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Emmanuel Macron takes swipe at ‘very hard’ Brits over Brexit trade talks

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EMMANUEL MACRON has said he is “not sure” if it will be possible for Britain to agree a trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year.

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Sanders wins Nevada Democratic caucuses with wave of young and Latino voters

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LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders has won the the Nevada Democratic caucuses, NBC News projects.

Sanders, coming off a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses and a narrow victory in the New Hampshire primary, rode a wave of support from young voters, liberal voters and Latinos to a runaway first-place finish in Saturday’s contest. It remains too early to call second and third-place finishers.

With 4.2 percent of precincts in the state reporting, Sanders had 44.7 percent of the vote. Former Vice President Joe had 19.5 percent, while former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 15.6 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had 11.8 percent. Mike Bloomberg, who is surging in national polls but turned in a rocky debate performance in Las Vegas this week, is skipping the first four states and wasn’t on the ballot here.

The results that have come in so far allowed Sanders to take the lead in the overall pledged delegate count, jumping ahead of Buttigieg. More delegates will be awarded as results continue to come in.

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Sanders’ win — in the third contest in the 2020 Democratic primary — strengthens his status as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination and shows that the Vermont senator can compete strongly among a more diverse electorate: participants in Saturday’s contest are much more racially diverse than voters in any presidential contest so far this year, according to results from the NBC News entrance poll.

A decisive victory gives Sanders momentum heading into next Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, where polls show him running a close second to Biden. Sanders, looking to lock up a commanding delegate lead in his quest for the nomination, has also been devoting more time in California, the state that offers the largest delegate prize on Super Tuesday, March 3. Before caucus doors closed in Nevada Saturday, he was in Texas, the second-biggest Super Tuesday state.

At a raucous rally in El Paso, held earlier as results first began trickling in that showed him in the lead, Sanders delivered an uplifting message about his vision for America while excoriating President Donald Trump.

“I have absolute confidence that we can create a government that is based on compassion, is based on love, based on truth,” Sanders told the crowd, prompting loud applause. “Not what we have now of greed, corruption and lies.”

“We have a president today who is a pathological liar, who is running a corrupt administration,” he added. “Who is a racist. A sexist. A homophobe. A xenophobe, and a religious bigot.”

Entrance poll data showed that Sanders overwhelmed his rivals among the state’s youngest caucusgoers, capturing the votes of two-thirds of those aged 17 to 29. The Vermont senator was also the clear favorite of Latino Democrats, winning about half of their votes. And as in previous contests, Sanders is garnering wide support from voters describing themselves as “very liberal.”

Roughly half of these caucusgoers named him their first choice, and he also won half the votes of participants who favor replacing private insurance with a single government plan.

Sanders also performed well with African American voters. Entrance poll results showed Sanders with 27 percent of the black vote, trailing only Joe Biden, who got 36 percent. African American voters made up about 1 in 10 participants at the Nevada caucuses.

Ahead of the caucuses, the state’s culinary union — one of the most influential unions in the hospitality-industry-heavy state — appeared to come out against the candidate with a flyer proclaiming that his “Medicare for All” plan would “end Culinary health care.” Despite that, more than half of Nevada caucusgoers said they supported Sanders’ signature “Medicare for All” proposal, according to results from the NBC News Entrance Poll.

Sanders also led among voters who said they preferred a nominee who could beat Trump, with 23 percent — ahead of Joe Biden’s 19 percent and Buttigieg’s 18 percent, the entrance poll showed.

And he led among voters who said they decided in the last few days, winning 24 percent of them. Buttigieg was next at 18 percent, and Warren had 17 percent despite her fiery and widely praised debate performance on Wednesday. Biden was next with 15 percent.

Biden, for his part, addressed supporters in Las Vegas as results came in, telling them that, “Now we’re going on to South Carolina and win and we’re going to take this back.”

Democrats across the nation were watching closely to see who Nevada chose Saturday — and hoping the event didn’t resemble the disaster that struck Iowa’s nominating contest earlier this month.

Despite fears of repeated chaos — Nevada’s new early-voting system, high turnout and a never-before-used digital tool were among the factors that could have caused complications with the count — the results reporting appeared to go mostly as planned, even if it did go more slowly than in past years.

According to vote count observers for the National Election Pool, a consortium of news organizations, there were a handful of precincts where confusion about the counting rules and or incorporating the early vote was delaying the reporting of results. The observers reported these problems in at least six of the sixty-three locations where they are collecting votes.

Politics watchers weren’t counting on a smooth results report Saturday, even as the Nevada Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee sought to tamp down fears.

The Democratic National Committee dispatched some three dozen staffers to the state to help with everything from volunteer recruitment to technical assistance, while another team in Washington was set to assist with data processing. And DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who stayed away from Iowa on caucus day, has been on the ground here Saturday.

Perez, however, refused earlier this week to commit to releasing the results of the caucuses Saturday after the contest concluded, telling The Associated Press he prized accuracy over speed. “We’re going to do our best to release results as soon as possible, but our North Star, again, is accuracy,” Perez said.

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Labour has no God-given right to exist, says Lisa Nandy MP

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IT’S DO or die this weekend for Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy as Labour Party members start to vote for their next leader.

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