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IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election.


Posted 2017/04/22 22:21:17

German anti-immigrant party set to go further right after leader suffers defeat

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to turn further right after its co-leader, who has struck a more moderate tone of late, suffered a defeat when delegates refused to discuss her motion to shift the party into the "mainstream".


Posted 2017/04/22 21:47:44

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.


Posted 2017/04/22 20:06:36

EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonise how online platforms like Facebook , Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows.


Posted 2017/04/22 18:50:58

May refuses to rule out personal tax hikes after election

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May refused on Saturday to rule out an increase in personal taxes if she wins a June election, riling supporters at the start of a campaign designed to strengthen her hand ahead of Brexit talks.


Posted 2017/04/22 17:09:43

Ilie Nastase aims abuse at GB tennis star

Former world number one tennis player Ilie Nastase has been barred from Romania's Fed Cup semi-final tie after apparently aiming abuse at the British team.

Posted 2017/04/22 13:26:00

Clashes outside far-right AfD convention

Two police officers have been injured in protests outside the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party convention in Cologne.

Posted 2017/04/22 12:25:00

Team Astana cyclist dies after being hit by bus

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has been killed after being hit by a minibus while out riding in Filottrano, Italy.

Posted 2017/04/22 08:26:00

IS operative linked to Istanbul attack killed

An Islamic State operative who was a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and linked with an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead has been killed, the US says.

Posted 2017/04/22 04:30:00

Man United fans electrocuted watching game

Seven Manchester United fans have been killed while watching their team play on television.

Posted 2017/04/21 18:53:00

Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears

PARIS (Reuters) - Hard-left presidential challenger Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillon were neck-and-neck behind the frontrunners in an opinion poll on Thursday, as candidates made last-ditch appeals to undecided voters.


Posted 2017/04/20 16:58:28

UK government to extend Northern Ireland talks deadline until end of June - sources

BELFAST (Reuters) - The British government has decided to extend the deadline on talks to form a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists until after a snap UK-wide election, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.


Posted 2017/04/20 16:22:27

May says sticking to net migration target of less than 100,000 a year

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to stick to her pledge to reduce annual net migration to below 100,000 a year, she said on Thursday, as her governing Conservatives put together their manifesto for a snap election in June.


Posted 2017/04/20 16:20:59

Uber could face higher licence fees in London under new proposals

LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator licence fees in London under proposed changes by the city's transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry.


Posted 2017/04/20 15:15:14

UK risks 22 percent tariff on EU food imports if no Brexit deal - retailers

LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers could face an average tariff of 22 percent on food from the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to reach a trade deal with Brussels before Britain leaves in two years time, retailers said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/04/20 13:21:56

Will Smith tipped for Genie role in Aladdin

Will Smith is reportedly Disney's first choice to play the Genie in a live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic, Aladdin.

Posted 2017/04/20 12:02:00

Iraqi violinist plays anti-IS concert in Mosul

A violinist who was forced to flee Mosul by Islamic State has returned to the city to play a public concert in protest against the militants.

Posted 2017/04/20 10:06:00

Can Trump keep his election promises on coal?

We're 250ft underground, one mile inside an Appalachian mountain.

Posted 2017/04/20 09:12:00

Last SeaWorld killer whale born in captivity

The last killer whale has been born in captivity at SeaWorld in Texas, just over a year after the theme park announced it would stop breeding the species.

Posted 2017/04/20 08:48:00

Two-man crew (and toy dog) arrive at ISS

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut have arrived at the International Space Station, taking a toy dog for company.

Posted 2017/04/20 08:07:00