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Brexit: European Parliament overwhelmingly approves UK divorce deal

EU lawmakers supported the Brexit deal in Brussels, clearing the last major hurdle for the UK's departure. Under the terms, the UK officially leaves the political institutions of the bloc late on Friday.

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