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Police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

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LONDON British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday.

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Merkel pushes back against renewed Trump criticism of surplus 26 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back on Friday against renewed criticism of Germany's trade surplus from U.S. President Donald Trump, who told EU officials Germany was "very bad" on trade and suggested it was selling too many cars in the United States. | Video

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May gets support from G7 on fight against terrorism 26 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May won support from the world's major industrialised nations on Friday for measures to tackle terrorism and kept the spotlight off Brexit and its possible effects on world trade.

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EU hopes closer to talks with Russia on divisive Nord Stream pipeline 26 May 2017

BRATISLAVA A top European Commission official said on Friday European Union members would be asked within days to give the bloc's executive a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has bitterly divided the bloc.

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Legal & General, Aviva plan Ireland moves post-Brexit 26 May 2017

DUBLIN/LONDON British insurer Legal & General said it will move some of its investment management operations to Ireland to ensure it can continue to serve its customers after Brexit, while rival Aviva is turning its Irish branches into subsidiaries.

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May and Trump reaffirm UK-U.S.trade commitment - May's spokesman 26 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump renewed their commitment to increase trade between the two countries during a meeting at the G7 summit in Italy, May's spokesman said.

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May sticks to EU demands in talks with France's Macron 26 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May stuck to her demands for talks on leaving the European Union on Friday, telling French President Emmanuel Macron she wanted to discuss future arrangements with the bloc at the same time as setting the departure terms.

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EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat' 26 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he was "positively surprised" by Donald Trump's support for the EU as it manages Britain's departure, adding the U.S. president had agreed Brexit was just "an incident and not a threat".

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Aberdeen to move jobs from UK if euro clearing shifts 26 May 2017

LONDON Aberdeen Asset Management Chief Executive Martin Gilbert said his company will have to move some jobs to Europe from Britain if the European Union insists that the clearing of euro denominated trade should be based inside the bloc.

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May's lead falls to new low of 5 points ahead of June 8 election, YouGov poll 26 May 2017

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's lead in the polls has fallen to 5 percentage points, a new low less than two weeks ahead of a June 8 election, but her personal rating recovered slightly in the days since the Manchester suicide bombing.

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ROME A Rome court annulled a short-lived ban on ride-hailing app Uber on Friday in the latest twist to a battle between the San Francisco-based multinational and Italy's traditional taxi cabs.

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