Wednesday, 28 June 2017

British police officer tells how he took on London Bridge attackers

LONDON (Reuters) - A police officer who tried to stop three militants as they attacked people on London Bridge earlier this month described on Wednesday how he took on the men armed with just his baton despite being repeatedly stabbed and temporarily blinded.


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U.N. rapporteur, media watchdog slam Qatar-based Al Jazeera closure demands

DUBAI (Reuters) - A United Nations expert and a media freedom watchdog on Wednesday criticised four Arab states for seeking to close Al Jazeera television in a rift with Qatar.


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U.S. says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning this week from Washington not to carry out a chemical weapons attack.


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Carney says to debate rate rise 'in the coming months'

SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) - The Bank of England is likely to need to raise interest rates as the British economy comes closer to operating at full capacity, and will debate this "in the coming months", BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday.


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Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 80 - police

LONDON (Reuters) - British police believe 80 people died or are missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower blaze two weeks ago, but it will be many months before the full death toll is known, the officer leading the investigation said on Wednesday.


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Future of the EU-27 is priority in Brexit negotiations, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and its European Union peers will conduct divorce talks with Britain in a friendly fashion, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, but their priority would nonetheless be to keep the remaining 27 members of the bloc together.


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What is May's working majority? Answer: 13 votes

LONDON (Reuters) - After losing her majority in parliament by betting on a snap June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May must rely on a small Northern Irish party to ensure she can pass legislation.


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