• Trump to Host G-7 at Miami Resort, Sparking Conflict Claims
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    Trump to Host G-7 at Miami Resort, Sparking Conflict Claims

    (Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s Doral golf resort in Miami will be the site of next year’s Group of Seven summit, the White House said on Thursday, a decision that reignited claims he’s violating a constitutional prohibition against profiting from the presidency.The announcement by Acting Chief of Staff

  • Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition
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    Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

    Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its president

  • EU Shuts Down Talk of Fallback If Deal Defeated: Brexit Update
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    EU Shuts Down Talk of Fallback If Deal Defeated: Brexit Update

    (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Northern Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it.EU leaders meeting in Brussels Thursday endorsed the agreement, while Johnson’s aides back

  • US, Turkey agree on Turkish cease-fire with Syrian Kurds
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    US, Turkey agree on Turkish cease-fire with Syrian Kurds

    The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks' attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 miles away from the Turkish border. The arrangement appeared to be a significant embrace of Turkey's position in the weeklong

  • Europe endorses Brexit deal and urges UK MPs to back it
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    Europe endorses Brexit deal and urges UK MPs to back it

    European Union leaders endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle getting it through the British parliament. "It looks like we are very close to the final stretch," EU Council President Donald Tusk told reporters after

  • The Latest: Trump credits 'tough love' for cease-fire deal
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    The Latest: Trump credits 'tough love' for cease-fire deal

    President Donald Trump is crediting his threat of sanctions on Turkey as "tough love" that led the country to agree to a five-day cease-fire in its battle with Kurds in northern Syria. Talking to reporters in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday, Trump said the Kurds are happy with the deal.

  • Desperate Boris Resorts to Re-Run of Theresa May’s Big Brexit Gamble
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    Desperate Boris Resorts to Re-Run of Theresa May’s Big Brexit Gamble

    Christopher Furlong/GettyLONDON—Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.The British Prime Minister has secured a compromise Brexit deal with Europe that will ensure Britain’s orderly exit from the union if the parliament in London will back it.As Theresa May found out on three brutal—and career-limiting—occasions

  • WRAPUP 8-EU leaders 'sorry' to see Britain go as Johnson secures Brexit deal
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    WRAPUP 8-EU leaders 'sorry' to see Britain go as Johnson secures Brexit deal

    European Union leaders unanimously backed a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a battle to secure the UK parliament's backing for the agreement if he is to take Britain out of Europe on Oct. 31. Speaking after the EU's 27 other leaders had endorsed

  • Reuters

    UK's Brexit deal faces big hurdle, but is right way forward-Javid

    The Brexit deal that Britain has struck with the European Union faces a big hurdle in a vote in the country's parliament on Saturday but its approval is better than the alternative of leaving without a deal on Oct. 31, finance minister Sajid Javid said. "It is self-evident that what we have

  • Turkey, U.S. Agree on Cease-Fire to End Feud: Syria Update
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    Turkey, U.S. Agree on Cease-Fire to End Feud: Syria Update

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he reached an agreement with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a 120 hour cease-fire in Turkey’s military operation in Syria, allowing Kurdish militants to leave parts of the northeast.Once Kurdish forces complete their evacuation, Turkey’s cross-border

  • Johnson’s and May’s Brexits: The Key Differences
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    Johnson’s and May’s Brexits: The Key Differences

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.The difference between Boris Johnson’s planned Brexit deal and that of his predecessor Theresa May can be summed up in one word: harder.Johnson wants to put greater distance between the U.K. and European Union

  • Reuters

    Consulting group Eurasia forecasts narrow defeat for Brexit deal in parliament

    Consulting firm Eurasia Group on Thursday predicted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal would be narrowly defeated in a parliamentary vote on Saturday. After several days of negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said that Britain and the EU had agreed a "great"

  • U.K. Plc Urges Lawmakers to Pass Brexit Deal and End Limbo
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    U.K. Plc Urges Lawmakers to Pass Brexit Deal and End Limbo

