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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the EU summit in Brussels

May vows to work closely with EU at summit

BRUSSELS - Arriving at her first European Union summit, Prime Minister Theresa May promises that Britain will remain a strong partner to the EU after Brexit and calls for unity in pressuring Russia for its "sickening atrocities" in Syria.


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Mosul offensive going faster than planned, Iraqi PM says

EAST AND NORTH OF MOSUL, Iraq The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new military operation to clear villages on the city's outskirts.

U.S. has few good options for response to Philippines' Duterte

WASHINGTON The Obama administration has few good options and limited leverage as it struggles to craft a response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's increasingly hostile rhetoric towards the United States and his warm embrace of China.

Dollar hits 7-month high on ECB's Draghi, pressures oil, stocks

NEW YORK The euro fell to a four-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday and the greenback rose to its highest in seven months against a basket of major currencies after the European Central Bank President left the door open to more monetary stimulus.

Shell sells non-core Canadian oil and gas assets for $1 billion

CALGARY, Alberta Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Thursday it is selling $1.03 billion worth of non-core oil and gas properties in western Canada to Tourmaline Oil Corp , the latest example of the global oil major trimming its operations in the region.



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