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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.


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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".


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Posted 2017/04/20 08:07:00