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May suggests free movement could continue during Brexit implementation - BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May has not ruled out allowing the free movement of people between Britain and the European Union during "an implementation phase" after Britain leaves the bloc, the BBC reported on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/04/05 07:19:18

UK car sales rise 8 percent in March - preliminary data

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car sales rose by 8 percent in March, usually the top-selling month of the year, compared with the same month last year, according to preliminary data released by an industry body on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/04/05 04:33:40

Asian stocks rise as China gains; oil up on North Sea outage

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by a bounce in Chinese shares, though the underlying sentiment was still cautious with investors wary of taking big positions before Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping start their summit on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/04/05 03:11:54

North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, ahead of a summit between U.S. and Chinese leaders who are set to discuss Pyongyang's arms programme.


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Posted 2017/04/05 02:32:31

Scores reported killed in gas attack on Syrian rebel area

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said.


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Posted 2017/04/05 02:04:24

Nearly half of UK households plan spending cuts as prices spike - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of British households plan to cut spending as worries around inflation escalate, a survey showed on Wednesday, driving home the squeeze on consumers from rising energy prices and the pound's post-Brexit vote plunge.


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Posted 2017/04/05 00:52:29

Britain should overhaul corporate pay, ditch long-term incentives - lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - British businesses should overhaul executive pay and scrap long-term incentive plans to rebuild public trust in corporate culture following recent scandals, a committee of lawmakers said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/04/05 00:50:15

U.S. House Democrats expect to see intelligence documents soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional intelligence committee Democrats said on Tuesday they would soon be allowed to view documents at the centre of a political firestorm surrounding the investigation of possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.


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Posted 2017/04/05 00:02:15

Be a man of peace, Pope urges Prince Charles

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis met Britain's Prince Charles on Tuesday at the Vatican, telling him to be a man of peace.


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Posted 2017/04/04 19:16:14

Blast in St Petersburg metro station kills 10 - authorities

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and more than 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St.Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday in what authorities called a probable terrorist attack


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Posted 2017/04/03 20:37:55

Global stocks ease ahead of Trump-Xi meeting, dollar gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets eased on Monday as investors awaited the first meeting later this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, while the dollar gained on a positive backdrop of rising U.S. interest rates.


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Posted 2017/04/03 20:18:45

Scattered protests in Venezuela, OAS delays crisis debate

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition sought to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with scattered protests on Monday, but there was relief for the socialist government when the Organization of American States delayed a debate on the crisis.


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Posted 2017/04/03 19:51:19

Architect of modern VW cuts ties with share sale

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech has agreed to sell a major part of his stake in the firm that controls Europe's biggest carmaker, reducing his links with Volkswagen after more than two decades of undisputed rule.


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Posted 2017/04/03 16:03:03

Bank runs and Frexit - French lenders prepare for Le Pen surprises

PARIS (Reuters) - From bank runs to credit crunches, regulators and investors are asking French banks about their preparations for any market ructions that might be caused by Marine Le Pen faring better than expected in the presidential election, banking sources said.


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Posted 2017/04/03 14:38:53

Frantic rescuers dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 dead

MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) - Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides that killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighbourhoods.


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Posted 2017/04/02 17:41:57

Credit Suisse takes out UK newspaper ads after office raids in tax case

LONDON (Reuters) - Credit Suisse has taken out adverts in British Sunday newspapers stressing a zero-tolerance policy on tax evasion, as the Swiss bank tries to limit any damage to its reputation from raids on three of its offices.


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Posted 2017/04/02 14:28:53

Prince Charles visits earthquake-hit Italian town

AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles paid a visit on Sunday to one of the towns in central Italy devastated by a major earthquake last August, a day after locals protested against the government because of aid delays.


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Posted 2017/04/02 13:50:18

Moscow police detains up to 30 anti-corruption protesters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Moscow detained more than 20 anti-corruption protesters who took to the streets on Sunday in a follow-up of last week's large-scale demonstrations in the Russian capital, according to a Reuters witness.


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Posted 2017/04/02 13:29:31

Spain eases opposition to an independent Scotland in EU

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain, at loggerheads with Britain over Gibraltar, appears to be easing its opposition to an independent Scotland in the European Union, saying it would not block such a move at least initially.


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Posted 2017/04/02 11:30:15

Indonesian rescuers fear nearly 30 people buried in Java landslide

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers, joined by police and soldiers, found one body and continued to look for 28 other people feared to be buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rain on Indonesia's Java island, a spokesman for the national disaster agency said.


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Posted 2017/04/02 10:45:11