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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns


BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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Riot Police Deployed As Protesters in Hong Kong Target Airport

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HONG KONG – The riot police were deployed on Saturday in Hong Kong to thwart the pro-democracy protesters’ plan to target the airport during the movement’s first mass mobilization since the city’s chief made a concession earlier this week, AFP reported on Saturday. Millions of pro-democracy supporters have been on …

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US Defense Chief Signals Iran ‘Inching’ Could Lead Toward Talks


WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has hinted that Iran might be nearer to an opportunity for new talks despite Tehran’s latest move away from adherence to international curbs on its nuclear activities, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Friday. The statement came hours after Tehran told the European Union …

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Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow’s relations with the European Union, AP reported Monday. Macron has invited Putin on Monday afternoon to his summer …

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German EU Commissioner’s Brexit Bill Warning to Johnson


BRUSSELS – If Britain does not pay its Brexit divorce bill, its credit rating would be affected, EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger warned Saturday. EU budget commissioner warns that not paying up would also endanger future cooperation with the EU, Politico EU reported. British prime minister, Boris Johnson, this week …

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