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Theresa May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal | World

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hailed “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks, telling parliament on Monday an agreement to move negotiations on to future trade ties is progress and will reassure those concerned Britain may leave with no deal. May, weakened after losing her Conservatives’ majority at a ...

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Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after rocket fire | World

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City, December 11, 2017. AFP/Mohammed Abed JERUSALEM: The Israeli military said it hit the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers with tank and aircraft fire late Monday after Palestinians earlier launched a rocket at southern Israel. “In ...

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California wildfire rages, threatens communities | World

Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state’s scenic coastline. The Thomas Fire ignited a week ago and has burned 230,500 acres in Ventura ...

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Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe | World

Cars are seen stuck in a traffic jam during snowfall in Brussels, Belgium, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS: High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home, and even played havoc with international diplomacy. It was the second day running of ...

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On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria | World

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas ANKARA: Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ...

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