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El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico’s president: lawyer

A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

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Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it

Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come.

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UK PM May’s five senior ministers will back Brexit deal: The Sun’s political editor

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s five senior ministers Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Geoffrey Cox will back the Brexit deal, the Sun newspaper’s political editor said https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/1062470005198110720 in a tweet on Tuesday, citing cabinet sources.

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Factbox: The career of Mexico’s brutal Robin Hood, ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a brutal one, who amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murdering rivals and smuggling huge amounts of drugs.

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U.S. lawmakers urge action over China’s crackdown on minority Muslims

U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging the Trump administration to respond to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims, amid reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang region.

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At least 15 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army, separatists

At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.

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U.S. alone in opposing U.N. refugee text over sovereignty concerns

The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said elements of the text ran counter to the Trump administration’s sovereign interests.

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Days after visit, Trump blasts France’s Macron as relations sour

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.

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Bolsonaro picks army general as Brazil defense minister

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed retired army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defense minister on Tuesday, adding another former military officer to his cabinet while saying that a career foreign service officer may get the top diplomat’s job.

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Irish cabinet to meet on Wednesday on Brexit developments

Ireland’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday at 0930 GMT to discuss developments on Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after Britain reached a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of its exit from the bloc.

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Trump envoy urges Russia help free journalist Austin Tice held in Syria

A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria’s ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago.

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Sterling will rally sharply if there is a Brexit deal, says NEX Group’s Spencer

Michael Spencer, chief executive of Britain’s NEX Group, said on Tuesday he expected sterling to “rally quite sharply” if the Brexit deal was supported by parliament and cabinet.

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Mattis backs NATO as France, Germany voice support for EU military

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military.

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UK opposition parties demand ‘meaningful’ vote on Brexit deal

Britain’s main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a “truly meaningful” parliamentary vote on its withdrawal from the EU, after the government agreed a draft Brexit text with the bloc.

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DUP leader warns May her party could block Brexit deal

The small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned her on Tuesday that it would oppose any Brexit deal which it believed undermined the union between Britain and Northern Ireland.

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