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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier talks to the media as he arrives to take part in General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain's latest proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union are still not enough for an agreement and a legal text is needed by the end of Tuesday for a deal to be agreed at a leaders' summit this week, three diplomatic sources said.

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France stuck to its hardline position against European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, warning it could not approve negotiations until the bloc reformed the "endless soap opera" of admitting new members.

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More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union so far this year, official data shows, making them the largest nationality illegally entering the bloc, with many relocating from Iran partly due to the hardship caused by U.S. sanctions.

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Police officers patrol outside the Legislative Council Complex, in central Hong Kong, China October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb.

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FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces his resignation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov leaves a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Bulgaria's prime minister called on Tuesday for the president of the country's football union to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgarian fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.

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Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. Virginia Mayo/Pool via REUTERS/Files

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government's approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary election he wants to hold in May, a poll showed on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Climate change activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London, Britain, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British police have ordered a halt to Extinction Rebellion protests in London after a week of civil disobedience by climate change activists who have targeted government building and major financial institutions.

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An aerial view of Palembang city covered by smoke from the forest fire in South Sumatra province, Indonesia, October 14, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Nathan/ via REUTERS

Indonesia warned its citizens of more choking smoke from forest fires on Tuesday as several provinces closed schools due to worsening air quality.

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FILE PHOTO: Jailed Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras attends the first session of parliament following a general election in Madrid, Spain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/Pool -/File Photo

The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier talks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney during the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain must put its proposals for a Brexit deal with the European Union in the form of a legal text on Tuesday if EU leaders are to approve an agreement at their summit in Brussels on Oct 17-18, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier attends the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted on Tuesday that talks on reaching a divorce agreement with Britain were difficult but a Brexit deal was still possible.

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FILE PHOTO: A partial view shows the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower in London, Britain September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British pollsters have a big problem to solve as the country heads towards an election: Brexit has scrambled traditional political allegiances and they say it is harder than ever to know whether voters are telling them the truth.

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It is currently unclear if it will be possible to have a Brexit deal by the time of this week's European Council summit, an official from French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Tuesday.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier arrives to take part in General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough, three diplomatic sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses conservative activists at the Family Research Council's annual gala in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

More than 275,000 people have been displaced because of a Turkish offensive that began last week in northeast Syria, the region's Kurdish-led authority said on Tuesday.

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Turkish police detained four mayors from a pro-Kurdish party in dawn raids, widening a crackdown since Ankara launched an incursion into northern Syria a week ago, state media and the party said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to journalists before a weekly Executive Council meeting in Hong Kong, China, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam will focus on land and housing initiatives in her annual Policy Address on Wednesday, seeking to restore confidence in the city's future amid four months of sometimes violent anti-government protests.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after meeting with chairmen of international economic and financial organisations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

The European Union will negotiate to the end to get an orderly Brexit, but the task is complicated by the difficulty of reconciling the Good Friday Agreement with Britain's desire to leave the customs union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier talks to the media as he arrives to take part in General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain's latest proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union are still not enough for an agreement and a legal text is needed by the end of Tuesday for a deal to be agreed at a leaders' summit this week, three diplomatic sources said.

World News24 minutes ago

France stuck to its hardline position against European Union membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, warning it could not approve negotiations until the bloc reformed the "endless soap opera" of admitting new members.

World News34 minutes ago

More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union so far this year, official data shows, making them the largest nationality illegally entering the bloc, with many relocating from Iran partly due to the hardship caused by U.S. sanctions.

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Police officers patrol outside the Legislative Council Complex, in central Hong Kong, China October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb.

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FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces his resignation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov leaves a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Bulgaria's prime minister called on Tuesday for the president of the country's football union to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgarian fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.

Brexit2 hours ago

Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. Virginia Mayo/Pool via REUTERS/Files

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government's approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary election he wants to hold in May, a poll showed on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Climate change activists attend an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in London, Britain, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British police have ordered a halt to Extinction Rebellion protests in London after a week of civil disobedience by climate change activists who have targeted government building and major financial institutions.

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An aerial view of Palembang city covered by smoke from the forest fire in South Sumatra province, Indonesia, October 14, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Nathan/ via REUTERS

Indonesia warned its citizens of more choking smoke from forest fires on Tuesday as several provinces closed schools due to worsening air quality.

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FILE PHOTO: Jailed Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras attends the first session of parliament following a general election in Madrid, Spain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/Pool -/File Photo

The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier talks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney during the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain must put its proposals for a Brexit deal with the European Union in the form of a legal text on Tuesday if EU leaders are to approve an agreement at their summit in Brussels on Oct 17-18, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier attends the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted on Tuesday that talks on reaching a divorce agreement with Britain were difficult but a Brexit deal was still possible.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A partial view shows the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower in London, Britain September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British pollsters have a big problem to solve as the country heads towards an election: Brexit has scrambled traditional political allegiances and they say it is harder than ever to know whether voters are telling them the truth.

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It is currently unclear if it will be possible to have a Brexit deal by the time of this week's European Council summit, an official from French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Tuesday.

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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier arrives to take part in General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough, three diplomatic sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses conservative activists at the Family Research Council's annual gala in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

More than 275,000 people have been displaced because of a Turkish offensive that began last week in northeast Syria, the region's Kurdish-led authority said on Tuesday.

World News44 minutes ago

Turkish police detained four mayors from a pro-Kurdish party in dawn raids, widening a crackdown since Ankara launched an incursion into northern Syria a week ago, state media and the party said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to journalists before a weekly Executive Council meeting in Hong Kong, China, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam will focus on land and housing initiatives in her annual Policy Address on Wednesday, seeking to restore confidence in the city's future amid four months of sometimes violent anti-government protests.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after meeting with chairmen of international economic and financial organisations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

The European Union will negotiate to the end to get an orderly Brexit, but the task is complicated by the difficulty of reconciling the Good Friday Agreement with Britain's desire to leave the customs union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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