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Empty British seats in EU parliament go up for grabs post-Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European parliament on Tuesday began divvying-up British seats that will be left empty post-Brexit from 2019 with Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands scooping up most initially. Out of the 73 seats now held by Britain, 27 will be allocated to existing EU states, the parliament’s institutional affairs committee said, as it drew up the make-up ...

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U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel’s office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The interview marked the first time that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is known to have interviewed a member of Trump’s Cabinet. The interview ...

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Britain to set up unit to tackle 'fake news' – May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will set up a new unit to beef up its efforts to counter so-called “fake news” and to try to deter disinformation campaigns by other states, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. May has previously accused Russia of meddling in elections and its state media of planting fake stories and photo-shopped images ...

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Northern Ireland militant splinter group says it will end violent campaign

BELFAST (Reuters) – A small Northern Irish nationalist paramilitary group that has carried out bombings and shootings over the past decade called an end on Tuesday to its armed campaign against British rule of the province. “With immediate effect we will suspend all armed actions against the British State,” Oglaigh na hEireann, which was formed more than 10 years ago ...

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Brexit implementation period has not been agreed with EU – PM May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is still working to agree a transitional agreement on exiting the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday, after a report by The Independent that a deal had been reached. “To suggest that agreement has already been reached would be wrong,” the spokesman said. Reporting By William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill Our ...

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Sainsbury's targets cost savings with store management shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second largest supermarket group, said on Tuesday it would restructure its store management as it seeks to achieve another round of targeted cost savings. All of Britain’s big four food retailers – market leader Tesco, Sainsbury‘s, Asda and Morrisons – are chasing efficiency savings to finance price cuts so they can better compete with discounters ...

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May slaps down foreign minister over health funds

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May slapped down her foreign minister on Tuesday after he demanded more funding for Britain’s public health service, telling him any discussion of money saved from Brexit should be kept private. Boris Johnson, whose promises that Britain’s departure from the European Union would boost funds for the National Health Service helped persuade many voters ...

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High-flying easyJet drives up FTSE; Sky in focus

MILAN (Reuters) – A rally of more than 6 percent in airline easyJet following a trading update drove the FTSE 100 higher on Tuesday, while Sky was in focus after the competition watchdog suggested ways that could make a Fox takeover acceptable. The FTSE rose 0.2 percent by 0913 GMT, slightly underperforming the broader European market as strength in the ...

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High-flying easyJet drives up FTSE; Sky in focus

MILAN (Reuters) – A rally of more than 6 percent in airline easyJet following a trading update drove the FTSE 100 higher on Tuesday, while Sky was in focus after the competition watchdog suggested ways that could make a Fox takeover acceptable. The FTSE rose 0.2 percent by 0913 GMT, slightly underperforming the broader European market as strength in the ...

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UK public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s budget deficit fell by much more than expected last month, helped by an unusually large credit from the European Union and the strongest value-added tax receipts on record. Tuesday’s data will help finance minister Philip Hammond to meet his goal to lower public debt to help the world’s sixth-biggest economy withstand any shocks in the years ...

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