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Russia and Turkey agree on Idlib safe zone

Russia and Turkey agree on Idlib safe zone

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Vladimir Putin has said the Syrian government will allow a demilitarised zone around the final rebel stronghold of Idlib. The Russian president said the 15km-20km (9.3-12.4 miles) wide safe zone will be created in the northwest Syrian province by 15 October.He agreed with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the buffer zone during a meeting in Sochi, southern Russia, which lasted more than four hours.Forces from both countries will patrol it and no rebel or government forces will be allowed in it. Image: Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold Mr Putin said the move is supported by the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, whose forces have been strengthening along the province's borders in recent days to try to recapture it af...
Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan agree deal to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan – reports

Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan agree deal to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan – reports

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done deal The Blues midfielder is set to have a medical with the Italian club on Monday morning AC Milan have agreed to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko on a season-long loan from Chelsea, according to reports. It is understood the deal will include an option to buy for £35.56m. Bakayoko failed to impress in pre-season Sky in Italy are reporting that the 23-year-old France international will have a medical with the Italian club on Monday morning. Bakayoko joined the Blues from Monaco last summer for £40m but failed to adapt to the Premier League in his debut season. Reports suggest he is disappointed to have been omitted from new boss Maurizio Sarri’s plans. The west London club have acquired Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic this summer, mak...
Trump: US and EU agree to work towards lower trade barriers

Trump: US and EU agree to work towards lower trade barriers

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The US has agreed to work towards lowering trade barriers with the European Union, Donald Trump said on Wednesday after a meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.The two would work for zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto goods, he said.They also agreed to increase trade in services and agriculture, including greater US soy bean exports to the EU.The agreements come amid heightened tensions between the US and EU.The two leaders diffused what had threatened to become a trade war between the two blocs, fuelled by tariffs set by Mr Trump on European steel and aluminium exports, and threats to expand the tariffs to cars.The relationship between the US and Europe had been further fr...
Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

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May 29 (UPI) -- Representatives of 20 countries met in Paris Tuesday where four rival Libyan leaders agreed to set parliamentary and presidential elections for December. At the meeting were leaders from Libya's neighboring countries, regional and European powers, the United States and international organizations. Electoral laws for the election will be adopted this summer. The elections were set for Dec. 10. "We reaffirm the existence and the need for a constitutional basis to organize an election and the need for everyone to work hand-in-hand to make sure the elections are a success," Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said at a news conference Tuesday. Al-Sarraj said he called the meeting to try and end the civil war in Libya. The country was divided in 2011 after a NATO-backed revo...
EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame

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EU leaders have agreed it is "highly likely" that Russia is responsible for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.Following a working dinner at a Brussels summit on Thursday night, European Council President Donald Tusk revealed the bloc's member states have backed the UK Government's assessment there is "no other plausible explanation" than Moscow's culpability.He posted on Twitter: "#EUCO agrees with UK government that highly likely Russia is responsible for #SalisburyAttack and that there is no other plausible explanation."The comment is likely to satisfy Theresa May's hopes of a strong statement from EU leaders over the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.The UK Government has directly blamed Moscow for the attack in Wiltshire, with traces of nerve a...