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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s top ministers are all frustrated by the slow pace of Brexit negotiations, but her team owes her its loyalty as she negotiates Britain’s departure from the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday. At the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, northern England, Hammond played down
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia’s regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on Sunday after police used batons and rubber bullets to disrupt a banned referendum in a show of force Catalan officials say injured more than 800. Carles Puigdemont’s comments followed a TV address by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano
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BUEA/BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) – Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority Francophone nation, an official and witnesses said. The demonstrations – timed to take place on the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon’s independence from Britain
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region. Police broke down doors to force entry into voting stations as defiant Catalans shouted
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Thousands of Catalans gathered at designated polling stations on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum that has raised fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region. The referendum, declared illegal by Spain’s central government, has thrown the country into its worst constitutional
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police have occupied the Catalan government’s communications hub on the eve of a banned independence referendum which Madrid is attempting to thwart, the regional authority said on Saturday. Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to vote in a ballot that will have no legal status as it has been blocked
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected
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UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place. It was the first time the United States called for punishment of military leaders behind the repression, but
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YANGON (Reuters) – International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care. The latest army campaign in the western state was launched in response
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