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LONDON | UK says reports of imminent Brexit deal are ‘speculation’

LONDON  — Prime Minister Theresa May‘s office on Sunday dismissed as speculation reports that Britain and the European Union were close to striking a divorce deal after reaching a compromise on the intractable issue of the Irish border. Downing Street said “negotiations are ongoing” and that a Sunday Times report claiming a proposed agreement had … Continue reading LONDON | UK says reports of imminent Brexit deal are ‘speculation’

BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain’s exit from the European Union. European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that he sees room for a breakthrough in the talks next week, when … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

MALE, Maldives | Maldives opposition: President attempting to stay in power

MALE, Maldives— Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom is working on how to stay in power despite having conceded defeat in this week’s election, the opposition alliance said Wednesday. Joint opposition spokesman Ahmed Mahloof told The Associated Press that government officials say Yameen is planning to complain to the Maldives Election Commission about the conduct of … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives opposition: President attempting to stay in power