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Russian tycoon in talks to sell media holding that angered Kremlin

18 Apr 2017 | 10:45 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 18 (Reuters) Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov is in talks to sell his RBC media holding, which angered some in the Kremlin with its reporting on the business interests of people close to President Vladimir Putin, according to people briefed on the discussions.

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France arrests two men planning "violent" attack ahead of elections

18 Apr 2017 | 7:51 PM

By Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, Apr 18 (Reuters) Two Frenchmen arrested in Marseille today planned an "imminent and violent attack" ahead of the first round of the presidential election on Sunday, France's interior minister said.

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UK finance minister hails sterling gains after snap election announced

18 Apr 2017 | 7:45 PM

LONDON, Apr 18 (Reuters) British finance minister Philip Hammond welcomed gains in sterling against the euro and the dollar today following Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she would hold an early election on June 8.

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Russia's undeclared death toll in Syria battle creeps higher

18 Apr 2017 | 7:42 PM

Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR POCHTOVY, Russia, Apr 18 (Reuters) The death toll among Russian forces in Syria during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyra now stands at 21, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, after information emerged about the deaths of three military contractors.

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Differences over women's retirement age delay pension reform

18 Apr 2017 | 7:26 PM

BRASILIA, Apr 18 (Reuters) Disagreements over changes to the minimum retirement age for women have delayed the presentation of the Brazilian government's pension reform draft until tomorrow, a senior lawmaker said today.

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Britons can show EU preferences in election -EU's Verhofstadt

18 Apr 2017 | 7:23 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 18 (Reuters) British voters can use a snap election called today to show what kind of relationship they want with the European Union, the European Parliament's point-man on Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt, said in a statement.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe impatient over pace of mining reform

18 Apr 2017 | 6:57 PM

HARARE, Apr 18 (Reuters) Zimbabwe's mining industry needs to be "reorganised" so that it contributes more towards the African country's economy, President Robert Mugabe said today.

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Germany hopes Britain's early election leads to more Brexit clarity-media

18 Apr 2017 | 6:55 PM

BERLIN, Apr 18 (Reuters) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he hoped early elections called by British Prime Minister Theresa May would lead to more "clarity and accountability" in Britain's negotiations with the European Union about its exit from the bloc.

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Britain's May decided on early election during holiday in Wales-ITV

18 Apr 2017 | 6:53 PM

LONDON, Apri 18 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that it was during a walking holiday in Wales when she decided she would hold an early election to strengthen her hand in talks with the European Union.

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EU hopes vote gives strong mandate to negotiate Brexit -official

18 Apr 2017 | 6:50 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 18 (Reuters) European Union negotiators hope Theresa May's snap election can produce a strong prime minister with a clear popular mandate to hammer out the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, an EU official said today.

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Criticism of Turkey's electoral board 'politically motivated', minister says

18 Apr 2017 | 6:47 PM

ANKARA, Apr 18 (Reuters) Turkey's minister for European Union affairs lashed out at what he called politically motivated comments against the national electoral board's decision to accept unstamped ballots in Sunday's referendum.

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Fugitive Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard: Extradition hearing begins

Fugitive Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard: Extradition hearing begins

18 Apr 2017 | 6:45 PM

NEW DELHI/ LONDON, Apr 18 (UNI) Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London by the Scotland Yard today.

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Former China Telecom chief pleads guilty to bribery - Xinhua

18 Apr 2017 | 6:33 PM

By Matthew Miller BEIJING, Apr 18 (Reuters) Chang Xiaobing, the former chief executive and chairman of China Telecom Corp, pleaded guilty today to taking bribes at the beginning of his trial, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Opponents seek to annul Turkish vote as Erdogan's new powers become reality

18 Apr 2017 | 6:31 PM

By Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Apr 18 (Reuters) Turkey's main opposition began a battle today to annul a referendum handing President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, while the bar association and an international monitor said an illegal move by electoral authorities may have swung the vote.

