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Arconic ends sales of panels used at Grenfell Tower for high-rises

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Arconic Inc said on Monday it was stopping global sales of plastic-filled aluminium cladding panels for use in high-rise buildings after a fire in London's Grenfell Tower, which used those Arconic panels, killed at least 79 people.


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Posted 2017/06/26 19:05:37

May strikes £1 billion deal with DUP to prop up government

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party.


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Posted 2017/06/26 18:54:13

U.S. to list China among worst human trafficking offenders - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour, said a congressional source and a person familiar with the matter, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that have eased under President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2017/06/26 18:51:35

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City - Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:59:01

In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives his travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:46:36

May offers to protect benefits of EU citizens living in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details of her plan to protect the rights of EU nationals living in Britain on Monday, saying the government would work to offer them largely the same benefits as British citizens.


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Posted 2017/06/26 17:03:49

Carney in driving seat in Bank of England rate tussle

LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Carney has recent history on his side as he faces up to the biggest challenge of his leadership of the Bank of England and tries to keep interest rates at their record low.


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Posted 2017/06/26 13:14:49

Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said.


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Posted 2017/06/25 06:22:01

Hopes fade in China as more landslide victims found with over 100 missing

MAO COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for more than 100 people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading of finding survivors.


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Posted 2017/06/25 05:27:46

Time may be nearing for ECB stimulus exit - Weidmann

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.


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Posted 2017/06/25 05:02:37

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt towards mainland China.


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Posted 2017/06/25 03:29:06

Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.


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Posted 2017/06/25 02:27:02

Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM - Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want Chancellor Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:58:58

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:33:22

London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.


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Posted 2017/06/24 21:19:18

Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

BEURUT (Reuters) - Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians. 


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Posted 2017/06/24 20:49:16

Firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

LONDON (Reuters) - Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters were battling a blaze in east London on Saturday after flames engulfed a third-floor apartment in a low-rise block of buildings, injuring one man who was taken to hospital.


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Posted 2017/06/24 19:04:35

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower - emails

LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.


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Posted 2017/06/24 17:52:02

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.


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Posted 2017/06/24 17:40:20

Police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.


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Posted 2017/06/24 15:36:01

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