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A Brexit deal when British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker meet in Brussels on Monday is “difficult but doable”, diplomats and officials said Sunday. Key concerns over the Irish border and the rights of three million EU citizens living in Britain after it leaves the…

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Venezuela is creating a digital currency to combat a financial blockade by the United States, President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday. It will be called the Petro and be backed up by Venezuela’s reserves of oil and gas and its gold and diamond holdings, the president said in his weekly television…

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The US and South Korea on Monday kicked off their largest ever joint air exercise, an operation North Korea has labeled an “all-out provocation,” days after Pyongyang fired its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. The five-day Vigilant Ace drill—involving 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters, and tens of…

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Sta. Lucia Realty stormed back with a strong kick after a sluggish start to escape with a thrilling 23-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-7 victory over Cocolife in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. With imports Bohdana Anisova…

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya, or allegations of ethnic cleansing that has driven huge numbers of the Muslim minority from the country. Sharing a stage with Myanmar’s leader…

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Pope Francis held talks with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, a pivotal moment in a visit aimed at alleviating religious and ethnic hatreds that have driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country. After meeting Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw, the pontiff will…

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SEOUL: Signs of unusual activity have been detected in North Korea, the South’s unification minister said Tuesday, following reports that Pyongyang may be preparing for a ballistic missile test. The North has stoked international alarm over its banned nuclear missile programme, but it has not staged a missile test since…

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KARANGASEM, Indonesia: Evacuation centers and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with tens of thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to erupt, forcing the closure of the main airport for a second day. Stranded tourists hunted for accommodation while frightened villagers living in Mount…

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The power struggle raging Monday (Tuesday in Manila) at the top of a key consumer protection agency underscores US President Donald Trump’s efforts to rein in financial regulation. Two senior government officials claim to be rightfully in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a Trump appointee and the agency’s new…

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Tumblr founder and chief David Karp on Monday announced he is leaving the nearly 11-year-old blogging platform—with his departure coming in the wake of Verizon buying parent-company Yahoo. Karp said that he will leave by the end of this year and chief operating officer Jeff D’Onofrio will take his place…

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