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Eurogroup puts off Greek funds release, no debt deal – officials

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to ‘patent trolls’ WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent “trolls” to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc’s ...

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Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts

DAKAR Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler’s wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile ...

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Man set on fire during Venezuela protests

CARACAS Photographer Marco Bello has covered many violent scenes during seven weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but he witnessed a particularly shocking incident at the weekend when a crowd set a man on fire. Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government had been marching down a highway, and when security forces blocked their way, ...

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May says has support for long-held immigration target – BBC

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May denied on Monday that her top ministers did not support a target to bring down immigration to the tens of thousands, rejecting reports of a split in her cabinet over one of the issues that drove Britain’s Brexit vote. Asked in a BBC interview whether former finance minister George Osborne was correct when he said ...

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Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan, deepening rift

By Alexandra Ulmer and Maria Ramirez | CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Venezuela’s state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as two months of massive protests show no sign of abating. Chief State Prosecutor Luisa Ortega had stunned the crisis-hit nation in March ...

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May says has support for long-held immigration target – BBC

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May denied on Monday that her top ministers did not support a target to bring down immigration to the tens of thousands, rejecting reports of a split in her cabinet over one of the issues that drove Britain’s Brexit vote. Asked in a BBC interview whether former finance minister George Osborne was correct when he said ...

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France's Macron acts on pledge to clean up politics

By Emmanuel Jarry | PARIS PARIS President Emmanuel Macron’s new government moved quickly on Monday to act on a campaign promise to tighten up on ethical standards in French politics after an election race marred by a embezzlement scandal. Justice Minister Francois Bayrou held talks with leading anti-corruption organisations Transparency International and Anticor and with a Socialist lawmaker who is ...

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Belarus backsliding badly on human rights – U.N. report

GENEVA The Belarus government has returned to a policy of large-scale repression, causing a dramatic deterioration in human rights, according to a report published on Monday for submission to next month’s session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Last month the United States extended sanctions relief for Belarus for a further six months, part of an effort to engage with ...

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France's Macron acts on pledge to clean up politics

By Emmanuel Jarry | PARIS PARIS President Emmanuel Macron’s new government moved quickly on Monday to act on a campaign promise to tighten up on ethical standards in French politics after an election race marred by a embezzlement scandal. Justice Minister Francois Bayrou held talks with leading anti-corruption organisations Transparency International and Anticor and with a Socialist lawmaker who is ...

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Britain won't accept EU's 'obsession' with ECJ in Brexit talks – minister

LONDON Britain will not accept the “one-sided” powers of the European Court of Justice as part of a deal to leave the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Monday, criticising what he called an “ideological obsession” with the court in Brussels. The EU’s plan for negotiating Britain’s departure from the bloc was set on Monday, giving chief negotiator ...

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