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A weaker NATO would cost allies more, says French presidency official

French President Emmanuel Macron believes a weakening of the trans-Atlantic alliance will be more costly in the long run for its members, an official in the Elysee Palace said on Wednesday, amid divisions over U.S. calls for European states to contribute more.


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Posted 2018/07/11 13:50:14

UK watchdog sees no appetite from banks to rip up rules after Brexit

Britain's banks and insurers want to stick to global standards on financial regulation after Brexit and are not calling for a "race to the bottom" to win business from European rivals, the head of Britain's financial watchdog said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/07/11 13:06:35

EU says existing financial contracts unlikely to be affected by Brexit

The European Commission's vice president said on Wednesday existing financial contracts, such as derivatives or insurance, are unlikely to be affected by Britain's departure from the European Union, quelling concerns raised by the Bank of England.


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Posted 2018/07/11 13:06:35

Japan struggles to get help to victims of worst floods in decades

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.


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Posted 2018/07/11 12:48:55

Ireland says UK Brexit plan a significant move in talks

Britain's new Brexit plan represents a significant move towards a much less disorderly departure from the European Union, though it will not be accepted in full by the 27 other member states, Ireland's foreign minister said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/07/08 22:22:10

Irish, Austrian PMs welcome UK Brexit plan, questions remain

The prime ministers of Ireland and Austria welcomed Britain's new Brexit plan as a step forward on Sunday but said many questions remained to be answered in the negotiations ahead.


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Posted 2018/07/08 22:22:10

British woman dies after Novichok poisoning

A 44-year-old British woman died on Sunday after being exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in western England just a few miles from where Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were struck down by the same agent four months ago.


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Posted 2018/07/08 21:54:51

Brazil judge reiterates order to release Lula from prison

Appeals court Judge Rogerio Favreto ordered for a third time on Sunday that former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva be freed from prison.


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Posted 2018/07/08 21:53:48

Brazil prosecutors ask head of appeals court to keep Lula in prison

Brazilian federal prosecutors have asked the chief justice of the TRF-4 appeals court, Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores, to rule on keeping former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison, court filings showed on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/07/08 21:52:18

Torrential rains kill at least 88 in western Japan

The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city of Kurashiki.


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Posted 2018/07/08 21:45:15

Pompeo sees hard road ahead but pursues North Korean denuclearisation talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would continue to pursue denuclearisation talks with North Korea.


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Posted 2018/07/08 19:25:02

Myanmar court to rule on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court will rule on Monday on whether to charge two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents, a decision that could either see them freed after nearly seven months in jail or move the landmark press freedom case to trial.


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Posted 2018/07/08 18:32:30

Timeline - Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.


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Posted 2018/07/08 18:28:59

Brazil appeals court judge rules that Lula should remain in prison

The Brazilian appeals court judge responsible for the bribery case that has imprisoned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva overruled an order to release the leftist icon on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/07/08 17:49:51

Thai cave - Four boys saved, the rest wait for rescue to resume Monday

Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks.


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Posted 2018/07/08 17:32:06

Perilous, dark labyrinth for Thai schoolboys on journey back to light

As the world holds its breath, 12 boys and their soccer coach - accompanied by an elite team of rescue divers - are making a treacherous journey to safety through flooded underground caverns that have tested some of the world's best cavers.


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Posted 2018/07/08 16:32:57

World Cup success offers cheer and hope to a divided England

Everyone loves a winner, but the English public's embrace of its national team goes beyond the routine pride in sporting success.


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Posted 2018/07/08 16:18:59

Four boys have exited Thai cave - officials

Four boys have exited a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, a senior member of rescue operation's medical team said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/07/08 14:47:42

France says Europe united against U.S. tariffs as Germany eyes negotiation

The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signalled it was prepared to negotiate.


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Posted 2018/07/08 14:45:19

Exclusive - Indian tycoon Mallya shrugs off threat of British asset seizures

Embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said on Sunday he will comply fully with court enforcement officers seeking to seize his British assets, but there was not much for them to take as his family's lavish residences were not in his name.


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Posted 2018/07/08 14:34:23