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Juncker and May agree on EU divorce package

Brussels claimed Theresa May had opened the door to ‘soft Brexit’ tonight as her divorce deal was branded a £40billion (around $50 billion) ‘humiliation’. After a frantic night of negotiations, a bleary-eyed PM and Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed the ‘breakthrough’ had been achieved at an early morning press conference. The two …

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What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil. As …

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Daimler recalls 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK

About 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars are being recalled by Daimler in the UK over a potential airbag safety issue. The firm’s safety recall covers more than a million vehicles worldwide, including 495,000 in the US. The recall is not related to the exploding Takata airbag scandal, and there have been no fatalities. …

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Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected to take a week for …

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