UK leaders insist Brexit will happen by Oct. 31 despite an extension request

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his way to Parliament for a vote on extending the Brexit deadline. | Peter Summers/Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the EU for three more months to deliver Brexit. But Johnson and other leaders say it won’t be needed. Senior officials in the British government said Sunday the country will leave the European Union by the end of the month, despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson sending EU leaders…

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US troops leaving Syria will fight ISIS from Iraq

US backed forces prepare for an operation in Syria in 2017, during the period of US-Kurdish cooperation. | Bedir Ehmed/Barcroft Media/Getty Images Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the troops will help “defend Iraq” and “perform a counter-ISIS mission.” One week ago, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced nearly all US troops in Syria would be withdrawn; Sunday, Esper said those troops will be stationed in western Iraq where they will continue the fight against ISIS….

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State Department talking points counter Trump’s optimistic message on Syria

A Syrian girl reacts to her wounds on October 20, 2019, in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad which was seized by Turkish-backed forces last week.  | Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images “Turkey does not appear to be mitigating the humanitarian impact of its invasion and occupation of some parts of northeast Syria,” one part reads. President Donald Trump has continuously championed his decision with withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling the subsequent…

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Is it time to increase the bank deposit guarantee amount?

After the recent crisis that hit the PMC Bank, there have been demands from various quarters that the deposit guarantee limit, which was last revised in 1993, be increased. Ashwini Kumar Sharma asked experts if it’s the right time to do so Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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