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Indivisible or Flexible? Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Nov 7 – British businessman Simon Boyd recalls winning a big contract to build an aircraft hangar in France – only to lose it because he couldn’t secure the required French insurance in time. “We tried very, very hard to sort it but it was unsortable, because we are not a

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U.K. PM May Says Can Deepen India Trade Ties Before Leaving EU

By Kylie MacLellan and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – Britain should not wait until it leaves the European Union to develop deeper trade ties with India, Prime Minister Theresa May said in New Delhi on Monday, promising to ease access for Indian business travellers but not for its students. Making her first visit

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Vast Moroccan Solar Power Plant is Hard Act for Africa to Follow

By Alister Doyle OUARZAZATE, Morocco, Nov 5 – On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world’s biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union. It is a hard success for other African nations to match as they seek to implement a new global deal

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Signals Release of Documents Before U.S. Election

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Oct 4 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday the organisation would publish around one million documents related to the U.S. election and three governments, but denied the release was aimed at damaging Hillary Clinton. He said the documents would be released before the end of the year, starting with

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Hammond Vows to Protect UK Economy During Brexit, Sterling Falls

By William James and Kylie MacLellan BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 3 – British finance minister Philip Hammond vowed on Monday to protect the economy from any turbulence during negotiations to leave the EU, as sterling fell on worries the country is heading towards a disruptive divorce with its biggest trading partner. Hammond made his promise to

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British PM May to Trigger EU Divorce Process by End of March

BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 2 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the divorce process from the European Union by the end of March, firing the starting gun on the country’s biggest shift in policy since World War Two. May, appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted in June to leave the bloc, has been

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EU Launches Programme to Issue Cash Cards to Migrants in Turkey

ANKARA, Sept 26  – The European Union launched a programme on Monday to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will curb the numbers trying to enter Europe. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) will give refugees pre-paid cards for food, housing,

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Anti-Brexit Group Challenges UK Government over Article 50 Disclosure

LONDON, Sept 24 – A group opposed to Britain’s exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government’s position is that it has no legal obligation to consult

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