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UK retailers report biggest fall in non-food spending since 2009 - BRC

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Inflation-squeezed British shoppers cut back on almost everything other than food in the last three months of 2017, leading to the biggest fall in non-grocery spending since 2009, industry figures showed on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/01/09 07:53:23

North Korea to send Olympic team to South Korea

North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's winter Olympics in South Korea - a diplomatic breakthrough during rare talks between the two rivals.
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Posted 2018/01/09 01:24:00

Gay Indian prince opens LGBT centre at palace

A gay Indian prince has opened up his palace to the LGBT community as the country's top court prepares to re-examine the law on homosexuality.
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Posted 2018/01/08 19:33:00

Man throws faeces around airport terminal

An American tourist has been arrested after rampaging naked around a Thai airport and throwing faeces while allegedly high on Viagra.
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Posted 2018/01/08 18:20:00

The questions Seoul really wants to ask North Korea

North and South Korea are staging diplomatic talks for the first time in more than two years, as the North prepares to send athletes to the Winter Olympics.
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Posted 2018/01/08 13:07:00

Iran bans English lessons in primary schools

Iran has banned the teaching of English in its primary schools, a senior education official has said.
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Posted 2018/01/08 10:59:00

Burning oil tanker may explode as body found

The body of a crew member has been found on a burning oil tanker off China's east coast.
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Posted 2018/01/08 07:54:00

Asian shares scale ten-year peak, oil elevated on Iran unrest

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares flirted with 10-year highs on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors' optimism, while oil prices hovered at a 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns.


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Posted 2018/01/04 04:14:42

Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.


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Posted 2018/01/04 02:23:26

Seaplane hoisted from river after fatal crash

The seaplane which crashed killing five Britons in Australia on New Year's Eve has been hoisted from the river where it sank.
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Posted 2018/01/04 02:06:00

Tony Blair warns British voters - time is running out to stop Brexit folly

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday warned voters that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly he said would torpedo Britain's remaining clout and be regretted for generations to come.


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Posted 2018/01/04 00:08:50

Labour Party grassroots support second Brexit vote - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Eight out of 10 grassroots members of Britain's opposition Labour Party want a referendum on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union, according to a survey published on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/01/04 00:06:21

Gems worth millions stolen from exhibition

Thieves have stolen several items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family.
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Posted 2018/01/03 21:49:00

Uber is sued over payment for mobile ads it called fraudulent

(Reuters) - A British mobile advertising agency has sued Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to force the ride-hailing company to pay millions of dollars of bills that Uber had refused to pay after claiming that ads being generated were fraudulent.


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Posted 2018/01/03 21:34:08

Possible terror link after fatal Ireland stabbing

A Japanese man has been stabbed to death in a series of attacks in Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland.
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Posted 2018/01/03 20:32:00

Trump in scathing attack on former top aide

Donald Trump has launched an attack on former chief strategist Steve Bannon, ahead of the release of an unflattering book.
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Posted 2018/01/03 18:25:00

German parties agree to talks on new government

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to talks on a possible new government.
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Posted 2018/01/03 17:24:00

Tweet deleted by Trump as Iran crisis deepens

Donald Trump has said anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the US, following days of unrest in cities across the country.
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Posted 2018/01/03 16:35:00

Computers face global slowdown due to chip flaw

A flaw in Intel microprocessors is leaving computers worldwide facing up to a 50% slowdown when performing particular tasks.
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Posted 2018/01/03 09:45:00

Trump threatens to cut Palestinian aid

Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to Palestinians in his latest Twitter posts, accusing them of not showing the US any respect.
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Posted 2018/01/03 06:46:00