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British PM May to chair security meeting on poisoning of former Russian double agent

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain’s National Security Council on Monday to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants’ cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia. ...

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Crufts’ live final disrupted by Peta animal activists

Image copyright PA Image caption Activists claim Crufts rewards “extreme breeding” of dogs Intruders disrupted the live broadcast of the Crufts dog show as the top prize was awarded. Two intruders, said by Crufts to be part of the animal rights group Peta, ran into the show arena at Birmingham’s NEC as the winner claimed her prize. Yvette Short, from ...

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Senate chair: PML-N, allies name Zafarul Haq against opposition’s Sadiq Sanjrani | Pakistan

Newly-elected senators taking oath today. Photo: PTV  ISLAMABAD: The ruling party, along with its allies, will be contesting today for the top posts of the Upper House of Parliament against the opposition parties and independents from Balochistan.  The Senate session began a little after 10am today. The first order of business was the administering of oath to the newly-elected senators ...

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China’s attendance at Vatican organ conference hailed as boon to ties, peace

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s attendance at a Vatican conference on combating organ trafficking underlines improving ties between China and the Church and will build momentum for better relations in other areas, a former senior Chinese official said. FILE PHOTO – Then Deputy Health Minister Huang Jiefu speaks during a group session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in ...

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Indian Wells: Simona Halep avoids upset but Jelena Ostapenko & Petra Kvitova beaten

Halep was beaten in the Australian Open final by Caroline Wozniacki earlier this year Simona Halep survived a scare to reach the BNP Paribas Open fourth round at Indian Wells but French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was beaten. Romanian top seed Halep lost the first set against 19-year-old American Caroline Dolehide, the world number 165, but won 1-6 7-6 (7-3) ...

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UBS sees ‘business as normal’ as it contests Hong Kong suspension

HONG KONG (Reuters) – UBS (UBSG.S) has told staff that it is “business as normal”, after the Swiss bank revealed on Friday it is fighting an 18-month suspension in Hong Kong from leading initial public offerings (IPOs). FILE PHOTO: A UBS advertisement is displayed on top of a commercial building in Hong Kong, China May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo ...

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Artist Ai Weiwei unfazed by China ending presidential term limits

SYDNEY (Reuters) – China’s removal of presidential term limits, effectively letting President Xi Jinping hold office for life, will have no impact on the its culture, artist Ai Weiwei said on Monday, as he unveiled a giant artwork in Sydney depicting asylum seekers. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stands in front of his artwork consisting of a 60-metre rubber raft installation ...

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