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Factbox: Greenland for sale? Why Trump’s bid fell through

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s proposal for the United States to buy Greenland from Denmark has met with surprise and a sharp rebuff from Copenhagen, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling the idea “absurd”. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Embassy building is pictured in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2, 2017. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads …

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France now sees ‘no deal’ as baseline Brexit scenario: Elysee source

FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate in Westminster, London, Britain, August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay PARIS (Reuters) – France believes ‘no-deal’ is now the most likely Brexit scenario after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded the European Union reopen the divorce deal and drop the Irish backstop, an official in President …

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Without evidence, Brazil’s Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be burning the Amazon

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the Brazilian Steel Conference in Brasilia, Brazil, August 21, …

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Czech president backs new culture minister nominee, defusing government crisis

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday backed the new nominee for culture minister from the junior party in the ruling coalition, defusing a political crisis that had threatened to topple the government. FILE PHOTO: Czech President Milos Zeman gestures in Vienna, Austria April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File …

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