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Sajid Javid refuses to rule out possibility of no-deal Brexit

Chancellor says scenario is ‘extremely remote’ and claims outline of free trade deal agreed

Sajid Javid has refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit as he reiterated the Conservatives’ plans to bring the UK out of the EU in March 2020.

The chancellor was repeatedly asked on Thursday whether there was a possibility the UK could leave with no deal at the end of 2020. He said the chances of that were “extremely remote” but dodged several opportunities to rule it out.

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‘Where is everyone?’ Paris’s Gare du Nord eerily empty as travellers avoid national strike

Eurostar trains to and from Paris were almost empty on Thursday December 5. Travellers had clearly decided to avoid any complications ensuing from the major strike starting in France today.

Strike poised to paralyse France in showdown over pension reforms

France was set to be paralysed Thursday by a nationwide strike by transport workers, teachers and other professionals in a showdown between unions and President Emmanuel Macron over his planned pension reforms.

Macron says ‘no consensus’ with Turkey over definition of terrorism

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that no consensus could be reached with Turkey on defining terrorism, amid a row with Ankara over Kurdish militia groups.

EU politicians voice ‘serious concern’ about Malta PM over murdered journalist probe

The head of a European Parliament mission to Malta on Wednesday voiced "serious concern" about Joseph Muscat remaining prime minister during a probe into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder.   

Whoever wins Erewash wins Downing Street – and Brexit’s the hot-button issue

Since the constituency of Erewash was created in 1983, the party that wins it has also triumphed in the UK general elections. Traditionally, voters here tend to favour whichever party is seen as the most economically competent. But this dynamic has become more complicated ahead of the December 12 polls: Erewash voted strongly for Brexit, even though it threatens to undermine the area’s burgeoning prosperity.

NATO unity on the line as sparring leaders mark 70 years

NATO leaders will attempt to make a convincing show of unity on Wednesday when they meet to conclude a summit already overshadowed by bitter rows about the future of the alliance. 
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