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Merkel presses allies to cut funds for Turkey's EU bid

European leaders agreed on Thursday to explore cuts in EU funds to Turkey that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc after German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for action in response to what she described as "unacceptable" Turkish behavior on human rights.

Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown.


Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.