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French prosecutors seek heavy fine for topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge

NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French prosecutors asked a court on Tuesday to impose a heavy fine on celebrity magazine Closer if it is found guilty of invading the privacy of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, by publishing topless photos of her in 2012.


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Posted 2017/05/02 18:58:44

On day one as editor, Osborne taunts May over "unrealistic" Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - On his first day as a newspaper editor, former finance minister George Osborne taunted British leader Theresa May over her snap election strategy and "unrealistic" Brexit stance.


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Posted 2017/05/02 14:32:46

UK manufacturing growth spikes to three-year high in April - PMI

LONDON (Reuters) - British factories had their best month in three years in April, the clearest sign yet that manufacturers are enjoying at least a temporary boost from the pound's fall after the Brexit vote and an improving global economy, a survey showed on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/05/02 11:29:28

May braces for difficult Brexit negotiations

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be difficult, she said on Sunday in response to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.


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Posted 2017/04/30 11:46:23

Swiss climber falls to death, preparing for Mount Everest ascent

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.


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Posted 2017/04/30 10:26:13

May says she will not raise Value Added Tax

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not increase Value Added Tax if her Conservative Party was elected on June 8 and that she would not raise the overall levels of tax on Britons.


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Posted 2017/04/30 09:43:50

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.


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Posted 2017/04/30 07:50:02

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said Washington had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion system designed to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea.


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Posted 2017/04/30 04:53:41

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.


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Posted 2017/04/30 04:24:47

Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.


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Posted 2017/04/30 03:09:54

PM May sets out plans to protect pensions during takeovers

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to protect workers against irresponsible practices over pensions on Sunday, promising new regulations on how schemes are handled during corporate takeovers.


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Posted 2017/04/29 23:38:29

Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.


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Posted 2017/04/29 22:33:32

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.


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Posted 2017/04/29 20:48:16

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.


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Posted 2017/04/29 20:22:33

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.


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Posted 2017/04/29 13:40:45

EU leaders united on Brexit demands - for now

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity but well aware that may start to fray once negotiations begin.


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Posted 2017/04/29 13:40:07

Pope, at Cairo Mass, urges unity against fanaticism

CAIRO (Reuters) - Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism on Saturday, wrapping up a brief trip to Cairo where he urged Muslim leaders to unite against violence by Islamic militants threatening to rid the Middle East of its ancient Christian communities.


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Posted 2017/04/29 12:59:47

French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over centrist favourite Emmanuel Macron.


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Posted 2017/04/29 12:31:56

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".


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Posted 2017/04/29 12:21:22

UKIP leader Nuttall to stand in pro-Brexit stronghold in election

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of eurosceptic party UKIP will stand in the constituency of Boston and Skegness in Britain's general election in June, the party said on Saturday, seeking to capitalise on strong pro-Brexit sentiment in the area.


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Posted 2017/04/29 11:32:22