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Back May or face national election, Brexit rebels told

Pro-European Union rebels were threatened with a general election this summer if they defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans on customs, a lawmaker said on Wednesday, threatening to widen rifts in the PM's party.


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Posted 2018/07/18 09:06:05

Thailand to televise first public appearance of rescued cave boys on Wednesday

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are set to make their first public appearance on Wednesday, at a nationally-broadcast news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai.


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Posted 2018/07/18 08:49:11

Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory - nuclear chief

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work.


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Posted 2018/07/18 07:49:44

Premier Foods mulls turnaround options ahead of annual vote

Britain's Premier Foods said on Wednesday it was identifying opportunities to speed up the company's turnaround as it posted a rise in quarterly sales ahead of a crucial annual meeting that will decide the fate of under-fire CEO Gavin Darby.


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Posted 2018/07/18 07:31:59

Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story - Reuters journalist

A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.


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Posted 2018/07/18 07:12:39

Hotel Chocolat to meet profit forecasts after 12 percent revenue rise

British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat said on Wednesday it would meet forecasts for full-year profit as it reported a 12 percent increase in revenue, reflecting robust demand in both new and established stores.


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Posted 2018/07/18 06:58:33

Premier Foods sales rise on strong demand for Mr Kipling cakes

Premier Foods posted a 1.7 percent increase in quarterly sales on Wednesday, fuelled by higher sales of its Mr Kipling cakes, as the company battles to retain under-fire CEO Gavin Darby at Wednesday's annual meeting.


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Posted 2018/07/18 06:13:20

TV streaming services overtake pay-TV in Britain - Ofcom

The number of Britons subscribing to TV services like Netflix, Amazon and Sky's NOW TV, has overtaken traditional satellite and cable TV for the first time, media regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/07/18 00:59:18

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.


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Posted 2018/07/18 00:25:56

Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki on Monday.


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Posted 2018/07/17 20:27:45

May narrowly avoids defeat in parliament on EU trade laws

Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-EU lawmakers from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that had threatened to deepen a crisis over her Brexit strategy.


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Posted 2018/07/17 20:22:31

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel's army.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:47:32

Exclusive - Lloyds Bank plans three EU subsidiaries after Brexit: sources

Lloyds Banking Group plans to operate three subsidiaries in continental Europe after Britain leaves the EU, according to a source familiar with the matter, in a sign of how Brexit is fragmenting a banking industry long concentrated in London.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:28:53

May suffers parliament defeat over plans to leave European medicines network

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat on a trade law that means ministers must now seek to secure an agreement that allows Britain to have continued participation in the European medicines regulatory framework.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:11:11

Boeing lifts industry demand forecast as air show deals roll on

Boeing raised its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and cargo aircraft on Tuesday, as a steady flow of deals on day two of the Farnborough Airshow underscored the industry's resilience to rising global trade tensions.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:03:09

Boeing CEO eyes supplier price cuts after Embraer deal

Boeing will press for deeper price cuts from some suppliers once it completes its planned acquisition of the regional jet business of Brazil's Embraer , Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told Reuters on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:03:09

U.S. airline Republic Airways to buy 100 Embraer jets

U.S. regional airline Republic Airways signed a letter of intent to buy 100 E175 passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer SA , the two companies said at the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/07/17 19:03:09

Eurofighter buy would help Belgium secure role in future fighter - BAE

Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the U.S.-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country's air force, a senior official with Britain's BAE Systems said.


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Posted 2018/07/17 18:55:38

May U-turns on plan to give lawmakers extended summer holiday

Prime Minister Theresa May cancelled an attempt on Tuesday to end parliament early and give lawmakers an extended summer holiday, as members of parliament criticised the move as a ploy to ease pressure on her leadership.


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Posted 2018/07/17 18:50:29

Japan, EU sign free trade pact amid worries about Trump

Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by U.S. President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2018/07/17 18:33:05