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Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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May says she is 'ambitious and positive' about Brexit talks

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was "ambitious and positive" about the country's future and its negotiations to leave the European Union, describing the talks as being conducted in a "constructive spirit".

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London introduces vehicle pollution levy in new blow to diesel

LONDON London brought in a new levy on the oldest and most polluting cars entering the city centre from Monday, almost doubling how much motorists have to pay in the latest blow to diesel.

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FCA weighs further action over RBS small business treatment

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog is considering further action against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for its treatment of struggling companies during and after the financial crisis.

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Ex-HSBC executive found guilty of fraud in $3.5 billion currency trade - U.S. Jury

NEW YORK A U.S. jury on Monday found a former HSBC Holdings Plc executive guilty of defrauding Cairn Energy Plc in a $3.5 billion (£2.65 billion) currency trade in 2011.

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Britain's small firms struggling to hire in face of Brexit - survey

LONDON Recruiting and keeping staff is having a bigger negative impact on smaller businesses in Britain than the post-Brexit vote fall in the pound or a weakening economy, a survey has found.

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UK factory orders grow at slowest rate in 11 months - CBI

LONDON Growth in British factory orders slowed to its weakest in almost a year this month, a monthly survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Monday, though firms were working at their closest to full capacity in 20 years.

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Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies. | Video

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea and take other steps to pressure Pyongyang when he travels to China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday.

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Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial - U.S. judge

A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co should pay Apple Inc for copying the look of the iPhone.

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Iraq rejects U.S. call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

BAGHDAD The Iraqi government dismissed a call from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq. | Video

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