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Trump says will meet with North Korean leader in May or early June

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons programme.


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Posted 2018/04/09 22:21:37

Three Britons hurt in fatal Malta bus crash

Three Britons including two children are among 50 people injured after a fatal bus crash in Malta, local police have said. 
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Posted 2018/04/09 21:56:00

Trump says to make fast decision after suspected Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday condemned a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in Syria that killed dozens of people and said he would decide on a response probably by the end of the day.


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Posted 2018/04/09 17:28:17

Facebook CEO says company did not do enough to prevent misuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Monday that the social media network did not do enough to prevent itself and its members' data being misused over the past few years and offered an apology to lawmakers.


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Posted 2018/04/09 17:15:50

Trump says will meet with North Korean leader in May or early June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North's nuclear weapons programme.


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Posted 2018/04/09 16:22:06

FTSE inches up, Russia-exposed stocks tumble

LONDON (Reuters) - Worries over global trade took a backseat as Britain's top share index advanced on Monday, though stocks with links to Russia fell on further U.S. sanctions.


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Posted 2018/04/09 16:14:02

27 children killed after bus plunges into gorge

At least 27 children have died after a school bus plunged 200ft (60m) into a gorge in the Himalayan foothills in India.
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Posted 2018/04/09 14:46:00

Novartis bets big on gene therapy with $8.7 billion AveXis deal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is moving further into gene therapy by buying AveXis for $8.7 billion (£6.17 billion) , adding a rare-disease treatment that could reap billions in sales.


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Posted 2018/04/09 11:23:43

Britons rushed for EU passports in Brexit vote year - data

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit.


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Posted 2018/04/09 10:36:07

Syria, Russia say Israeli war planes carried out strike on Syrian air base

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Russian and Syrian military on Monday said Israeli war planes carried out missile strikes on a Syrian air base, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay" following reports of a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town.


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Posted 2018/04/09 10:31:47

Hungarian PM could target Soros organisations right after election win

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) - Prime Minister Viktor Orban could use his sweeping new political mandate to extend Hungary's crackdown on civil organisations that have been critical of his anti-immigration policies.


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Posted 2018/04/09 10:28:38

China blames U.S for trade frictions, says negotiations currently impossible

BOAO/BEIJING, China (Reuters) - China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration on Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, saying Washington is to blame for trade frictions and repeating it was impossible to negotiate under "current circumstances".


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Posted 2018/04/09 10:04:30

French Connection to sell Toast stake; may restart dividend

(Reuters) - French Connection Group Plc said on Monday it would sell its 75 percent stake in women's clothing brand Toast to Dutch firm Bestseller United A/S for 23.3 million pounds and also consider restarting dividend payments.


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Posted 2018/04/09 09:42:26

FTSE inches ahead, Russia-exposed stocks tumble

LONDON (Reuters) - Worries over global trade tensions took a backseat as Britain's top share index advanced on Monday, though stocks exposed to Russia fell after a fresh round of U.S. sanctions.


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Posted 2018/04/09 09:34:27

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearisation - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said on Sunday.


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Posted 2018/04/09 09:28:53

Passengers panic as runaway train rolls for miles

Desperate passengers were left fearing for their lives when a runaway train rolled backwards at speed for seven miles in India.
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Posted 2018/04/09 09:19:00

Russian stocks hit hard by US sanctions

Russian stocks slumped on Monday as new US sanctions targeting President Vladimir Putin's allies rattled investors.
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Posted 2018/04/09 09:12:00

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion - sources

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion (£2 billion) or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said, indicating the wide gap in the U.S. media firms' price expectations.


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Posted 2018/04/09 09:11:09

UK markets watchdog urges EU regulators to coordinate on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union regulators should immediately start coordinating with their British counterparts to ensure a smooth Brexit next year, the UK's markets watchdog said on Monday.


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Posted 2018/04/09 08:55:15

UK house prices rise more than expected in March - Halifax

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose by a stronger-than-expected 2.7 percent in the first three months of 2018 after the weakest increase in nearly five years in the three months to February, figures from mortgage lender Halifax showed on Monday.


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Posted 2018/04/09 08:17:09