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Parliament Demands Greater Say Over 'Brexit,' Defying Theresa May - New York Times
LONDON ? Britain's Parliament voted narrowly on Wednesday to demand a decisive say over the country's plans to withdraw from the European Union, dealing an unexpected defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May, who had asked for maximum leeway to negotiate ...

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behaviour, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time ...

China Is Vacuuming Up DNA Samples From Xinjiang's Muslims - BuzzFeed News
A Human Rights Watch investigation found the Chinese government is gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, and blood types of millions of people in the country's far west. Posted on December 13, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.. Megha Rajagopalan. BuzzFeed ...

North Korea Had Spurned Talks With US Due to Trump's Latest Sanctions - Foreign Policy
Despite months of secret contacts, North Korea has been playing hard to get back to the negotiating table ? even as Rex Tillerson reaches out again. By Colum Lynch, Dan De Luce. | December 13, 2017, 7:03 PM. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on ...

Putin's Syria victory lap is premature, experts say - NBCNews.com
Standing under clear skies at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his troops the good news: They had all but secured victory in the Middle East country's six-year civil war. "The task of combating armed gangs here in Syria ...

Surgeon accused of burning INITIALS into patients liver pleads guilty to assault - Express.co.uk
A SURGEON who marked his initials on two patients' livers during operations admitted assault yesterday when he appeared in court in a ?highly unusual and complex? case. By Jan Disley. PUBLISHED: 22:44, Wed, Dec 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 23:03, Wed, Dec 13 ...

WTO meeting ends in stalemate after US rebukes, member vetoes - Reuters
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization's biennial meeting ended in stalemate on Wednesday after U.S. criticism and member country vetoes, raising questions about the body's ability to govern increasingly disputed global trade. FILE PHOTO ...

US military official: 50 ISIS foreign fighters captured since November - CNN
(CNN) Approximately 50 foreign ISIS fighters have been captured in Syria and Iraq since the start of November, a US military official told CNN on Tuesday. The official added that some of the fighters were captured as they were attempting to hide in ...

The new US embassy in London: A crystalline 'sugar cube' worth a billion dollars - Washington Post
LONDON ? At $1 billion, it is the most expensive embassy ever constructed. But its designers say the new American chancery on the Thames River marks a paradigm shift: The U.S. Embassy here will exude openness while hiding all the clever ways it ...

Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines - NPR
Military trucks drive past destroyed buildings and a mosque in what had been the center of fighting in Marawi on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Oct. 25, days after the military declared that the battle against ISIS-linked militants was ...

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