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May to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain’s future trading position up in the air. But EU officials expect no movement in negotiating positions from either side before the other 27 leaders deliver a verdict on progress ...

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Sainsbury's cutting 2,000 jobs in UK

(Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group behind Tesco, is seeking to cut up to 2,000 jobs, mainly in its payroll and human resources departments, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. Sainsbury’s is consulting on measures that would lead to a loss of 1,400 jobs by removing all in-store human resource and payroll clerk roles, the spokesman said. Some ...

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. Madrid has threatened to put Catalonia, which accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy, under direct central rule if its regional government does not abandon independence ...

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After victory in Raqqa over IS, Kurds face tricky peace

RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Kurdish groups who led the fight against Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa must navigate a complex peace to avoid ethnic tension with the city’s Arab majority and to secure critical U.S. aid. The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which finally vanquished Islamic State in Raqqa on Tuesday face a big task rebuilding a city ...

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FTSE inches down, Merlin collapses on poor summer trading

LONDON (Reuters) – British shares edged lower on Tuesday, with a flurry of trading updates driving sharp swings in individual stocks including tourist attractions operator Merlin Entertainments, which plummeted after disappointing summer sales. The FTSE .FTSE ended the day 0.1 percent lower, weighed down by a pullback in mining stocks as metals slipped from three-year peaks hit on Monday. The ...

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British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday. After four militant attacks this year that killed 36 people in Britain – the deadliest spate since the London ...

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Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April. The couple, whose official title is Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced last month that Kate was pregnant and that she was suffering from severe morning sickness, but the date of the baby’s arrival was not disclosed. In ...

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EU rebuffs May, demands more concessions on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union told Britain on Tuesday it must make more concessions in talks over its departure from the bloc, offering little hope of a breakthrough for Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit later this week. May travelled to Brussels on Monday for dinner with senior EU officials, hoping to nudge the Brexit talks forward to ...

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British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday. After four militant attacks this year that killed 36 people in Britain – the deadliest spate since the London ...

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, anti-government protests form

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. The Spanish government has threatened to put Catalonia, which accounts for a fifth of the economy, under direct central rule if its government does not abandon ...

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