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EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity

EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity

🕔08:22, 19.Jan 2017

EU leaders on Wednesday welcomed clarity from Britain over what it wants from Brexit talks, with Germany’s Angela Merkel promising a united front in what will be “very intensive” negotiations. Responding to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Tuesday that

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Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France

Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France

🕔08:20, 19.Jan 2017

Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France. The

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Obama defends reducing Manning’s prison term

Obama defends reducing Manning’s prison term

🕔08:17, 19.Jan 2017

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S.

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Xi says world needs China and the US

Xi says world needs China and the US

🕔08:44, 18.Jan 2017

The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on

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Obama commutes 209 prison sentences

Obama commutes 209 prison sentences

🕔08:39, 18.Jan 2017

President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday, the White House said. With his term in office set to end on Friday, Obama has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 people and granted

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Britain to leave EU market as May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

Britain to leave EU market as May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

🕔08:30, 18.Jan 2017

Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world’s largest trading bloc. Setting out

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EU Parliament to elect a new speaker today

EU Parliament to elect a new speaker today

🕔09:15, 17.Jan 2017

The European Parliament elects a new speaker on Tuesday in an unusually hotly contested vote that could strengthen eurosceptic forces at a time when the EU faces British moves to leave and questions about its future role. A divisive campaign

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Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ deal

Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ deal

🕔09:10, 17.Jan 2017

Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it “half in, half out” of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, according to her office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming

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Brazil police control new uprising at prison

Brazil police control new uprising at prison

🕔09:06, 17.Jan 2017

Police put down a new uprising at a prison in northeastern Brazil where 26 inmates were killed by a rival gang faction over the weekend and questioned five drug gang leaders they think ordered the bloodshed, authorities said on Monday.

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Early polls to be called in Northern Ireland

Early polls to be called in Northern Ireland

🕔07:44, 16.Jan 2017

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister is set to call an early election in the province on Monday, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness effectively toppled its devolved government. McGuinness stood down in protest at First Minister

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Death toll from Brazil jail riot at 27, nine injured

Death toll from Brazil jail riot at 27, nine injured

🕔07:41, 16.Jan 2017

Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year. Members of a

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Obama says UN vote didn’t rupture US-Israel relations

Obama says UN vote didn’t rupture US-Israel relations

🕔07:38, 16.Jan 2017

U.S. President Barack Obama played down fallout from a U.S. abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel. Relations

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‘One China’ principle is non-negotiable: Beijing

‘One China’ principle is non-negotiable: Beijing

🕔09:33, 15.Jan 2017

China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday that its “One China” principle was the non-negotiable political basis for China-U.S. relations, and urged “relevant parties” in the United States to recognize the sensitivity of the Taiwan issue. The comments, posted on the

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Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University

Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University

🕔08:05, 15.Jan 2017

Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants in the Mosul University campus on Saturday, while elite police units took over large areas along the east bank of the Tigris river, military officials said. The head of Iraq’s Counter Terrorism

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Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks

🕔07:31, 14.Jan 2017

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for

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Spain arrests three accused of connections to Islamist militants

Spain arrests three accused of connections to Islamist militants

🕔07:29, 14.Jan 2017

Spanish police have arrested three people accused of connections with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, two in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta and a third in the northern town of Figueras. The two detained had been

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U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

🕔07:25, 14.Jan 2017

U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama’s landmark health insurance law. The

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Australia accused of causing harm to refugees

Australia accused of causing harm to refugees

🕔07:28, 13.Jan 2017

Australia’s poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps is “draconian” and is causing lasting damage to refugees and to Australia’s reputation as a rights-respecting country, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Conditions in the camps are abusive and detainees

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France plays down Paris Middle East peace talks prospects

France plays down Paris Middle East peace talks prospects

🕔07:20, 13.Jan 2017

President Francois Hollande sought on Thursday to play down prospects for Middle East peace talks this weekend in Paris, saying only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict. France has tried to breathe new life into the

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Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

🕔07:17, 13.Jan 2017

Taiwan objected on Thursday to an “unreasonable” Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. The protest highlighted Taiwan’s frustration

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