1. ANTI-BREXIT PROTEST OUTSIDE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
A small group of anti-Brexit campaigners today staged a protest outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, calling for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposals for his country’s planned exit from the bloc to be rejected.
A few dozen protesters from Britain and Italy chanted anti-Brexit slogans, as talks continute between the European Union and British officials, aimed at avoiding a no-deal Brexit.
The protesters are campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit.
2. PAKISTANI PM KHAN MEETS CHINESE PRESIDENT XI
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan continued his China visit today with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Xi thanked Khan for defending China’s policy on India-Pakistan issues during Khan’s speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations last week.
Khan responded by reaffirming the “all-weather” friendship between the two countries.
Khan also thanked China for helping Pakistan out of economic difficulties with the building of infrastructure projects known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
3. TURKISH SECURITY FORCES SPOTTED NEAR SYRIAN BORDER
Turkish security forces were spotted at Turkey’s border with Syria today – ahead of a possible invasion of northern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters there.
Footage showed armed military at a border check-point in Akçakale, Turkey, boarding an army truck and driving off.
The soldiers were seen just after two cars – one carrying Turkish intelligence officials and the other believed to be carrying Free Syrian Army (new FSA) rebels – were seen on the Turkish side of the border.