Brexit talks resume and the stakes are higher than ever

Britain left the European Union eight months ago. Nothing much changed for most people back then, but Brexit is now back with a vengeance as talks on a deal to keep trade flowing next year enter the final stretch.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Try to Stop Armenia, Azerbaijan War As Nations Urge Calm

President Donald Trump has said his administration is looking “very strongly” at an outbreak of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which has left dozens dead and raised fears of a broader war between the Caucasus neighbors.

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Europe Weighs Next Steps in Virus Fight to Counter Record Surge

European leaders are grappling with how to bring the coronavirus back under control as hospitalizations climb following a surge in cases to record levels in some countries.

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Belarus: EU says Lukashenko is not the legitimate president

President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people.

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UN General Assembly: Contrast between Trump and Xi couldn’t be greater, but Chinese leader is the true authoritarian

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to “join hands to uphold the values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom shared by all of us.”

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China’s Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women

Chinese officials have officially acknowledged birth rates in Xinjiang dropped by almost a third in 2018, compared to the previous year, in a letter to CNN in which they also denied reports of forced sterilization and genocide by authorities in the far western region.

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