Yulia Skripal: No-one speaks for me

Image copyright Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Yulia Skripal was treated in Salisbury District Hospital for more than a month after being exposed to a nerve agent Yulia Skripal, poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has rejected assistance from the Russian embassy “at the moment”. The 33-year-old, who was discharged from hospital on Monday, said her father is “still seriously ill”. ...

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Volkswagen supervisory board to elect new CEO on Thursday: source

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will hold a meeting of its supervisory board on Thursday to decide on a new chief executive, bringing forward the meeting previously planned for Friday, a source with knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Herbert Diess from the Volkswagen Group presents the new I.D. Vizzion car model during an event at the 88th International ...

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Pope says may summon Chile bishops for meeting on sex abuse crisis

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Pope Francis said in a letter on Wednesday he may summon Chile bishops to Rome for a meeting on the sexual abuse crisis in the South American country. In a letter to the bishops presented by Chilean Episcopal Conference leaders he asked for forgiveness from Chileans and pledged to meet with victims. Reporting by Felipe Itturieta and ...

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Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system

Image copyright WHOI Image caption The circulation system plays a “significant role” in regulating the Earth’s climate by distributing heat around the globe. A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found. They say the Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weaker now than ...

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Federal Reserve policymakers all saw strengthening economy, inflation: minutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All of the Federal Reserve’s policymakers felt that the U.S. economy would firm further and that inflation would rise in the coming months, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting on March 20-21 released on Wednesday showed. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meetings ...

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PML-N does not want retired judge as caretaker PM | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Consultations between the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the opposition have started with the prime minister and the opposition leader holding a third meeting on the matter today. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the PM house to mull over the caretaker government, which will take over after ...

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EU looks to resolve ‘very soon’ row with Poland over rule of law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive on Wednesday said it hoped for a deal “very soon” in a fundamental dispute with Poland over judicial independence and sources said mid-May could be a key date. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir After two years of a ...

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Alexander Perepilichnyy: Lover appears at Russian’s inquest

Image caption The inquest is looking at whether Alexander Perepilichnyy died of natural causes or was unlawfully killed A Russian whistleblower who died in mysterious circumstances seemed nervous the day before his death, his secret lover has told an inquest. Elmira Medynska also said Alexander Perepilichnyy was sick on their last night in Paris a day before he collapsed near ...

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