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Liam Fox: No deal most likely Brexit outcome for UK

Liam Fox says the chance of a no-deal Brexit is growing, blaming the “intransigence” of the European Commission. The international trade secretary and Brexiteer put the chance of failing to come to an agreement at “60-40”. He told the Sunday Times that Brussels’ chief negotiator had dismissed the UK’s Chequers proposals …

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North Korea continuing nuclear programme – UN report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes, violating UN sanctions, a report commissioned by the UN Security Council says. It also says Pyongyang has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products and has been trying to sell weapons abroad. The confidential report …

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Varadkar: No convincing evidence of land bubble

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that Ireland has a land bubble problem, despite the suggestion by the state financial agency last month. National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) chief executive Conor O’Kelly said there was a clear “market failure” when he was questioned during the final Dail Public Accounts Committee in …

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