LONDON: Britain and the EU must not let ideological differences block co-operation over security matters after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May will say in a speech in Munich on Saturday, her office said. Britain says that the issue of security is too important to become entangled in the compromises of Brexit negotiations, and on Friday
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World German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday said he favoured easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N. peacekeepers. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel talks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski 17 Feb 2018 04:25PM
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TOKYO: Japan has okayed plans to let people choose to start drawing their state pensions beyond the age of 70 as it grapples with severe labor shortages, ballooning welfare costs and a shriveling tax base stemming from its greying population. The government said on Friday (Feb 16) it would look to cement the proposals through legal
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China is trying new ways of skimming housing-market froth

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PAN JINGYUAN has little time for traditional family values. The 26-year-old says she has no intention of ever getting married and loves living far from her parents. But Ms Pan is traditional in one way—she sees a home as the best investment for her savings. She plans to buy a small flat in the southern
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China will soon have air power rivalling the West’s

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THERE is no question which country gets the starring role in “The Military Balance”, the latest annual review of the world’s armed forces by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a London-based think-tank. Amid renewed jostling between the world’s great powers, it is the pace of military modernisation in China that stands out. China’s
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Xi Jinping is no longer any old leader

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Except for “Debrett’s Peerage”, no institution pays as much attention to titles as China’s Communist Party. It has already conferred a lot of them on its leader, Xi Jinping. Recently it has topped them off with a description hitherto mainly applied to Mao: lingxiu. It means leader, but conveys far more reverence than the usual
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MIAMI: Police were hunting for a shooter who opened fire on Wednesday (Feb 14) at a high school in Florida, an incident that reportedly left several people injured, officials said. The incident was unfolding at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a city in the southern part of the state between Boca Raton and Fort
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SCHWERTE, Germany: Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) will clash over policy with Angela Merkel in the next government, the main candidate to lead the centre-left party said on Wednesday, adding that the conservative chancellor was approaching the end of her career. Seeking to rally support for a deal to renew an alliance with Merkel’s conservative bloc
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(Reuters Health) – A federal assistance program designed to move low-income families toward financial independence comes up short – but results might improve if families also receive support that helps them deal with traumatic experiences, a new study suggests. The Trauma Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), part of the Department of Health and Human
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Roger Federer delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Ruben Bemelmans in just 47 minutes on Wednesday (Feb 14) as the Swiss star moved just two wins away from becoming the sport’s oldest world number one. The 36-year-old top seed, a two-time champion at the Dutch indoor event, needs to reach the semi-finals to
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Business More banks are poised to join a US$14 billion financing backing U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters Corp , banking sources said on Wednesday. The Thomson Reuters logo is seen on the company building in Times Square, New York, U.S.,
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Health Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment. FILE PHOTO: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaks to media in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. on July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Miller/File Photo 15 Feb 2018 04:00AM Share this content Bookmark REUTERS:
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