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Even With A New Agreement, Brexit Is Not A Done Deal. Here's Why


It looks like a big breakthrough in Britain's long process to leave the European Union, but the saga doesn't end here.

Childhood Obesity Is Rising 'Shockingly Fast' — Even In Poor Countries


A comprehensive new report from UNICEF calls attention to the surge in obesity in developing countries — even as they're dealing with children who are undernourished.

Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria


Pence led a delegation to try to convince the Turkish president to stop the military incursion into Syria and enact a ceasefire. The goals were considered highly unlikely ahead of Thursday's meeting.

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Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.


Britain's Boris Johnson Hails New Brexit Deal With EU As Deadline Looms

The prime minister said Thursday that he'd forged a new agreement that would allow the European Union to keep collecting VAT tax from Northern Ireland and allow special treatment for some Irish goods.

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Reporters' Notebook: The Moment Everything Changed In Syria

Here is what it was like in the northern part of the country as the Syrian military started advancing to retake territory after the U.S. made way for Turkey's incursion against the Kurdish forces.


Prominent Hong Kong Protest Leader Beaten By Unknown Assailants

Jimmy Sham, who has taken an active part in organizing anti-government protests, was left bloodied and dazed after being attacked by a group of men wielding hammers.

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READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday.

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Meet Gordon Sondland, The Ambassador Whose Texts Put Him At The Center Of Ukraine Scandal

Based on interviews with people who know Sondland, what emerges is a portrait of a man fixated on getting an ambassadorship in Europe and, once in the job, would do what it took to keep it.


Major Crackdown In Egypt Sweeps Up Activists, Children — And At Least 1 U.S. Citizen

Protesters, schoolchildren and some of the government's most prominent critics have all been detained in a government clampdown. So was a 22-year-old American college student, accused of spying.


Hong Kong's 'Indigenous' Villages Mirror Tensions Of An Increasingly Divided City

Indigenous villages, whose residents' ancestors predated British colonial rule, tend to be sympathetic to Beijing. But over the years, waves of new residents have brought different political beliefs.

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Family 'Ambushed' By Trump Suggestion To Meet With Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash

Trump said his meeting with the parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn "was beautiful in a certain way," before arguing that driving the wrong way in Europe "happens to a lot of people."