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Ryanair shareholders express frustration after year of strikes

Ryanair shareholders expressed their frustration at management on Thursday by re-electing the company's chairman by a significantly narrower margin than last year after a year overshadowed by the company's worst-ever industrial action.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:31:34

French court orders Le Pen to submit to psychiatric evaluation

A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:29:11

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:27:15

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the post-war pacifist constitution.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:24:04

UK says ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:21:58

Exclusive: Lloyds Banking Group to locate third EU subsidiary in Luxembourg - source

Lloyds Bank is looking to set up a third European Union subsidiary in Luxembourg to serve longstanding life insurance customers after Britain quits the bloc, a source told Reuters, in its latest overhaul aimed at Brexit-proofing its business.


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Posted 2018/09/20 12:11:05

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:59:59

EU leaders to hold extra Brexit summit on November 17-18 - sources

European Union leaders decided on Thursday they would hold an extra Brexit summit on the weekend of Nov.17-18, diplomatic sources said.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:59:59

Rare quick-fire auction could settle fate of broadcaster Sky

A protracted $34 billion (25.66 billion pounds) bidding war for European broadcaster Sky between U.S. rivals Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox could be settled by a quick-fire auction on Saturday, UK regulators said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:48:29

Factbox - How the auction process for Sky will work

A nearly two-year battle to take over UK-based broadcaster Sky could finally be settled in a quick auction this weekend, Britain's Takeover Panel said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:47:47

Special Brexit summit to be held on Nov. 17-18 - Austrian news agency APA

A special summit to try secure agreement on Britain's departure from the European Union will be held in Brussels on Nov. 17-18, Austrian news agency APA reported on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:37:15

Aston Martin speeds ahead with up to £5 billion October IPO

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin is seeking a valuation of up to 5.07 billion pounds from its stock market flotation and has taken steps to prepare for any eventuality over Brexit, it said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:27:39

In Colombia, victims of sexual abuse speak out after peace deal

Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:25:30

November Brexit summit possible but only if needed - French official

Britain and the European Union should make as much progress as possible in Brexit talks and aim to reach a deal in time for a leaders' summit in October, a French official said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:23:57

PM May says October too soon for Brexit deal - BBC political editor

British Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that she believes October is too soon to reach agreement on a deal with the European Union on the Irish backstop issue, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:23:35

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.


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Posted 2018/09/20 11:14:05

Next James Bond film to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of U.S. drama "True Detective" and the Netflix comedy "Maniac," the 007 producers said on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/09/20 10:56:10

Disorder, deal or dead-end - How will Brexit play out?

Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, yet little is clear: There is, so far, no divorce deal, rivals to Prime Minister Theresa May are circling and some rebels have vowed to vote against a possible Brexit deal.


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Posted 2018/09/20 10:55:36

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/09/19 06:26:42

Leaders of North and South Korea to visit Mount Baektu, official says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Mount Baektu in North Korea on Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea's presidential office said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/09/19 06:17:17