EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Politicians on both sides of the divide in Scotland criticised a FILE PHOTO – Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives addresses the Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester Britain, October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Brexit transition deal which failed to deliver full control over fishing rights, with Conservatives suggesting they could not
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SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – Inspectors from the world’s chemical weapons watchdog on Monday began examining the poison used to strike down a former Russian double agent in England, in an attack that London blames on Moscow. Britain says Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who are critically ill in hospital, were targeted with the Soviet-era military-grade
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone toward the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries. Putin’s victory, which comes at a time when his relations with
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain agreed to a potentially unpalatable deal to avoid a “hard border” for Northern Ireland on Monday to win agreement from the European Union that it would retain most EU benefits for nearly two years after Brexit. Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Union’s chief
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MADRID (Reuters) – After an uncharacteristically slow start to the season which provoked questions about his longevity, Cristiano Ronaldo has roared back to life with a torrent of goals and now has La Liga’s top scorer award in his sights. FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces will not remain in Syria’s Afrin and will leave the region to its “real owners”, Ankara’s main spokesman said on Monday, after Turkey’s military and its Syrian rebel allies stormed the town over the weekend. Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army are deployed in Afrin, Syria March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Buffered by three oceans and the United States to the south, Canada has for decades had the luxury of being able to pick and choose its newcomers. So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the years that Canada didn’t consistently track the numbers. That has changed dramatically over the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU Brexit negotiators summoned national envoys and journalists at short notice on Monday as speculation mounted among diplomats of an interim deal to grant Britain a transition — though some urged caution. An Anti-Brexit protestor waves EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Simon
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power). Plaintiffs hold banners reading ‘Injurious decision’ after the Hakodate District Court rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of Electric Power Development Co (J-Power)’s Ohama
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – An explosion in Austin on Sunday wounded two men, thought to be in their 20s, authorities said, as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents rushed to the scene in the Texas capital, where earlier this month three parcel bombs killed two people. Police maintain a cordon near the site of an incident
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(Reuters) – Juan Martin del Potro saved three match points in a thrilling final at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday before handing world number one Roger Federer his first loss of the year and claiming his maiden Masters 1000 title. Mar 18, 2018; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Juan Martin Del Potro holds the championship
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Liu He, a key economic adviser to China’s President Xi Jinping, was nominated to be a vice premier, while vice central bank governor Yi Gang was nominated to take over the helm at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). Liu He, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), pauses
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the U.S. election do their jobs. The Republican president has renewed his Twitter attacks on both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller’s probe
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several U.S. Republican lawmakers expressed concern over privacy violations on Sunday after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users’ data. A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of a U.S. flag in this illustration taken, March 18,
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CARACAS (Reuters) – At each other’s throats for two decades, militants of Venezuela’s socialist state and opposition seldom agree on anything. Yet mention the name of presidential candidate Henri Falcon, and both are liable to spit. FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela March
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