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PM May to trigger Brexit on March 29 – spokesman

By William James and Gabriela Baczynska | LONDON/BRUSSELS LONDON/BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union, on March 29, a spokesman for the British leader said on Monday. The United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, ...

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EU's Tusk to issue Brexit guidelines within 2 days of March 29

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday he would present the other 27 European Union states with draft Brexit negotiating guidelines within 48 hours from the moment Britain formally triggers its exit from the bloc. London said on Monday it would launch the two-year withdrawal process on March 29. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alastair Macdonald) ‘); ...

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$60 million 'Pink Star' diamond to be auctioned by Sotheby's

LONDON A 59.60-carat mixed cut diamond known as “The Pink Star” will be auctioned in Hong Kong next month by Sotheby’s which said it could fetch upwards of $60 million to make it the most expensive diamond of its kind ever sold. The pink diamond is the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever graded by the Geological Institute ...

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Prime central London sales hit an all-time low in 2016

LONDON The number of London’s top-end city centre homes sold last year fell to a record low, according to an analysis of official data, continuing a trend of falling demand due to increases in property tax and the Brexit vote. Sales of top houses and apartments in prime central London fell by 29 percent to 3,330, the residential fund London ...

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PM May to trigger Brexit on March 29 – spokesman

By William James and Gabriela Baczynska | LONDON/BRUSSELS LONDON/BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union, on March 29, a spokesman for the British leader said on Monday. The United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, ...

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Champagne producers blame Brexit for 2016 sales decline

PARIS Sales of champagne fell last year as a weaker pound weighed on British demand in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, France’s main champagne industry body said on Monday. Sales to Britain, still the biggest export market by volume, fell 8.7 percent to 31.2 million bottles, the CIVC industry association said. By value, British exports tumbled 14 percent ...

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After Saudi king, China warmly welcomes Israel's prime minister

By Michael Martina | BEIJING BEIJING China welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday just days after hosting Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion with Riyadh, as China steps up its tentative engagement with the Middle East. China has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy, despite ...

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Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee to face senators in marathon hearing

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face tough scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing starting on Monday, with Democrats seeking to make the case that he is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the president. (Graphic: Confirming Gorsuch: How it works – here) In a bid to place hurdles ...

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Ousted South Korea leader Park turns to loyalists for defence

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL SEOUL A lawyer known as her “bullet-proof vest” is on former South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s legal team. So are two failed candidates for parliament from her ruling party. Park has turned to a group of loyalists for her legal defence as she faces questioning on Tuesday from prosecutors as a criminal suspect in a ...

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Germany says Erdogan's Nazi comparisons are unacceptable

BERLIN Germany on Monday dismissed as unacceptable an accusation by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that Chancellor Angela Merkel is “applying Nazi methods” against Turks and Turkish officials in Germany. “Nazi comparisons are unacceptable in any form,” a German government spokeswoman said, adding that it was up to Turkey to tone down its rhetoric and avert damage to relations between the ...

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