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Britain will leave EU single market, May says

Britain will leave the European Union’s single market when it exits the group, Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a “soft Brexit.” In a long-awaited speech in which she sought to define the country’s future as a global player ...

Islamic State seen grabbing more civilians as hold on Mosul crumbles

Jan 18, 2017

Islamic State seen grabbing more civilians as hold on Mosul crumbles

Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city’s north, officials said during the day on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the military had ...

Serbia sends icebreakers out onto frozen Danube, fears flooding

Jan 18, 2017

Serbia sends icebreakers out onto frozen Danube, fears flooding

Serbia deployed three icebreakers on Tuesday to smash ice blocks jamming parts of the Danube River and prevent damage to bridges and ships moored along the waterway. Serbia’s only icebreaker and two more vessels that arrived from neighboring Hungary plowed through the thick ice ...