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Britain ‘very close’ to agreeing Brexit bill
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Britain ‘very close’ to agreeing Brexit bill

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Britain is “very close” to agreeing the size of its Brexit bill, Ireland’s EU commissioner said Wednesday, but reports that the divorce settlement could be up to 55 billion euros have angered both Brexiteers and europhiles.
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‘Negotiation not over’ on Brexit divorce bill: Barnier
13 hours ago

‘Negotiation not over’ on Brexit divorce bill: Barnier

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The EU’s Brexit negotiator on Wednesday denied reports that Britain and the bloc have come to an agreement on the UK’s final divorce bill, saying that the “negotiation is not over”.
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Trump, Democrats spar as US government shutdown looms
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Trump, Democrats spar as US government shutdown looms

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US President Donald Trump clashed with Democratic leaders in dramatic fashion Tuesday, heaping pressure on Congress to craft a compromise on federal spending or face a crippling government shutdown in 10 days.
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Small Catalan companies tempted to relocate
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Small Catalan companies tempted to relocate

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Small Catalan firms are moving their headquarters outside of the region or setting up parallel companies to skirt a boycott of goods from Catalonia by Spaniards angry over its separatist push.
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Irish deputy PM resigns in bid to avoid government collapse
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Irish deputy PM resigns in bid to avoid government collapse

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Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald is resigning in a bid to ease a political crisis that was threatening to bring down the government, Ireland’s public broadcaster RTE reported on Tuesday.
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Honduras opposition candidate alleges fraud in presidential vote
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Honduras opposition candidate alleges fraud in presidential vote

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Honduran opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla on Tuesday accused incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez of trying to steal the Central American country’s bitterly disputed election by faking poll results.
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US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
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US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-committed the United States to opposing Moscow’s “aggression” against its neighbors Tuesday and vowed to help Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas.
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Trump faces fraught end to tempestuous year
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Trump faces fraught end to tempestuous year

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President Donald Trump returned to work at a festively decorated White House this week, facing a formidable to-do list that will decide whether his Christmas is filled with political misery or cheer.
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Merkel’s conservatives, SPD gear up for ‘serious’ coalition talks
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Merkel’s conservatives, SPD gear up for ‘serious’ coalition talks

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats geared up Monday for talks on renewing their alliance, as Germany’s veteran leader warned that time is pressing as Europe faces a slew of challenges.
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Islamist leader calls off Pakistan protests after minister resigns
3 days ago

Islamist leader calls off Pakistan protests after minister resigns

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The Islamist leader whose group clashed violently with Pakistani security forces and paralysed Islamabad for weeks called off the sit-in protest Monday after the law minister resigned, meeting its key demand.
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