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    EU, Britain negotiators work on ‘possible’ Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 01:39pm on October 16, 2019

    Brussels hopes to wake up to a Brexit breakthrough on Wednesday as European Union and British negotiators worked hard through the night on a draft...

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    Nobel winner fears rising self-censorship in Poland

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2019

    Poland’s Nobel literature winner Olga Tokarczuk on Tuesday decried rising self-censorship in her country, while steering clear of the controversy engulfing fellow laureate Peter Handke....

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    EU, Britain scramble to reach Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . Luxembourg | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2019

    British and EU negotiators on Tuesday scrambled to put together a draft text for a Brexit deal with just two days to go before a...

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    700m children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 06:00pm on October 15, 2019

    A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence,...

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    Greenpeace campaigners stand against ocean pollution

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 04:13pm on October 15, 2019

    Greenpeace campaigners have boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in a protest against leaving parts of old rigs in the North Sea, the environmental...

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    French all-woman extremist group jailed in different terms

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:30pm on October 15, 2019

    A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid...

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    Climate change activists target BlackRock in London

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Climate change activists targeted BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, demanding that the world’s major financial institutions stop funding what they...

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    Brexit on Oct 31 a priority for British govt: Queen

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    British prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government’s priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen,...

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    Catalan separatist leaders jailed for independence bid

    Agence-France-Presee . Madrid | Updated at 07:09pm on October 14, 2019

    Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to prison terms of between nine and 13 years for sedition for their role in...

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    US trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 04:46pm on October 14, 2019

    A trio of Americans on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including Esther Duflo, the youngest-ever economics...

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