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Venezuela seizes opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma from homes

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security officials seized opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma from their homes during nighttime raids on Tuesday, in what critics of President Nicolas Maduro said was a growing crackdown by his dictatorial regime.


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Posted 2017/08/01 15:00:25

U.S. begins Russia drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. sanctions.


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Posted 2017/08/01 14:45:53

Centrica raises UK electricity prices despite customer exodus

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica raised its household electricity prices on Tuesday to try to turn around a loss-making part of its business despite shedding another 485,000 customer accounts in under two months.


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Posted 2017/08/01 14:39:58

BP in talks with electric carmakers on service station chargers

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is in talks with electric vehicle makers on partnering to offer battery re-charging docks at its global network of fuel service stations as it seeks to benefit from the move away from diesel and petrol cars, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/08/01 14:26:57

Bank of England staff begin first strike in 50 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Staff at the Bank of England began their first strike in more than 50 years on Tuesday in a push for higher pay, highlighting growing pressure to end tight controls on public-sector wages in Britain.


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Posted 2017/08/01 13:32:59

US packs up Russian villa after Putin order

The US has started removing furniture and equipment from a Moscow property as it begins complying with an order to slash its diplomatic presence in Russia.
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Posted 2017/08/01 12:34:00

GTA gang members shot dead at Moscow trial

Three gang members have been shot dead after grabbing guns from guards during a trial at Moscow Regional Court.
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Posted 2017/08/01 12:29:00

21 EU states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - All but six European Union states are bidding to host one or both the London-based EU agencies that will be relocated after Brexit, setting up a competition that could easily escalate into a squabble.


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Posted 2017/08/01 11:34:33

Export boost helps UK manufacturing growth recover in July - PMI

LONDON (Reuters) - The biggest surge in export orders since 2010 helped British factories to recover in July from a seven-month low, according to a survey on Tuesday that may temper some of the concerns among Bank of England officials about a slowdown in the economy.


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Posted 2017/08/01 10:40:41

Trump fires communications director Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ousted recently hired White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci on Monday over an obscene tirade, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval for the six-month-old administration.


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Posted 2017/08/01 08:05:47

Peanut butter dupes guard in mass jailbreak

Peanut butter was the secret behind a mass jailbreak of 12 prisoners - with one escaped convict remaining at large.
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Posted 2017/07/31 22:08:00

Los Angeles confirmed as host of 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles has reached a deal with international Olympic leaders to host the 2028 Summer Games.
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Posted 2017/07/31 18:34:00

Desperate Mosul medics make plea for help

People in Mosul come here to register and if they satisfy the criteria they should receive treatment and support - but Dr Saad has not got a whole lot to offer.
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Posted 2017/07/31 17:43:00

Kremlin says up to Washington to decide which embassy staff to cut

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States can include its local employees among the 755 diplomatic staff it must cut in Russia, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday, tempering the impact of an ultimatum issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Posted 2017/07/31 13:06:14

UK housing and consumer demand weaken as Bank of England meets

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England lending data showed softening consumer demand on Monday, after mortgage approvals fell to a nine-month low in June and previous red-hot growth in unsecured borrowing eased to its weakest in over a year.


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Posted 2017/07/31 12:58:55

Rudd to push Silicon Valley on countering militants

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's home secretary travels to Silicon Valley this week to ask social media companies such as YouTube to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants, a source with knowledge of the visit said.


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Posted 2017/07/31 12:28:11

Attempt to prosecute Blair over Iraq fails in London High Court

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq in 2003.


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Posted 2017/07/31 12:19:50

Russia and China tighten internet controls

Moscow and Beijing are tightening their control over citizens' use of the internet by prohibiting the use of privacy technologies.
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Posted 2017/07/31 10:54:00

Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared in court near Madrid accused of evading €14.7m (£13.1m) in taxes.
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Posted 2017/07/31 10:29:00

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was "very disappointed" in China following Pyongyang's latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution.


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Posted 2017/07/31 10:22:33

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