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Draft Brexit deal approved, setting up potentially close vote in U.K. Parliament

Now the hardest part: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to win approval for his draft deal with the E.U. in the fractious British Parliament, beginning with an extraordinary and rare sitting of the House of Commons on Saturday.
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Draft Brexit deal approved, setting up potentially close vote in U.K. Parliament

Now the hardest part: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to win approval for his draft deal with the E.U. in the fractious British Parliament, beginning with an extraordinary and rare sitting of the House of Commons on Saturday.

Canada’s Mounties, a beloved national icon, rocked by sexual abuse and harassment

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police set aside $150 million to settle two class-action lawsuits over sexual misconduct.
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Canada’s Mounties, a beloved national icon, rocked by sexual abuse and harassment

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police set aside $150 million to settle two class-action lawsuits over sexual misconduct.

Past three months in Afghanistan have been the deadliest for civilians in a decade

The U.N. says more civilians have died between July and September this year than during any other three-month period in the last 10 years.
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Past three months in Afghanistan have been the deadliest for civilians in a decade

The U.N. says more civilians have died between July and September this year than during any other three-month period in the last 10 years.

Violent protests rock Catalonia following conviction of separatist leaders

Protesters clashed with police in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia, leaving more than 90 injured on both sides.
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Violent protests rock Catalonia following conviction of separatist leaders

Protesters clashed with police in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia, leaving more than 90 injured on both sides.

Amid a hasty withdrawal, Pentagon scrambles to revise campaign against Islamic State

The rush to revise the campaign blueprint comes as the Pentagon moves to ensure that U.S. troops aren’t swept up in a Turkish military.
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Amid a hasty withdrawal, Pentagon scrambles to revise campaign against Islamic State

The rush to revise the campaign blueprint comes as the Pentagon moves to ensure that U.S. troops aren’t swept up in a Turkish military.

Brexit deal falters, raising chances British leader Boris Johnson will have to ask for delay 

Negotiators reached a deal in theory early Thursday, but Johnson appeared unable for now to sell it to his own Parliament while European member states still had concerns of their own.
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Brexit deal falters, raising chances British leader Boris Johnson will have to ask for delay 

Negotiators reached a deal in theory early Thursday, but Johnson appeared unable for now to sell it to his own Parliament while European member states still had concerns of their own.

Ex-Pompeo adviser tells impeachment investigators he was ‘disturbed’ by attempts to use foreigners to hurt Trump’s political opponents

Michael McKinley resigned last week after a bitter fallout with the secretary of state.

Trump stuns Harry Dunn’s parents, says woman in U.K. crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet

President Trump wanted a “hug and make up” moment between Dunn’s parents and the driver of the car that fatally struck their son, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.
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Trump stuns Harry Dunn’s parents, says woman in U.K. crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet

President Trump wanted a “hug and make up” moment between Dunn’s parents and the driver of the car that fatally struck their son, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

Socialism doesn’t work? Bolivia’s growing middle class would beg to differ.

Thirteen years after socialist Evo Morales was elected president, Bolivians are healthier, wealthier, better educated, living longer and more equal than at any time in their nation’s history.
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Socialism doesn’t work? Bolivia’s growing middle class would beg to differ.

Thirteen years after socialist Evo Morales was elected president, Bolivians are healthier, wealthier, better educated, living longer and more equal than at any time in their nation’s history.

Archaeologists find more than 20 sealed coffins looking much as the ancient Egyptians left them

The sarcophagi, stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted their original carvings of faces and hands and colors of red, green, white and black that have not faded much over time.
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Archaeologists find more than 20 sealed coffins looking much as the ancient Egyptians left them

The sarcophagi, stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted their original carvings of faces and hands and colors of red, green, white and black that have not faded much over time.

Russia’s media savors Moscow’s upper hand in Syria, while noting pitfalls

Russian President Vladimir Putin is applauded for handling the “lottery prize” that came with President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops.
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Russia’s media savors Moscow’s upper hand in Syria, while noting pitfalls

Russian President Vladimir Putin is applauded for handling the “lottery prize” that came with President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Turkey’s Erdogan rejects U.S. offer to mediate cease-fire, orders Kurdish fighters in Syria to drop weapons

The Turkish leader issued the demand as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo head to Turkey for talks. 
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Turkey’s Erdogan rejects U.S. offer to mediate cease-fire, orders Kurdish fighters in Syria to drop weapons

The Turkish leader issued the demand as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo head to Turkey for talks. 

Brexit: U.K and Europe edge closer to deal — but are not there yet

British and European Brexit negotiators blew right past their midnight deadline and continued talks, with diplomats and officials divided — and confused — over whether the sides could reach a last-minute agreement.
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Brexit: U.K and Europe edge closer to deal — but are not there yet

British and European Brexit negotiators blew right past their midnight deadline and continued talks, with diplomats and officials divided — and confused — over whether the sides could reach a last-minute agreement.

Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
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Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.

Apartment building in upscale Brazil neighborhood is latest to collapse without warning

At least one person is dead and others are missing after the building in Fortaleza came down.
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Apartment building in upscale Brazil neighborhood is latest to collapse without warning

At least one person is dead and others are missing after the building in Fortaleza came down.

