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Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

World News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Britain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes.
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UK would have to delay Brexit for an 'entirely new' proposal: Irish foreign minister

World News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Britain would likely have to delay its departure from the European Union or rescind its exit notification "for the moment" if it wanted to put an "entirely new" Brexit proposal forward, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday.
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Qatar Petroleum to invest $20 billion in U.S. in major expansion

World News - 5 hours 14 min ago
Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit OPEC this month.
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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

World News - 5 hours 15 min ago
North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
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Israel signals displeasure at Australia's "mistaken" West Jerusalem move

World News - 5 hours 42 min ago
Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.
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Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen

World News - 5 hours 57 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday.
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Turkey would consider working with Syria's Assad if he won a democratic election

World News - 5 hours 57 min ago
Turkey would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday.
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Climate talks pass baton in race to stop global warming

World News - 6 hours 29 min ago
Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to limit global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures rising.
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Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

World News - 6 hours 29 min ago
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Germany plans to lower threshold for probes of foreign takeovers: Handelsblatt

World News - 7 hours 32 min ago
Berlin plans to cut to 10 percent the threshold at which it can launch national security probes of stake purchases by non-European companies in German firms, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday.
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Damascus prepares for Christmas without mortar fire

World News - 8 hours 10 min ago
Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in a Damascus neighborhood that was a frontline in Syria's war until government forces wiped out the last rebel enclaves in the capital earlier this year.
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Guatemalan girl's dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 21:03
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.
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Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 21:03
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.
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Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 19:36
President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage.
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Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 18:36
Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery, replacing Venezuela's state-run PDVSA, local media said on Saturday.
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Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 18:17
In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.
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British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 17:34
Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat it.
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As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 17:25
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration.
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Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 16:32
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's high-turnover administration.
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Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

World News - Sat, 2018-12-15 16:15
Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.
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