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Bank of England chief Carney extends post-Brexit stay

LONDON: Mark Carney will remain Bank of England chief until January 2020 to steer the UK economy through possibly "quite a turbulent period" post-Brexit, finance minister Philip Hammond announced Tuesday. Speaking in parliament, Hammond said BoE governor Carney had agreed to prolong his stay by seven months "in order to ensure continuity through what could be quite a turbulent period for our economy in the early summer of 2019". Britain is set to leave the European Union in March. Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond…

Chief US spy catcher says China using LinkedIn to recruit Americans

WASHINGTON: The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the US counter-intelligence chief, told Reuters in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft Corp., about China’s “super aggressive” efforts on the site. He said the Chinese campaign includes contacting thousands of…

Russian forces’ chief acknowledges Pak Army’s contributions for regional peace

MOSCOW: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met Commander Russian Federation Ground Forces Colonel General Oleg Salyukov at Kremlin Palace, while on an official visit to Russia. Upon arrival, the COAS was presented guard of honour. He also laid wreath at the Tomb of an unknown soldier. National anthems of both countries were played on this occasion. The Russian Ground Forces commander acknowledged achievements of Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism and contributions for regional peace…

Global powers must address ‘episodes of cyberwar’: UN chief

MUNICH: World leaders must lay the groundwork on how countries respond to cyberattacks that have proven to be a daunting threat, whether by state actors or criminal enterprises, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Friday. "It is clear we are witnessing in a more or less disguised way cyberwars between states, episodes of cyberwar between states," Guterres said during one of the opening speeches at the Munich Security Conference. "It's high time to have a serious discussion about the international legal…

Erdogan to return as ruling party chief after vote victory

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return as chairman of Turkey's ruling party on Sunday in a special congress, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in the controversial April referendum on expanding his powers. Erdogan rejoined the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 2 after the public approved changes to create an executive presidency on April 16. Under the old constitution, the head of state had to sever ties with their political party and Erdogan left as AKP chairman in August 2014…

Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of ‘bullying’

DUBAI: The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of “bullying,” as he announced new US routes in defiance of mounting airport restrictions. US carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have accused Qatar Airways along with Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad of benefitting from government subsidies to expand their transcontinental networks. They have urged US President Donald Trump to take action against the Gulf airlines, who deny any form…

UN chief holds first meeting with Trump

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week. Guterres, who took over from Ban Ki-moon in January, also met with the US national security advisor, General H.R. McMaster. The UN chief had an "interesting and constructive discussion on cooperation between the United States and the United Nations," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.…