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EU leaders say leave us to our beer

European leaders took a break from Brexit talks Wednesday evening to enjoy a beer and a plate of French fries together in Brussels' opulent Grand Place.

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Brexit deadlock after May offers 'nothing new' at crucial EU summit

European leaders have dropped plans for a special summit to complete a Brexit deal because insufficient progress had been made in negotiations, two EU sources have told CNN.

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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a ...

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Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of ...

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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told his Chinese counterpart that improved high-level relations between their countries will reduce the risk of ...

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the ...

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ...

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US to Open Trade Talks With Britain, EU, Japan

The White House has announced plans to negotiate separate trade deals with Britain, the European Union and Japan. "We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday. He added that the White House ...

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Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

U.S. defense officials worry the increased focus on Iran and the presence of both militaries in Syria could pull the U.S. military closer to open conflict.

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Brexit: 'No optimism' for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

The European Council president calls for new ideas but Theresa May is standing by her plan.

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Video shows Florida official killing suspected shoplifter

The shooting of Christobal Lopez by Lakeland City Commission member Michael Dunn on Oct. 3 drew renewed attention to Florida's "stand your ground" ...

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Invisible Irish Border Carries the Scars of a Fractured Past

The frontier between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has become a major sticking point in talks about Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King Abdul Aziz on Valentine's Day in 1945 to the kingdom becoming America's main Mideast ally following ...

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German minister: Brexit deal "is close"

Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth says the EU must negotiate in the interests of European citizens.

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Brexit talks hit a wall as deal falters over Northern Ireland

Negotiations between the UK and the European Union broke up on Sunday without a deal, three days before a critical summit of European leaders that was intended to mark significant progress on a Brexit agreement.

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Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

North Korea has been called out for evading UN trade sanctions. But how are they doing it?

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Amid Brexit Impasse, Theresa May Says Deal Is ‘Achievable’

With negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union stymied, the British prime minister is trying to put a summit meeting back on ...

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Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, was talking to reporters after a visit to India, a major importer of ...

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Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Could Have Murdered Saudi Journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump suggests "rogue killers" might have murdered missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. Trump said Saudi King Salman told him in a 20-minute phone conversation Monday he had no knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi, a critic of the heir to the Saudi ...

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Saudi media says any US sanctions over Khashoggi would 'stab its own economy to death'

As pressure mounted on Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom came out swinging Sunday, threatening to retaliate and spelling out the ways in which Riyadh would punish the US if it imposed sanctions.

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Iran and Iraq: From foes to friends

Can the Iran-Iraq war explain today’s conflicts shattering the region?

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in ...

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US share markets sink as sell-off continues

Wall Street suffers a fresh bout of jitters after European markets fall sharply for a second day.

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US stocks sink again as European markets close

Shares are suffering a fresh bout of market jitters as the European markets close for the day.

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Trump: US Investigators in Turkey Probing Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. has investigators in Turkey trying to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul last week, but acknowledged his life is imperiled. "He went in and didn't come out," Trump told the Fox & Friends news talk show. "It certainly ...

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'Tehran Taboo': A provocative look at Iran's capital

The film by Iranian director Ali Soozandeh has screened all over the world, but one place it hasn't hit cinemas is Iran itself.

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