Spain PM loses first parliament vote to remain in power Jul 24, 2019 0 287 12345 Madrid: Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez lost a first parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as he seeks to remain in power after an inconclusive general election.A second, decisive vote has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon, before which Sanchez needs to reach a coalition deal with far-left Podemos, a party that was once an arch-rival. If he manages to form a coalition government, it would be the first in post-dictatorship Spain. If he fails to reach an agreement, Spain will hold its fourth elections in as many years. A total of 124 lawmakers in the 350-seat parliament voted for the Socialist premier in Tuesday’s vote. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES India denies seeking Trump’s mediation in Kashmir, oppn grills govt Jul 24, 2019 0 1026 US Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defense Jul 24, 2019 0 1104 Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM Jul 24, 2019 0 819 Trial opens for Philippine journalist critical of President Duterte Manila: High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa’s libel trial opened on Tuesday in a case that she and press freedom advocates see as government retaliation for her news site’s critical reporting on President .. China says it will ‘not tolerate foreign forces’ in Hong Kong AFP Beijing China on Tuesday slammed the US and Britain for interfering in Hong Kong affairs after the two countries voiced concerns about a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters. The savage beating of the Hong .. Pakistan PM says will try to persuade Taliban to meet Afghan govt REUTERS WASHINGTON Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try meet with the Taliban in an effort to persuade the group to meet with the Afghan government, as the United States seeks to end the nearly .. Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of ‘wiping out Afghanistan’ KABUL: Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by US President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million .. JD(S)- Cong govt loses trust vote in India’s Karnataka assembly, CM quits AGENCIES BENGALURU Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tendered his resignation after the Congress-JD(S) government failed to survive trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday, with the coalition falling ..