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British foreign secretary quits in protest over May’s Brexit plan

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis talks at his official residence in central London, Johnson decided to walk from his job - just hours after May’s Brexit minister David Davis did the same in protest at her plans. The two resignations leave May badly exposed at the top of…

Uber’s UK boss quits as firm battles to keep London license: email

LONDON: Top boss of Uber in Britain will quit the taxi-hailing app just as the firm battles to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in London, according to an email seen by Reuters. The British capital’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service last month and decided not to renew its license to operate, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offenses and background checks on drivers. But in an email seen by Reuters on Monday, Uber’s Northern European Manager Jo Bertram,…

British actor Michael Enright quits Hollywood to fight ISIS

LONDON: A ‘Pirates of The Carribean’ actor who starred alongside film stars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp is now has quit the Hollywood to fight against global terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.  Michael Enright joined the Kurdish rebel force YPG in 2015 after seeing footage of US journalist James Foley being beheaded by Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John. The 53-year-old previously starred in films from Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest.…

Leader of Australia’s biggest state economy quits politics

MELBOURNE: The leader of Australia's biggest state economy, New South Wales (NSW), on Thursday announced his resignation from politics two years out from the next election, citing ill-health in his family as one reason for his surprise departure. State Premier Mike Baird has overseen major privatisation and infrastructure investment in Australia's most populous state, which is worth A$530 billion ($398.19 billion) and larger than the economies of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. "I said many times I didn't want…

Amla quits as South Africa Test captain

CAPE TOWN: Hashim Amla said on Wednesday he was stepping aside as South Africa’s test captain with immediate effect, a day after a double century rescued his country from possible defeat in the second test against England.