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News Daily: No Brexit deal, so what next?

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No Brexit deal reached - so, what next?

Today was supposed to be when Theresa May came to Parliament to announce the first stage of Brexit talks was over and discussions about trade with the EU could begin. But the prime minister pulled out of a deal with Brussels after the Democratic Unionist Party said it wouldn't accept Northern Ireland being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

So now it's expected Mrs May will be holding meetings with the DUP, the party her minority Conservative government relies on to achieve a majority in the House of Commons. The border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland has been one of the trickiest issues to resolve during Brexit talks, and the DUP objected to a clause of the draft agreement drawn up in Brussels which would effectively have kept Northern Ireland in the EU's customs union and single market in all but name.

Downing Street says the border isn't the only outstanding problem, with disagreements remaining over the role of the European Court of Justice. It's reported that Mrs May could meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker again as soon as Wednesday.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says the situation is "embarrassing" for the government, but that "doesn't mean at all that it's all over". If you're feeling bamboozled by the twists and turns of Brexit, here's a look at what's going on.

Macron warns Trump over Jerusalem plan

It's reported that US President Donald Trump is ready unilaterally to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital later this week, despite warnings against doing so from a number of Arab and Muslim nations. French President Emmanuel Macron has said he's "concerned" by the suggestion, and that any decision must be made "within the framework of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians". Both claim Jerusalem as their capital. Congress voted in 1995 for the US embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but US presidents since that date have signed a waiver every six months. The White House said it was a matter of "when", not "if", Mr Trump would allow the embassy move to happen.

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Google promises 10,000 staff to tackle extremist content

Tech companies have been accused of not doing enough to stop the spread of extremist content, so Google has announced it will dedicate 10,000 staff to finding it on YouTube (which it owns) and removing it. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, YouTube executive Susan Wojcicki said "computer-learning" software was also being utilised. Meanwhile, police in the UK have warned that sex offenders are increasingly using live online streaming platforms to exploit children.

Scrooge: The first portraits of our favourite miser

Frankie Kubicki, Charles Dickens Museum

A Christmas Carol takes Scrooge on a transformational journey - one which seems to continue to resonate with modern audiences.

Charles Dickens approved John Leech's Scrooge creations for the book's first edition in 1843. So they're the best examples we have of what the miser first looked like in the author's mind.

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What the papers say

The reaction to the news that an agreement hasn't been reached between the UK and the EU over Brexit dominates the front pages. The Daily Telegraph calls the situation "chaos", while the Times reports that time is "running out" for Theresa May to "salvage a Brexit deal". The Financial times says the Democratic Unionist Party has "derailed" a "carefully choreographed divorce deal". Meanwhile, the Daily Mail leads on a report that almost 200 paedophiles were arrested in one week for stalking children on live-streaming apps. And the Daily Express and Daily Star predict "Arctic" weather for the UK later this week.

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Lookahead

18:30 The International Olympic Committee announces whether it will allow Russian athletes to compete in next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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