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'Crazy Killer' confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mystery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the “Crazy Brabant Killers”, who left 28 people dead in a bizarre string of robberies in the early 1980s. FILE PHOTO: Belgium special forces police secure access during a police operation ...

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BT to cut around 130 jobs in Germany – Frankfurter Allgemeine

BERLIN (Reuters) – BT, Britain’s biggest telecoms group, plans to cut about 130 jobs in Germany, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing Germany chief Stefan Hirscher. The BT communication tower is seen from Primrose Hill in London April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Two thirds of the affected positions will be shifted to lower-cost Hungary and a third will be scrapped entirely, ...

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Transition to be agreed with Brexit trade deal – May

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Monday that any Brexit transition deal would be put together as part of a wider trade agreement – potentially stripping companies of the time they need to prepare to leave the European Union. A view of the City of London, Canary Wharf and the Shard, Britain July 7, 2017. REUTERS/John ...

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Transition to be agreed with Brexit trade deal – May

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Monday that any Brexit transition deal would be put together as part of a wider trade agreement – potentially stripping companies of the time they need to prepare to leave the European Union. A view of the City of London, Canary Wharf and the Shard, Britain July 7, 2017. REUTERS/John ...

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Spanish tourist shot, killed by police in Rio de Janeiro slum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Police shot and killed a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro slum on Monday after the car she was riding in failed to stop at a police road block, authorities said. Police officers leave the Miguel Couto Hospital, where the body of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Ruiz Jimenez, 67, arrived after a shooting by ...

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U.S. needs to work with others on North Korea crisis – Singapore PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday he outlined for President Donald Trump his country’s efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme but also advised the U.S. leader to use talks to help resolve the conflict. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gives a joint statement with U.S. President Donald Trump in the ...

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Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

ANKARA (Reuters) – The mayor of Ankara said on Monday he will step down this week, the fifth mayor from the ruling party to quit in recent weeks in the face of demands for a purge of local politics by President Tayyip Erdogan. File photo: Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek (C) attends an event as part of his election campaign in ...

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U.N. says Sri Lanka's delay in post-war reconciliation involves risks

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Long delays in Sri Lanka’s post-war reconciliation is not without cost, and its government should implement measures to resolve outstanding issues, the United Nations said on Monday. President Maithripala Sirisena’s government in 2015 agreed with the U.N. to investigate alleged war crimes in the final phase of a 26-year civil war. It then requested a two-year extension ...

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Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. Iraq is one of the few countries allied closely to both the United States and Iran, and Tillerson’s ...

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Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. Iraq is one of the few countries allied closely to both the United States and Iran, and Tillerson’s ...

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