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Emails show UAE-linked effort against Tillerson

Image copyright AFP The BBC has obtained leaked emails that show a lobbying effort to get US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sacked for failing to support the United Arab Emirates against regional rival Qatar. Major Trump fundraiser and UAE-linked businessman Elliott Broidy met US President Donald Trump in October …

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University strike talks suspended without agreement

Image copyright UCU Image caption The strikes continue at 64 universities Talks in the university pension dispute have been suspended until Wednesday without an agreement. The two sides met on Monday at the offices of the conciliation service Acas while strike action continued at 64 universities. Staff say the pension …

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The South Korean team (left) met North Korean officials, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (not shown here) later hosted a dinner North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a dinner for senior South Korean delegates – the first time officials from Seoul have …

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Trump trade row: EU considers tax on Levi jean imports

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade Levi jeans and bourbon could be hit with a 25% import tax by the European Union if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on European steel and aluminium. Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, told the BBC …

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Syria war: Aid enters Eastern Ghouta despite air strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“At least in heaven there’s food”: The children caught up in Eastern Ghouta air strikes An aid convoy of lorries carrying urgently needed humanitarian supplies has begun entering the rebel-held Syrian area of Eastern Ghouta. The 46 trucks will be the first …

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