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Germany readies for all Brexit options, including no-deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said on Wednesday it is preparing for all Brexit scenarios, including a no-deal, after its cabinet approved a draft law on a transition phase for Britain after it leaves the European Union next year.


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Posted 2018/09/05 12:44:33

Pressure mounts on May as critics tear into her Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy means disaster for Britain, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said, as critics at home and officials in Brussels step up their opposition to her plans for how to leave the European Union.


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Posted 2018/09/03 07:54:16

Reuters Myanmar reporters jailed for seven years in landmark secrets case

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.


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Posted 2018/09/03 07:51:05

European Union demands freedom for two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

The European Union called on Monday for the immediate and unconditional release of two Reuters journalists handed jail sentences in Myanmar for their reporting of the Rohingya crisis.


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Posted 2018/09/03 07:50:52

Police in U.S. probe JD.com CEO over sexual misconduct accusation

The billionaire CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc , Richard Liu, was arrested in the U.S. state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released, and police said an investigation is ongoing.


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Posted 2018/09/03 07:31:04

UK water companies promise less leakage

Three of England's big water companies unveiled plans on Monday to cut leakages and improve services while keeping prices at least flat in real terms after their performance was questioned in the country's hottest summer in living memory.


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Posted 2018/09/03 07:09:00

Global stocks still hooked on buybacks; trade war snaring more bulls - Reuters poll

The historic run-up in world shares will continue through 2019, but the outlook for almost half of the major bourses polled by Reuters has slipped, with many now only expected to recoup losses from this year's sell-off.


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Posted 2018/09/03 06:27:06

Brexit could sway Scottish voters towards independence from UK - poll

Britain's exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favour of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/09/03 04:22:23

Asian stocks dip on trade, emerging market woes

Asian stocks dropped for the third consecutive session on Monday, hit by worries over further escalation of the U.S-China trade war and unstable emerging market currencies.


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Posted 2018/09/03 03:48:07

Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya's capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/09/03 01:21:45

Iraqi rival groups both announce parliamentary blocs to form new government

Rival Iraqi political factions said on Sunday they had each formed alliances capable of forming a government in the new parliament after months of political uncertainty following a May election.


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Posted 2018/09/02 23:56:35

Demonstrators call on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

Dozens of people marched through Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday, calling on the government to release Reuters journalists on trial for allegedly collecting state secrets, and to demand press freedom.


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Posted 2018/09/02 22:53:06

Team by team analysis of the Italian Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):


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Posted 2018/09/02 22:40:18

Motor racing - Grosjean disqualified after Renault protest

French driver Romain Grosjean was disqualified from the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday after stewards upheld a Renault protest against the legality of his Haas car.


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Posted 2018/09/02 22:21:51

Iraqi majority bloc in parliament contains 177 lawmakers - state news

An Iraqi political alliance announced on Sunday contains 177 lawmakers from 16 electoral lists, making it the majority bloc in the newly elected parliament, an updated document published by the state news agency showed.


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Posted 2018/09/02 20:49:38

Kohli falls before tea as India chase 245 for victory

Skipper Virat Kohli fell shortly before tea to leave India on 126-4 on the fourth day just when they had begun dreaming of victory in an absorbing fourth test against England on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/09/02 15:07:13

Tearful mourners queue to bid farewell to east Ukraine rebel chief

The funeral in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk of a pro-Russian rebel leader killed in an explosion last week drew vast crowds of mourners on Sunday, Reuters footage from the breakaway region showed.


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Posted 2018/09/02 14:54:51

Italians come before ratings agencies, deputy PM says

Italy's populist government will make a "historic choice" between what citizens need and what ratings agencies say should be done, the deputy prime minister said on Sunday, responding to Fitch's cutting the outlook on Italian debt.


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Posted 2018/09/02 14:11:01

Germany dismisses Bild report on VW petrol cars, no indication of fraud so far

Germany's Transport Ministry said on Sunday there was no fresh news in a Bild am Sonntag report that Volkswagen engineers told investigators certain petrol engines in VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles can be used to manipulate emissions tests.


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Posted 2018/09/02 12:52:10

Al Shabaab car bomb kills at least six in central Mogadishu

At least six people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu on Sunday, destroying the building and a Quranic school opposite.


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Posted 2018/09/02 12:49:23