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Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition crisis.


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Posted 2018/06/17 15:23:55

Protests in Greece as Macedonia is renamed

Greek protesters have clashed with riot police while a historic deal to end a 27-year name dispute was signed.
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Posted 2018/06/17 12:58:00

Sajid Javid says was victim of moped theft, pledges police action

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem.


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Posted 2018/06/17 12:43:49

Ceasefire over as Taliban vows to continue fight

The Taliban has said it will continue to fight after Afghanistan's first ceasefire since 2001 ends on Sunday night.
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Posted 2018/06/17 10:13:00

May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises.


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Posted 2018/06/17 09:35:05

Seventeen killed in nightclub stampede

Seventeen people have been killed in a Venezuelan nightclub following a stampede triggered by a tear gas canister exploding inside, said officials.
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Posted 2018/06/17 07:26:00

Volgograd will offer warm welcome to England fans

England kick off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Monday night here in Volgograd and this proud old Russian city is getting ready for its big moment.
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Posted 2018/06/17 06:11:00

Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm start to arrive in Spain

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - The first boat in a naval convoy carrying a total of 629 rescued migrants arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling nine-day sea voyage, but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe about how to handle immigration.


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Posted 2018/06/17 05:38:13

Afghan peace council to hold news conference amid Eid ceasefire

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's High Peace Council will hold a news conference on Sunday amid an unprecedented Taliban ceasefire and a day after President Ashraf Ghani said he would extend a government ceasefire but set no timeframe.


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Posted 2018/06/17 04:44:10

Actress films moment Tesla Model S catches fire

West Wing actress Mary McCormack has shared a video of her husband's Tesla which caught fire "out of the blue".
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Posted 2018/06/17 04:17:00

Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks proceed

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Eight people died on Saturday in a shoot-out and fire that shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters, and civic leaders condemned the violence while vowing to continue talks with the government.


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Posted 2018/06/17 01:59:21

Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - A huge fire has gutted one of Scotland's architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, which was still being restored after a major blaze in 2014.


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Posted 2018/06/17 00:46:34

Company bosses to stand trial over employee suicides

A spate of suicides at a leading French company will see a number of top executives stand trial over alleged workplace bullying.
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Posted 2018/06/17 00:45:00

Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova


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Posted 2018/06/17 00:08:02

Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms - paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to avert a crisis within her coalition on migrant policy, is trying to set up a meeting of some EU states to discuss the issue before a leaders summit on June 28-29, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/06/16 23:32:24

May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost - reports

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/06/16 22:00:44

First migrants from Aquarius rescue ship arrive in Spain

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy carrying 630 people, who have become the focus of a pan-European disagreement over migration, has docked in Valencia.
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Posted 2018/06/16 19:43:00

Migrants from Aquarius rescue convoy arrive in Spain

Three ships carrying hundreds of people who have become the focus of a Europe-wide disagreement over migration have docked in Valencia.
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Posted 2018/06/16 19:43:00

Eight injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Eight people have been injured after a taxi drove into a crowd of people including Mexico World Cup supporters in central Moscow.
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Posted 2018/06/16 16:55:00

Sinn Fein members back liberalising abortion law

Sinn Fein members have voted in favour of liberalising abortion law in a change to the party's policy.
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Posted 2018/06/16 16:05:00