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UK lawmakers vent anger at PM May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even an outright halt to the ...

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U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations has yet to decide if violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday. “We are yet looking at the legal boundaries of that,” Sanghera said. “It could meet the boundaries, but we haven’t yet made ...

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons programme – draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. The statement, to be delivered after a discussion among leaders on Thursday evening, will follow the latest EU sanctions agreed on Monday by foreign ministers, which go beyond United Nations ...

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EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels “sufficient and targeted funding” for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is. The EU has spent billions of euros in recent years on keeping a lid on immigration from the Middle ...

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Maltese prime minister promises reward to uncover journalist killer

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying no expense would be spared in solving the crime. Caruana Galizia, who regularly lambasted Muscat in her popular blogs, was killed on Monday by a bomb, which tore apart her car as she ...

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EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels “sufficient and targeted funding” for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is. The EU has spent billions of euros in recent years on keeping a lid on immigration from the Middle ...

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FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) – The Football Association made a public apology to England women’s soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were “discriminatory on grounds of race” made to them by former manager Mark Sampson. Senior FA officials later admitted to failings as they came under fire from MPs at a four-hour parliamentary inquiry where they ...

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FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) – The Football Association made a public apology to England women’s soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were “discriminatory on grounds of race” made to them by former manager Mark Sampson. Senior FA officials later admitted to failings as they came under fire from MPs at a four-hour parliamentary inquiry where they ...

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One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) – At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Police have broken up a series of protests in recent days against a bill to let the 73-year-old president stand again in 2021 elections – the constitution ...

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EU to ease tensions with Turkey despite Merkel's tougher stance

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After months of verbal jousting with Turkey, European Union leaders will take a more conciliatory stance towards Ankara at a summit on Thursday, although some still want to cut aid linked to Turkey’s stalled EU membership bid. German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised the debate with EU leaders during her re-election campaign last month to discuss ending accession ...

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