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UK Government Made No Analysis of Brexit’s Economic Impact

LONDON —  The U.K. official shepherding Britain’s departure from the European Union acknowledged Wednesday that the government has made no formal assessments of the economic impact of leaving the 28-nation bloc. Brexit Secretary David Davis told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that the nation should be prepared for a profound shift …

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Russian Lawmakers Vote to Bar Access to VOA, RFE/RL Journalists

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted Wednesday to bar access to journalists from VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The decision by the State Duma comes a day after the Russian justice ministry designated nine media outlets funded by the U.S. government as “foreign agents.” Tuesday’s designation forces the U.S. …

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U.N. Official Begins Rare Diplomatic Mission to North Korea

A high-ranking United Nations official is on his way to North Korea to help lower tensions over the secretive regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing programs. Jeffrey Feltman, the world body’s undersecretary-general for political affairs, left for Pyongyang Tuesday after a stopover in Beijing the day before. U.N. spokesman Stephane …

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