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The Israeli PM meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately.

The Israeli PM meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately. – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function();a.orb.figState=b)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) …

What happens now?

Image copyright Reuters If nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, then it is safe to say there is a long way to go. Phase one of the Brexit negotiations may be coming to an end, but phase two promises to be even more difficult. “I very much …

Uruguay hosts world's biggest barbecue beating Argentina

Image copyright AFP Image caption The meat was cooked “con cuero”, without being skinned first The small city of Minas in Uruguay has set a new Guinness world record by hosting the largest barbecue ever. Almost 200 cooks used 60 tonnes of wood to fire up their gigantic …

Melbourne to roll out terrorism alarm system

Plans have been unveiled for a terrorism alarm system in Australia’s second-largest city. Loudspeakers are being installed in more than 90 places across downtown Melbourne, and they will be tested on 28 December. In the event of a terrorist attack, sirens will sound and instructions from the police …

Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, Interfax news agency reports. In March 2016, Mr Putin …

Lord Kerslake resigns in NHS funding protest

Image caption Lord Kerslake said “our problems lie in the way that the NHS is funded and organised” Lord Kerslake has resigned as the chairman of a major London hospital trust because of NHS funding problems. The former head of the civil service says the government is being …

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police set up barricades outside the Sijena monastery in Huesca Police in Catalonia are removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 04:00 (03:00 GMT), will seize 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida …

Workers 'missing' as fire breaks out in tunnel

A “large-scale operation” is under way to rescue construction workers after a tunnel-boring machine caught fire. The blaze broke out on Monday morning at the building site for the Brenner tunnel, a railway link under the Alps designed to connect Austria with Italy. According to ORF, Austria’s public …

Global arms sales rise for first time in 5 years

Global arms sales increased for the first time in five years in 2016 as rising geopolitical tensions fueled defense spending. Sales by the world’s 100 biggest arms producers increased 1.9% from the previous year to reach $374.8 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). “The …

Bitcoin jumps after futures trading begins

It’s a new era for investors hoping to get in on the bitcoin game. Cboe Global Markets, a top U.S. owner of financial exchanges, on Sunday began offering bitcoin futures, allowing investors to speculate on whether the digital currency’s price will go up or down. In the first …