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Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomats

Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomatsThe backstop is an insurance policy designed to avoid border controls between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit. “We are also looking at updating the declaration on future EU-UK ties after Brexit to give more prominence to the ‘alternative arrangements’ sought by Britain,” said one EU diplomat who deals with Brexit. “But May won’t get any firm wording before Feb. 28.” A second diplomat, briefed on the May-Juncker talks on Wednesday evening, confirmed the EU would only signal this was the direction of travel before the British prime minister faces another round of Brexit votes in the UK parliament.



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Netanyahu's main rival in Israeli election voices agreement with him on Iran

Netanyahu's main rival in Israeli election voices agreement with him on IranFormer general Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest challenger in an election scheduled for April, voiced support on Sunday for the right-wing leader’s tough policy toward Iran. “I am standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Prime Minister Netanyahu in the fight against Iran’s aggression,” Gantz, a former chief of Israel’s armed forces and a centrist candidate, told the Munich Security Conference. Polls predict that Netanyahu’s Likud party will win the April 9 election, taking about 30 of parliament’s 120 seats – enough to form a coalition of right-wing and religious factions similar to one he now heads.



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Feds investigating Jeff Bezos' claims, examining agreement that shielded AMI from criminal charges

Feds investigating Jeff Bezos' claims, examining agreement that shielded AMI from criminal chargesProsecutors with the Southern District of New York are investigating the claims and reexamining an agreement that has protected the Enquirer's parent company.



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American and Taliban officials reportedly reach tentative agreement to pull US troops out of Afghanistan

American and Taliban officials reportedly reach tentative agreement to pull US troops out of AfghanistanIn exchange, Taliban agrees to not allow terror groups inside Afghanistan's borders; Col. Rob Maness reacts.



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Manafort denies lying to investigators after plea agreement

Manafort denies lying to investigators after plea agreementWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman on Wednesday denied allegations he lied to investigators after he began cooperating with them.



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Trump says U.S. govt shutdown to last until agreement on border wall

Trump says U.S. govt shutdown to last until agreement on border wallPresident Trump said the shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is met.



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No signed agreement with US on asylum seekers: Mexico

No signed agreement with US on asylum seekers: MexicoThere is no signed agreement allowing third-country migrants to stay in Mexico while their asylum applications are processed in the United States, Mexico’s new foreign minister said Friday. Marcelo Ebrard spoke one day after US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the Donald Trump administration will send migrants who cross the southern US border back to Mexico while their cases are being heard.



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Paul Manafort: Judge sets tentative hearing Jan. 25 to hear disputes about plea agreement

Paul Manafort: Judge sets tentative hearing Jan. 25 to hear disputes about plea agreementDistrict Judge Amy Berman Jackson set a hearing for Jan. 25 for disputes about special counsel Robert Mueller voiding a plea deal with Paul Manafort.



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Evaluating Paul Manafort’s Alleged Violation of His Plea Agreement

Evaluating Paul Manafort’s Alleged Violation of His Plea AgreementSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has informed a federal court that Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to investigators. Prosecutors thus consider the agreement null and void and have asked the court to set a sentencing date immediately.



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Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump?

Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump?North Korea is reportedly continuing to develop its ballistic missile program. Following a summit with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to dismantle his country’s main nuclear site. North Korea reportedly continues to make improvements to more than a dozen other sites that could launch conventional and nuclear missiles.



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