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Brexit: German Minister Sees Model For Turkey And Ukraine

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A “smart” Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU’s future relations with other non-EU states, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Turkey and Ukraine were two states that could benefit from the template, he told Germany’s Funke media group. He did not see either joining the EU any time soon, so alternative forms of closer co-operation were needed. The UK’s future relationship ... Read More »

Briton Sentenced To 3 Years In Egypt For Smuggling Painkillers

An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday, convicting her of trying to smuggle drugs into the country, a judicial official said. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested at Hurghada airport when customs officers found almost 300 Tramadol pills in her luggage. The strong painkiller is tightly controlled in Egypt where it is often abused as a recreational drug. Plummer ... Read More »

Pulis Replaces Monk At Middlesbrough

Tony Pulis replaced Gary Monk as manager of Championship side Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Monk was sacked on Saturday, hours after his side’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday. Pulis has been out of work since November when he left Premier League strugglers West Brom and was also a target for Wednesday before Middlesbrough won the race for his signature. Middlesbrough won 10 of their 23 league ... Read More »

Palestinians Shot Dead By Israeli Forces In Gaza Clashes: Health Ministry

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A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces along the border with Gaza on Friday as protests raged against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the health ministry said Yasser Sokar, 32, is the fifth Palestinian killed in the Gaza Strip either in clashes or in Israeli air strikes since US President Donald Trump’s controversial December 6 announcement. He was shot during clashes along ... Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Sharply Divided Over Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

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A new poll has revealed a sharp partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to The Economist/YouGov poll, which surveyed 1,500 US adults over 10-12 December, the same amount of Americans – 38 per cent – both approve and disapprove of Trump’s move. US Congress in session [Lawrence Jackson/Wikipedia] Amongst Republicans, however, 76 ... Read More »

UK Forces Violated Geneva Conventions In Iraq, High Court Rules

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The judgement came as a result of two High Court civil trials in which four Iraqi civilians claimed they had been subjected to unlawful detention and abuse by British forces. British troops in Iraq Mr Justice Leggatt continued to say: “None of the claimants were engaged in terrorist activity or posed any threat to the security of Iraq.” The court found that two claimants had ... Read More »

Kenya’s Election Violence Worsens Inter-Ethnic Divisions

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Kenyans have had two controversial and often violent presidential elections in recent months. The bitter campaigns and court battles that followed have left many divided along ethnic lines. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.   <<aljazeera>> Read More »

Amnesty: EU Governments Complicit In Abuse Of Refugees, Migrants

Amnesty International is accusing European governments of knowingly exposing thousands of refugees to torture and abuse in their efforts to curb migration. In a report published on Tuesday, the rights group says the EU’s policy of containment shows little care for those trapped in Libya, where the enslavementof many migrants drew outrage across the world.   <<Al Jazeera>> Read More »

Jerusalem Row: Clashes Erupt Over Trump Move

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Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump’s contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank and over the Israeli-Gaza border, and there were scuffles in Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinians were injured, Palestinian medical sources said. Tensions are high in the wake of Mr Trump’s announcement. His policy shift was hailed by Israel but condemned ... Read More »

Japan Seeks Longer-Range Cruise Missiles Amid North Korea Threat

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Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will be deployed on the country’s fleet of fighter jets and have a range of up to 1,000km (3281ft). The move is likely to be controversial, as Japan ... Read More »

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