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Sewage tanker bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings in the Afghan capital's unofficial "Green Zone".


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Posted 2017/05/31 12:24:18

FTSE inch back towards record as poll jitters hit sterling

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 flirted with a record high on Wednesday and was poised for its best month of the year after a poll showing the ruling Conservatives falling short of a majority in next week's election further dented sterling.


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Posted 2017/05/31 10:13:34

Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself - police

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi likely purchased most of the key bomb components himself and many of his actions were carried out alone, British police investigating the attack said.


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Posted 2017/05/31 09:47:23

Frenchman Hamou kicked out of French Open after kissing journalist

PARIS (Reuters) - Maxime Hamou was banished from the French Open on Tuesday after the French player kissed and cuddled a TV journalist following his first-round exit, the French tennis federation (FFT) said.


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Posted 2017/05/30 16:56:37

Grande, Bieber, Katy Perry to top concert for Manchester victims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry will headline a star-studded concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday to benefit victims of the suicide bombing at Grande's May 22 concert there, organizers announced on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/05/30 16:50:22

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria.


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Posted 2017/05/30 16:23:17

Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Trump scolds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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Posted 2017/05/30 16:10:47

"How much will it cost?" Corbyn fumbles childcare policy launch

LONDON (Reuters) - Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, the man running to oust Theresa May as British prime minister, was unable to say how much his plans to reform childcare would cost as he launched the policy on Tuesday, attracting strong criticism from rivals.


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Posted 2017/05/30 15:47:27

Tesco-Booker deal faces scrutiny from UK competition regulator

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator will investigate Tesco's planned 3.7 billion pound agreed takeover of wholesaler Booker to check if it risks reducing competition and customer choice.


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Posted 2017/05/30 14:40:24

Sturgeon insists Scots must be offered independence as Brexit opt-out

PERTH, Scotland (Reuters) - The Scottish National Party will push for a new referendum on independence as an alternative to Brexit, party leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday, as the SNP digs its heels in on an issue that may cost her party support in Britain's June 8 election.


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Posted 2017/05/30 13:18:36

50 still in hospital, 17 in critical care after Manchester attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty patients are still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in last week's Manchester attack, including 17 who are in critical care, the health authority for England said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/05/30 12:54:50

BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways.


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Posted 2017/05/27 23:31:22

May is retreating from globalisation, Osborne says

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is offering voters a retreat from globalisation in one of the most significant developments in recent British political history, former Chancellor George Osborne said on Saturday.


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Posted 2017/05/27 22:26:03

Exclusive - Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.


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Posted 2017/05/27 20:36:31

Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish as trouble looms at home

SIGONELLA, Italy (Reuters) - With trouble facing him back home, U.S. President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing U.S. troops at a campaign-style rally.


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Posted 2017/05/27 20:29:41

G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.


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Posted 2017/05/27 17:38:38

Obama offers condolences to Manchester victims in Prince Harry meeting

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing on Saturday when he met Britain's Prince Harry.


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Posted 2017/05/27 15:11:06

United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.


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Posted 2017/05/24 21:56:49

May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the "propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online".


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Posted 2017/05/24 21:12:42

European Union chiefs to press Trump on trade, climate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Top European Union officials meeting Donald Trump for the first time on Thursday will push cooperation on global trade and fighting climate change as they try to show that the bloc should matter to the United States.


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Posted 2017/05/24 18:18:36