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Weakened May turns to Brussels for Brexit help, but EU cautious

News - 5 hours 25 min ago
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure an immediate breakthrough in Brexit talks that would provide her fractured party with the kind of reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.

EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit

News - 5 hours 25 min ago
European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.

Stocks wait for ECB signals, pound strong after Brexit drama

News - 5 hours 35 min ago
Santa made a lackluster attempt to deliver his traditional end of year rally on Thursday, as world stocks squeezed out a third day of gains and the pound and the euro both stayed firm after the latest bout of Brexit drama.

Yemen's warring parties agree to Hodeidah ceasefire at end of peace talks

News - 5 hours 36 min ago
Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the strategic Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and to place it under the control of local forces, the United Nations chief said at the close of peace talks in Sweden on Thursday.

U.N. chief says Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah

News - 5 hours 36 min ago
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

Beijing eases back on 'Made in China 2025' amid trade talks with U.S.

News - 5 hours 58 min ago
China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local governments.

Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack

News - 6 hours 2 min ago
The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through eastern France and manned checkpoints on the German border in a hunt for the fugitive gunman.

China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

News - 6 hours 6 min ago
Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China's security, China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in an escalating diplomatic row.

Detained in China: Canadian businessman known for ties to North Korean leader

News - 6 hours 6 min ago
Canadian Michael Spavor has jet skied with Kim Jong Un, felt the ground shake from a North Korean nuclear test, and now it appears, been detained by Chinese authorities.

Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin

News - 6 hours 21 min ago
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many U.S. companies to create more jobs at home.

Flurry of Democrats expected to enter 2020 White House race in coming weeks

News - 6 hours 34 min ago
A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump.

Slovak PM says EU has no intention of reopening Brexit deal

News - 7 hours 24 min ago
The chance of a hard Brexit is getting closer and the European Union has no intention of renegotiating its divorce agreement with Britain, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Thursday.

Brexit clarifications possible, but no further negotiations: EU's Oettinger

News - 7 hours 24 min ago
The European Union is open to add clarifications to the Brexit deal but there won't be further negotiations in substance on issues such as the backstop solution on Northern Ireland, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday.

German foreign minister: Leaving EU means leaving EU - Britain can't cherrypick

News - 7 hours 24 min ago
The draft Brexit agreement between Britain and the EU is a fair basis for an orderly departure from the bloc and there cannot be any cherrypicking when it comes to the benefits of being an EU member, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.

UK Brexit minister: May 'fighting day and night' to secure deal

News - 7 hours 24 min ago
Theresa May is "fighting day and night" to secure a Brexit agreement, aiming to make progress on the issue of the Northern Ireland backstop that is recognized as a concern on both sides, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.

UK's May seeking assurances over Irish backstop: Brexit minister

News - 7 hours 24 min ago
British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday that Prime Minister Theresa May was working to secure legal and political assurances over the so-called Irish backstop in her Brexit deal.

Strasbourg shooting death toll rises to three

News - 7 hours 54 min ago
The death toll from the gun attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday after a wounded victim died, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

News - 8 hours 3 min ago
Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed.

Factbox: The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

News - 8 hours 3 min ago
Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high: report

News - 9 hours 26 min ago
A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday.