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Trumps sit down with Britain’s royals for lavish state banquet in London

More On: donald trump ‘Chernobyl’ & the price of state-sanctioned ‘truth,’ other commentary Protesters troll Trump with images of Obama, USS John S. McCain Mueller witness with ties to Trump transition indicted for kiddie porn Meghan Markle a no-show at banquet for Trump after ‘nasty’ comment President Trump sat down with Britain’s long-reigning Queen Elizabeth […]

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Greece: Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison'

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s president called on Monday for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures’ return. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos spoke at Athens’ own glass-fronted Acropolis Museum, which campaigners hope will one day house the classical reliefs […]

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'No-deal' Brexit puts rare giraffes at risk too

ANTWERP, Belgium (Reuters) – Amid all the hand-wringing from businessmen and politicians about potential risks from a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, zookeepers are worried too – especially for a group of rare forest giraffes. Seventy-three “okapis” – an endangered species from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a brown body and zebra-like striped legs – live in […]

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Risk of no-deal Brexit recedes further, some banks say

(Reuters) – The risk that Britain will leave the European Union without an agreement on March 29 has receded further this week, some banks and asset managers say, citing the UK parliament’s resounding vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit. At the end of January, banks informally canvassed by Reuters for their forecasts saw the […]

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UK's Hammond says possible EU will insist on long Brexit delay

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond said the European Union might insist on a long delay to Brexit if the UK government requests an extension to the process. On Wednesday, Britain’s parliament rejected leaving the EU without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that […]