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UK political pollsters told to upgrade methods to improve predictions

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's political pollsters have been told by a parliamentary committee to upgrade their methods to avoid the high-profile failures of recent years.


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Posted 2018/04/17 18:46:55

Harry and fiancee Meghan to attend memorial service for Stephen Lawrence

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle will attend a memorial service next week for Stephen Lawrence, a London teenager who was murdered in a racially motivated attack 25 years ago, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/04/17 18:41:23

May faces embarrassing Brexit defeat in upper house

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's upper house of parliament is expected to inflict an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May's government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit.


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Posted 2018/04/17 18:06:42

This is what happens in a chemical weapons inspection

Chemical weapons inspectors have now been allowed into Syria's Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve?
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Posted 2018/04/17 16:51:00

No 10 defends destroying Windrush landing cards

Downing Street has defended the Home Office's decision to destroy landing cards recording the arrival of Windrush generation immigrants to the UK.
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Posted 2018/04/17 16:50:00

Businesses urged to tackle modern slavery

Businesses across the Commonwealth could be the key to eradicating modern slavery globally, Australia's foreign minister has said.
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Posted 2018/04/17 15:53:00

UK says nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy was in liquid form

LONDON (Reuters) - The nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter at his home in southern England last month was delivered in a liquid form, British officials said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/04/17 14:49:46

Macron hits back at MEPs criticising Syria airstrikes

Emmanuel Macron has angrily confronted critics of last week's airstrikes in Syria - claiming France, the UK and the US "saved the honour of the international community".
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Posted 2018/04/17 13:11:00

Eight in court after gang rape and killing of girl, 8

Eight men have entered not guilty pleas following the rape and killing of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India.
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Posted 2018/04/16 14:40:00

Oil prices drop as fears about Syria strikes fallout wane

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell nearly 2 percent on Monday after U.S. drilling activity rose and fears waned about escalating tensions in the Middle East following air strikes on Syria over the weekend.


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Posted 2018/04/16 11:15:49

After Syria strikes, PM May to face critical parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will face criticism on Monday for bypassing parliament to join weekend air strikes against Syria, with some lawmakers calling for a potentially damaging vote on her future strategy.


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Posted 2018/04/16 11:01:54

Qualcomm to refile China antitrust application for $44 billion NXP takeover - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will refile as early as Monday an application with the Chinese government to clear its $44 billion (£30.9 billion) takeover of NXP Semiconductors, sources said, giving regulators more time to decide on the deal and averting a collapse.


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Posted 2018/04/16 09:59:18

Ex-Auschwitz guard, 94, charged over atrocities

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder.
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Posted 2018/04/16 09:32:00

Jaguar Land Rover to cut UK staff, output as diesel sales slump

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its English factories as demand for diesel cars slumps in the face of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown.


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Posted 2018/04/16 09:17:05

FTSE dips after Syria strike; WPP falls on Sorrel exit

LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares eased on Monday morning, with two corporate events taking centre stage: CEO Martin Sorrell's exit from advertising company WPP and U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management raising its stake in hotel and coffee-shop operator Whitbread.


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Posted 2018/04/16 08:56:31

Shire sells cancer drugs to Servier for $2.4 billion as Takeda circles

LONDON (Reuters) - Shire , the London-listed rare diseases specialist that is a potential takeover target for Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical , is selling its oncology business to unlisted French drugmaker Servier for $2.4 billion (£1.7 billion).


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Posted 2018/04/16 08:53:20

Pubs group JD Wetherspoon drops social media in protest

(Reuters) - British pubs group JD Wetherspoon closed all its social media accounts on Monday, saying it was taking a stand against an industry accused of mis-using personal data and allowing bullying to run rife.


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Posted 2018/04/16 08:41:23

Eurovision winner reveals she is HIV positive

Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she has been forced to reveal she is HIV positive after being blackmailed by a former friend.
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Posted 2018/04/16 08:24:00

Japan, China agree trade war will harm global economy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and China agree that a trade war will have serious consequences for the world economy, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday after a high-level economic dialogue between the world's third- and second-largest economies.


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Posted 2018/04/16 07:50:45

Surfer seriously injured in shark attack

A surfer has been left with serious injuries to both of his legs after being attacked by a shark off the coast of southwestern Australia.
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Posted 2018/04/16 05:47:00