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LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament’s top Brexit official backs deal

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The top Brexit official at the European Parliament has welcomed the draft Brexit deal with Britain as “the best agreement we could obtain.” Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the Brexit steering committee, said that, under the draft withdrawal agreement, disruptions … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament’s top Brexit official backs deal

LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

LONDON— The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament’s Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain’s departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving. Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that “while I hope one day the U.K. will return, in the meantime this agreement … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Airplane banner denounces Jets’ partnership with MGM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets’ gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read: “SHAME ON JETS/MGM #ENDGUNVIOLENCE #STOPMGM.” In July, MGM sued more than … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Airplane banner denounces Jets’ partnership with MGM

WASHINGTON | Trump heads to Paris post-midterm referendum

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is heading to Paris on a post-midterms trip to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Trump departed Washington on Friday morning for the weekend jaunt to Europe, which comes just days after elections that delivered a split referendum on his presidency. He said of the trip: “I think it’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump heads to Paris post-midterm referendum

BERLIN | Germany’s 2 department store chains get clearance to merge

BERLIN  — Germany’s antitrust authority has cleared the planned merger of the country’s two main department store chains, ruling that it doesn’t threaten competition at a time when online retail is rising. The Federal Cartel Office said Friday that the two companies exceed a combined 25 percent of market share only in a few goods … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany’s 2 department store chains get clearance to merge

CLEVELAND | Unhappy JR Smith wants Cavaliers to trade him

CLEVELAND  — J.R. Smith has added another tier to the Cavaliers’ mounting troubles. Dropped from the rotation and unhappy with his role on a team rebuilding through youth, Smith said Thursday that he wants to be traded. The enigmatic guard said he hasn’t formally requested a trade by Cleveland’s front office because the Cavs are … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Unhappy JR Smith wants Cavaliers to trade him

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan gets $6B in Saudi aid after PM attends forum

ISLAMABAD— Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s decision to attend a Riyadh investment conference despite the outcry over the killing of a Saudi journalist has coincided with an agreement for a $6 billion assistance package from the oil-rich kingdom, a crucial infusion of cash as Pakistan grapples with a soaring deficit. Analysts say the Saudi infusion will … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan gets $6B in Saudi aid after PM attends forum

MOSCOW | Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the deployment of U.S. intermediate-range missiles in Europe would force Russia to target the nations hosting them. Putin’s stern warning on Wednesday followed U.S. President Donald Trump’s weekend announcement that he intends to opt out of a landmark nuclear arms control pact over alleged Russian violations. Putin rejected … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles