EUROPE

Johnson fears 'waste of time' watered-down Brexit – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign minister Boris Johnson has told friends he is worried that Britain will accept a Brexit deal that leaves it subordinate to Brussels, making the 2016 EU referendum a “total waste of time”, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German counterpart ...

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Stricken oil tanker leaves 10-mile oil slick in East China Sea – CCTV

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) – The burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a 10-mile long oil slick as black smoke continued to billow from the site, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday. Flames and smoke from the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is seen ...

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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25, wounds 63, government says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page. Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily The attack targeted Aviation Square, a commercial area of Baghdad, ...

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Indonesia police rule out bomb as exchange floor collapse injures at least a dozen

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring at least a dozen people under a shower of glass and other debris, an exchange employee and witnesses said. Ambulances are seen following reports of a collapsed structure inside the Indonesian Stock Exchange building in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. ...

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Melrose looks to win over GKN shareholders after spurned 7 billion pound bid

(Reuters) – Turnaround specialist Melrose (MRON.L) plans to meet shareholders in GKN (GKN.L) to convince them of the benefits of its 7 billion pound ($9.61 billion) takeover offer, which had been rejected by management. The British engineering firm GKN rejected Melrose’s offer as “entirely opportunistic” on Friday and set out plans to split its business in two. Melrose said an ...

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Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal. FILE PHOTO – Rohingya refugees are seen in a refugee camp at no-man’s land at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in ...

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William Hill sees 2017 profit beating estimates

(Reuters) – British bookmaker William Hill (WMH.L) said on Monday its adjusted operating profit for 2017 would rise 11 percent year-on-year, ahead of analysts’ expectations, helped by an improving online business and favourable sporting results. FILE PHOTO: A branded sign is displayed outside a William Hill betting shop in London, Britain July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo The company said ...

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Carillion collapses as banks refuse to lend it any more money

LONDON (Reuters) – British construction and services company Carillion collapsed on Monday when banks refused to lend it any more money, throwing hundreds of major projects in doubt and bringing down one of the government’s most important suppliers. Cranes stand on a Carillion construction site in central London, Britain January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Carillion was forced into compulsory liquidation ...

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North Korea requests talks on Olympics with South on January 17 – South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has requested working talks on sending its athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Jan. 17 at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South’s unification ministry said in a mobile text message. FILE PHOTO – Head of the North Korean delegation, Ri Son Gwon talks with South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon during their ...

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Black smoke billows from tanker sinking site as worry grows over sea damage

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) – Black smoke was billowing from the East China Sea site where a burning Iranian oil tanker sank, Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grow about damage to the marine ecosystem from the worst oil ship disaster in decades. Flames and smoke from the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is seen in the East China Sea, on January ...

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