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Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation’s “Iron Lady” who was one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of Russia. FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian presidential Read more ›

DUP says will vote against Brexit deal unless backstop removed

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster speaks, at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN (Reuters) – The leader of the small Northern Irish party propping up Prime Minister Theresa May’s Read more ›

Nigeria’s Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

ABUJA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term at a Feb. 16 election. Buhari, a military ruler in the early 1980s, in 2015 became Read more ›

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union. Source link

Support in UK for more tax and spending at 15-year high – survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Support in Britain for increased levels of tax to fund more public spending has hit a 15-year high, according to a survey published on Friday, after nearly a decade of government efforts to cut its budget deficits. Read more ›

Carney warns of ‘no-deal’ Brexit house price crash – newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s property market would crash and mortgage rates spiral up in the event of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, with house prices falling 35 percent over three years, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told ministers, The Times Read more ›

Brexit talks ‘closing in on workable solutions’, Raab says

LONDON (Reuters) – British and European Union negotiators are “closing in on workable solutions” to the outstanding issues in Brexit talks, Britain’s Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said after a phone call with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Britain’s Secretary of Read more ›

Iran anti-money laundering law faces challenge as deadline looms

DUBAI (Reuters) – A top Iranian constitutional body has demanded changes to anti-money laundering measures passed by parliament, state-run media said on Saturday, as Tehran nears a deadline to pass legislation to help it attract investment while facing U.S sanctions. Read more ›