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Frankfurt bankers expect bigger gains from Brexit

Frankfurt bankers expect bigger gains from Brexit

More London banks are expected to pick Frankfurt as a European base as they adjust to post-Brexit restrictions, German financial industry representatives said Monday, even as Britain and the EU hailed progress in divorce talks. "From April there will be sizeable moves" by banks setting...

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May responds to Russia’s expulsion of UK diplomats

May responds to Russia’s expulsion of UK diplomats

Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday delivered her response to the expulsion of 23 British diplomats by the Russian government. Speaking at the annual Conservative Party’s spring conference, May said: “In light of their [Russia’s] previous behavior, we anticipated a response of...

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Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

German authorities said three people were arrested in the northern city of Hannover when Kurdish demonstrators protesting Turkish military attacks in northern Syria clashed with police Saturday. The dpa news agency reported that some of the estimated 11,000 protesters threw plastic...

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Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition: RIA

Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters)- Russia's ambassador to London said he had received a diplomatic note informing him that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition, but that Britain was "hiding" further details, RIA news agency reported Friday. Alexander Yakovenko told the...

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Kremlin: Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

Kremlin: Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

MOSCOW (Reuters)- The Kremlin said Friday that British accusations that President Vladimir Putin was involved in a nerve agent attack in England were shocking and unforgivable, TASS news agency reported. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said earlier on Friday that it was...

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Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

LONDON (AFP)- An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker was on Friday found guilty of attempted murder over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people. "The prosecution argued that Ahmed Hassan made this homemade bomb with the aim of indiscriminately...

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UK position in spy case 'irresponsible': Kremlin

UK position in spy case 'irresponsible': Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters)- Moscow considers Britain's stance in the conflict over the poisoning of a former spy in southern England as "irresponsible" and is preparing to retaliate over London's measures against it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. British Prime Minister Theresa...

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Russia behind chemical attack on ex-spy in Britain: France

Russia behind chemical attack on ex-spy in Britain: France

PARIS (Reuters)- France said Thursday it agreed with Britain that Russia was behind a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in England, President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement. "Since the beginning of the week, the United Kingdom has kept France closely informed of the...

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French watchdogs issue early warning on Paris Olympic cost

French watchdogs issue early warning on Paris Olympic cost

PARIS: Barely six months after Paris was picked to host the 2024 Olympics and more than six years before those Games are scheduled to open, French budgetary watchdogs are warning of cost overruns. To prevent what one French economist, Wladimir Andreff, called "the curse of the...

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UK to expel Russian diplomats over attack: May

UK to expel Russian diplomats over attack: May

LONDON (Reuters)- Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve toxin attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday, adding it was the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years. May said Britain would also...

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Russian exile found dead in London in unexplained circumstances: reports

Russian exile found dead in London in unexplained circumstances: reports

LONDON (AFP)- A former senior Russian executive linked to late Kremlin opponent Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in London in unexplained circumstances, British and Russian media reported Tuesday. Nikolai Glushkov's death comes amid heightened concern following a nerve agent attack...

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Vienna knife attacker had Islamist sympathies

Vienna knife attacker had Islamist sympathies

VIENNA (AFP)- The Austrian of Egyptian origin who was shot dead Sunday night after attacking a soldier with a knife outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna had Islamist sympathies, authorities said. Preliminary indications suggest that the 26-year-old man "clearly had...

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2 German journalists arrested in Greece

2 German journalists arrested in Greece

Two German journalists were arrested in a Greek forbidden military zone near the Turkish border on Friday, local media reported. The arrests of the man and woman, aged 31 and 33 respectively, were made in Didymoteicho district of northeastern Evros province, according to Kathimerini...

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Final details of Brexit deal will be clinched on eve of British exit: junior minister

Final details of Brexit deal will be clinched on eve of British exit: junior minister

LONDON: The final details of a Brexit deal may not be clinched until the eve of Britain's exit in late March 2019 but a deal will be done, British junior foreign minister Mark Field said Thursday. "I think we are going to get to the last week of March 2019 and we are still not going to...

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German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

Dresden, Germany (AFP)- Eight members of a German far-right group were sentenced to jail Wednesday on terrorism and attempted murder charges for a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists. Based in Germany's ex-communist east, the so-called "Freital...

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Slovak PM, minister under pressure to quit over journalist murder

Slovak PM, minister under pressure to quit over journalist murder

BRATISLAVA (AFP) -  Pressure mounted Monday for Slovakia's prime minister and interior minister to resign, after the murder of a journalist who had been probing alleged corruption linked to the governing SMER-SD party. The justice minister, who belongs to the coalition party...

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Italian elections a reminder of 'brutal' migration context: Macron

Italian elections a reminder of 'brutal' migration context: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday Italian election results were a reminder that Europeans should not only fight for lofty ideas but also take into account ordinary citizens' efforts to cope with the strains of immigration. "I take note that, in the world we live in,...

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UK leader tries to ease concerns of banks in Brexit talks

UK leader tries to ease concerns of banks in Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain's prime minister is trying to ease the concerns of bankers after she torpedoed one of their biggest demands during a speech on the country's departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May told the BBC in an interview broadcast Sunday that both sides must...

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