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'Hard Brexit' could cost U.K. $81 billion a year

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the Brexit process by the end of March 2017.              
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Donald Trump pledged to pour millions of his own dollars into his presidential bid Wednesday, in defiance of the seemingly unstoppable momentum building behind Hillary Clinton
An Australian theme park defended its safety standards Thursday following the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning ride, while admitting it had not been in touch with grieving relatives of those
South Korean prosecutors Thursday set up a high-powered "task-force" to probe a widening scandal involving alleged influence-peddling by a close confidante of President Park Geun-Hye
Hundreds of people packed out an Indonesian court Thursday for the verdict in the sensational trial of a young woman accused of murdering her college friend with poisoned coffee at an upmarket cafe
Special forces from China and Saudi Arabia have held their first joint anti-terrorism drills, state media reported Thursday, China's latest effort to expand security ties with countries in the Middle
Samsung Thursday acknowledged technical problems that killed off its Galaxy Note 7 may extend beyond its battery, and vowed an ongoing probe would examine all elements of the flagship smartphone
Syria-bound flotilla no longer to stop in Cueta, saving Spain from further criticism
Foreign minister says despite differences, Berlin views Ankara as important for Syria, wider Middle East
MILAN (AP) — A series of small temblors have continued to shake a mountainous region of central Italy, further unsettling thousands of residents displaced by a pair of powerful aftershocks to the dea
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy was justified in fatally shooting a man who went on a stabbing rampage in a mall restaurant. Bristol District
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman in a Chicago Cubs jersey climbed onto a man’s shoulders to pose for — what else? — a selfie in front of the cherry-red marquee at Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpar
However, the NHS was still found to provide some of the best healthcare in the world.
All the four members of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) have received quadrupled monthly salaries, having added a 150% premium to the basic rate of their pay along with a bonus, a
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party concludes a key meeting this week aimed at shoring up internal discipline and asserting General Secretary Xi Jinping’s authority. The gatheri
Hailing the contribution of British-Indians, Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would highlight their success during her first official visit to India next month.
Capital flight from Greek banks last year has boosted deposits in Bulgaria and Romania, English-language Kathimerini says. Deposits in Bulgaria rose 10% last year, while in its neighbor Romania the va
Two strong aftershocks hit central Italy, destroying churches and homes and knocking out power, just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State violation reports say three staffers at a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia restrained and punched a 17-year-old student, who eventually died, a
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a cross-state string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where the s
Hillary Clinton captured 49 percent of likely young voters' support while Donald Trump received 21 percent in a four-way race.
A senior Australian politician apologises for using his chauffeur to transport his dogs 120km (80 miles) to his country house.
The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.
As many as 97 people are missing after a boat carrying more than 100 migrants sank off the Libyan shore
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning Thursday. Two former allies of Republican Gov. C
CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is offering a reminder of a lost tradition both grim and stately: the New England town hearse. Horse-drawn hearses were once ordinary in villages across the region.
The board of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, has unexpectedly replaced Cyrus Mistry as chairman. Ratan Tata has been named as interim chairman while a selecti
GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2018. The ballot measure is 62 pages long and aims to regulate the entire cannabis industry
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico’s largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the pa
WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of U.S. students still lack a solid grasp of science despite some modest gains by fourth and eighth graders, especially girls and minorities. The problem is partic
A police officer is shot dead and many people are hurt as anti-government protests are organised in cities across Venezuela.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have released video of a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia that shows an SUV back into the store’s glass front and as many as seven suspec
Chinese Conglomerate HNA said it paid US$6.5bn for the stake previously owned by Hilton's biggest shareholder Blackstone. Chinese companies have increasingly been investing in
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to work together to put more pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, Japanese Vice
ROME (AP) — The Latest on two strong aftershocks that shook central Italy (all times local): 4:00 a.m. There has been major structural damage to the town of Ussita following two strong aftershocks in

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