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PM David Cameron has said "really good progress" has been made at EU summit talks in Brussels but renegotiating UK membership would be "very difficult".

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €404m ($438m; £294m) payment to a businessman in 2008.

Israel and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement on normalising relations, an Israeli official said.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:00

US Fed raises interest rates by 0.25%

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006.

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan in a deal that has antagonised China.

The US and Cuba have reached an understanding on resuming regular commercial flights between the two countries.

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 08:57

Migrant crisis: EU launches new border force plan

Controversial plans for an EU Border and Coast Guard force have been set out as part of an EU drive to curb the record influx of migrants.

Los Angeles schools have been closed due to a threat emailed to the school district, two weeks after the deadly attacks in California.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:34

US hitting IS harder than ever, says Obama

The US is hitting so-called Islamic State (IS) harder than ever, President Barack Obama has said.

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