Boris Johnson threatens to walk away if Europe doesn’t meet his demands in trade talks

Two of the world’s top economies are set to meet Monday in Brussels, with 10 teams and 200 negotiators huddling in conference rooms to try to ink a deal on a vast range of topics.

The Taliban held him hostage. Now it’s invited him to Doha ahead of the peace deal signing.

Anas Haqqani greeted Timothy Weeks in Doha on Thursday. The two men, held by opposite sides, were freed in a November prisoner swap.
Smoke billows over the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province in northwestern Syria, following bombardment by Syrian government forces. (AREF TAMMAWI/AFP via Getty Images)
Smoke billows over the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province in northwestern Syria, following bombardment by Syrian government forces. (AREF TAMMAWI/AFP via Getty Images)

Syrian airstrike kills at least 29 Turkish soldiers in Idlib, Turkish official says

The incident highlights the increasing volatility in the Syrian province and could prompt military escalation.

Court rules London Heathrow runway plan would violate climate change commitments

Environmental campaigners lauded the landmark ruling, saying it had implications far beyond the multibillion-pound plan to expand Europe’s busiest airport.
Asian stocks took a heavy hit on Friday, with global markets on track for their worst week since the financial crisis as investors grew increasingly alarmed that a pandemic could push the world into recession.
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Panic over the coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the failings of a global political class.
Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China.
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Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
The investigation was sought by President Trump. But the new inquest was seen as “procedural” after a court appeal by Shokin.
Siblings’ arrests highlights U.S. pressure campaign on Jalisco cartel, one week after drug lord’s son was extradited from Mexico
Officials said Thursday that the ship was allowed to dock in Mexico, a day after MSC Cruises expressed dismay that authorities in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands had refused their cruise liner.
School holidays have been extended and many evening classes canceled. It’s a respite from constant pressure, but the novelty is already wearing off.
The parade staging also included scantily clad concentration-camp inmates waving Israel’s flag and a float with two crematorium chimneys.
The “reduction in violence” appears to be holding, even in Helmand, one of the country’s most volatile provinces.
They are looking beyond the two ultra-Orthodox parties while weighing how to vote in elections next week.
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His rivals slam his Cold War-era views. His defenders point to Washington's current coddling of strongmen and autocrats.
The clashes are the worst communal violence in India’s capital in decades.
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Many Afghans view Saturday’s expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism
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New Zealand has it’s first confirmed case of the new coronavirus after it was contracted by a person in their 60s who recently returned from Iran
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Communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 38 people and injured more than 200 others over three days has left scars in areas of the capital
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A major cycling race in the United Arab Emirates has been canceled after two Italians involved tested positive for the new coronavirus
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Malaysia’s political turmoil has deepened with the House speaker rejecting interim leader Mahathir Mohamad’s call for a vote to chose a new premier
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