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Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it was “confident” talks with the European Union would move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wants to push the discussion beyond the divorce settlement soon, to offer companies some assurance of what ...

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Exclusive – U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) – Washington’s main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of militias dominated by the Kurdish YPG, believes the United States has a “strategic interest” ...

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Moscow calls 'nonsense' allegations that it meddled in U.S. 2016 elections

Reuters Staff 1 Min Read MOSCOW (Reuters) – Allegations that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential elections in 2016 are groundless, as there have been no criminal cases brought in the United States against those who allowed such alleged meddling, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday. “The lack of real (criminal) cases against those who have been in charge ...

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U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October or November

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. After seven previous rounds that have failed to persuade the adversaries to hold face-to-face talks, let alone make progress, the veteran diplomat outlined a new timetable for ...

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May says still a lot to do in Brexit talks, yet confident

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday there was still a lot to be done in Brexit talks with the European Union but was confident the two would be able to negotiate a deep and special relationship. Earlier, Britain’s Brexit department said it was “confident” talks with the EU would move towards discussing their future relationship in ...

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Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fuelling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency. In a series of posts on Twitter, Trump lashed out at Republican U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake as well as the media, and ...

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Asda returns to sales growth after three years of pain

LONDON (Reuters) – Asda, the British supermarket arm of Wal-Mart (WMT.N), the world’s largest retailer, reported its first underlying sales growth in three years on Thursday and said its back-to-basics turnaround under a new management team was working. Of Britain’s big four supermarket players -– market leader Tesco (TSCO.L), Sainsbury’s (SBRY.L), Asda and Morrisons (MRW.L) — Asda has been hurt ...

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Brother of suspect in UK model kidnap plot denies involvement – lawyer

LONDON (Reuters) – A man accused of being part of a plot to kidnap a British model in Italy denied any involvement in the alleged scheme, his lawyer told a London court on Thursday. Michal Herba, 36, is accused of being part of a plot to abduct, kidnap and detain model Chloe Ayling between July 11 and 17. His brother ...

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Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone as search intensifies

FREETOWN (Reuters) – By Christo Johnson Soldiers and volunteers equipped with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone on Thursday in search of hundreds of bodies that may still be buried days after the incident. Approximately 600 people are missing after a torrent of mud on Monday swept away homes on the edge ...

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Pakistan's Malala 'excited' after winning place at Oxford University

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was “excited” after winning a place to study at Oxford University. Yousafzai said she had been accepted at Oxford to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She joined thousands of other students in Britain in discovering ...

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