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Brussels overcharging Britain on liabilities by €7billion, say diplomatsjohnibBritish Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:28:44 +0000

Brussels spat: a new row over Britain’s financial obligations has blown up as Theresa May prepares to meet EU counterparts CREDIT: GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT/ AP By Peter Foster, Europe editor  and  James Crisp, Brussels correspondent The Telegraph 19 OCTOBER 2017 • 12:19PM The EU is trying to over-charge Britain for its share of Eurocrats’ pensions to the tune of €7bn (£6.2bn), it […](image)


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Kuwait, Qatar Hold talks in Dohajohnib

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:23:12 +0000

Meeting reviews efforts to resolve Gulf crisis Image Credit: Kuna Qatari Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. . Published: 18:21 October 19, 2017 By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief   Manama: Qatari Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad […](image)


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Accused of corruption, Temer is still Brazil’s president with approval ratings near zero…johnibBrazilian President Michel Temer attends a celebration of small enterprise at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on 4 October, 2017. He faces charges of corruption, racketeering and obstruction of justice.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:08:16 +0000

Michel Temer may escape impeachment, but the ongoing political crisis undermines democracy and opens the door to authoritarian hardliners  President Michel Temer attends a celebration of small business at Planalto Palace in Brasília earlier this month. He faces charges of corruption, racketeering and obstruction of justice. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro […](image)


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Nikki Haley Urges UN to Challenge Iranian Actions — “Iran must be judged in totality of its destructive and unlawful behavior. To do otherwise is foolish.”johnibFollow the Trump Administration’s Every MoveImage may contain: 1 person, beard and outdoor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:38:36 +0000

Bloomberg By Kambiz Foroohar October 18, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT October 18, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Other Security Council envoys focus on Israel-Palestine issues Trump last week declined to certify nuclear accord with Iran Nikki Haley Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to consider a wide range of Iran’s “destabilizing” actions in the […](image)


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China’s growth will benefit US, says Beijing’s top envoy to WashingtonjohnibImage may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoorNo automatic alt text available.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:18:31 +0000

A child holds a Chinese flag while tourists and pedestrians walk past a portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – China’s continued economic growth and its efforts to ramp up international relations will bring “even bigger benefits” to the United States economy […](image)


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US drone strike kills leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militantsjohnib

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:01:17 +0000

Reuters | Published — Thursday 19 October 2017 In this screen grab taken from a video recording, Omar Khalid Khorasani, center, a top Pakistan Taliban commander, gives an interview in Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region on June 2, 2011. (File photo: Handout via Reuters) . DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The leader of Pakistani militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, who planned some of […](image)


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Is There a Way To Get Tough on Iran Without Leaving The Nuclear Deal?johnibUS PRESIDENT Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear accord at the White House on Friday Photo By: REUTERSImage may contain: textImage may contain: 1 person, beard and outdoor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:39:08 +0000

BY EMILY B. LANDAU  OCTOBER 19, 2017 15:30 There are important elements in the administration’s new policy that may reverse some of the negative aspects of the JCPOA, and set the stage for pushing back on Iran’s regional provocations. US PRESIDENT Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear accord at the White House on Friday. […](image)


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Sahel poses new risks after jihadists ambush US forces in NigerjohnibNo automatic alt text available.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:21:26 +0000

AFP © STR / AFP | UN troops carry on a stretcher the body of one of the seven UN peacekeepers from Niger who were killed in an ambush, at the airport in Abidjan. Text by NEWS WIRES Latest update : 2017-10-19 The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing […](image)


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Sweden to get Europe’s biggest car battery factoryjohnib

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:39:11 +0000

AFP © AFP | A Swedish start-up joins the race to supply electric cars with batteries STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Start-up company Northvolt said Thursday it had picked its home country Sweden to build Europe’s biggest factory for electric car batteries, rivalling Tesla’s American “Gigafactory”. . The company said it had selected Skelleftea, a coastal town in the […](image)


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Corbyn Beats May to Brussels, Getting His Brexit Pitch in Firstjohnib

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:31 +0000

Bloomberg By Thomas Penny and Nikos Chrysoloras October 19, 2017, 6:34 AM EDT Follow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. Introduced as the next prime minister of the U.K., Jeremy Corbyn received a standing ovation from European Socialists in Brussels, hours before the actual head of government could make her […](image)


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