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Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade

The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a lack of focus and insufficient progress during the five months since it triggered divorce proceedings.

Gary Graham: World is watching rancor in America

I will return to a country that remains divided in ways that I’ve not seen since the Vietnam War era. The country I love is far better than what it has demonstrated during and since the presidential election.

Golf with Jim Meehan: Wendy Ward back for more at Solheim Cup

Still in celebration mode shortly after the U.S. team’s stunning rally to win the 2015 Solheim Cup in Germany, Juli Inkster was asked if she wanted to return as captain in 2017. “Juli kind of looked up at us and said, ‘Are you ready to go?’ ” recalled Wendy Ward, an assistant captain with Pat Hurst and Nancy Lopez. The answer was a resounding yes.

Ongoing ‘Lucifer’ heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia – No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, causing at least two deaths and prompting authorities to issue severe weather warnings.

Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its historical influence there.

Macedonia, Bulgaria sign historic treaty, renounce rivalry

Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a landmark friendship agreement Tuesday that is designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a section of the Balkans where many countries remain at odds over old ethnic and territorial disputes.

Germany’s immigrant population hits new high in 2016

The number of people in Germany with immigrant roots rose 8.5 percent last year to a record 18.6 million, powered by the influx of refugees and other migrants up to the spring of 2016, official statistics showed Tuesday.

‘Thank you, dear Donald’: Why Macron invited Trump to France

If the potential for a productive relationship between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron initially seemed a scant possibility, Trump’s whirlwind Bastille Day visit to France suggested that the two may be en route to establishing a partnership of the kind the U.S. president currently shares with few other world leaders, especially in Western Europe.

Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing

Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character to the game by the fall of 2016, the Illinois girl who wrote to them to say “girls matter” is still waiting.