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Britain to decide Northern Ireland's fate after talks fail

By Ian Graham | BELFAST BELFAST Britain’s Northern Ireland minister must decide whether to call another election, return to direct British rule of the province or give parties more time after talks to form a new regional government failed. Northern Ireland’s parties had until Monday at 1500 GMT to form a new power-sharing government but all said a deal would ...

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FTSE hits one-month low as miners, Babcock slide

By Kit Rees | LONDON LONDON Britain’s top share index hit a one-month low after the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to push his healthcare reforms through Congress hit mining shares and Babcock fell after exiting a contract. The blue chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.8 percent at 7,281.58 points by 0908 GMT, in line with the broader ...

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UK will double export finance available to support trade with Qatar – minister

LONDON Britain will double the amount of export finance available to support trade with Qatar to 4.5 billion pounds, trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday. “No trade between the UK and Qatar should fail for lack of finance and insurance, that is why the UK government … can give buyers and sponsors in Qatar attractive long-term finance to make ...

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Britain to decide Northern Ireland's fate after talks fail

By Ian Graham | BELFAST BELFAST Britain’s Northern Ireland minister must decide whether to call another election, return to direct British rule of the province or give parties more time after talks to form a new regional government failed. Northern Ireland’s parties had until Monday at 1500 GMT to form a new power-sharing government but all said a deal would ...

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Swiss investigate protest sign calling for Erdogan's killing

ZURICH Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether a protest sign calling for the killing of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan violated laws against inciting violence, police said on Monday. People demonstrating in Bern on Saturday against plans to extend Erdogan’s powers held up a sign reading “Kill Erdogan with his own weapons” and pictured a pistol aimed at his head. Turkey’s foreign ...

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Turkish-EU tensions will not disrupt talks on customs union – minister

ISTANBUL Current diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the European Union will not disrupt talks with the bloc on updating the customs union between them, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Monday. Campaigning ahead of an April 16 referendum on boosting President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers has caused strains between Turkey and European countries, including Germany. (Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing ...

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China calls for cooperation on South China Sea

BEIJING China and the countries surrounding the South China Sea should set up a cooperation mechanism to boost exchanges in efforts ranging from disaster relief to safety of navigation, a senior diplomat said in comments reported on Monday. China claims most of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbours Brunei, ...

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South Sudan rebels blame government for aid worker ambush

By Denis Dumo | JUBA JUBA South Sudan rebels said on Monday the government should be held responsible for the killing of six aid workers, the deadliest single assault on humanitarian staff in a three-year civil war. The government said it was too early to say who was behind Saturday’s ambush, an attack condemned as a “heinous murder” by the ...

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France's Le Pen says lacks election funds, has no Russian backing

PARIS French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Monday she had yet to secure all the funding she needs for her election campaign with less than four weeks to go before voting begins. The National Front leader, who is running in second place in the presidential race according to opinion polls, repeated her complaint that French banks ...

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Bank of England to check banks ready for range of Brexit outcomes

LONDON British banks need to prepare for a wide range of potential outcomes and avoid sudden changes to lending as the country gets ready to leave the European Union, Bank of England policymakers said on Monday. Just two days before Prime Minister Theresa May plans to formally notify the European Union that Britain is ready to start two years of ...

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