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Weber tells paper Brexit deal must avoid hard border in Northern Ireland

Any deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union must ensure that a hard border in Northern Ireland is avoided, Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament told a German newspaper on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/19 06:01:25

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Games bid

The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.


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Posted 2018/09/19 04:43:20

North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement, if U.S. takes reciprocal measures

North Korea agreed to allow internatonal inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/19 03:12:18

U.S Judiciary Committee chairman says "no reason to delay" Ford testimony

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday there is no reason to delay the testimony of Christine Bassley Ford, and an invitation for her to appear before the committee on Monday stands.


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Posted 2018/09/19 03:06:25

Two Koreas to sign joint statement after summit - Seoul

Leaders of North and South Korea plan to sign a joint statement on inter-Korean relations after their summit on Wednesday in the North's capital Pyongyang, Seoul officials said.


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Posted 2018/09/19 02:31:44

Tesco takes on German rivals with new discount store format

Tesco , Britain's biggest supermarket group, will go head to head with German rivals Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] and Lidl on Wednesday by launching its own discount store format.


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Posted 2018/09/18 23:17:23

UK Foreign Secretary Hunt to meet Suu Kyi during Myanmar visit

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will arrive in Myanmar on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will have talks with the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Foreign Office said.


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Posted 2018/09/18 23:08:24

Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain and the European Union were nearing a divorce deal but called on the bloc to show "goodwill and determination" to avoid a disorderly Brexit and secure a close future partnership.


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Posted 2018/09/18 23:06:00

Britain, EU are close to achieving orderly Brexit deal - May

The United Kingdom and the European Union are close to agreeing an orderly Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a German newspaper on Wednesday, urging the European Commission to evolve its position for the sake of a deal.


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Posted 2018/09/18 23:05:16

Two Koreas aim for agreement to unlock nuclear talks

Leaders of South and North Korea plan to announce steps aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear talks and deepening bilateral ties after they meet for a second day of summit talks on Wednesday in the North's capital Pyongyang.


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Posted 2018/09/18 21:51:27

Affordable housing to get 2 billion pounds boost in UK, May says

Britain's government will invest 2 billion pounds to address an affordable housing shortage, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/18 21:41:07

Pro-EU campaigners map out path to second referendum, say Brexit can be stopped

Pro-EU campaigners have set out how parliament could force the British government to call a fresh vote on Brexit, arguing that there is still time for another referendum.


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Posted 2018/09/18 21:37:24

Friend of U.S. high court nominee asks not to speak publicly on alleged assault

Mark Judge, a man identified as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday he does not want to speak publicly on the matter.


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Posted 2018/09/18 20:50:18

Barnier offers better Irish terms to get Brexit deal

The European Union is ready to address key British concerns over Northern Ireland, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, in a clear push to get a Brexit deal effectively done in the next month.


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Posted 2018/09/18 20:41:12

Stocks rise as no harm seen in trade row, dollar gains

Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as the latest tit-for-tat U.S.-Chinese trade dispute was seen as barely denting world growth, while U.S. Treasury yields rose in anticipation the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year and next.


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Posted 2018/09/18 20:39:06

No special treatment for EU citizens after Brexit, report recommends

Britain should not give preferential treatment to European Union workers in its post-Brexit immigration system but should prioritise the higher-skilled, a report commissioned by the British government said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/09/18 20:23:27

Uncertainty swirls around crucial hearing on Trump high court nominee

A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing set for next Monday.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:52:34

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against top court pick

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, adding that he wants his nominee confirmed quickly.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:52:34

Ferrari plans 15 new models, SUV to deliver earnings growth

Ferrari plans 15 new models, including hybrids, a utility vehicle and special editions in its drive to hit a softened but still exacting mid-term earnings target.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:51:47

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances.


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Posted 2018/09/18 17:41:38