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Next steps after Brexit trigger

British Prime Minister Theresa triggered Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday, starting a difficult two-year Brexit negotiation process.

Brexit: The end of a loveless marriage

Britain’s relationship with the European Union was always an awkward marriage of convenience rather than a case of love at first sight.

Evacuation deal reached for four Syrian towns

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels, in the latest of a series of deals to end crippling years-long sieges.

Google Translate app now unblocked in China

Google on Wednesday made available in China a new version of its translation app that is accessible without censor-evading software, a move likely to fuel speculation that the internet giant was mending fences with Beijing.

China calls on US to honour climate commitments

China on Wednesday called on the US to honour its commitments to tackle climate change, after President Donald Trump moved to roll back American emissions targets set by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Engineers set to to enter IS-held parts of Syria dam

Syrian engineers were expected to carry out urgent maintenance Wednesday on the country’s largest dam, where US-backed fighters have been battling Islamist State group jihadists who still control most of it.