News Wire | February 28, 2023 Archive

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To Heal Brexit Wound, U.K. and EU Strike a Northern Ireland Trade Deal

By Mark Landler & Stephen Castle | The New York Times

Britain and the European Union struck a landmark agreement Monday to end a festering dispute over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, potentially resolving one of the most poisonous legacies of Britain’s exit from Europe’s trade bloc in 2020.

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China, Saying It Can Mediate on Ukraine, Hosts Putin’s Ally Lukashenko

By Meaghan Tobin | The Washington Post

Even as China pushes to distance itself from the perception that it supports Russian hostilities in Ukraine—or at least benefits from economic ties with Russia amid strict Western sanctions—one of Moscow’s closest allies, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, is due to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday for a state visit.

More from WPR: With or Without Troops, Belarus Is Already Part of the War in Ukraine

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