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Corbyn calls for unity after winning Labour leadership vote


LIVERPOOL, England Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday and called for unity after ending a "coup" by more centrist members of parliament who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls.


Factbox - Re-elected British opposition Labour leader Corbyn's key policy views 12:07am BST

LONDON Veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday after being challenged for the role by one of his lawmakers.


Anti-Brexit group challenges UK government over Article 50 disclosure 24 Sep 2016

LONDON A group opposed to Britain's exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote.


EU drops Myanmar rights resolution, citing progress under Suu Kyi 24 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS The European Union praised Myanmar's progress on human rights under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and said that it would not be introducing a resolution at the United Nations condemning the country's record for the first time in 15 years.


EU bids to seal Canada trade pact as U.S. deal prospects fade 23 Sep 2016

BRATISLAVA EU ministers took steps on Friday to approve a contentious free trade deal with Canada, while France and Austria demanded that talks towards a similar agreement with the United States should stop. | Video


Barroso says Goldman is 'no drug cartel', blasts EU judgement 23 Sep 2016

LISBON Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defence of his right to work for U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily.


France, Germany warn against stricter capital rules for banks 23 Sep 2016

BERLIN France and Germany warned on Friday against the introduction of new rules that would force banks to set aside more capital, saying this could choke off private lending and hurt growth prospects.


Greece submits reform bill to parliament to get bailout funds 23 Sep 2016

ATHENS Greece on Friday submitted to parliament a bill with reforms demanded by its foreign creditors in exchange for financial aid under the country's international bailout.


Pimco says bond yields to rise gradually as central banks run out of rope 23 Sep 2016

LONDON Global bond yields will rise modestly and spikes in volatility could be more commonplace in the coming years as loose central bank policy loses its potency, Pimco's bonds CIO said on Friday.


Germany, France hit back at Boris Johnson's 'baloney' jibe 23 Sep 2016

BERLIN Germany and France brushed aside comments from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggesting there was no link between the EU's principle of free movement and access to its single market, saying they could send Johnson a copy of the Lisbon Treaty and even travel to London to explain it to him in English.


Germany urges protection of civilians in north Iraq offensive

ERBIL, Iraq Germany's defence minister urged parties to Iraq's conflict on Friday to protect civilians during the looming offensive by a U.S.-led coalition to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day. | Video


Vivendi hopes to make Mediaset new pay-TV offer next week - source

PARIS/MILAN Vivendi hopes to make a new offer for Mediaset's pay-TV business by the end of next week to try to end a dispute between the French and Italian media groups that erupted in July, a source close to matter said.

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