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Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtests in Beirut turn ugly again Israel’s prime minister has said Palestinians must “get to grips with” the reality that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital in order to move towards peace. Benjamin Netanyahu said Jerusalem had been the capital of Israel for 3,000 …

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EU deal not binding – UK minister

The UK’s Brexit negotiator David Davis has described the deal struck by Theresa May to move to the next phase of talks as a “statement of intent”. He said it was not “legally enforceable” and if the UK failed to get a trade deal with the EU then it would …

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North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Feltman met top North Korean officials on his trip including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an “urgent need” to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows …

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Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyright AFP Image caption Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. …

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Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least 25 people were injured in the first air strikes on Gaza, Palestinian health officials said Israel says it has targeted a number of sites belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. The Israeli military says it hit a weapons manufacturing …

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Jerusalem: Trump’s envoy Haley berates ‘outrageous UN hostility’

Image copyright Reuters The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The organisation “has outrageously been one of the world’s foremost centres of hostility towards Israel”, she said. Ms Haley was addressing an emergency …

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Brexit: ‘Breakthrough’ deal paves way for future trade talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Prime Minister said the deal will allow more to be invested in “priorities at home” Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a last minute deal with the EU to move Brexit talks on to the next phase. There will be no …

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Irish border: New draft Brexit plan could break deadlock

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Disagreements remain over how the Irish border should be treated after Brexit Brexit negotiations are continuing into the night in a fresh push to reach agreement over the Irish border. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg has been told there are “serious ideas” on the table that …

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Jerusalem status: Palestinians protest over Trump move

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tensions are high in the West Bank after Donald Trump’s announcement Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have gone on strike and are taking to the streets in protest at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israel has …

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Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnalysis: Breaking down what Mr Trump said and what it means for peace President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue …

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