No breakthrough in Brexit talks as new deadline approaches

BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May failed Friday to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase before the end of the year. At a summit in Brussels, May met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leaders of Belgium,

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Egypt: Militants kill at least 200 in attack on Sinai mosque

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 200 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists. The attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of Islam’s mystical movement, in the north

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The furore over the categorisation of “Get Out” is misjudged

COMEDY is a multiplicitous genre. It is both “low”—farcical, vulgar, reliant on physical gags—and “high”, dealing in sophistication and witty repartee. There are both “Old” and “New” forms, one offering political commentary and the other relying on archetypal characters and everyday situations. It runs the gamut of styles, from stand-up to situational; slapstick to cerebral.

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Scrolling Instagram For A Plastic Surgeon? Don’t.

Hashtags like #ad and #spon have become increasingly common on social media. Is that a fashion blogger just going about her normal day with a good “detox” tea — or is it just an(other) #ad? Instagram has been tightening up its rules regarding advertising on the platform, which is good. But in a world where

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An American spymaster reportedly told Israeli counterparts that Putin has ‘leverages of pressure’ over Trump

US intelligence officials warned Israeli counterparts to “be careful” in January because they believed Russian President Vladimir Putin had “leverages of pressure” over President Donald Trump. It is now known that Trump shared highly classified Israeli intelligence with top Russian diplomats in the Oval Office in May. The White House has defended Trump’s information sharing,

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