EU, Britain agree draft deal on post-Bre...

EU, Britain agree draft deal on post-Brexit ties, await summit approval


Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle to a text setting out their future relationship that can be endorsed by EU leaders at a summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday.

EU executive, Britain agree on declaration on future ties: EU official

The European Commission's and Britain's Brexit negotiators have agreed on a declaration on the two sides' future ties, an EU official said.

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UK PM May to make statement to parliament on Brexit at 1430 GMT

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on Brexit to parliament at 1430 GMT on Thursday, the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

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EU, UK agree on draft future ties: document

The European Union and Britain expect an ambitious economic partnership after Brexit according to the text of a draft deal on future ties due to be endorsed by leaders on Sunday.

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Britain must talk further about how to leave EU: Merkel

The European Union has done almost all it can to reach a satisfactory agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union, and it is Britain where further discussions are most needed on the matter, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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EU's Tusk says political deal agreed on Brexit future text

Britain and European Union political leaders have agreed in principle to a text setting out their future relationship that can be endorsed by EU leaders at a summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday.

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Hundreds of volunteers to search for California wildfire remains

Hundreds of volunteers will spend Thanksgiving combing through ruins in heavy rain for the remains of victims killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history, with strong winds and the risk of mudslides an additional complication.

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EU hopes to clinch Brexit deal on Sunday

The European Union's 27 national ambassadors will try on Thursday to finalize an outline declaration of future ties between the bloc and the United Kingdom ahead of a planned summit on Sunday.

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China says U.S. accusations of unfair trade practices 'groundless'

China rejected fresh U.S. accusations of perpetuating "unfair" trade practices and urged Washington on Thursday to stop making provocations, showing little sign of backing down days ahead a high-stakes meeting between leaders from both countries.

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Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack dies

The head of Russia's military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after "a serious and long illness", the Russian defense ministry said on Thursday, hailing him as a "true son of Russia."

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Nissan board meets to end Ghosn's two-decade reign

Nissan Motor Co is holding a board meeting to oust Chairman Carlos Ghosn after the shock arrest of its once-revered leader, ushering in a period of uncertainty for its 19-year alliance with Renault .

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Indonesia's Lion Air to meet Boeing next week to discuss MAX series orders

Indonesia's Lion Air plans to meet Boeing Co on Nov. 30 to review the airline's orders for Boeing 737 MAX series planes in the period until 2035, Lion Air's director of safety and security Daniel Putut said on Thursday.

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PM May made good progress in Brussels: UK health minister

Britain's health minister Matt Hancock said that Prime Minister Theresa May had made good progress in Brussels, where she and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the outline of Britain's future relations outside the EU.

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Hyundai shares skid as U.S. prosecutors probe Hyundai car recalls

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are being investigated by U.S. prosecutors over whether vehicle recalls were conducted properly, a person said and documents reviewed by Reuters showed.

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Tokyo prosecutor: can't comment on whether Ghosn has admitted to allegations

Shin Kukimoto, deputy public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, said on Thursday that he could not comment on whether Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn had admitted to allegations of financial misconduct.

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Denmark suspends Saudi weapon export approvals over Khashoggi, Yemen concerns

Denmark has suspended future approvals of weapons and military equipment exports to Saudi Arabia in response to the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist and the kingdom's role in the conflict in Yemen, the Danish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Prosecutors weigh competing accounts in JD.com CEO rape allegation

On the night of Aug. 30, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student said she was in a chauffeured black car, trying to keep billionaire JD.com Inc Chief Executive Richard Liu from pulling off her clothes.

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Hold the phone: Cheaper mobile charges to complicate BOJ's inflation push

Japan's central bank is facing fresh challenges as it struggles to hit its ambitious inflation target, with planned cuts in mobile phone charges and education fees expected to weigh on consumer prices in coming years.

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U.S., South Korea to reduce scope of 'Foal Eagle' military drill: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday a joint military exercise with South Korea called "Foal Eagle" would be reduced in scope next year so it does not harm diplomatic efforts with North Korea.

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Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals

Australian nationals convicted of terror offences would be stripped of their citizenship if the government believes they are entitled to apply for residency from another country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed on Thursday.

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