BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer attends a news conference after
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(Reuters) – A federal judge ordered the U.S. government on Thursday to begin processing asylum claims for dozens of migrant parents and children that had been separated at the southern border under the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy. FILE PHOTO: Activists protest to denounce the separation of children from their families at the U.S.
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy’s Prime Minister defended the country’s “beautiful” 2019 budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism of it from Brussels as European authorities stepped up pressure for changes to a draft that breaches the bloc’s fiscal rules. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday dismissed media reports that France was preparing to impose visas on British travellers in case of a no-deal Brexit. French President Emmanuel Macron holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir “It’s fake news, as some
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the U.S. buyout firm which is relying on Saudi Arabia to provide half the money for its planned $40 billion infrastructure fund, waved off concerns about funding on Thursday even as controversy rages over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist that has frayed relations between Wall Street
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(Reuters) – Steve Penny, the former USA Gymnastics president, was arrested on Wednesday night in Tennessee on charges he tampered with evidence in the case of Larry Nassar, the disgraced team doctor convicted of sexually assaulting athletes, the U.S. Marshals Service said. FILE PHOTO: Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics invokes his 5th amendment
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media as she arrives at the European
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(Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep pulled out of next week’s WTA Finals due to a lower back injury on Thursday, handing first alternate Kiki Bertens a spot at the season-ending eight-woman event in Singapore for the first time. FILE PHOTO: Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates with the French Open trophy at Roland Garros, Paris,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held high-profile talks with his Chinese counterpart on Thursday, as the United States seeks to forge to more resilient military ties that can withstand mounting pressure between the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor
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