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US town elects goat as mayor. No kidding

n a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people’s goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart — this week electing one as mayor.

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Now Tory Brexiteers plan a ‘hop, skip and jump’ exit from EU on March 29

Tory Brexiteers are prepared to settle for what they call a “hop, skip and jump” Brexit – paving the way for a deal as early as this week so Britain leaves the EU on time.

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Trump-Kim summit: How Kim Jong Un went from global pariah to guest of honour

Kim Jong Un’s arrival in Vietnam this week for a second meeting with US President Donald Trump may be most remarkable for how normal it’s becoming.

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Spurned by West, Saudi Crown Prince MBS heads to China, becomes unlikely peacemaker for India and Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created quite the buzz this week with his whirlwind weeklong Asian tour, starting in Pakistan on Sunday before moving to India and wrapping it up with a two-day stop in China that ended on Friday.

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U.S. allies look for clues on acting Pentagon chief in European debut

U.S. allies will use the opportunity of Patrick Shanahan’s first NATO ministers meeting this week to see whether the acting defense secretary will be as supportive of the military alliance as his predecessor was, defense officials and experts said.

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Nearly 30 years-worth of Britain’s net EU budgetary contribution has just been lost in one click

Nearly 30 years-worth of Britain’s net EU budgetary contribution was lost in one click this week after Barclays announced it is to move €۱۹۰ billion (£۱۶۶ billion) worth of assets from the UK to Ireland in preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit.

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No Fed hike this week but don’t rule out more in 2019: economists

The US Federal Reserve will hold its fire this week, leaving interest rates untouched and letting markets calm down after a tumultuous end to 2018.

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No Fed hike this week but don’t rule out more in 2019: economists

The US Federal Reserve will hold its fire this week, leaving interest rates untouched and letting markets calm down after a tumultuous end to 2018.

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US-Turkey talks on Syria intensify ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Putin

US talks with Turkey over a safe zone in Syria have intensified this week ahead of a highly anticipated trip by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow on Wednesday.

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French ‘yellow vests’ protest despite Macron’s outreach

Thousands of yellow vest protesters rallied Saturday in several French cities for a 10th consecutive weekend, despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger.

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Kenya court orders six suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.

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May makes no change to demands in talks with EU leaders – report

British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported bit.ly/2RCdHch on Friday.

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Saudi woman’s asylum bid challenges kingdom’s reach abroad

Saudi woman’s ongoing bid to flee her country via Thailand this week threw the kingdom’s male guardianship system into the international spotlight, setting in motion a showdown between Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on women and the United Nations’ asylum process.

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What the 4 major events in the past week mean for Brexit

Even by the standards of the two and a half turbulent years since the Brexit referendum, the last 7 days have been quite something. Four major events shaped the week, and will shape what happens to Brexit now and – I think – perhaps not in the ways that many of the protagonists have yet realised.

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China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.’s Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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Khashoggi Friend Accuses Cyber Security Firm Of Helping Saudis Spy On Their Messages

A Saudi dissident based in Montreal, Canada, filed a lawsuit this week against the NSO Group, an Israeli cyber security firm. The suit alleges the Saudi government used software from the company to spy on conversations with the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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