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Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU

Leading politicians, business and sports people write of their love for post-work pints and panto.

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EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was organized at very short notice and noting that Iran ...

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Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.

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Gay Austrian policeman wins long fight for justice

EU judges tell Austria to compensate an ex-policeman in a gay sex case going back to 1976.

Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis

There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life ...

Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad after she suggests he delay his State of the Union address

Pelosi earlier said she hadn't heard from the White House since asking to reschedule the annual State of the Union address.

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Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Some studies have shown that the chemicals encourage coral bleaching.

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After Crossing into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Guatemala's migration authority said just over 1,300 people were able to register at the border and pass through frontier controls under the watchful eyes ...

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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU

The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

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Vatican Sources: Disgraced Former US Cardinal Could Be Defrocked

Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost certain to be defrocked in the next few weeks over allegations against him, including ...

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of ...

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YouTube Revises Policy, Bans Dangerous Prank Videos

YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things. The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on harmful or dangerous pranks.   Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present "an apparent ...

Canada issues travel warning for China amid 'crisis' over death sentence

Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court, a former Canadian ambassador to China told CNN.

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Brexit: MPs vote on Theresa May's deal

Theresa May is expected to be defeated by MPs voting on the terms of her plan to leave the EU.

New York to become 15th state to ban 'gay conversion therapy'

The New York State Legislature voted Tuesday to ban the practice on minors, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill as soon as this week.

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Gilets jaunes: Will Macron's Grand Debate tackle French crisis?

France's president launches a national consultation in response to the "gilets jaunes" protests.

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Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into ...

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Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'

Kanaka Durga, who made history by entering the Sabarimala shrine, was allegedly hit by her mother-in-law.

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Esperance celebrate centenary despite ban for supporters

Tunisian club Esperance continue their centenary celebrations despite having to play two African Champions League games without fans.

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump said on Twitter. He urged people to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

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'Made in China 2025' Feels Trade War Pinch

Although it is unclear if the United States and China will be able to meet a 90-day deadline and strike a deal on trade by March 2, the tussle is ...

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At Trump's Side, Border Patrol Union Leader in Spotlight

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a ...

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Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over an article about its scooters.

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Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would not, at least for the moment, declare a national emergency to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican ...

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The challenge of doing business in Argentina

As Argentina remains mired in economic crisis it is a difficult place to do business, but one firm shows that success is possible.

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked public outrage over the ...

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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

U.S. President Donald Trump is standing by his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, as Democrats refuse to support what they call an expensive and ineffective measure while a partial government shutdown over the standoff hits its 24th day ...

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