Dutch threaten to sink EU-Ukraine trade and security deal

Rutte insists defence and bloc membership be excluded from terms

Trump tests unions by picking fast-food boss for labour job

Opponent of higher minimum wage favours robots and 10% cut in regulation

Corruption probes cast a shadow over Romania poll

Voters weary of investigation seen backing tarnished leaders

Hong Kong’s top official will not seek second term

Chief executive CY Leung’s close links with Beijing had divided city

Retired US general to be tapped for homeland security head

Ex-marine John Kelly will be in charge of immigration and US-Mexico border

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Aleppo defeat unlikely to signal end of conflict

After years of war Syria is now a kaleidoscope of fiefdoms


John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, dies aged 95

Homespun Midwestern boy became national hero with two pioneering journeys into space

Markets risk undervaluing the Trump effect

Washington rhetoric suggests a likely rate rise next week could be first of a series

Italy’s president picks up pieces after political crisis

Options include early general election and asking Renzi to lead interim administrationtry to

Berlin Red-Red-Green deal colours German politics

Social Democrats’ coalition with leftwing rivals heralds possible threat to Merkel

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