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Britain does not expect 50 billion pounds Brexit bill - Davis

LONDON Brexit minister David Davis said he did not expect Britain to have to pay 50 billion pounds to the European Union as part of the Brexit process and said the era of huge sums being paid to Brussels was coming to an end.


Court decides whether to arrest ousted South Korean president Park

SEOUL A South Korean court began deliberating on Thursday whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a corruption scandal involving charges she solicited bribes from the country's largest conglomerate.


EU says China, EU must show joint leadership on climate as U.S. pulls back

BEIJING China and the European Union need to show joint leadership on climate change and cannot expect the "same leadership" from the new administration in the United States, European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said in Beijing on Thursday.


LSE launches 200 million pound share buyback

London Stock Exchange said it will buy back 200 million pounds of its shares, as it tries to placate shareholders following the collapse of its merger with Deutsche Boerse .


Exclusive - Trump's 'big data' consultant to meet Australian government

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE The big data company credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency has registered a company in Australia and plans to meet the country's ruling conservative Liberal Party next week, according to documents and a government official.


Taiwan says detention of activist in China not a 'one-off'

TAIPEI China's detention of a Taiwan activist was not a "one-off", the Taiwan government said Thursday, a day after the man's wife and rights groups demanded his release or at least that they be told the charges against him.


Thousands told to evacuate Australian town as ex-cyclone brings flood fears

SYDNEY Authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that pummelled the northeast two days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain.


Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

SEOUL/NEW YORK - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s. | Video


French Socialist candidate livid as ex-PM Valls defects to Macron

PARIS Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, becoming the biggest Socialist Party name to turn his back on its official candidate and support the centrist instead. | Video


UK to set out plan for converting EU laws into domestic law post-Brexit

LONDON The British government will set out plans on Thursday to convert European Union laws into domestic legislation to give "businesses, workers and consumers the certainty they need" as Britain exits the bloc.

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