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Race claims over huge Damond payout

The family of an African American man shot dead by Minneapolis police are demanding a $US20 million ($A29 million) payout equal to what the family of Australian life coach Justine Ruszczyk-Damond received.

May’s ‘new deal’ to break Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May says MPs will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new Brexit referendum, as she tries to win parliamentary support for her EU divorce deal.

Potential for Iran attacks ‘put on hold’

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says while threats from Iran in the Middle East remain high, deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had “put on hold” the potential for attacks on Americans.

Iraq teams to US, Iran to calm tensions

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the US and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says.

US Dems subpoena more Trump ex-aides

A US House committee chairman has subpoenaed two more former White House aides, including Hope Hicks, just hours after former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show for testimony before the panel at President Donald Trump’s request.

Ukraine’s president calls new election

Ukraine’s new president has formally ordered the country’s parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride a wave of electoral success to get his supporters into parliament.