In the Interview: Chairman of the German Tax Officials' Union Thomas Eigenthaler
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The death of a 13-year-old Thai kickboxer earlier this month could push forward changes to protect young people who practice the sport. The incident has raised questions over whether the sport should be banned for youth. Medical research has provided evidence about the impact of boxing on a child's brain development.
British Prime Minister Theresa May stands behind a draft Brexit deal reached last week with the EU. EU officials view the deal as the only viable option, but rebels in May's Conservative party may yet scupper the deal.
In 2009, Japan set up a military facility in Djibouti to combat rising incidents of piracy off Northeast Africa. A decade later, the pirates have been largely defeated, but Tokyo intends to expand its Djibouti base.
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