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Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.


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Posted 2017/06/25 02:27:02

Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM - Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want Chancellor Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:58:58

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:33:22

London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:19:18

Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

BEURUT (Reuters) - Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians. 


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Posted 2017/06/24 20:49:16

Firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

LONDON (Reuters) - Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters were battling a blaze in east London on Saturday after flames engulfed a third-floor apartment in a low-rise block of buildings, injuring one man who was taken to hospital.


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Posted 2017/06/24 19:04:35

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower - emails

LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.


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Posted 2017/06/24 17:52:02

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.


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Posted 2017/06/24 17:40:20

Police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.


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Posted 2017/06/24 15:36:01

More than 120 missing after China landslide

At least five people have died and more than 120 remain missing after a landslide struck in southwestern China.
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Posted 2017/06/24 07:25:00

Schwarzenegger in video selfie with Macron

Arnold Schwarzenegger has posted a video of himself with Emmanuel Macron in which the French President repeated his "make the planet great again" dig at Donald Trump.
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Posted 2017/06/23 22:46:00

Photos show Russian jet buzzing spy plane

Photographs released by the US show a Russian SU-27 jet apparently flying within a few metres of an RC-135 spy plane.
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Posted 2017/06/23 21:24:00

Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca - state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported.


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Posted 2017/06/23 19:46:33

May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal.


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Posted 2017/06/23 18:38:03

Families plead with IS to leave bloody Mosul

It is hard to appreciate how dreadful Mosul's old city has become.
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Posted 2017/06/23 18:20:00

Tesco to raise store staff wages by 10.5 percent over two years

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco, Britain's biggest private sector employer, is to raise pay for hourly paid store staff by an inflation-beating 10.5 percent over the next two years, it said on Friday.


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Posted 2017/06/23 18:18:58

If Baghdadi is dead, next Islamic State leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.


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Posted 2017/06/23 18:01:23

Sound of silence opens Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - The Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revellers into the first day of music at the world's biggest greenfield festival.


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Posted 2017/06/23 17:30:46

Police consider manslaughter charges over deadly London tower block blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people.


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Posted 2017/06/23 17:16:47

EU will restrict visas for states not taking back migrants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union states decided on Friday to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe.


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Posted 2017/06/23 16:29:59

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