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UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU: Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is ready to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported late on Saturday, citing three unnamed government sources.


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Venezuela pro-government assembly fires dissident prosecutor

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s chief prosecutor was fired on Saturday and ordered to stand trial, less than 24 hours after a newly elected legislative superbody was installed with sweeping powers to strengthen President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power.


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United Nations bans key North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.


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After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington’s latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow’s expulsion of U.S. diplomats.


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Berkshire profit falls as underwriting loss offsets railroad gains

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday reported a 15 percent drop in second-quarter profit, as lower investment gains and a loss from insurance underwriting offset improvement in its BNSF railroad business.


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Venezuela's new legislative superbody opens despite wide criticism

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide condemnation that the new assembly undermines democratic freedoms.


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Kenya opposition say police raid offices, but witnesses deny it

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan opposition spokesman said police raided his alliance’s offices on Friday night, four days before elections – but the government quickly denied any raid had taken place, dismissing the report as “fake news”.


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U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.


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Grand jury issues subpoenas in connection with Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A grand jury has issued subpoenas in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, signaling an investigation is gathering pace into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.


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At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Reuters) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump’s Republicans.


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