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EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal through...
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Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigns over Theresa May’s deal to leave European Union

Britain’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab has resigned in protest against Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. “I regret to say that, following the Cabinet meeting yesterday on the Brexit deal, I...
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Lockheed gets down payment for potential $22 billion F-35 buy

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. the first installment of a potential $22 billion contract for 255 additional U.S. and allied F-35 jets, the largest batch to date, Bloomberg reports. Lockheed is receiving a $6 billion down payment...
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France a ‘historic’ ally of US, not a vassal state, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on Wednesday two long-time allies like France and America should treat each other with respect, after US President Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter. In five posts sent on Tuesday after...
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Israeli DM Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Israel’s defense minister has resigned over the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza, the BBC reports. Avigdor Lieberman denounced the move as “surrendering to terror”. He...
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Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ amid currency crisis

Iran has executed a currency trader known as the “Sultan of Coins” for his amassing of gold coins. Vahid Mazloumin and another member of his currency trading network received the death penalty for “spreading corruption on...
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Swedish parliament rejects center-right PM candidate as deadlock drags on

Sweden’s parliament rejected center-right Moderates party leader Ulf Kristersson as new prime minister in a vote on Wednesday, leaving no end in sight to the political deadlock that has gripped the country since a September election. Kristersson’s...
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UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

The U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on any action on the fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza, AP reports. Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi told reporters after the closed consultations late Tuesday that...
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Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greece’s largest public sector union staged a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, demanding wage and pension increases from a government still bound to keeping expenditure in check by its lenders, Reuters reports. The strike by the ADEDY union...
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CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent

CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump, Reuters reports. The cable network demanded the...