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What is the ‘real’ Brexit deadline?

BRUSSELS: Next week’s EU summit has been billed as a last chance to negotiate an orderly Brexit, but is the cliff edge really that close? When is the true deadline? Officials from both London and Brussels say the draft of a Brexit deal must be reached by the summit dinner on October 17 — or at the very most by mid November. This is supposed to give Prime Minister Theresa May time to get a text approved by the British parliament in time for the March 29 divorce deadline. But some European officials hint privately…

What’s next for Germany after coalition green light?

BERLIN: Germany cleared a major obstacle on the road to a new government Sunday after the centre-left Social Democrats gave a cautious thumbs-up to starting formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. The make-or-break vote by some 600 SPD delegates -- won by a narrow 56-percent majority -- has averted the threat of fresh elections for now, but a renewed Merkel-led "grand coalition" is far from guaranteed. Here's a look at what's next as Europe's top economy seeks to emerge from months of…

What are the six demands of Dr. Qadri ?

KARACHI: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri has mooted six demands to disembark from Emirates Airlines, which landed at Lahore airport this morning after being diverted from Islamabad by the government citing security concerns. Following are the demands; 1-      He may be allowed to head home under his personal security. 2-      His personal guards should be allowed  to come near the jet. 3-      Bullet-proof vehicle be provided for his departure. 4-      Media should air live broadcast of his departure to…