Theresa May tries to keep Brexit talks alive with a skeptical Europe
LONDON — Brexit is seriously stuck. Nobody really wants Britain to crash out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal, but time is running out and the sides have bogged down over the contentious issue of how to manage the Irish border.
Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'BBC News
Theresa May signals willingness to extend transition periodThe Guardian
EU leaders shelve plans for special Brexit summit next monthFinancial Times
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In Afghanistan's Season of Crisis, 'Words Do Not Have the Strength'
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KABUL, Afghanistan — In the past 17 years of war and crisis in Afghanistan, no one remembers a season quite like this one, with peril and hopelessness at every turn. People here struggle for words to explain how it feels. A former minister, fit with ...
The Taliban has vowed to disrupt the Afghan elections. Candidates are out in force anyway.Washington Post
Afghan election candidate killed by bomb under office chairReuters
For Afghanistan, Parliamentary Elections Are Another Step on the Rocky Road to DemocracySTRATFOR
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Merkel warns of no-deal Brexit danger as Europe meets
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday that Europe must be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, as EU leaders sought to unblock stalled divorce talks with Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May was due in Brussels to present her take on how to ...
Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit ImpasseWall Street Journal
EU willing to extend Brexit transition, says Irish foreign ministerThe Guardian
The Latest: Merkel Says There's Still Chance of Brexit DealU.S. News & World Report
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Indian government minister steps down as country's #MeToo movement gains traction
NEW DELHI — A minister in the Indian government has resigned after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment, in the first major repercussion of the country's nascent #MeToo movement. Mobashar Jawed Akbar, minister of state for ...
MJ Akbar Resigns Over #MeToo, Says "Will Challenge False Accusations"NDTV
Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegationsAljazeera.com
Court to hear MJ Akbar's criminal defamation case on ThursdayEconomic Times
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Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari
Mohammad Imran, the man convicted of raping and murdering 7-year-old Zainab Ansari and killing at least seven other children in Pakistan, was executed on Wednesday at a prison in the eastern city of Lahore. "Imran was taken to the gallows just before ...
Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 childrenABC News
Man Who Raped and Murdered Multiple Children Executed After Case Incited National OutrageNewsweek
Pakistan Executed a Man Convicted of Killing Six-Year-Old Zainab AnsariTIME
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Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation
Sderot, Israel (CNN) A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in the city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel early Wednesday, according to the Israeli military and Israel police. Footage from Israel Channel 10 showed damage to the fence and yard of the home.
Rocket fired from Gaza strikes house in southern IsraelNBCNews.com
Israel Strikes Gaza After a Rocket Is Fired, in a Sharp Escalation of TensionsNew York Times
Netanyahu Vows: If Gaza Attacks Don't Stop, We Will Put a Stop to ThemHaaretz
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Late-Night Hosts Say Nay to Trump's Tasteless 'Horseface' Attack on Stormy Daniels
In the battle between "Horseface" and "Tiny," Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel have determined that we are all the losers. We already know Trump's a sore loser, based on Elizabeth Warren's DNA results. Now we know he's a bad winner as ...
Trump's Stormy Daniels complexThe Week Magazine
Is a Saudi arms deal worth America's credibility on human rights, Mr. Trump?Dallas News
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