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Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began.


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Posted 2017/12/23 02:19:01

Legal action to see whether UK could unilaterally stop Brexit gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A group of anti-Brexit Scottish members of parliament has been given the go-ahead to pursue legal action to establish whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally stop the process of leaving the EU, a Scottish court said on Friday.


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Posted 2017/12/23 00:17:04

Stop meddling in foreign elections, Johnson tells Russian hosts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday there was "abundant evidence" of Moscow meddling in foreign elections, but said any Russian efforts to interfere in last year's Brexit referendum had fallen flat.


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Posted 2017/12/22 17:34:26

Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 (£8,976) on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.


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Posted 2017/12/22 16:22:44

Pinched UK consumers raise spending at weakest pace since 2012

LONDON (Reuters) - British households turned increasingly cautious in the three months to September as they raised their spending at the slowest annual pace since 2012, according to official data published on Friday.


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Posted 2017/12/22 15:53:19

Russia, partners fix date for Syrian congress in Sochi

ASTANA (Reuters) - A Syrian congress of national dialogue will be held in the Russian city of Sochi on Jan. 29-30, Russia and its partners Turkey and Iran said on Friday, while the United Nations urged them to support the struggling Geneva peace process.


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Posted 2017/12/22 15:08:38

Iran justice ministry says no decision yet on British-Iranian aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Iran's justice ministry was quoted on Friday as saying Tehran would decide the fate of a detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail and that he could not confirm Western media reports relating to her case.


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Posted 2017/12/22 14:53:09

FTSE eases into holiday mode around record high

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index touched a fresh record high on Friday in holiday-shortened trade before easing at the close as weakness among cyclical stocks weighed.


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Posted 2017/12/22 13:24:44

Volkswagen cuts works council pay as prosecutors probe overpayment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen has cut the salaries and suspended the bonuses of 14 members of its works council, including the council's head Bernd Osterloh, as public prosecutors investigate alleged earlier overpayment.


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Posted 2017/12/22 12:08:31

Myanmar says two Reuters journalists remanded in custody

YANGON (Reuters) - The two Reuters journalists who were detained in Myanmar on Dec. 12 have appeared in court and been remanded in custody, a police spokesman said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/12/22 08:25:49

U.S. House gives final approval to tax bill, delivering victory to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.


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Posted 2017/12/20 22:08:14

Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe.


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Posted 2017/12/20 19:14:43

EU tells Poland to reverse judicial reforms or face sanctions

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) - The EU executive launched an unprecedented action against Poland on Wednesday, calling on other member states to prepare to sanction Warsaw if it fails to reverse judicial reforms that Brussels says pose a threat to democracy.


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Posted 2017/12/20 19:06:24

Bank of England to spare EU banks from costly rules, if Brexit goes well

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England, seeking to protect the City of London's status as a global financial hub, said it would spare European banks costly capital rules after Brexit but warned of "consequences" if negotiations with Brussels turned sour.


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Posted 2017/12/20 17:10:38

May will allow Brexit delay in exceptional circumstances

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would permit a short delay to Britain's departure from the European Union in exceptional circumstances, bowing to criticism from her own party over the government's plan to fix the exit date in law.


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Posted 2017/12/20 16:26:04

Bank of England to spare EU banks from costly rules, if Brexit goes well

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Wednesday it would spare European banks costly extra capital requirements once Britain leaves the European Union, but said there would be "consequences" if Brexit talks turn sour.


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Posted 2017/12/20 13:54:28

Myanmar says probe of two Reuters journalists almost finished, court case to follow

YANGON (Reuters) - A spokesman for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday he had been informed that the police had almost completed their investigation of two Reuters journalists arrested over a week ago, after which a court case against them would begin.


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Posted 2017/12/20 13:46:56

Shell, Eni ordered to stand trial on alleged Nigeria corruption

MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian judge has ordered Royal Dutch Shell and Eni to stand trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria with the CEO of Eni among past and present managers involved, legal sources said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/12/20 13:37:56

EU launches unprecedented process against Poland over courts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU executive launched an unprecedented process on Wednesday to suspend Poland's voting rights in the European Union after two years of dispute over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts' independence.


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Posted 2017/12/20 13:32:12

Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe.


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Posted 2017/12/20 13:29:28