China slams ‘arrogant and dangerous’ U.S. over Hong Kong democracy bill as city’s dysfunction deepens

Beijing accused U.S. lawmakers of harboring sinister intentions and said China would take strong measures to safeguard its interests.
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China slams ‘arrogant and dangerous’ U.S. over Hong Kong democracy bill as city’s dysfunction deepens

Beijing accused U.S. lawmakers of harboring sinister intentions and said China would take strong measures to safeguard its interests.

As violent crime spikes in Israeli Arab towns, so does anger over an alleged double standard in policing

A wave of violence has prompted outrage in the country’s Arab communities, near-daily protests and accusations that law enforcement protects some Israelis more than others.
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As violent crime spikes in Israeli Arab towns, so does anger over an alleged double standard in policing

A wave of violence has prompted outrage in the country’s Arab communities, near-daily protests and accusations that law enforcement protects some Israelis more than others.

Europe and Britain edge closer to Brexit deal — but still not over the line

British and European Brexit negotiators blew right past their midnight deadline and continued talks, with diplomats and officials divided — and confused — over whether the sides could reach a last-minute agreement.
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Europe and Britain edge closer to Brexit deal — but still not over the line

British and European Brexit negotiators blew right past their midnight deadline and continued talks, with diplomats and officials divided — and confused — over whether the sides could reach a last-minute agreement.

The Louvre wants to include this $450 million painting in its big show about da Vinci. Its mystery owner seems to be balking.

Controversy over attribution dogs the “Salvator Mundi,” and the differences between “by Leonardo da Vinci” and “by Leonardo and workshop” could have massive financial consequences. The work’s owner may not be willing to expose the acquisition t
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The Louvre wants to include this $450 million painting in its big show about da Vinci. Its mystery owner seems to be balking.

Controversy over attribution dogs the “Salvator Mundi,” and the differences between “by Leonardo da Vinci” and “by Leonardo and workshop” could have massive financial consequences. The work’s owner may not be willing to expose the acquisition to that risk.

A couple digging a grave for their baby found another infant buried alive

Authorities were looking for the girl's parents. India suffers from a significant gender imbalance in its population owing to a societal preference for sons.
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A couple digging a grave for their baby found another infant buried alive

Authorities were looking for the girl's parents. India suffers from a significant gender imbalance in its population owing to a societal preference for sons.

Yeti movie asserts Beijing’s claims over disputed South China Sea, outraging Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities pulled the film from theaters after it showed a map endorsing China’s stance in the maritime dispute.
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Yeti movie asserts Beijing’s claims over disputed South China Sea, outraging Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities pulled the film from theaters after it showed a map endorsing China’s stance in the maritime dispute.

14 Mexican police officers killed in ambush as president vows to combat increasing violence

One of the deadliest attacks on government security forces in recent years occurred in the western state of Michoacan, one of Mexico’s most volatile regions.
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14 Mexican police officers killed in ambush as president vows to combat increasing violence

One of the deadliest attacks on government security forces in recent years occurred in the western state of Michoacan, one of Mexico’s most volatile regions.

Russian indicted by Mueller held in Belarus, then released

It has been assumed from the beginning that none of the Russians indicted by Mueller would ever see the inside of an American courtroom, as long as they kept clear of the United States.
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Russian indicted by Mueller held in Belarus, then released

It has been assumed from the beginning that none of the Russians indicted by Mueller would ever see the inside of an American courtroom, as long as they kept clear of the United States.

Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive

Syrian state media reported that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took up positions in several key towns across the country’s northeast. 
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Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive

Syrian state media reported that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took up positions in several key towns across the country’s northeast. 

K-pop singer found dead in suspected suicide, highlighting pressures

The 25-year-old South Korean actress and singer had suffered online hate attacks and had spoken out about mental health problems. 
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K-pop singer found dead in suspected suicide, highlighting pressures

The 25-year-old South Korean actress and singer had suffered online hate attacks and had spoken out about mental health problems. 

Budapest election defeat strikes biggest blow to Hungary’s Orban in a decade

Opposition victories in Budapest and other cities could mean Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s popularity has peaked.
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Budapest election defeat strikes biggest blow to Hungary’s Orban in a decade

Opposition victories in Budapest and other cities could mean Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s popularity has peaked.

Hong Kong protesters plead for American protection as police crackdown intensifies

After months of protest and no signs of the government giving in, some activists hope for foreign pressure.
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Hong Kong protesters plead for American protection as police crackdown intensifies

After months of protest and no signs of the government giving in, some activists hope for foreign pressure.

Queen sets out government agenda ahead of consequential week for Boris Johnson and Brexit

The state opening of Parliament, an over-the-top show of pomp and pageantry, comes as British and European negotiators are in their third day of secret talks over the fate of Brexit.
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Queen sets out government agenda ahead of consequential week for Boris Johnson and Brexit

The state opening of Parliament, an over-the-top show of pomp and pageantry, comes as British and European negotiators are in their third day of secret talks over the fate of Brexit.