‘You are NOT the PM!’ Sadiq Khan sparks backlash after Brexit extension plea

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Labour London Mayor took to Twitter to demand the Government request more time for free trade deal negotiations with Brussels, angering Brexiteers. He argued that when the talks timeline, which expires on December 31, was devised, […]

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U.S. ends defense exports to Hong Kong, looking to more restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ending defense exports to Hong Kong and is considering further restrictions on trade with the territory, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. China recently moved to impose new security legislation that has raised concerns among Hong Kong democracy activists that Beijing is further eroding the extensive autonomy promised when Britain […]

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Singapore GE2020: Profiles of new candidates of various parties

SINGAPORE – Ahead of Nomination Day on June 30, various political parties have unveiled their candidates who will be fielded in the July 10 general election. So far, the People’s Action Party has introduced its slate of 27 new candidates. The Workers’ Party has unveiled nine candidates, while the Progress Singapore Party said it will field 24 candidates. Red Dot […]

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Edmonton city council approves resolution to protest Quebec’s Bill 21

Edmonton city council has approved a resolution that it will present to Alberta’s other cities and towns later this year to denounce Quebec’s secularism law. The legislation, known as Bill 21, bars some public-sector employees — including teachers, police officers and judges — from wearing religious symbols while at work. Members of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association have until June 30 to submit resolutions for […]

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Singapore GE2020: PAP Malay candidates are role models, says PM Lee

SINGAPORE – The Malay candidates the PAP has introduced are role models that the party is happy to field for the upcoming election, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who also lauded past Malay MPs for speaking up about national issues. PM Lee, who is secretary-general of the People’s Action Party, said in a virtual press conference on Monday (June […]

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