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Strong euro zone growth driven by consumer spending

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone economy grew at a robust pace in the three months to June, driven mostly by higher domestic demand and investment, official data released on Thursday confirmed.


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Posted 2017/09/07 10:56:52

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Caribbean island of Saint Martin

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.


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Posted 2017/09/07 10:52:18

Suu Kyi says Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000.


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Posted 2017/09/07 10:26:18

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to have electric option from 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - All new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020, Britain's biggest carmaker said on Thursday, as it speeds up plans to electrify its model range.


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Posted 2017/09/07 10:22:25

Israel hits Syria target reportedly tied to chemical weapons

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Syrian army said Israel targeted a military site in Hama province early on Thursday which a war monitor said could be linked to chemical weapons production.


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Posted 2017/09/07 09:51:27

Warning over supersonic voice command hacking

Security researchers say they can covertly control voice-activated systems using supersonic sounds beyond the range of human hearing.
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Posted 2017/09/07 09:11:00

Davis says "good prospect" of agreeing transitional deal with EU

LONDON (Reuters) - There is a good prospect Britain will negotiate a transitional arrangement with the European Union before it leaves the bloc in March 2019, Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/09/07 09:02:02

UK monthly house price growth hits eight-month high - Halifax

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices jumped in August at the fastest pace this year, adding to signs the housing market has regained some strength after its post-Brexit vote slowdown, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/09/07 08:01:42

Deadly Irma pounds Caribbean, takes aim for Florida

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killed eight people and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness on Thursday as it swept through Caribbean islands while aiming for Florida.


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Posted 2017/09/07 07:59:28

"And then they exploded": How Rohingya insurgents built support for assault

YANGON (Reuters) - When the former U.N. chief Kofi Annan wrapped up his year-long probe into Myanmar's troubled northwest on Aug. 24, he publicly warned that an excessive army response to violence would only make a simmering conflict between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces worse.


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Posted 2017/09/07 07:47:24

South Korea deploys anti-missile system as U.S. seeks tough North Korea sanctions

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Korean protesters clashed with thousands of police over the deployment of a defence system aimed at countering North Korean missile attacks, while China and the United States discussed options to rein in Pyongyang.


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Posted 2017/09/07 07:41:49

ECB to start laying groundwork for stimulus exit

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to start laying the groundwork for a cut in monetary stimulus when policymakers meet on Thursday, but a subdued outlook for inflation means he is unlikely to make any commitment yet.


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Posted 2017/09/07 07:03:41

Which countries has Irma hit so far?

Deadly Hurricane Irma has already caused major damage - and many countries in its path are yet to feel its effects.
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Posted 2017/09/07 05:22:00

Which countries has Irma hit so far?

Deadly Hurricane Irma has already caused major damage - and several countries in its path are yet to feel its effects.
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Posted 2017/09/07 05:22:00

May calls on MPs to back bill, move closer to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on parliament to support legislation to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, a step towards Brexit the opposition says it will challenge.


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Posted 2017/09/07 02:39:20

Trump call for immigration legislation sparks Republican interest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call to the U.S. Congress to pass protections for some undocumented immigrants is stirring interest among his fellow Republicans in Congress, despite the party's longstanding divisions over immigration that were on display on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/09/06 23:46:13

Strongest solar flare in decade causes blackouts

Two "significant" solar flares have blasted out of the Sun, including one which was the most powerful since 2006.
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Posted 2017/09/06 21:56:00

Catalonia parliament votes for Oct. 1 referendum on split from Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament voted on Wednesday to hold an independence referendum on Oct. 1, setting up a clash with the Spanish government that has vowed to stop what it says would be an illegal vote.


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Posted 2017/09/06 20:42:03

Trump Jr. to testify privately to U.S. Senate committee Thursday - aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Thursday will testify privately to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is looking into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, Senate aides said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/09/06 20:38:08

Fewer than 10 UK-based banks have asked for EU licence as Brexit looms - sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Fewer than ten of the approximately 40 banks that conduct EU business out of London have applied so far for a licence to continue banking in the bloc after Britain leaves, regulatory sources told Reuters.


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Posted 2017/09/06 20:08:11