Monday, 22 May 2017

South Korea's ex-leader Park abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye abused her power and pressured companies to pay her tens of millions of dollars in bribes, a prosecutor told a Seoul court at the start of her corruption trial on Tuesday.


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Merkel's CDU, pro-business liberals gain ground in poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened the lead over their Social Democrat rivals, according to a poll published on Tuesday, which showed her party and the pro-business Free Democrats winning enough seats to govern together.


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Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people.


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British police say a number of fatalities at Ariana Grande concert

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said there were a number of fatalities in a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester on Monday.


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SNP to insist on Scotland's right to chose Brexit or independence

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Scottish National Party (SNP) will insist on Scotland's right to decide its own future as Britain leaves the European Union, according to a policy document to be published on Tuesday.


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UK union begins battle for workers' rights at Deliveroo

LONDON (Reuters) - A British union started a legal battle on Tuesday to secure rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay for people working for food courier firm Deliveroo, the latest attempt to regulate the so-called gig economy.


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Witnesses report hearing 'huge bang' at British venue where Ariana Grande was performing - Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Witnesses reported hearing a huge bang at a music venue in northern England where U.S. pop star Ariana Grande was giving a concert, Sky News said on Monday.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-security-manchester-idUKKBN18I2OV?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews