British Members of Parliament have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to approve his Brexit deal by October 31, minutes after giving preliminary approval to the agreement.
MPs voted by a majority of 14 to reject his timetable to push through the legislation this week, making it almost inevitable that Brexit will be delayed beyond next week’s deadline.
ELSEWHERE – Turkey and Russia have agreed what they called a “historic” deal over military action against Kurds in northern Syria after a marathon diplomatic meeting.
The two powers had both stationed troops on the Turkey-Syria border after US troops withdrew from the area.
Turkey launched an offensive against Syrian Kurdish militias, parts of which it considers a terrorist group. Now, Russia and Turkey will conduct joint patrols on the border, changing the power dynamic in the area.
The new deal came just ahead of the expiry of a ceasefire between Kurdish fighters and Turkish forces which had been brokered by the United States.
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