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EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension – The Guardian

The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct.

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Ex-NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents

A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.

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Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 – official

Brazil’s mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector’s main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA (VALE3.SA) mining dam collapse that killed at least 240 people.

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House votes to stop Trump from launching unauthorized attack on Iran

The House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring President Donald Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran, a move progressives applauded as a necessary step toward pulling the U.S. back from the brink of another catastrophic Middle East conflict.

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Taiwan president rejects Chinese threat of sanctions over U.S. arms sale

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday rejected a Chinese threat to impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in sales of weapons to Taiwan.

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China urges Canada to release Huawei executive

China on Friday urged Canada to immediately release Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese technology company Huawei.

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Turkey takes delivery of Russian S-400 systems defying US

Turkey began taking the delivery of Russia’s S-400 air-defense system on Friday, completing a much-debated deal that is likely to trigger sanctions from the United States and test the NATO alliance.

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UK Boris Johnson’s Path To Become PM Undermined by Domestic Row

Conservative MP Boris Johnson came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic “row” that led to a police visit on Friday.

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Brussels blocks Swiss bourses’ access to EU market

The European Commission will not propose an extension of the equivalence regime that allows Swiss exchanges to access EU investors, effectively ending it as of July 1, an EU diplomat told Reuters on Friday.

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Tempers flare as Buttigieg returns to South Bend to address community after officer-involved shooting

Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday promised residents of South Bend, Indiana, at a march protesting the recent officer-involved shooting that he’s “serious about fixing this.”

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Trump nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense: White House

Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the US Secretary of Defense, the White House said late Friday, as Washington navigates a spike in tensions with Iran.

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Wisconsin governor vetoes 4 bills restricting abortion

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a slew of bills restricting abortion on Friday, blocking measures that would have impeded abortion access by implicating doctors and cutting federal Planned Parenthood funding.

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Philly refinery fire could have been ‘catastrophe’

A series of explosions and a spectacular fire ripped through a South Philadelphia oil refinery early Friday, rattling windows, injuring five workers, unnerving the city and causing gasoline markets to spike on speculation of fuel shortages.

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US forces prepare evacuation plan for contractors from Iraqi base

US forces in Iraq prepared a plan to evacuate hundreds of contractors of security companies from an Iraqi military base in central the country, an Iraqi security source said on Friday.

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No hope of avoiding tariffs in ‘no deal’ Brexit – EU’s Malmstrom

Supporters of Brexit are “completely wrong” if they think recourse to an obscure trade rule will stop tariffs springing up overnight if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday.

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