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EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as 'no deal' looms

Reuters World News - 4 hours 34 min ago
European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her own parliament to ensure an orderly withdrawal.
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EU considers options for Brexit delay: May 7, year-end or open-ended, diplomats say

Reuters World News - 4 hours 34 min ago
European Union leaders were considering different options on delaying Brexit on Thursday, possibly until May 7, the end of the year or even leaving the date open for now, diplomatic sources said.
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Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade -sources

Reuters World News - 4 hours 40 min ago
Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
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In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Reuters World News - 4 hours 45 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.
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U.S. court allows Venezuela's Guaido to argue in Crystallex case

Reuters World News - 4 hours 51 min ago
A U.S. judge has ruled that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's representatives can present arguments in a court battle with Canadian mining company Crystallex International Corp, a boost to his efforts to retain control of the country's overseas assets.
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France's Macron to host Xi, Merkel and Junker at March 26 meeting

Reuters World News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe and China, a French presidency official said.
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Aid workers rush to rescue African cyclone victims amid mounting death toll

Reuters World News - 5 hours 19 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors to safety from trees and roofs on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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U.S. announces first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

Reuters World News - 5 hours 19 min ago
The United States on Thursday sanctioned two China-based shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade U.S. and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit meeting collapsed last month.
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U.S. senators call on Venezuela to release jailed Citgo executives

Reuters World News - 5 hours 35 min ago
U.S. Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn on Thursday pressed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to release six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum that have been in jail in the country since 2017.
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India bursts with color in celebration of Holi

Reuters World News - 5 hours 38 min ago
Hindus across India this week celebrate the two-day festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, with an explosion of colors, chanting of devotional songs and prayer.
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Germany urged to champion global treaty to ban 'killer robots'

Reuters World News - 6 hours 1 min ago
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and other activists warned on Thursday that fully autonomous weapons could be deployed in just 3-4 years and urged Germany to lead an international campaign for a ban on so-called "killer robots".
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EU offers Brexit delay to May, steps up pressure on London

Reuters World News - 6 hours 2 min ago
European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest -- but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn around massive parliamentary opposition and win lawmakers' backing next week for her withdrawal plan.
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Antitrust chief Vestager joins race for EU top job

Reuters World News - 6 hours 5 min ago
The European Union's top antitrust regulator Margrethe Vestager on Thursday joined the fray for the presidency of the next European Commission, a post up for grab after EU parliamentary elections in May 23-26.
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Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade

Reuters World News - 6 hours 9 min ago
Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the doomed Ethiopian and Indonesian plane crashes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday.
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Temer's arrest piles political pressure on Brazilian markets

Reuters World News - 6 hours 14 min ago
Brazilian financial markets tumbled on Thursday as investors feared former President Michel Temer's arrest on graft charges will slow proposed pension reform seen as critical to injecting life into a tepid economic recovery.
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Ferry capsize kills nearly 80 in Iraq's Mosul: medics

Reuters World News - 6 hours 15 min ago
At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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U.S. sanctions three DR Congo electoral officials for 'obstructing' vote

Reuters World News - 6 hours 27 min ago
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) election commission, accusing them of obstructing the democratic process during December's presidential election.
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U.S.'s Bolton warns Venezuela's Maduro: 'The window is closing'

Reuters World News - 6 hours 41 min ago
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his allies would be "strangled financially" if they continued to hold onto power.
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Netanyahu tells Trump he has 'made history' with Golan move

Reuters World News - 6 hours 46 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that he had "made history" after Trump said it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a statement from Netanyahu said.
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Sudan summons Egypt ambassador over Red Sea oil and gas exploration blocks

Reuters World News - 6 hours 51 min ago
Sudan's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it has summoned Egypt's ambassador to Khartoum, Hossam Issa, over Egypt offering oil and gas exploration blocks "in Red Sea areas subject to Sudanese sovereignty".
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