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Juncker and May agree Brexit talks should accelerate

Juncker and May agree Brexit talks should accelerate

Brexit negotiations should “accelerate over the months to come,” says a joint statement from the UK prime minister and the president of the EU Commission. Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker met in Brussels on Monday for a dinner they called “constructive and friendly”. The meeting comes after the latest round of negotiations, where the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said ...

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One killed, two injured in London Underground stabbing

One killed, two injured in London Underground stabbing

Three people have been stabbed, one fatally, in a knife attack outside a London Underground train station, according to reports. The victims, all male, were targeted at the Parsons Green station on Monday around 7:35 p.m. local time as residents were finishing their evening commute. Authorities told the Daily Mirror that the incident did not appear to be terror related. It ...

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Key U.S. Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key U.S. Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. “This is something that can only work if the administration exercises tremendous diplomacy with our European allies,” Corker told reporters as the Senate returned to the Capitol ...

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Jeremy Corbyn’s minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Saudi Coalition against Yemen

Fabian Hamilton has called for ban on arms exports to all members of the Saudi-led coalition and for the creation of a ministry of peace A Labour government would ban exports of British-made weapons to all members of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow minister for peace said. “We should not be selling weapons to any state ...

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Officials in Charlottesville launched lawsuit aimed at preventing the hateful demonstrations

Officials in Charlottesville launched lawsuit aimed at preventing the hateful demonstrations

The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, launched a lawsuit this week aimed at preventing the hateful demonstrations that resulted in deadly violence this summer. They marched in formation down the streets of Charlottesville carrying matching shields and wearing combat gear. Many openly displayed weapons, Virginia is an open-carry state. On Thursday, city officials voted to file a lawsuit alleging the white ...

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Jürgen Klopp, England, playing, Jordan Henderson, Lithuania

Jürgen Klopp criticises England for playing Jordan Henderson in Lithuania

Jürgen Klopp has criticised Gareth Southgate’s use of Jordan Henderson during the international break and claimed it made “no sense” to play the Liverpool captain against Lithuania. Henderson played the entirety of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania, much to the displeasure of the Liverpool manager, who believes the midfielder’s recent injury problems should have led to him being ...

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Why it’s not too late to step back from the Brexit brink

Since triggering Article 50 in March, the British government’s position on Brexit has appeared unshakeable. In the words of a DExEU (Department for Exiting the European Union) spokesperson, “The British people voted to leave the EU and we will deliver on their instruction. There can be no attempts to remain inside the EU and no attempt to rejoin it.” However, ...

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‘We can prove Brexit doomsayers wrong’: Theresa May

‘We can prove Brexit doomsayers wrong’: Theresa May

Theresa May will tell parliament later that the UK can “prove the doomsayers wrong” when it comes to Brexit. The prime minister will say “progress will not always be smooth”, but add that she wants the best possible deal for both the UK and the EU. Her statement comes as the fifth round of negotiations begin in Brussels. It is ...

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Washington expels 15 Cuban diplomats over ‘acoustic attacks’

Washington expels 15 Cuban diplomats over ‘acoustic attacks’

The US has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, saying Havana failed to protect US diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks. Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called the move “unacceptable”. The Department of State move follows last week’s US withdrawal of more than half of its own diplomats from the Cuban capital. Nearly two dozen US personnel have suffered unexplained ill health in ...

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Brexit news: The UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations will come in for criticism

Brexit news: The UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations will come in for criticism

The UK’s approach to Brexit negotiations will come in for criticism in the European Parliament later. MEPs will vote on a motion saying the UK’s approach to financial issues has “seriously impeded” progress. It also says a decision on whether to move negotiations on to their next phase should be delayed unless there is a “big breakthrough”. The UK said ...

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