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Charlie Gard, 'beautiful little boy' at heart of dispute, dies

LONDON (Reuters) – Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, local media said on Friday. The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness, and his ...

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UK announces fire safety review after tests identify 82 unsafe tower blocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain announced a review of building and fire safety rules on Friday after tests conducted following last month’s deadly tower block blaze in London found a cladding system known to be used on 82 buildings breached regulations. Police have said they believe the system of insulation and cladding panels added during a refurbishment of Grenfell Tower may ...

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Man, apparently drunk, drives into Helsinki crowd, one dead – police

HELSINKI (Reuters) – A man drove a vehicle into a crowd in the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki on Friday and one person had been killed and some people injured, police said. They said they had detained the driver, who was a man in his 50s who appeared to be intoxicated. Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Richard Balmforth ...

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After deadly UK fire, 82 tower blocks found to have unsafe cladding – government

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain announced a review of building and fire safety rules on Friday after tests conducted following last month’s deadly tower block blaze in London found a cladding system known to be used on 82 buildings breached regulations. Police have said they believe the system of insulation and cladding panels added during a refurbishment of Grenfell Tower may ...

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UK finance ministry's top cat toasts first year in office

LONDON (Reuters) – Twenty-two mice scurrying around Britain’s finance ministry have fallen foul of the chief mouser to the Treasury since he took up residence one year ago with a mission to reduce the government department’s rodent population. Gladstone – a black cat named after long-serving 19th century prime minister and chancellor William Gladstone – joined the Treasury from a ...

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Irish PM says he's against any 'economic border' with Northern Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is against the imposition of an “economic border” with Northern Ireland and the Irish government is not going to help Britain design one, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. He was speaking after Northern Irish protestant politicians propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government reacted with fury to a report that Dublin wants ...

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One dead in knife attack in Hamburg supermarket, motive unclear

BERLIN (Reuters) – One person was killed in an attack by a lone knifeman in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, and four more were injured when the man fled the scene, police said. The police said the man had suddenly started attacking customers in the shop, with no immediate indication of any political or ...

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Japan PM – North Korea launched missile, may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday that North Korea had fired a missile that may have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). He added that a meeting of the National Security Council would be convened and that Japan would take every necessary step to ensure the safety of its citizens. Related Coverage Reporting by ...

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Britain ends electronics cabin ban on some flights from Turkey

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Friday lifted a ban on passengers carrying electronic devices in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey after new security measures were introduced, saying other restrictions would be looked at on a case by case basis. Britain joined the United States in imposing restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from ...

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Brexit web tangled by spats over when to leave, Irish border

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s progress towards life outside the European Union became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland’s border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants. It came as the EU’s top negotiator warned that formal talks are set to be delayed, eating up more of the two-year divorce timetable. Negotiations on the future ...

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