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Top Female Politicians Who Defied Saudi Arabia’s Dress Code

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Saudi Arabia sparked headlines for her defiance of the country’s dress code. Merkel was seen without the headscarf on an official visit to the conservative Kingdom, which requires women to cover their hair by law. However, Merkel is not the only one to have snubbed the law. Here are

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Khamenei Condemns Britain After PM May Calls Iran a Regional Threat

DUBAI, Dec 17  – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned Britain on Saturday as a “source of evil and misery” for the Middle East after British Prime Minister Theresa May called Iran a regional threat. “Shamelessly, the British have recently called … Iran a threat to the region, but everyone knows that … it

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British PM May’s Brexit Plan: Secret Strategy or Muddle?

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Dec 14 – If Prime Minister Theresa May has a detailed Brexit plan, it is very secret. Since the June 23 referendum, May has been clear only that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union and that she will formally trigger exit talks by the end of March 2017. May

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Britain’s Johnson Jokes About PM May’s Leather Trousers

LONDON, Dec 14 – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has publicly poked fun at Prime Minister Theresa May, telling dozens of foreign ambassadors she was so cosmopolitan that she sported leather trousers like German “lederhosen”. Johnson, known in Britain and beyond for his often outlandish persona and dishevelled mop of platinum hair, said his country

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British PM Heads to Bahrain to Cement Gulf Ties Before Brexit

LONDON, Dec 5 – Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Bahrain this week for a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council that she hopes will cement stronger ties with Middle Eastern countries as Britain leaves the European Union. May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU at a

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Indivisible or Flexible? Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Nov 7 – British businessman Simon Boyd recalls winning a big contract to build an aircraft hangar in France – only to lose it because he couldn’t secure the required French insurance in time. “We tried very, very hard to sort it but it was unsortable, because we are not a

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U.K. PM May Says Can Deepen India Trade Ties Before Leaving EU

By Kylie MacLellan and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – Britain should not wait until it leaves the European Union to develop deeper trade ties with India, Prime Minister Theresa May said in New Delhi on Monday, promising to ease access for Indian business travellers but not for its students. Making her first visit

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Parliament Must Accept Brexit Vote was Legitimate – U.K. PM May

By Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON, Nov 6 – Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was legitimate and let the government get on with delivering Brexit ‘in full’, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. May has said she is confident of overturning a British court ruling that the

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