HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY
Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, one grows
Katsuya Kodama’s wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban Tokyo home.
‘We can’t go anywhere’: Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’
As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country.
Britain’s Brexit vote – How many lawmakers are backing PM May?
Britain’s parliament is debating whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a decision which will define Britain’s departure from the European Union and could determine her own future as leader.
It’s my deal, no deal or no Brexit at all: UK PM May
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that British lawmakers faced a choice ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal: approving her deal or facing an exit with no deal or even the reversal of Brexit.
May’s Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal came under fire from allies and opponents alike on Wednesday after the government was forced to publish legal advice showing the United Kingdom could be locked indefinitely in the European Union’s orbit.
EU judges to rule on Brexit on eve of May’s crucial vote
The EU’s top court will say on Monday whether Britain can unilaterally halt Brexit, potentially offering a boost to those opposed to leaving the European Union on the very eve of a crucial and tumultuous vote in the British parliament.
Britain will be ready for a no deal Brexit: minister
Britain will be ready for a no deal Brexit by March next year but significant work will be required, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday
Afghan election complaint body says vote in capital Kabul invalid
Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission ruled on Thursday that votes cast in the capital Kabul during last October’s parliamentary election were invalid, citing fraud and mismanagement.
Suicide car bomber kills at least three in southeastern Iran: governor
At least three people were killed and 24 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack on the police headquarters in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar on Thursday, Iranian state media reported.
Yemen warring parties to convene for first talks in years
Yemen’s warring parties were set to convene in Sweden on Thursday for the first peace talks in two years, with millions of people on the verge of starvation and support eroding among Western allies for Saudi Arabia’s military campaign.