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British lawmakers finally approve historic Brexit deal

Britain’s parliament finally approved Brexit on Thursday, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union later this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and splintered society. The House of Commons erupted in cheers after MPs ratified Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce deal with Brussels by 330 votes to Read more

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El Clasico: Barcelona hold Real Madrid to goalless draw

Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated on Wednesday in a Clasico that was briefly interrupted by Catalan independence protests when dozens of yellow beach balls were thrown onto the pitch at Camp Nou.  After being postponed in October, there were renewed fears of unrest around Spain’s most famous fixture. Protestors held banners, waved Read more

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Africa: Two Algeria ex-PMs get heavy jail terms in corruption trial

An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms Tuesday in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April. Ahmed Ouyahia was sentenced to 15 years and Abdelmalek Sellal to 12, the state-run APS news agency Read more

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Trump says will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in impeachment probe

President Donald Trump said Monday he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the “truth,” the Republican president said he was keen. Pelosi suggested “that I Read more

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Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after three weeks of sometimes violent protests over his disputed re-election, as his allies denounced an alleged coup. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist Morales said Sunday in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which many ministers and senior officials quit as support Read more