Opposition Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government had stalled. The newspaper had said talks had stalled due to a Conservative desire for post-Brexit deregulation including pursuing a U.S. trade deal. “There has to be access to European markets and above all there has to […]

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Opposition Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government had stalled. The newspaper had said talks had stalled due to a Conservative desire for post-Brexit deregulation including pursuing a U.S. trade deal. “There has to be access to European markets and above all there has to […]

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Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week

ANKARA (Reuters) – Electoral officials ordered a second recount of votes in an east Istanbul district on Monday, after two weeks of appeals by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party against results showing it had narrowly lost control of Turkey’s largest city. Repeated AKP challenges to the initial results have led to growing frustration among supporters of the main opposition CHP, […]

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Big numbers turn out for first day of India's giant election

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indians turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of a mammoth general election on Thursday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning on his national security record amid tensions with rival Pakistan. Reuters reporters saw long queues outside many polling stations. The Election Commission said voters were also […]

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India's Modi rides nationalist fervor ahead of election starting on Thursday

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s prime minister is rallying his nationalist base as the world’s biggest democracy begins a general election on Thursday, but it has become tighter than anticipated, thanks to dwindling incomes for farmers and scarce jobs. Polls predict Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) alliance will just win a parliamentary majority, a sharp drop from his commanding […]

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Thai police summon anti-junta politician on sedition charge after disputed election

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police summoned a prominent anti-junta politician on Wednesday to answer a sedition complaint, a police document showed, a charge rising star Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit called politically motivated after a disputed election. The sedition complaint – the second criminal case opened against Thanathorn since he formed the Future Forward Party last year – dates back to 2015 and […]

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Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party was on track on Monday to lose control of Turkey’s two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in a stunning local election setback that could complicate the president’s plans to combat recession. While official vote tallies and Turkish broadcasters put the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidates ahead in both cities, the […]

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