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Spain to back Brexit deal after U.K. agrees to Gibraltar terms

BRUSSELS – The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on the eve of an EU summit. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who arrived in Brussels Saturday evening for preparatory talks with EU leaders, will then have the momentous task of selling the deal to a recalcitrant British Parliament and a nation still fundamentally split over whether the U.K. should leave the EU on March 29 and under what conditions.

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Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay

A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he is someone “that they have to deal with.”
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Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China

BEIJING – The co-founders of Dolce&Gabbana apologized Friday in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a furor in one of the world’s largest markets for luxury goods. Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana appeared in a nearly 1 1/2-minute video posted on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, saying they hope to be forgiven and will do their best to better understand and respect Chinese culture.
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Italy livid about deal to loan Leonardo works to Louvre

Italy’s nationalist-tilting government is livid about plans by the Louvre museum in Paris for a blockbuster exhibit next year with as many as possible Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces loaned from Italian museums to mark the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death.
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Syria state TV: 41 injured in rebel poison gas attack

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

DAMASCUS, Syria – At least 41 civilians were being treated Saturday following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country’s north, according to Syrian state media. Syrian state TV previously said that 21 people had been injured, but people continued to arrive at a hospital in Aleppo where state TV was airing live.
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4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, including one who was wearing a suicide vest, Pakistani officials said.
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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world’s largest plastic-polluting countries.