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- Sparks fly in Moscow as Russia and Britain trade accusations over spy poisoning
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:00:01 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain accused Moscow on Wednesday of running an assassination program to eliminate its enemies, while Russia said Britain may itself have orchestrated the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England.
- Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:41:17 -0400
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
- France's Sarkozy told he suspected of taking Gaddafi election money
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:41:14 -0400
NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French former president Nicolas Sarkozy was told after two days in custody on Wednesday that he is being formally treated as a suspect as magistrates investigate claims his 2007 election campaign got funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
- EU's Tusk confirms Brexit transition offer to London
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:11:12 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Friday offer Britain a Brexit transition deal, the summit chair Donald Tusk said - but the deal will only be finalized if London honours its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar.
- Plane taking freed Nigerian schoolgirls to capital Abuja: Reuters witness
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:45:13 -0400
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A plane carrying scores of Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Islamist Boko Haram militants on Wednesday has taken off from Maiduguri for the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness reported.
- Devolved UK parliaments pass bills to keep current powers after Brexit
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:55:55 -0400
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales on Wednesday approved bills that aim to keep their current powers unchanged after Brexit, a backstop in case a dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May's government drags on.
- Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:16:29 -0400
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.
- Merkel seeks cohesion and renewal in angst-ridden Germany
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:18:41 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday charged her new government with healing divisions in German society that have fueled the far-right, equipping the economy for the digital era and bolstering the European project.
- Hamas says searching for suspect in attack on Palestinian PM
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:35:36 -0400
GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said on Wednesday it was searching for a prime suspect in a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza.
- Dutch approve spy agency tapping powers in referendum: exit poll
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:32:06 -0400
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch voters on Wednesday approved a referendum granting spy agencies the power to install bulk taps on Internet traffic, even as news of Facebook's 50 million user profile leak returned digital privacy issues to the fore.