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By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned British ministers and businesses who are calling for “frictionless trade” with the EU after Britain leaves that that is “not possible”. Addressing an EU business forum in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said London’s “red lines” for a future trade relationship
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LONDON A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck 9 km (5.6 miles) southeast of Lincoln, Montana, at a shallow depth of 4.3 km, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Thursday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning center earlier reported the quake with a magnitude of 6.0. (Editing by Toby Chopra) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(”); var median = (relatedItemsTotal /
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By Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog | CHICAGO CHICAGO Even if Illinois’ House of Representatives takes action to enact a new budget on Thursday, the state still risks a downgrade in its credit rating to junk, Moody’s Investors Service warned on Wednesday. The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday will attempt to overturn Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s
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By Silene Ramírez and Carlos Garcia Rawlins | CARACAS CARACAS Pipe-wielding government supporters burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Wednesday, witnesses said, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during a political crisis. The melee, which injured seven opposition politicians, was another worrying flashpoint in a traumatic last three months for the
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NEW YORK The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed total volume marked a slight decline from current levels
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LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, a British government official said on Wednesday. The official declined to comment on what issues May planned to raise with Trump. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’));
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LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, a British government official said on Wednesday. The official declined to comment on what issues May planned to raise with Trump. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’));
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WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday urged Northern Ireland’s two major political parties to reach an agreement for a power-sharing government, after talks broke down on Tuesday between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the “United States regrets that the political parties in Northern
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LONDON When Roger Federer passed the 10,000 career aces milestone in his first-round match at Wimbledon, it reinforced his reputation as one of the finest servers of all time. But who is the greatest of them all in the men’s game? Well, it depends on which stats you look at. Federer joined an exclusive club
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CARACAS Rowdy groups of government supporters burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly on Wednesday, injuring several lawmakers and journalists, witnesses said. The fracas came after an assembly session to mark Independence Day at the building in downtown Caracas. Various small explosions were heard, possibly from fireworks thrown into the legislative compound, witnesses said. Television images
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