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May postpones her final Brexit showdown

London - The British government on Thursday postponed Theresa May's final Brexit showdown in parliament following an outcry over concessions that looked set to speed up the end of her tumultuous spell as premier.

Europeans likely to grudgingly agree to delay Brexit: sources

Apo - European capitals are increasingly worried that ongoing Brexit chaos will carry a political and economic cost to the continent, but despite warnings from Paris, most seem ready to accept a lengthy postponement to Britain's departure.

Brussels increasingly wary of long Brexit delay

Apo - EU leaders still want to avoid the chaos of a "no deal" Brexit, but concern is rising that giving Britain a long delay poses risks of its own and would solve little.

British PM to seek short Brexit delay: report

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May, frustrated with MPs' indecision, will ask Brussels on Wednesday for a short delay to Brexit, the BBC reported, citing a Downing Street official.

Will Brexit happen on March 29? Don't bet on it

London - Will Brexit really happen on March 29? Unlikely, analysts say, despite Prime Minister Theresa May's insistence that Britain will split from the EU by the looming deadline.

British MPs' break scrapped as Brexit clock ticks down

London - The British government announced Thursday it was scrapping MPs' February holiday in the rush to get ready for Brexit on March 29 but hinted it may need extra time amid chaos and confusion over strategy.

Euro MPs back Brexit delay in letter to Britain

Strasbourg - More than 100 members of the European parliament have promised to back a delay to Brexit to allow voters to think again, in a letter to British citizens.

US to delay EU tariff decision until June 1: report

Washington - US President Donald Trump has decided to push back his decision on whether to impose controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union until June 1, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a senior administration official.

Belgian trial delayed for Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam: court

Brussels - The Belgian trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, which was scheduled to begin on Monday in Brussels, has been delayed, the court said Friday.

Kenya election chief delays poll again in the west

Nairobi - Kenya’s embattled election chief said Friday he was postponing plans to restage a presidential poll in protest-hit western areas over fears for the safety of his staff.

Kenya pushes back new election to October 26

Nairobi - Kenya's electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled.

Boxing: TV demand forces delay of Mayweather-McGregor

Las Vegas - A surge in pay-per-view television demand forced a delay to the start of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's Las Vegas superfight on Saturday.

Evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo delayed

Aleppo - The evacuation of civilians and rebels from remaining opposition-held territory in east Aleppo was delayed by several hours on Wednesday morning, an AFP journalist in the city reported.

Hurricane damage forces Haiti to delay voting yet again

Port-au-prince - The Haitian authorities have postponed presidential and legislative elections originally set for Sunday because of the havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew, election officials said Wednesday.

Hurricane damage forces Haiti to delay voting yet again

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities have postponed presidential and legislative elections originally set for Sunday because of the havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew, election officials said Wednesday.

Hurricane-hit Haiti postpones presidential election: official

Port-au-prince - Haiti's presidential and legislative elections, which were to have been held Sunday, have been postponed because of the havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew, election officials said Wednesday.

Lavrov blames Washington as Syria talks drag on

Geneva - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged reporters waiting for the end of talks on the Syrian crisis to be patient Friday and said US officials were checking back with Washington.

Organisers cancel Sunday's Brussels attacks 'March Against Fear'

Brussels - The organisers of a "March Against Fear" planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears."We understand this request.

Syria opposition puts off peace talks decision until Friday

Riyadh - Syrian opposition members meeting in Riyadh have postponed until Friday a decision on whether to attend peace talks due to start in Geneva the same day, delegates said.

Time running out to avoid new Haiti poll delay

Port-au-prince - Haiti's independent electoral commission was running out of time on Tuesday to study polling returns from October's first round of presidential elections, threatening to further delay the process.

Greece asks IMF to push back payment deadline

Atenas - Greece has requested for a key payment to the International Monetary Fund to be postponed from its Tuesday deadline, as the country scrambles to stave off default and a possible messy exit from the eurozone.

Indonesia delays execution of two Australians

Jakarta - Indonesia has delayed the execution of two Australian drug smugglers by up to a month, backtracking on an earlier pledge to put the pair before the firing squad by the end of February.

Olympian delay in Germany for Sochi-bound Aeroflot passengers

About 170 passengers bound for the Winter Olympics, including athletes from Spain and Japan, found themselves stranded in Germany when an Aeroflot flight to Sochi failed to get off the ground before

House Republicans to propose one year delay of Obamacare

Washington - The Republican party proposal for delaying President Obama's healthcare law could lead on Monday to the first governmental shutdown in 17 years.

Sleeping British Airways crew delays flight to Barcelona, Spain

Aberdeen - Early bird passengers, who had already checked in for a British Airways (BA) flight from Aberdeen to Barcelona, were kept waiting for over three hours on Sunday morning, while their cabin crew snoozed on.

SpaceX Dragon space freighter return delayed due to bad weather

Due to high seas in the splashdown zone, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has to remain in orbit for at least one more day before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean.

Study: Tick bites may lead to being allergic to red meat

The Amblyomma americanum, or Lone Star tick, is believed to be the culprit behind a delayed allergic response to red meat called Anaphylaxis. Researchers noted that after being bitten by the tick, patients develop a resistance to a carb in the food.

Megaupload founder's extradition hearing delayed

Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom, has been granted a few extra months of freedom. His extradition hearing has been delayed until early next year as the result of a judge's claim that the warrants used to raid his home and seize his property were invalid.

Sudan to delay election, extend voting registration

In April 2010, Sudan will hold a general election, which is part of a deal to end a 22-year civil war but now the National Elections Commission has agreed to delay the election by one week so more people can register.

McCain Requests Presidential Debate be Delayed to Focus on Economy

John McCain is asking to delay Friday's debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama, instead he wants to work with Obama to resolve the financial crisis. This comes after Obama asked for a meeting to discuss the crisis.
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