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03/22/2018 02:15 AM
France's Sarkozy told he suspected of taking Gaddafi election money
NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French former president Nicolas Sarkozy was told after two days in custody on Wednesday that he is being formally treated as a suspect as magistrates investigate claims his 2007 election campaign got funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

03/22/2018 01:10 AM
Chinese paper says China should prepare for military action over Taiwan
BEIJING (Reuters) - A widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan, and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea, after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan.

03/22/2018 12:31 AM
Sparks fly in Moscow as Russia and Britain trade accusations over spy poisoning
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain accused Moscow on Wednesday of running an assassination program to eliminate its enemies, while Russia said Britain may itself have orchestrated the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England.

03/22/2018 12:03 AM
French civil servants, rail staff strike in test for Macron
PARIS (Reuters) - Teachers, hospital nurses, train conductors and airline controllers will walk off the job and take to the streets across France on Thursday in a test of public anger with President Emmanuel Macron's reform drive.

03/21/2018 11:32 PM
Dutch approve spy agency tapping powers in referendum: exit poll
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch voters on Wednesday approved a referendum granting spy agencies the power to install bulk taps on Internet traffic, even as news of Facebook's 50 million user profile leak returned digital privacy issues to the fore.

03/21/2018 10:45 PM
Plane taking freed Nigerian schoolgirls to capital Abuja: Reuters witness
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A plane carrying scores of Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Islamist Boko Haram militants on Wednesday has taken off from Maiduguri for the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness reported.

03/21/2018 10:11 PM
EU's Tusk confirms Brexit transition offer to London
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Friday offer Britain a Brexit transition deal, the summit chair Donald Tusk said - but the deal will only be finalized if London honours its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar.

03/21/2018 09:55 PM
Devolved UK parliaments pass bills to keep current powers after Brexit
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales on Wednesday approved bills that aim to keep their current powers unchanged after Brexit, a backstop in case a dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May's government drags on.

03/21/2018 05:16 PM
Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

03/21/2018 04:41 PM
Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.