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Trump declares 'major breakthrough' in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey

Trump declares 'major breakthrough' in Syria, lifts sanctions on TurkeyPresident Trump on Wednesday declared his strategy in Syria a success amid bipartisan anger over the president's decision to pull U.S. troops from the region.



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EU ready to make 'major concession' on Brexit deal: The Times newspaper

EU ready to make 'major concession' on Brexit deal: The Times newspaperThe European Union is ready to make a “major concession” on a Brexit deal by offering a mechanism for the Northern Irish assembly to leave a new so-called backstop after a number of years, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. Talks with the EU to reach an agreement on Britain’s departure have hit an impasse over the backstop, an insurance policy to prevent the return to a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland if a future trade deal falls short of keeping the border open. Johnson says he wants to remove what he calls the “undemocratic backstop” and has proposed replacing it by suggesting that Northern Ireland stay under EU regulations, customs checks should be made away from the border, and that Northern Ireland’s assembly, Stormont, would have the right to vote on the arrangements.



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UK says rising migrant Channel crossings are a 'major incident'

UK says rising migrant Channel crossings are a 'major incident'British interior minister Sajid Javid has said the fast-growing number of would-be immigrants crossing the English Channel from France in dinghies is a “major incident.” Nearly 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Javid is also seeking an urgent call with his French counterpart over the weekend, his ministry said. “He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has … asked for daily updates,” it said in a statement.



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Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsen

Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsenBulgaria would face a “major crisis” if military tensions in the Black Sea were to worsen, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday, after Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and its crews last month prompted fears of an escalation. Ignoring Western condemnation of the incident, Russia says Ukraine illegally entered its waters and is resisting calls to release the vessels and 24 sailors it seized near Russian-annexed Crimea on Nov. 25. NATO has said it has boosted its presence in the region in response to what it described as Russia’s aggressive actions and CNN reported earlier this week that the United States was preparing to send a warship to the Black Sea.



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'Major hurricane' Harvey barrels toward Texas coast

'Major hurricane' Harvey barrels toward Texas coastHarvey is predicted to make landfall early Saturday and could cause life-threatening flooding.



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U.S. says 'major conflict' with North Korea possible, China warns of danger of escalation

U.S. says 'major conflict' with North Korea possible, China warns of danger of escalationBy Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control. Trump, speaking to Reuters on Thursday, said he wanted to resolve the crisis peacefully, possibly through the use of new economic sanctions, although a military option was not off the table. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” Trump said in an interview at the Oval Office.



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