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Pakistan PM Sharif Names General Bajwa as New Army Chief

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 – Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, a popular military leader credited for improving security and driving back Islamist militant groups, his spokesman said. The army chief is arguably the most powerful person in Pakistan, with the

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Lebanon’s Hariri Named New PM, Wins Speaker’s Support

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Nov 3 – Lebanon‘s president asked Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri to form a new government on Thursday, after he won the support of a majority of MPs including the influential parliament speaker who said he would cooperate with efforts to set up the new cabinet. Hariri’s nomination is

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Theresa May to Take Over as British PM After Brexit Shocks

LONDON, July 13 – Theresa May will take over the job of British prime minister from David Cameron on Wednesday after a series of political shocks caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. May, who has been interior minister for six years and is seen by her supporters as a safe pair of

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Ex-London Mayor Johnson Abruptly Quits Race To Be Prime Minister

By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Thursday, in a shock move that upturned a political order shaken by last week’s vote to leave the European Union. Johnson, whose support for the campaign

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“No Need to Write, David,” Impatient EU Tells Cameron

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 26 – Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday. “‘Triggering’ … could either be

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France’s PM Says Europe Can’t Take In More Refugees

BERLIN, Nov. 25  – European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Germany so far has taken

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Modi Visits Britain; Seeks to Bounce Back from Election Blow

NEW DELHI (Nov. 11) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mass rally on a visit to Britain this week that supporters hope will help him spring back from a humiliating election loss and reassert his authority on the global stage. India and Britain could announce deals worth 8-12 billion pounds ($12-$18 billion) during

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