Progress elusive as May appeals to EU to soften Brexit stance

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged fellow European Union leaders at an informal summit on Wednesday to follow her lead and adapt their Brexit negotiating stance to secure a good deal.

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Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib arrested in massive 1MDB corruption case

Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

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Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. “This is Iraq”, a parody of Childish Gambino’s “This is America”, has had over three and a half million views on YouTube to date. I-NZ tells us more about his decision to make a political statement through his music.

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Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe on sexual assault allegations

The woman who accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants the FBI to investigate her allegations before she testifies at a Senate judiciary committee hearing next week, according to her lawyers.

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Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' Facebook posts on Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

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