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    EU ready to work again on declaration

    Reuters . Dublin | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    The European Union is ready to work again on the political declaration on future EU-UK ties but the Brexit withdrawal deal already agreed is the...

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    IMF cuts global growth outlook, cites trade war and weak Europe

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2019

    The International Monetary Fund on Monday cut its world economic growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020, due to weakness in Europe and some emerging markets,...

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    Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 12:57am on January 21, 2019

    Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due...

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    May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:40am on January 18, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce plan and demanded that...

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    May faces defeat in Brexit deal vote

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 15, 2019

    Prime minister Theresa May was on Monday to ramp up warnings to MPs poised to reject her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit...

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    Gdansk mayor dies of stab wounds after attack

    Agence France-Presse . Gdansk | Updated at 08:39pm on January 14, 2019

    The centrist mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday, a day after a man stabbed him in the heart in front...

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    UK govt mulls limiting jail sentences of six months or less

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:56am on January 14, 2019

    The British government is considering scrapping jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes in a bid to reduce reoffending and ease pressure...

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    May warns of catastrophe if MPs don’t back Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs preparing to vote down her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be a...

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    WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco, alcohol industries

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:04am on January 10, 2019

    The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its...

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    Global natural disasters wreak $160b damage in 2018: Munich Re

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Updated at 11:30am on January 09, 2019

    Natural disasters including wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis inflicted $160 billion of damage and claimed 10,400 lives in 2018, German reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday. The...

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