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US housing starts fall in March, permits rise

18 Apr 2017 | 6:15 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 18 (Reuters) U.

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Turkish opposition leader says "unprecedented" missing votes in referendum

18 Apr 2017 | 6:01 PM

ANKARA, Apr 18 (Reuters) The deputy chairman of Turkey's main opposition said the number of missing votes in a referendum handing President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers was "unprecedented", after submitting his party's application to annul the results.

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UK election will determine future direction of Scotland - Sturgeon

18 Apr 2017 | 5:51 PM

LONDON, Apr 18 (Reuters) An early general election will help determine the future direction of Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said today, as she seized on Theresa May's announcement to build her case for a second independence referendum.

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US-allied Syrian groups form civilian council to run Raqqa

18 Apr 2017 | 5:47 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 18 (Reuters) US-allied militias in northern Syria announced today the formation of a civilian council to govern Raqqa after their planned capture of the city from Islamic State militants.

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Mattis says North Korea missile test meant to provoke

18 Apr 2017 | 5:43 PM

By Idrees Ali RIYADH, Apr 18 (Reuters) A failed North Korean missile test over the weekend was an attempt by the reclusive country to "provoke something" but the United States would work with China to try and reduce tensions, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today.

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Opponents seek to annul Turkish vote as Erdogan's new powers become reality

18 Apr 2017 | 5:39 PM

By Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA, Apr 18 (Reuters) Turkey's main opposition began a battle today to annul a referendum handing President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, while the bar association and an international monitor said an illegal move by electoral authorities may have swung the vote.

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EU's Tusk spoke to May after snap election call

18 Apr 2017 | 5:33 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 18 (Reuters) European Council President Donald Tusk said he had a "good" telephone conversation with Theresa May today after the British prime minister called for a snap general election.

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Early UK election will not affect Brexit timetable -PM May's spokesman

18 Apr 2017 | 5:31 PM

LONDON, Apr 18 (Reuters) Britain's timetable for leaving the European Union will not be affected by Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call an early national election, her spokesman said today, adding that work towards a Brexit deal would continue.

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Civilians trapped in Mosul could face worst catastrophe in Iraq conflict, UN warns

18 Apr 2017 | 5:28 PM

ERBIL, Iraq, April 18 (Reuters) The fighting in the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are trapped, could turn into the worst humanitarian "catastrophe" in the war against the militants, the United Nations warned today.

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Election a chance for Scotland to boost mandate for independence vote -Sturgeon

18 Apr 2017 | 5:20 PM

EDINBURGH, Apr 18 (Reuters) The decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to call an early election on June 8 gives Scotland a chance to reinforce its democratic mandate to hold an independence referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon suggested today.

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Iran defence minister to visit Moscow on April 25 - RIA

18 Apr 2017 | 5:13 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 18 (Reuters) Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan will visit Moscow on April 25-26 and will take part in a security conference, RIA news agency cited a source in the Iranian embassy as saying today.

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Fugitive Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Fugitive Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in London

18 Apr 2017 | 5:00 PM

Undated, Apr 18 (Reuters) Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who has been pursued by authorities over unpaid loans tied to his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London today, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

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Down in polls, France's Le Pen targets immigration for boost

18 Apr 2017 | 4:58 PM

By John Irish PARIS, Apr 18 (Reuters) Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought today to turn the debate in the final week of France's presidential election to immigration as she looked to reverse a dip in polls.

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Police helicopter carrying 12 crashes in eastern Turkey - security sources

18 Apr 2017 | 4:53 PM

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Apr 18 (Reuters) A Turkish police helicopter carrying 12 people crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli today, the local governor's office said, adding that the crash may have been caused by poor weather conditions.

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Spain's PM called as witness in PP slush fund trial - court

18 Apr 2017 | 4:52 PM

MADRID, Apr 18 (Reuters) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been called to stand as a witness in a trial of members of his ruling People's Party (PP) following a long investigation into an alleged party slush fund, a court spokeswoman said today.

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British PM trying to force "hard Brexit" with election call -Scotland's Sturgeon

18 Apr 2017 | 4:50 PM

EDINBURGH, Apr 18 (Reuters) Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to force Britain into a "hard Brexit" by calling for an early election on June 8, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today.

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