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The value of the dollar fell as Democrats claimed the first of two key election runoffs that edged them closer to taking control of both houses of Congress

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many practical ways.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the virus itself.

British lawmakers approve post-<em>Brexit</em> trade deal with EU

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British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

On the eve of the new year, British lawmakers finally agreed on a Brexit deal.

UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

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UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

The new UK-Turkey trade deal, which will extend existing trading arrangements, is set to be signed on Tuesday.

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With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Brexiteers will be waving goodbye to a US led by Donald Trump, as Joe Biden is set to take over.

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EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

The 11th hour accord will go into effect on January 1.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious ...

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold War.

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

Diana Alghoul

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

Trump says US allies 'worse than the enemy'

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Trump says US allies 'worse than the enemy'

As the US presidential election reaches its final stages, Donald Trump raised eyebrows after he seemingly attacked his own allies during a ...

Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

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Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

The US president invited the Brexit Party founder on to the stage at a campaign rally in Arizona despite Covid-19 restrictions against ...

Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

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Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

The idea has been slammed by the UK's official opposition party as 'inhumane'.

Aniqah Choudhri

A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Comment: The 'Overseas Operations Bill' denies justice to victims of torture perpetrated by British armed forces, and contravenes international law, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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Amal Clooney quits UK envoy post over Brexit

Famous Lebanese-British human rights lawyer has made a stand against the British government over Brexit treaty.

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Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

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France rescues 33 migrants heading for England

French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

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UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

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Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating ...

UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

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UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

Britain's defence minister reportedly called his Saudi counterpart to heap praise on the kingdom a day after UK sanctions were imposed on Saudi ...

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