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Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal

Britain and the European Union on Monday reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will see London follow the bloc’s rules for nearly…

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Russia to evacuate citizens from China as virus toll rises

SHANGHAI: China faced mounting isolation from international travel curbs and flight suspensions on Saturday, with Russia to start pulling out its citizens next week, as…

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The EU’s new center point after Brexit: a field in Bavaria

GADHEIM (GERMANY): Now that the European Union includes one less country, its geographical center has shifted to the southeast landing in a nondescript field in…

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Turkey’s Erdogan criticises Arab silence over US Middle East plan

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticised Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations for not speaking out against the US Middle East plan…

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Let’s move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

BRUSSELS: As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc’s top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing…

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Possible virus case traps 7,000 on cruise ship

ROME: A cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp. was blocked from leaving an Italian port with some 7,000 people on board, after a passenger came…

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EU seals Britain’s withdrawal by email

LONDON: The European Union gave its official approval of Brexit on Thursday, taking the last step in its internal procedures before Britain leaves the bloc…

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Spain’s PM postpones talks on Catalonia until after regional election

MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has decided to postpone talks on resolving the political conflict in the restive region of Catalonia until after a…

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Thousands held in cruise ship in Italy over feared coronavirus cases

CIVITAVECCHIA: More than 6,000 tourists were under lockdown aboard a cruise ship at an Italian port on Thursday after two Chinese passengers were isolated over…

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Many countries ‘unprepared’ for China coronavirus: Report

GENEVA: Many countries are unprepared to face the deadly virus spreading in China and beyond, a global health monitor warned Thursday as it urged goverments…

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