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Brexit deal fails after dispute over Northern Ireland derails talks

Negotiations between the UK and the European Union (EU) concluded Sunday without a Brexit deal, after disputes over Northern Ireland continued to hamper talks.

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Disney offers EU antitrust concessions over $71.3 billion Fox deal

Walt Disney has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets, the European Commission said on Monday.

EU ministers authorize sanctions for chemical weapons use worldwide

European Union foreign ministers approved the use of sanctions Monday against anyone in the world who uses chemical weapons.

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Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit

By Gabriela Baczynska, Alastair Macdonald and Elizabeth Piper

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Stand up to EU bullies, UK's ex-foreign minister Johnson says

Britain must stand up to bullies in the European Union and press for a "super Canada" free trade deal, former foreign minister Boris Johnson said, ...

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Agree Brexit deal for security, British foreign minister says to EU

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will urge the European Union on Monday to agree a Brexit deal to ensure the region can tackle global threats ...

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The Latest: EU ambassadors gather amid Brexit speculation

The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Ambassadors from the 27 European Union nations that are negotiating a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom are meeting late Sunday to assess progress in the talks.

'Intense efforts' fail to seal Brexit deal in Brussels

The European Union's top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain's point person did not result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. Michel Barnier said: "Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open" in the divorce talks between the EU and Britain.

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EU ambassadors told no deal yet on Brexit divorce terms: two sources

Ambassadors for 27 member states of the European Union were told on Sunday there was as yet no deal with Britain over the terms of the country's withdrawal, two EU diplomatic sources said.

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Brexit deal not likely on Sunday: EU sources

Weekend negotiations in Brussels between British and EU officials have not yet produced a final Brexit deal for leaders to approve this week, senior ...

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Negotiators reach Brexit divorce deal: Politico cites EU diplomats

Brexit negotiators have reached a deal on a withdrawal agreement, the Politico news website reported on Sunday, citing three EU diplomats.

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EU ambassadors summoned to Brexit meeting: diplomatic sources

Ambassadors for 27 member states of the European Union have been summoned to a meeting on Brexit at 1630 GMT in Brussels, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

US wants "regime change" in Iran, Rouhani says

The Iranian president has described the Trump administration as "spiteful."

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Editorial Observer: War by Other Means

Some American officials appear to hope that resumed sanctions on Iran will lead to a popular uprising. Have they thought that through?

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UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran

UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran, bring in millions for al-Shabab

Crucial lawmaker prefers no Brexit deal to EU "annexation" of Northern Ireland

The head of the DUP party that props up the Theresa May's party in parliament says she isn't bluffing.

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Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties ...

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Broadcom gets EU antitrust nod for CA Technologies deal

Chipmaker Broadcom Inc said on Friday it has obtained antitrust clearance from the European Union for its $19-billion deal to acquire software company CA Technologies Inc.

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Turkey Blaming Saudi Arabia for Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is Great News for Iran

The incident is unfolding as equal parts mystery and Mideast jousting match

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Italy resisting EU push to impose sanctions over cyberattacks

Italy is resisting a European Union push to impose sanctions on states who carry out cyberattacks, a move that appears in line with Rome's calls to de-escalate tensions with Russia but that could alienate Italy from its EU allies.

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Exclusive: Key EU lawmaker's plan to rein in online marketplaces a threat to Amazon

Amazon could face a threat other than just EU antitrust scrutiny after a key EU lawmaker announced proposals aimed at curbing online marketplaces' ...

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British PM May struggles to sell at home Brexit deal emerging with EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May struggled on Friday to find consensus on a Brexit plan that would be acceptable to her ministers, her divided ...

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$100 a barrel? Will Iran sanctions and Venezuela crisis bring oil price spike?

As recently as two years ago the world had an oil glut but now market participants are speculating on a price not seen since 2014Unthinkable just a ...

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Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe

Intelligence officials say Tehran is stepping up contingency to strike at its enemies, including in the United States. 

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Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe

Intelligence officials say Tehran is stepping up contingency to strike at its enemies, including in the United States. 

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Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Pages, Accounts for Spreading Fake News

Facebook announced Thursday that it had deleted over 800 mostly U.S.-based pages and accounts that were posting politically oriented spam and engaging in "inauthentic behavior."  The social media giant declined a request from VOA News to name the 559 pages and 251 accounts. Nation in Distress, a pro-President Donald Trump page identified by ...

Oil prices plummet with stock market; Trump doubles down on Iran oil sanctions

Crude oil prices continued to fall along with the stock market Thursday while President Donald Trump had strong words for countries that ignore U.S. oil sanctions.

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