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Use lesson of oppression to promote tolerance, Pope urges Lithuania

09 September, 2018 9:54 am 9:54 am

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Pope Francis said at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltics  that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe. Francis, on the first Read More




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May challenges EU as Brexit talks hit ‘impasse’, sterling tumbl...

09 September, 2018 8:54 am 8:54 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said  that Brexit talks with the European Union had hit an impasse, defiantly challenging the bloc to come up with its own plans a day after EU leaders savaged her proposals. At Read More




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London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

09 September, 2018 8:21 am 8:21 am

LONDON (Reuters) – London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote”. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But Read More




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Britain and EU ‘closing in’ on a Brexit agreement, Raab says

09 September, 2018 8:52 am 8:52 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union are “closing in” on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said , before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week. Britain is due to leave the bloc on March Read More




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G20 trade ministers say WTO reform ‘urgent’ as new Trump tariff...

09 September, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

MAR DEL PLATA (Reuters) – Trade and investment ministers from G20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an “urgent need” to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement issued from the summit said . With US President Donald Read More




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‘No-deal’ Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK...

09 September, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons’ mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and force motorists to get an international license to drive in Europe, the government said . Recent signals from Read More




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Asia shares can’t shake trade stress, pound up on Brexit talk

09 September, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were struggling to avoid a ninth straight session of losses on Tuesday as the spectre of a Sino-US trade war haunted investors, while the pound perched near a five-week top on hints a Brexit deal Read More




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Germany has no interest in a ‘hard’ Brexit: foreign minister

09 September, 2018 8:57 am 8:57 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has no interest in a ‘hard’ Brexit but such a scenario cannot be ruled out, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said . Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, yet little is Read More




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UK wants deal on Brexit by November at latest: Lidington

09 September, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

CERNOBBIO (Reuters) – Britain believes an orderly, agreed exit from the European Union is still the most likely outcome but time is running out and a deal should be done by November at the latest, cabinet office minister David Lidington Read More




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Brexit could sway Scottish voters towards independence from UK

09 September, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favour of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed . Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has Read More




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PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan

09 September, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would not compromise with Brussels over her plans for Brexit as a media report said rivals in her party were set to publish their own proposal calling for a cleaner Read More




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EU, Britain talk up chances of autumn Brexit deal

09 September, 2018 10:55 am 10:55 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU and UK negotiators  talked up prospects of agreeing a Brexit deal this autumn, citing recent progress in detailing very close security cooperation to take effect after Britain leaves the bloc. The European Union’s Michel Barnier said Read More




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France to make contingency plans for no-deal Brexit

08 August, 2018 8:42 am 8:42 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe  asked his ministers to prepare contingency measures in case of a no-deal Brexit. France hopes Britain will reach a deal with its European Union partners on its exit from the bloc but Read More




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China says agrees with Britain to discuss ‘top notch’ free trad...

08 August, 2018 8:39 am 8:39 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Britain have agreed to look at the possibility of reaching a “top notch” free trade agreement after Britain leaves the European Union, China’s Commerce Ministry said after talks with British trade minister Liam Fox. Britain Read More




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Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

08 August, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s ageing infrastructure. But the political anger generated Read More




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