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Pledging to tackle inequality, May seeks identity beyond Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Tuesday to "hold a mirror up to society" with a study showing sharp racial disparities in Britain, as she looks for a way to demonstrate her leadership is about more than just delivering Brexit.


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Posted 2017/10/10 13:40:40

World economic growth improving, even as U.S., UK potential slows - IMF

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The current broad-based global economic upswing will likely be sustained this year and next, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, with gains in most of the world offsetting sluggish outcomes in the United States, Britain and India.


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Posted 2017/10/10 13:37:18

Catalonia nears possible independence proclamation despite Madrid warnings

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan police tightened their guard on the region's parliament on Tuesday where secessionists have threatened to adopt a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain despite warnings from Madrid of swift counter-measures.


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Posted 2017/10/10 13:35:58

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Tuesday launched its first bid to improve relations between Buddhists and Muslims since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.


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Posted 2017/10/10 12:32:24

UK stuck in slow growth gear, BoE on course to raise rates

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit-bound economy remains stuck in a low gear but is probably not weak enough to dissuade the Bank of England from raising interest rates next month, economic data showed.


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Posted 2017/10/10 12:20:54

BAE to cut 2,000 jobs as CEO Woodburn tackles Typhoon fighter order stall

LONDON (Reuters) - BAE Systems will shed 2,000 jobs as new chief executive Charles Woodburn tries to shake up Britain's biggest defence contractor in the face of dwindling orders for the Typhoon fighter jet.


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Posted 2017/10/10 12:03:42

Arrest after police release images of abused child

German police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing a young girl after taking the unusual step of releasing unblurred photographs of the victim.
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Posted 2017/10/10 10:50:00

Major supermarket chain hit by cyberattack

Hackers have attempted to steal credit card information from the owner of Ireland's most popular supermarket.
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Posted 2017/10/10 10:48:00

UK factories pick up the pace, keep rate hike in view

LONDON (Reuters) - British factories had their strongest two months of 2017 in July and August, suggesting the Bank of England remains on track to raise interest rates soon, but the deficit in trade in goods hit an all-time high.


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Posted 2017/10/10 10:36:53

Trump calls for NFL tax changes over protests

Donald Trump has called for an end to the NFL's "massive" tax breaks because of players kneeling during the national anthem..
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Posted 2017/10/10 10:33:00

Trump calls for NFL tax changes over protests

Donald Trump has called for an end to the NFL's "massive" tax breaks because of players kneeling during the national anthem.
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Posted 2017/10/10 10:33:00

Catalonia nears possible independence proclamation despite Madrid warnings

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Police tightened security at Catalonia's parliament on Tuesday as regional leader Carles Puigdemont prepared to address a session that may unilaterally declare independence from Spain despite Madrid's warnings of counter-measures.


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Posted 2017/10/10 10:16:01

BAE Systems to cut nearly 2,000 jobs after Typhoon orders slow

LONDON (Reuters) - British defence company BAE Systems announced nearly 2,000 job cuts on Tuesday, mostly at its military aircraft operations after orders for its Typhoon fighter jet slowed.


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Posted 2017/10/10 10:14:24

Myanmar takes first step towards calming communal hatred

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar launched on Tuesday its first bid to improve relations between followers of different religions since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.


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Posted 2017/10/10 10:09:10

Fire crews battle as deadly California wildfires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled overnight to contain wildfires in Northern California, evacuating residents in the path of 15 separate blazes that have killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.


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Posted 2017/10/10 09:51:28

Gunmen kill two in attack on university convoy in Kenya

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa on Tuesday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said.


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Posted 2017/10/10 09:42:46

North Korean missiles will be able to reach U.S. after modernisation - Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea's leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometres (1864.11 miles) that will be able to reach U.S. territory after modernisation, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.


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Posted 2017/10/10 09:25:19

EU parliament head challenges ECB over bad loan guidelines

MILAN (Reuters) - The head of the European parliament has challenged the European Central Bank over how new guidelines for bank bad loans are being set, escalating a row between Italy and the ECB over the proposed measures.


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Posted 2017/10/10 09:19:41

Domestic banks help FTSE edge ahead

MILAN (Reuters) - Britain's top share index inched up on Tuesday after finding support in gains among domestic banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds following a broker upgrade on hopes of a softer exit from the European Union.


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Posted 2017/10/10 09:06:56

Court case may unleash political storm in Oz

Australia's highest court has begun a three-day hearing to decide whether lawmakers with dual citizenship are eligible to sit in parliament.
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Posted 2017/10/10 07:45:00