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Brexit: What is the Irish backstop?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to get the Irish backstop struck off Britain’s withdrawal agreement from the EU. We look at what the backstop is and why it is so crucial to Brexit.

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UK Prime Minister Johnson gets Brexit ultimatum from Germany

UK Prime Minister Johnson gets Brexit ultimatum from Germany

In his first foreign trip, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson went to Germany to win it over in his bid for a better Brexit. What he got instead is an ultimatum, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel telling him Britain needs to find a solution to the so-called “Irish border backstop.”

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UN pays tribute to women for unique role they play

UN pays tribute to women for unique role they play

From delivering urgent food aid and medicines, to offering: shelter, counseling and support, unsung heroes at the frontlines of conflict and disasters help the most vulnerable from Syria to South Sudan. And on World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is paying tribute to the women among them.

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New US rule restricts green cards access

New US rule restricts green cards access

Under current regulations, immigrants who depend on cash assistance from the government for more than half their income are ineligible for a green card—the U.S. document that denotes permanent legal status in the U.S. and is often a step to citizenship.

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