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EU and UK Intensify Brexit Talks ahead of Key Summit

British and EU negotiators agreed Friday to intensify efforts to find a new Brexit withdrawal agreement, just days before a key European summit.

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N. Macedonia, Albania Set for EU Membership Disappointment

EU countries will not agree to start membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania next week, diplomats told AFP on Friday, dealing another blow to their hopes of joining the bloc.

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First Man to Perform Spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, Dies

Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.

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German Suspect Admits Anti-Semitic Attack, Far-Right Motive

The German suspect in a deadly attack targeting a synagogue has admitted to the shooting rampage and confessed that it was motivated by anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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Suspect Arrested after Mass Stabbing at UK Shopping Center

A man arrested for allegedly stabbing several people at a shopping center in Manchester, northwest England, is being held on terror charges, police said on Friday.

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Deadly Blast Rocks Kurdish Town in Syria

Three civilians were killed Friday when an explosives-laden vehicle detonated in a busy neighborhood of Qamishli, one of the main Kurdish towns in northeastern Syria, officials said.

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U.N. Calls for Greater Heat Protection for Workers in Qatar

Improved safeguards and working hours are needed to protect laborers in Qatar from the effects of heat and humidity, the United Nations said Friday, as it published new research.

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FIFA Bans Former Top Afghan Football Official over Abuse Cover-Up

FIFA on Friday banned a former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation for five years for covering up sexual abuse of female players.

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Tsitsipas Says He 'Scares' Big Three after Beating Djokovic

Stefanos Tsitsipas said that he scares the "Big Three" after the young Greek stunned world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday.

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Zverev Dumps Federer Out of Shanghai Masters Quarter-Finals

Roger Federer was given a point penalty as he followed Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals in a bad-tempered defeat to Alexander Zverev on Friday.

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