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UK exports disappoint as economy limps to end of weak first half

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy put in a weak performance in June when declines in car manufacturing, construction and exports gave an uninspiring end to the weakest first half of any year since 2012.


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Posted 2017/08/10 15:55:41

Police arrest jogger suspected of knocking woman in front of bus

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 50-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year.


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Posted 2017/08/10 15:39:49

Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results.
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Posted 2017/08/10 13:15:00

Police say modern slavery far more prevalent in UK than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Modern slavery and human trafficking are more prevalent across Britain than previously thought as more international gangs realise they can make significant sums from it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/10 12:47:41

Facebook takes on rivals with video platform

Facebook is launching a new platform which will see the social network giant take on the likes of YouTube as well as TV networks.
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Posted 2017/08/10 06:02:00

Kenya opposition leader rejects poll results showing presidential lead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as "fake" and said their own tally showed they were winning.


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Posted 2017/08/09 01:47:13

Nine dead, 164 injured in China Sichuan quake

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed, including six tourists, and 164 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwest China's Sichuan province, the local government and official media said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/08/09 01:41:16

Asian shares, U.S. stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped while U.S. Treasuries, gold and the safe-haven yen rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated with Pyongyang's warning that it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.


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Posted 2017/08/09 00:52:45

Bank of England says Brexit transition desirable for UK, EU banks

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.


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Posted 2017/08/08 23:22:03

Lottery jackpots both top $300m for first time

Both US lotteries are offering jackpots of more than $300m (£231m) for the first time.
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Posted 2017/08/08 20:21:00

DJ takes stand to deny assaulting Taylor Swift

A former radio DJ has insisted in court that he did not grope Taylor Swift.
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Posted 2017/08/08 20:03:00

Manchester airport pipe bomb plotter found guilty

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a flight from Manchester Airport was found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to harm on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/08/08 20:01:12

Exclusive - U.S. envoys told to be coy on re-engaging in Paris climate deal: cable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. diplomats should sidestep questions from foreign governments on what it would take for the Trump administration to re-engage in the global Paris climate agreement, according to a diplomatic cable seen by Reuters.


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Posted 2017/08/08 19:28:00

British model denies kidnapping story was a hoax - lawyer

MILAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for a 20-year-old British model at the centre of an alleged kidnapping in Italy has denied suggestions that the case was a hoax, after local media raised doubts about her story.


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Posted 2017/08/08 19:15:18

Police shoot at car after high-speed chase

Police in Brussels have opened fire on a car they believed was filled with explosives.
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Posted 2017/08/08 16:51:00

Kenya vote closes amid election-rigging fears

Polls in Kenya have officially closed, but thousands remain in queues to cast their ballots in a presidential election that has been marred by claims of vote rigging.
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Posted 2017/08/07 11:39:00

NATO soldiers suppress attempted insider attack in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Romanian soldiers from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan killed an Afghan policeman who was trying to carry out an insider attack after a training session in the southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, officials said.


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Posted 2017/08/05 13:20:28

Hammond blocks gambling curbs - Daily Mail

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond has blocked government attempts to curb high-stakes gambling machines commonly found in betting shops in order to preserve tax revenues, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2017/08/05 12:57:57

Irish prime minister attends gay pride event in Northern Ireland

BELFAST (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attended a gay rights event on Saturday during his first official visit to Northern Ireland, upsetting some social conservatives in the only region of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is still illegal.


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Posted 2017/08/05 10:37:22

UK needs Brexit fall-back position, says ex-BoE governor King

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to make clear to the European Union that it is prepared to go it alone if it fails to reach a satisfactory deal in Brexit talks, former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said on Saturday.


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Posted 2017/08/05 10:16:04

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