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Searches in Germany, Britain focussed on Islamist suspects - prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities searched homes and other properties in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia and Britain on Wednesday to gather evidence about two suspects believed to have supported the Islamist group "Jabhat al-Nusra," the chief federal prosecutor's office said.


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Posted 2017/02/08 09:25:56

Brexit boosts support for Scottish independence - BMG poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Support for Scottish independence rose last month after British Prime Minister Theresa May came out in favour of Britain making a clean break with the European Union, a BMG survey for Herald Scotland showed on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/02/08 08:30:44

Israel legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalising about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern.


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Posted 2017/02/06 21:49:12

Global stocks, euro dip amid political, economic uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led lower by the energy sector as oil prices slumped, following European shares and the euro downward on global political uncertainty.


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Posted 2017/02/06 21:28:48

Scandal-hit Fillon sorry, but staying in French presidency race

PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work that a newspaper alleges she did not do.


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Posted 2017/02/06 20:29:03

Scandal-hit Fillon stays in race for French presidency

PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work a newspaper alleges she did not do.


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Posted 2017/02/06 20:12:41

Global stocks, euro dip amid political, economic uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro fell to a one-week low against the dollar on Monday on uncertainty ahead of several impending European elections, while European and U.S. stock markets dipped ahead of a heavy week of corporate results.


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Posted 2017/02/06 19:57:11

May warns MPs about thwarting will of British people on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May warned MPs on Monday not to obstruct the will of the British people with a series of amendments to her Brexit legislation this week, saying she wanted to get on with divorce talks with the EU.


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Posted 2017/02/06 19:24:50

Place your French election bets - Hollande for a comeback?

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential elections has become so unpredictable that gamblers are betting on a second term for the sitting president, even though he bowed out of the contest last year and his party has since picked another candidate.


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Posted 2017/02/06 19:11:10

Bercow opposes letting Trump address parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - The speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament said on Monday he would not support any plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to address parliament during a state visit planned for later this year, citing Trump's temporary immigration ban as a factor.


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Posted 2017/02/06 18:30:38

Luxembourg opens criminal case over VW emissions scandal

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg has launched criminal proceedings over Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, showing the German carmaker is still struggling to draw a line under the crisis some 17 months after it broke.


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Posted 2017/02/06 17:31:51

Accept European Court or risk losing euro clearing, ECB tells UK

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Whether Britain accepts the authority of the European Court of Justice will be a key factor when the European Central Bank decides if the clearing of euros can remain in London after Brexit, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday.


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Posted 2017/02/06 16:10:47

Louvre attacker, in formal detention, declines to speak to investigators - source

PARIS (Reuters) - The machete-wielding attacker who was shot by a French soldier outside the Louvre museum refused to speak to investigators when questioned after being placed in formal detention at a hospital, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday.


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Posted 2017/02/05 12:26:47

Turkey detains some 400 Islamic State suspects in biggest roundup

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police on Sunday detained some 400 suspected members of Islamic State in anti-terror raids in six provinces, state media said, the biggest roundup to target the organisation in Turkey.


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Posted 2017/02/05 11:54:17

U.S. court refuses to immediately restore Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. appeal court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to immediately restore a immigration order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees.


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Posted 2017/02/05 11:51:26

At former jihadist training camp, Iraqi police face drones, crack snipers

MOSUL (Reuters) - As a walkie-talkie carried word of another casualty from an Islamic State mortar attack, an Iraqi policeman peered through leaves at enemy positions just across the Tigris River. He kept his head low to avoid snipers but also had an eye on the sky.


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Posted 2017/02/05 11:15:46

Barclays to overhaul back office operations to cope with ring-fencing

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays Plc is about to overhaul its back office operations under a restructuring to help it comply with new post-crisis rules forcing British banks to ring-fence their retail operations from their riskier business.


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Posted 2017/02/05 10:43:49

Anonymous posters criticizing Pope appear in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities.


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Posted 2017/02/05 10:40:22

Some airlines board barred passengers after blow to Trump travel ban

DUBAI (Reuters) - Citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries banned from the United States by President Donald Trump can resume boarding U.S.-bound flights, several major airlines said on Saturday, after a Seattle judge blocked the executive order.


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Posted 2017/02/04 12:37:19

Regional party chief urges Fillon to drop French presidential bid

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon faced mounting pressure from his own conservative camp to withdraw from the race on Saturday, as a senator from The Republicans party warned it could split if he refused to bow out.


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Posted 2017/02/04 12:16:58