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Britain's Years-Long Battle over Brexit

Britain's big battle over Brexit ended with a whimper not a bang on Thursday as  parliament easily ratified Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce terms with the European Union.

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U.N. Security Council Declares Commitment to 'Int'l Law' as Tensions Flare

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to "an international order based on international law" amid fears of armed conflict between the United States and Iran.

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Next Steps in Britain's EU Exit

British MPs finally approved the terms of Brexit on Thursday, paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union on January 31 and for trade talks with Brussels to begin.

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British Lawmakers Finally Approve Historic Brexit Deal

Britain's parliament finally approved Brexit on Thursday, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union by the end of this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and divided a nation.

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Iran Says Rumors Missile Caused Plane Crash Make 'No Sense'

Iran on Thursday ruled out a missile strike as the cause of a Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran, saying such a scenario made "no sense."

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U.S. Officials Believe Iran Accidentally Shot Down Ukraine Airliner

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he had "suspicions" about the crash of a Ukrainian airliner outside Tehran as U.S. media reported it had been mistakenly shot down by Iran.

Unnamed officials told American media that Iranian air defense systems likely accidentally shot down the airliner Wednesday, killing all of the 176 people on board.

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Trump Announces Iran Sanctions, Says Has Suspicions over Ukrainian Plane

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States had imposed new sanctions on Iran following missile strikes on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths.

"It's already been done. We've increased them. They were very severe, but now it's increased substantially," Trump said, without offering any specifics.

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UK's Johnson Urges 'End to Hostilities' in Iran Call

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday to end the confrontation with the United States and underlined Britain's commitments to Tehran's nuclear agreement, Downing Street said.

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18 UN Troops, 2 Civilians Injured in Mali Mortar Attack

Eighteen UN troops and two civilians were wounded Thursday in a mortar attack on a military base in northern Mali, a UN official said, in fresh violence in the war-torn West African country.

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Pope Warns Iran-US Tensions Risk Sparking 'Vaster Conflict'

Pope Francis called for restraint from the United States and Iran Thursday after a military tit-for-tat that he warned could trigger a "vaster conflict" in the Middle East.

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