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When Donald Trump was elected in November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming U.S. president, but since then Trump has cozied up to China’s leader Xi Jinping, making it less likely the man Beijing deems a separatist will get an invite to the White House anytime soon.

May
04

Philippines to complain to U.N. after investigator’s unannounced visit

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said it would complain to the United Nations after one of its human rights investigators failed to notify the government of a visit to Manila on Friday, which it said was a “clear signal” she was not interested in an objective view.

May
04

Venezuela protests rage, jailed Lopez supporters stage vigil

CARACAS (Reuters) – Supporters of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez held a vigil outside his prison demanding to see him on Thursday after rumors about his health rattled the protest-hit country where the death toll from anti-government unrest rose to 36.

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