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With little ado, a divided United Kingdom casts off into the Brexit unknown

LONDON: The United Kingdom left the European Union’s orbit on Thursday, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain post-Brexit future in its most significant geopolitical shift since the loss of empire. Brexit, in essence, took place at the strike of midnight in Brussels, or 2300 London time […]


The Biggest Trends of TikTok 2020

It’s been well over two years since TikTok arrived in the United States in August 2018, offering a rejoinder to anyone who thought social media had lost its way. The app had everything: social commentary, comedy, crafting, memes, challenges, makeup tutorials and, of course, dances. Even those who weren’t totally sold on it couldn’t avoid […]

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Senator David Perdue goes into quarantine five days before Georgia’s runoff elections.

Senator David Perdue, Republican of Georgia, is set to quarantine, five days before a pivotal runoff election that will determine not just whether he keeps his seat but also whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate. Mr. Perdue’s campaign announced on Thursday that a member of the senator’s campaign staff had tested positive for the […]

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Brexit Becomes Reality As UK Leaves European Union’s Single Market

Britain formally quit the European Union’s single market and customs union. (File) London: Britain on Thursday finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union and going its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave the bloc. Brexit, which has dominated politics on both sides […]

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A locked-down Europe bids a subdued good riddance to an awful year.

To ring out a year the world wishes had been an illusion, the biggest event in Paris really is one. It is called, perhaps optimistically, “Welcome to the Other Side.” From within a virtual Notre-Dame Cathedral — a resurrected, reimagined version of the fire-gutted treasure — the city will livestream a computer-generated concert and light […]