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Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports say cries can be heard from people trapped in the debris. […]

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Democrats Say President Trump’s Border Wall Could Cost $67 Billion

Democrats Say President Trump’s Border Wall Could Cost $67 Billion

By MAYA RHODAN Senate Democrats estimate the wall that President Donald Trump has promised to construct along the southern border could cost $66.9 billion, according to a new report released Tuesday afternoon. The price tab projected by Trump’s opponents far exceeds previous estimates, which topped out at $21.6 billion. The Democrats’ report is based on extrapolations, not hard data. It says that […]

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World Cup 2018: The Most Memorable Photos in Russia

World Cup 2018: The Most Memorable Photos in Russia

The 2018 World Cup delivered a plethora of defining moments — unbelievable upsets, gravity-defying saves, last-gasp heroics, heart-stopping penalty shootouts. You name it, this tournament had it. Of the hundreds of thousands photos taken in Russia, here are our picks for 30 to remember for years to come.    

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time. A deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m) has been reached between the two clubs that has seen the Portuguese sign a four-year deal with the Italian champions. Ronaldo, 33, won four Champions League titles in his nine […]

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Donald Trump raises stakes as US-China trade war begins

Donald Trump raises stakes as US-China trade war begins

Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs worth hundreds of billions of dollars on Chinese imports to the US as a trade war between the world’s two largest economies began on Friday. US tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect. China retaliated by imposing a similar 25% tariff on 545 US […]

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Trump’s Busy Week and Preferential Choices

Trump’s Busy Week and Preferential Choices

Insights, analysis and must reads from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and the Global Public Square team, compiled by Global Briefing editor Jason Miks. There Was Something Vital Missing from the Trump-Kim Statement Kim Jong Un pledged “complete denuclearization” in a joint communique with President Trump following their historic summit. There was just one thing missing, The Economist argues: Any way of actually making […]

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Team Trump Steps Through the Looking Glass in the Middle East

Team Trump Steps Through the Looking Glass in the Middle East

Insights, analysis and must reads from CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and the Global Public Square team, compiled by Global Briefing editor Jason Miks. The US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Monday is “a worthy policy initiative in its own right, and should have been done decades ago,” writes Michael Koplow for […]

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Iran nuclear deal: Key details from 2015

Iran nuclear deal: Key details from 2015

In 2015, Iran agreed a long-term deal on its nuclear programme with the P5+1 group of world powers – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. It came after years of tension over Iran’s alleged efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. Iran insisted that its nuclear programme was entirely peaceful, but the international community […]

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Florida School Shooting: Which way America with the Gun Politics

Florida School Shooting: Which way America with the Gun Politics

President Trump’s brief remarks to the nation on Thursday morning about the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, confirmed what informed observers of American politics already knew perfectly well: Nothing whatsoever is going to change. More than five years after 26 elementary school children and teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut; four months after […]

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State of the Union Address:Trump pledges to ‘make America great again for all Americans’

State of the Union Address:Trump pledges to ‘make America great again for all Americans’

By Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny, CNN Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump sought to infuse his maiden State of the Union address Tuesday with an undercurrent of optimism, issuing a call for Democrats and Republicans to look past deep national divisions in order to do good by the American people. Even as he worked […]

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