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Britain to seek independent membership of WTO after Brexit
Britain intends to become an independent member of the World Trade Organization when it leaves the European Union, trade minister Liam Fox will say next week, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
U.S. slams Russian 'barbarism' in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossible
The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo.
Canada, China sign law enforcement agreements during Li visit
Canada and China signed three law enforcement accords among the 29 agreements made during Premier Li Keqiang's Canadian visit, the countries said in a joint statement on Saturday.
U.N. urges U.S., China, others to ratify nuclear test ban treaty
The United Nations Security Council urged China, the United States, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan to ratify a treaty banning nuclear explosions, which would allow the deal negotiated 20 years ago to come into force.
Anti-Brexit group challenges UK government over Article 50 disclosure
A group opposed to Britain's exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote.
As Syria cease-fire fails, Obama may leave successor 'problem from hell'
The United States was relegated to the sidelines of the Syrian war on Friday as an all-out assault by Syrian government and Russian forces on opposition-held Aleppo threatened to unleash a new refugee wave and drive U.S.-backed rebels into the ranks of al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, U.S. officials and experts said.
Russia and Pakistan to hold first joint military exercise
Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan's military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia.
Ukraine says peace process at risk without EU sanctions
Loosening the European Union's economic sanctions on Russia would wreck the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, because the measures are the West's only leverage over Moscow, Kiev's deputy foreign minister said on Friday.