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British talks on trade deals outside EU received warmly: PM May’s spokesman

Britain will be leaving the EU’s customs union to strike its own free trade deals and has had positive responses from countries with which ministers have held preliminary trade talks, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.

Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that President Donald Trump derided for its cost and location.

German nurse charged with 97 more murders at 2 hospitals

A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles

France’s foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a U.N. resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

Kurds invited to join Syria peace congress in Sochi: Lavrov

Russia said Monday it had invited Kurds to take part in an upcoming Syrian peace congress in Sochi despite a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

Apple, Malala announce joint initiative from Beirut

American multinational tech company Apple and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai have agreed to work together to boost support for girls’ education, according to a statement released Monday by Apple.

France seeks EU pact on closer ties with the Palestinians

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories, following U.

Shura Council permits Jal al-Dib bridge construction to resume

The Shura Council Monday revoked its previous decision to halt the construction of a long-awaited bridge in Jal al-Dib.

Philippines to deport Hamas ‘rocket scientist’

The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian movement to lob missiles at Israel.

Focus shifts to executions in Japan’s 1995 sarin gas attack

More than two decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo’s subways killed 13, the stage has shifted to the execution of 13 people convicted in the crime. When they will be sent to the gallows, though, remains a mystery in Japan’s highly secretive death penalty system.

Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

President Emmanuel Macron’s campaign for a “French Renaissance” kicks into overdrive Monday as he welcomes 140 multinational business leaders before this week’s jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos.

China says United States is real threat to global trade, not itself

The United States, not China, threatens the global trade system, China’s foreign ministry said Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration called U.S. support for Beijing’s joining the World Trade Organization in 2001 a mistake.

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