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UPDATE 4-Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine

Reuters / World

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers…

Sunday, Nov 19

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Britain to submit "Brexit bill" proposal before December EU meeting

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons.

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Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

Reuters / UK

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Gerry Adams: Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace

Reuters / World

DUBLIN (Reuters) - As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment…

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Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

Reuters / UK / World

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention…

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

Reuters

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the…

Friday, Nov 17

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Britain to pay 400 million-pound debt to Iran soon, Iranian envoy says

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will soon repay a decades-old debt of over 400 million pounds to Iran, the Iranian ambassador said on Friday, adding that the payment was not linked to the case of a British-Iranian charity worker jailed in Iran.

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UPDATE 1-Fox shares rise on signs of more takeover interest

Reuters / Finance

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares were up 3 percent in trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Exclusive - North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

Reuters / World

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons programme would remain as a deterrent against a U.S.…

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been …

Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in N.Korea

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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UPDATE 5-Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, sporty Roadster

Reuters / Technology

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the…

Thursday, Nov 16

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EU to press May at summit, UK dismisses Brexit offer talk

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - European Union leaders will press Theresa May to meet their conditions soon for launching post-Brexit trade talks when she holds talks on the sidelines of a summit in Sweden on Friday, EU officials said.

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Britain denies £400 million debt to Iran linked to bid to free jailed aid worker

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday that moves towards paying half a billion dollars to Iran for a debt owed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution had nothing to do with a bid to secure the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid…

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Britain prepares 400-million pound transfer to Iran

Reuters / UK

Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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Congress prepares for first vote on tax cut plan

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Wall Street falls as energy tracks oil lower; tech weighs

Reuters / Markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as energy sector shares dropped for a fourth straight session, tracking crude prices, while tech, the best performing sector this year, weighed the most on the S&P 500.

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UK's Johnson vows no stone unturned to free aid worker jailed in Iran

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her…

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Scotland becomes minimum alcohol price trailblazer in bid to boost public health

Reuters / UK

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking.

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UK has reservations about diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran, husband says

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reservations about granting diplomatic protection to an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran, her husband said on Wednesday.

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Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression - reports

Reuters / World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum - Times newspaper

Reuters / Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper…

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Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

Reuters / Markets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

Going strong after 70 years: UK's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate platinum anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

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Russia's Defence Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

Reuters

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was…

Tuesday, Nov 14

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Duterte berates Canada's Trudeau at end of Philippines summit

Reuters / UK / World

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada's Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including U.S.…

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Tanks seen near Zimbabwe capital but streets calm as political tensions rise

Reuters / World

HARARE (Reuters) - Armoured vehicles were seen heading towards Harare but the streets of the Zimbabwe capital remained calm, a day after the armed forces chief said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge of supporters of a vice…

Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

Reuters / World

ANKARA (Reuters) - Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them.