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EU Planning For Collapse Of Brexit Talks, Says Michel Barnier

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said the bloc is drawing up contingency plans for the possible collapse of Britain’s departure talks. Barnier, who last week gave the

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Tension Mounts In Lebanon As Saudi Arabia Escalates Power Struggle With Iran

In Beirut’s southern suburbs, where buildings scarred with wars of old blend with posters of the latest dead, talk of another conflict has taken hold. A fight on a scale

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Trump Says Putin Insulted By US Election Meddling Claim

President Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can

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DR Congo’s Kavumu Child Rape Trial Opens

Eighteen militiamen are on trial in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 46 children. Some of the victims from the village of Kavumu were

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EU Gives UK Two-week Deadline On Brexit Divorce Bill

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has set the British government a deadline of two weeks to give “vital” clarification on the financial commitments it is willing to honour,

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Israeli Anti-corruption Police Question Netanyahu For Fifth Time

Israeli police are questioning Benjamin Netanyahu for a fifth time in relation to a series of sprawling corruption investigations. Unmarked white police vehicles were seen entering the prime minister’s official

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Zimbabwe’s Sacked Vice-President Mnangagwa ‘flees’

Zimbabwe’s former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked on Monday, has fled to South Africa amid death threats, his allies say. President Robert Mugabe, 93, accuses his former deputy of

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Paradise Papers: Oxford And Cambridge Invested Tens Of Millions Offshore

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and nearly half of all Oxbridge colleges, have secretly invested tens of millions of pounds in offshore funds, including in a joint venture to

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Saudi Makes More Arrests, Freezes Bank Accounts In Sweeping Anti-Graft Crackdown

Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Six Tanzanian Schoolchildren Killed In ‘Grenade’ Explosion

At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say. Reports say the pupils were playing with

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