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Under pressure to soften Brexit plans, May signals faster pace

LONDON: European leaders told Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to soften some of her red lines on Brexit, warning her that time was running out to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal. At an EU summit focused more on a crisis over migration than on Brexit, the region’s leaders expressed rising frustration over the lack of progress in the talks, just nine months before Britain is due to leave. May has hesitated to spell out detailed plans for Britain’s departure from the EU because of…

Japan’s ‘peace constitution’ under pressure at 70

TOKYO: Japan's American-written "peace constitution" has survived unchanged for 70 years, but nationalists seeking an overhaul are gearing up for a major new push as concerns grow over North Korean belligerence. Conservatives have long called for the document they see as a national humiliation to be amended, but current political alignments and growing security concerns suggest they now have their best chance of success. "The time is ripe," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday in a speech to supporters of change. "We…

Rasheed claims ECP under pressure of Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervez Rasheed on Tuesday claimed the election commission has been under pressure of Imran Khan as its attorney was seen favoring the stance by PTI counsel in a case pertaining to foreign funds in the high court, ARY News reported.