    (Bloomberg) -- British business allowed itself a moment of cautious hope as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union reached an agreement to ward off a no-deal Brexit.Johnson now has to succeed where predecessor Theresa May failed three times and win approval for the deal from the U.K. parliament

  • The Latest: Turkey: 71 Turkish-backed Syrian fighters killed
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    The Latest: Turkey: 71 Turkish-backed Syrian fighters killed

    Turkey's state-run news agency says a total of 71 Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters have been killed since the start of a Turkish-led incursion into northeast Syria. Anadolu Agency said Thursday that another 207 fighters have been wounded in clashes since the offensive was launched on Oct

  • Brexit deal: what's in it
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    Brexit deal: what's in it

    Brussels (AFP) - "Fair and reasonable." That's how both Britain's Boris Johnson and the EU describe the new draft Brexit deal reached Thursday after days of intense haggling. Arrangements for the UK province of Northern Ireland were the trickiest part of the new deal, and the core

  • The Telegraph

    Ministers ban export of erectile dysfunction drug to ensure Britain's needs are put first

    The Government has banned export of an erectile dysfunction drug - because there is not enough to meet Britain’s needs.  A ban has been imposed on exporting Caverject, which is taken by men for whom Viagra does not work.  It is only the second time the Department of Health and Social Care has action

  • Reuters

    WRAPUP 7-Johnson secures EU approval for 'no delay' Brexit deal

    European Union leaders gave their unanimous backing to a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, putting the onus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure the British parliament's approval for the deal in a vote in two days' time. British and EU negotiators reached the agreement after successive

  • Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces
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    Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw sweeping war games intended to test the readiness of the nation's strategic forces for a nuclear conflict. The drills featured practice launches of several intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as warships and strategic bombers firing cruise

  • EU and U.K. Reach a Brexit Deal, But It Quickly Hits a Snag
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    EU and U.K. Reach a Brexit Deal, But It Quickly Hits a Snag

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it.Johnson and European

  • Venezuela Wins a UN Human Rights Council Seat Despite Criticism
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    Venezuela Wins a UN Human Rights Council Seat Despite Criticism

    (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela’s government has faced accusations of widespread torture, extrajudicial killings and economic malpractice as the country with the world’s largest oil reserves struggles to import basic food and medicine. That didn’t stop it from winning a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.The

  • Johnson’s Brexit Foe Plans Another Case to Allow Deal Review
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    Johnson’s Brexit Foe Plans Another Case to Allow Deal Review

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.The lawyer who spearheaded successful challenges to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is preparing another lawsuit.This time, attorney Jolyon Maugham hopes to use what he sees as a legal breach in taxation legislation

  • Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detained
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    Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detained

    Masked security agents stormed the apartment of a prominent Iraqi blogger in Baghdad early Thursday and detained him, apparently over his coverage of anti-government protests, a member of his family said. For about a week starting Oct. 1, Iraq witnessed protests by young Iraqis demanding jobs, electricity

  • 'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president as Mike Pence attempts to broker ceasefire
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    'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president as Mike Pence attempts to broker ceasefire

    The United States faced further diplomatic humiliation on Thursday as it emerged that Recep Tayyip Erdogan “binned” a letter from Donald Trump asking him not to invade Syria and vowed to continue Turkey's operation there despite US calls for a ceasefire. News of the spectacular snub came as Mike

  • Betting Firm That Called May Votes Sees Johnson Beaten on Brexit
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    Betting Firm That Called May Votes Sees Johnson Beaten on Brexit

    (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to lose Saturday’s vote on his Brexit deal by seven votes, Sporting Index said Thursday. The firm established its political credentials calling correctly the result of earlier votes.Johnson will win the backing of 313 lawmakers, compared with the

  • What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?
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    What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?

    Britain and the European Union have a Brexit deal — and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. Former Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal with the EU in December 2018, but Parliament rejected it three times. Ever since negotiations