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EU leaders confirm three-month Brexit extension

EU leaders have confirmed a three-month Brexit extension. The UK Prime Minister is obliged by law to accept the offer.

EU leaders have confirmed a three-month Brexit extension meaning the UK can leave before that deadline if a deal is approved by the UK Parliament. The Prime Minister is obliged by law to accept the offer, meaning the UK will almost certainly not be leaving the EU on Thursday.

Also in the programme: we look at the future of the Islamic State group following the killing of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; and Argentina has a new President, after centre-left politician Alberto Fernandez won the country's general election.

Photo: President of the European Council Donald Tusk agreed the extension after a meeting of EU Ambassadors in Brussels. Credit: Patrick Seeger/EPA

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