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Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to “get Brexit done”

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to newly elected Conservative party MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell at Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham, north east England on December 14, 2019, following his Conservative party’s general election victory. Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via REUTERS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will “get Brexit done” by Jan.

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Somali Prime Minister meets with his counterpart in Qatar asked more aid

Photo/Somali Times The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hasan Ali Khaire, met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The two prime ministers discussed strengthening bilateral relations and bilateral cooperation. Somali Prime Minister asked more aid. Somali government’s failed  in reforms, Al-Shabaab openly taxes businesses and solicits

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EU leaders debate Brexit as UK election indicates a way out

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, center, speaks with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron, right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister

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UK’s winter election: What’s in it for markets?

A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Britain’s election on Thursday is widely referred to as the most important in a generation given the impact it will have on the country leaving the European Union and choosing between starkly

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Turkey may tell US to withdraw from Incirlik, FM says

Credit: Anadolu Agency Turkey will consider requesting the U.S. to withdraw from Incirlik Air Base if Washington imposes sanctions on Ankara, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Wednesday. In an exclusive interview on A Haber news channel, Çavuşoğlu highlighted that Turkey will consider all options if the U.S. imposes sanctions in response to the purchase of

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Debt forgiveness for Somalia would reward corruption, empower al-Shabaab

Photo/Somali Times When Somali Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beileh visited Washington for the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund earlier this fall, he was all smiles. “Things are looking up. Everybody was positive,” he said, claiming progress in Somalia’s goal to win nearly $5 billion in debt relief. That debt includes

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The European Union has announced a €170 million aid package to support Ethiopia’s economic reform

The European Union has announced a €170 million aid package to support Ethiopia’s economic reform, health, elections and climate change. Newly elected EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the support to the Horn of African nation Saturday during a first visit to Ethiopia and outside Europe since her election last month. The EU

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OPEC debates deeper production cuts to push up oil price

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, arrives for a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting Thursday to decide whether to cut down

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Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, welcome U.S. President Donald Trump during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and

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Division pervades NATO as the ‘brain dead’ meet the ‘delinquent’

NATO leaders and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pose for the family picture at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending,

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