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Show some patriotism, UK minister tells broadcasters over Brexit

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – A prominent Brexit campaigner and leading member of Britain’s government has scolded a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patriotism when asked why the country was in such political turmoil.

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China’s party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West’s monopoly

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

BEIJING (Reuters) – The West’s monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations’ decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China’s ruling Communist Party said on Saturday.

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UAE’s Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is ‘not escalation but parting ways’

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

DUBAI (Reuters) – A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a boycott on the small Gulf Arab nation this month, “the alternative is not escalation but parting ways”.

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Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines’ base extension: Russian embassy

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO’s northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

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Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

DUBAI(Reuters) – President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture and abuse.

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Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe.

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China, U.S. agree aim of ‘complete, irreversible’ Korean denuclearization

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be “complete, verifiable and irreversible”, Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

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Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

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Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 100 people

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

BEIJING (Reuters) – A landslide on Saturday morning in China’s southwestern Sichuan province has buried the homes of around 100 people, according to the official Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities.

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Corruption charges against Brazil’s Temer expected to come in waves -source

/  24.06.2017  /  World 

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top federal prosecutor will level corruption charges against President Michel Temer one at a time instead of making all the accusations at once, a strategy aimed at weakening his defense, a source with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters on Friday.

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