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UK PM May's 'Lonely' Brexit Photo Goes Viral

Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position.

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India Welcomes Tillerson Call for Deeper Ties to Counter China

India on Friday welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments that Washington would rather work with New Delhi than Beijing over the next century, saying it shared his optimism about their burgeoning relationship.

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Spain's Rajoy Says 'Critical Point' Reached in Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday his government has reached a "critical point" as it seeks to stop Catalonia's bid for independence.

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Obama Slams 'Politics of Division' on Return to Campaign Trail

Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office.

Speaking at a rally in New Jersey to support the Democratic Party candidate for governor, the 56-year-old former president took aim at the fear and bitterness that marked the 2016 campaign which led to Donald Trump's presidency.

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European Business Deals with Iran are Safe, Says Tillerson

The United States does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday.

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EU Leaders Approve First Step to Berxit Trade Talks

EU leaders agreed Friday to start internal work on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, giving some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home.

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Japan Emperor Abdication Set for March 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

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South Korea to Push ahead with Nuclear Power Plants

South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.

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G7 Tackles Foreign Fighters as EU Helps Shut 'Terror' Route

G7 interior ministers brainstormed Friday on how to tackle one of the biggest security threats facing the West, as the EU promised to help close a migration route labelled a potential back door for terrorists.

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5 Dead after Myanmar Police Clash with Jade Scavengers

At least five people were killed and 20 injured after Myanmar police opened fire on an armed mob of jade seekers that tried to enter a mine in the far north, state media reported Friday, the latest deadly incident in a murky multi-billion-dollar industry.

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