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Britain confident of moving onto second phase of Brexit talks

LONDON Britain is confident its Brexit talks with the European Union are making sufficient progress to move to a second phase in the negotiations to discuss its future partnership by October, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

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Britain's current account deficit was bigger than thought in 2015 - ONS

LONDON Britain's current account deficit, the largest of any major economy last year, was even bigger in 2015 than previously thought, according to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

SINGAPORE Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. | Video

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Total boosts North Sea business with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal

PARIS/COPENHAGEN Total is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion (5.79 billion pounds) deal which the French energy major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and boost earnings and cash flow.

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Britain's Big Ben falls silent for four years of renovation work

LONDON The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower tolled for the last time on Monday before it ceased its regular bongs for four years while renovation work is carried out.

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Britain to treat internet hate crime as seriously as offline offences

LONDON Online abuse will be treated as seriously as offline offences, Britain's prosecution service said on Monday in new guidance on handling hate crimes.

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Despite losing terrain, Islamic State's attacks rose in 2016 - study

WASHINGTON Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world’s deadliest militant organization last year, according to a report from the University of Maryland.

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Hong Kong property investors go trophy hunting in London despite Brexit

LONDON Chinese investment in London commercial property has more than trebled since before Britain voted to leave the European Union, most of it channelled through Hong Kong at a time of heightened political uncertainty in the former British colony.

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Police extend search for Barcelona attack van driver outside Spain

BARCELONA, Spain Spanish police on Monday extended the search for the man who killed 13 people in Barcelona by ramming a van into crowds to all of Europe as details emerged of how he fled on foot through the streets of the old town before disappearing. | Video

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Finnish police request detention of five suspects over knife attack

HELSINKI Police in Finland on Monday requested that five Moroccan men be held in pre-trial detention following their arrest after a knife attack in the city of Turku killed two and injured eight.

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