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Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May's opponents vow to thwart it

34 min 40 sec ago
Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to come.
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Irish cabinet to meet on Wednesday on Brexit developments

38 min 8 sec ago
Ireland's cabinet will meet on Wednesday at 0930 GMT to discuss developments on Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after Britain reached a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of its exit from the bloc.
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Trump envoy urges Russia help free journalist Austin Tice held in Syria

39 min 44 sec ago
A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria's ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago.
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Sterling will rally sharply if there is a Brexit deal, says NEX Group's Spencer

47 min 22 sec ago
Michael Spencer, chief executive of Britain's NEX Group, said on Tuesday he expected sterling to "rally quite sharply" if the Brexit deal was supported by parliament and cabinet.
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Mattis backs NATO as France, Germany voice support for EU military

50 min 46 sec ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military.
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UK opposition parties demand 'meaningful' vote on Brexit deal

53 min 12 sec ago
Britain's main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a "truly meaningful" parliamentary vote on its withdrawal from the EU, after the government agreed a draft Brexit text with the bloc.
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DUP leader warns May her party could block Brexit deal

53 min 39 sec ago
The small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned her on Tuesday that it would oppose any Brexit deal which it believed undermined the union between Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Brexit spells peril for UK Conservatives' future, says former minister

58 min 9 sec ago
Former minister Jo Johnson said that the future of Britain's ruling Conservative Party would be in peril if Prime Minister Theresa May proceeded with Brexit, hours after Britain agreed the draft text for leaving the European Union.
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U.S. lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan draws closer

1 hour 21 min ago
Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States moved toward the country's border with Mexico on Tuesday as U.S. military reinforced security measures, laying barbed wire and erecting barricades.
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New Zealand government plans to re-enter doomed Pike River mine to recover remains

1 hour 24 min ago
New Zealand's government said on Wednesday it was planning to re-enter the shuttered Pike River coal mine to try to recover the remains of 29 men who died there eight years ago in one of the country's worse industrial disasters.
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NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats

1 hour 28 min ago
NATO is developing new hi-tech tools, such as the ability to 3D-print parts for weapons and deliver them by drone, as it scrambles to retain a competitive edge over Russia, China and other would-be battlefield adversaries.
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Bolsonaro picks army general as Brazil defense minister

1 hour 31 min ago
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed retired army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defense minister on Tuesday, adding another former military officer to his cabinet while saying that a career foreign service officer may get the top diplomat's job.
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Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm in crackdown on security services

1 hour 59 min ago
Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces.
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Gaza-Israel frontier calms as enemies warily cease fire

2 hours 7 min ago
Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation effort, bringing a relative calm to the Gaza frontier after the fiercest rocket salvoes and air strikes since the 2014 war.
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U.S. condemns attacks from Gaza into Israel: State Department spokeswoman

2 hours 8 min ago
The United States on Tuesday condemned rocket and missile attacks from Gaza into Israel and said it stood with Israel as it defends itself.
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Brexit divorce deal text agreed by EU and UK, May's opponents cry foul

2 hours 29 min ago
Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to come.
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UK opposition parties call for right to amend Brexit deal

2 hours 30 min ago
Britain's main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding she gives parliament "a truly meaningful vote" on the divorce deal agreed with the European Union.
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Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he's seeking asylum in Hungary

2 hours 31 min ago
Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski has fled to Hungary and is seeking political asylum there, six months after he was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, Macedonia's interior ministry said on Tuesday.
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UK PM May to warn cabinet of implementing contingencies in event of no-deal Brexit: FT

2 hours 50 min ago
Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell her cabinet that Britain will implement many of its contingencies for a 'no-deal' Brexit on December 1 if the treaty to withdraw from the European Union fails by the end of this month, the Financial Times said on Tuesday.
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Polish financial regulator quits as government probes bribe allegations: PAP

3 hours 16 sec ago
The head of Poland's financial market regulator resigned on Tuesday, the state-run news agency said, hours after he was summoned by the prime minister over newspaper reports he had sought a multi-million dollar bribe from a bank.
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