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UK Parliament to vote on Brexit

Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must hold a vote in parliament before beginning the process of leaving the European Union. The decision is a complication for Prime Minister Theresa May, who wanted to trigger Article 50 — the legal mechanism that...

Six alive in Italian avalanche hotel miracle

Rescuers have pulled out six people alive from under the ruins of an Italian mountain hotel engulfed in a devastating avalanche two days ago, officials said on Friday. Emergency workers were able to speak to the survivors and called for helicopters to evacuate them after...

Merkel to chair first Brexit committee meeting next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will next Wednesday chair a meeting of a cabinet committee on Brexit at which ministers will discuss organizational and structural issues related to Britain's departure from the European Union. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Foreign...

Russia to eject U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia on Friday announced plans to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using a dacha and a warehouse in Moscow in retaliation to Washington’s sanctions, Russian news agencies reported. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by the agencies as saying he...

Putin says Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions: Reports

Russia didn't waste any time in retaliating to Washington's sanctions with plans announced Friday to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using a dacha and a warehouse in Moscow, Reuters reported, citing Russian news agencies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted...

Putin announces Syria ceasefire deal between government, rebels

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that the Syrian government and rebels had agreed to a ceasefire, and that Russia and Turkey will act as guarantors. The Syrian government confirmed the deal, with the army saying that a nationwide ceasefire would take effect at midnight...

Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Putin tells Sisi

Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a phone call, Sisi's office said on Thursday. Flights to Egypt from Russia were suspended after a Russian plane crashed into the Sinai desert in October 2015....

UPDATED: IMF Executive Board Selects Christine Lagarde to Serve a Second Term as Managing Director

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund, as expected, on Friday said it has selected IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to serve a second five-year term as head of the international financial organization. Lagarde was the only candidate nominated for the top spot...
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