Audio | The Guardian: Can you take on the EU and win? – podcast

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The former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis staked his political career on getting a deal with the European Union – and lost. Now, as Theresa May enters the Brexit endgame, he looks back at the negotiating tactics used against Greece, and what the prime minister could learn. Plus: political correspondent Lauren Gambino reacts to the US midterm results

As the Brexit negotiations near crunch point, Theresa May is still battling to keep her party on side as she edges closer to a deal with Brussels. But is it possible to take on the EU in negotiations and win? One man who staked his political career on trying just that was the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

He tells Anushka Asthana about his gruelling sessions with negotiators in Brussels over a bailout deal during the Greek financial crisis. He remembers the airless rooms, the terrible coffee, the anxiety and suspicions that the real deal was being agreed behind his back.

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Global News Podcast: The US Attorney General is Sacked, As Trump Loses the House of Representatives.

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President Trump fires his Attorney General. His relationship with Donald Trump was ruined when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Also: The school children who were abducted in Cameroon are released, and the American stuntwoman, Kitty O’Neil dies.

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