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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

Prime Minister Theresa May's government was defeated when MPs forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Steady as she goes - ECB to keep money taps wide open

The European Central Bank is likely to bump up some of its economic forecasts on Thursday and may debate tweaking its pledge to keep money at its current, ultra-easy level, but will ultimately reaffirm is policy stance.

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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