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UK police detain man with knives on terror charge near PM May's office

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:54:47 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday a man carrying knives had been arrested on Whitehall, the street home to numerous government ministries in central London, and was being detained under anti-terrorism laws.(image)

Johnson says Corbyn no harmless 'mugwump' but a dire threat

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:39:56 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told voters not to dismiss opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a harmless "mutton-headed old mugwump" but rather to see him as a serious threat to the economy and national security.(image)

EU-27 negotiators show unity ahead of Brexit talks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:27:45 +0100

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union negotiators displayed unity as they met on Thursday to discuss guidelines for divorce negotiations with Britain, seeking to forestall differences that could emerge at a later stage.(image)

Merkel warns Britons - don't delude yourself over Brexit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:20 +0100

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britons on Thursday not to delude themselves that they would continue to enjoy EU rights after Brexit and insisted the bloc would only agree on future ties with London after they have nailed down a deal to leave.(image)

ECB keeps money taps open, nods to euro zone recovery

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:02:57 +0100

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left its ultra-easy policy stance in place on Thursday as inflation continues to undershoot its target but explicitly acknowledged the vigour of the euro zone economy, now on its best run since the global financial crisis.(image)

Le Pen fishes for worker support as polls narrow in French presidential vote

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:31:05 +0100

PARIS/LE GRAU DU ROI, France, (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen took to the sea on Thursday, promising to protect fishing jobs if she beats Emmanuel Macron, her pro-EU, centrist rival whose commanding poll lead has narrowed.(image)

Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport - sources

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:43:02 +0100

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said.(image)

Uber responds to critics with British benefit package for drivers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:11:56 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Drivers working for Uber [UBER.UL] in Britain will be able to access illness and injury cover under a new scheme from the San Francisco-based company, which has faced legal challenges over the way it treats its staff.(image)

Airbus CEO lashes out at Austria over fraud probe

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:36:58 +0100

PARIS/VIENNA (Reuters) - A heated row broke out between Austria and Europe's largest aerospace company on Thursday as Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders accused Vienna of playing politics with a fraud investigation and the government told him to calm down.(image)

UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack - Johnson

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:41:54 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.(image)