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  • UK to scrutinize takeover of satellite firm Inmarsat

    UK to scrutinize takeover of satellite firm Inmarsat0

    FILE PHOTO: Staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat work in front of a screen showing subscribers using their service throughout the world, at their headquarters in London March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday it would scrutinize the acquisition of satellite communications firm Inmarsat (ISA.L) by a private equity-led consortium

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  • Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier

    Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier0

    SUR BAHER, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli forces demolished a cluster of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of protests and international criticism. Israel said the 10 apartment buildings, most of them still under construction, had been built illegally and posed a security risk to

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  • Britain’s beaming Prince George celebrates sixth birthday

    Britain’s beaming Prince George celebrates sixth birthday0

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince George turned six on Monday with his parents releasing pictures of their grinning eldest son wearing an England soccer shirt to mark the occasion. The birth of George, the third-in-line to the throne and the oldest of Prince William and wife Kate’s three children, caused a media frenzy in 2013.

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  • Zip-wire calamity to wild rugby tackles: The comedic face of UK’s Johnson

    Zip-wire calamity to wild rugby tackles: The comedic face of UK’s Johnson0

    FILE PHOTO: London’s Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to

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  • Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

    Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options0

    DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. Little clue has been given by Britain on how it plans

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  • In direct challenge, black-clad protesters deface Beijing’s Hong Kong office

    In direct challenge, black-clad protesters deface Beijing’s Hong Kong office0

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters descended on China’s representative office in Hong Kong on Sunday, as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing. Millions have rallied over the past two months in an

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