Britain's Secretary of State for Leave the EU David Davis arrives at number 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in London

Memo cited by FT is interpretation of Brexit discussion – May spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) – A memo suggesting that Britain’s Brexit minister is “not really interested” in a transitional deal with the European Union does is merely an interpretation of one of many meetings, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said on Friday. The Financial Times, citing a memo of a meeting between Brexit minister David Davis and … Continue reading “Memo cited by FT is interpretation of Brexit discussion – May spokeswoman”

A general view shows the Old City of Aleppo as seen from Aleppo's historic citadel

Pictures of splendours past: Aleppo before the war

A millennium-old minaret towering above Aleppo’s Umayyad mosque, an imposing citadel overlooking the old city centre, a medieval covered market and a 21st century shopping mall. Before Syria’s ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country’s largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud historic centre – its long heritage on display in ancient … Continue reading “Pictures of splendours past: Aleppo before the war”

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter attends a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo

U.S. defence chief reassures Afghans amid questions over Trump’s policies

By Idrees Ali KABUL (Reuters) – The United States will “remain committed” to Afghanistan, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency.     Carter arrived in the Afghan capital earlier on an unannounced visit … Continue reading “U.S. defence chief reassures Afghans amid questions over Trump’s policies”

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