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The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017
Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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New British party inspired by Macron seeks to overturn Brexit

LONDON A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron's movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing MPs to block any EU withdrawal deal Prime Minister Theresa May can strike.

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'Value for money', May launches review of high university fees

LONDON British universities must offer students value for money, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, launching a review that could reduce fees and restore grants in a bid to entice younger voters who helped punish her party at an election last year.

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Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

LONDON Oxfam's country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity on Monday. | Video

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Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

LONDON A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy.

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Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search

LONDON The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. | Video

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KFC closes most of its UK stores due to chicken shortage

LONDON Fast-food chain KFC said on Monday it had been forced to close hundreds of its British stores because of a shortage of chicken.

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Australia says open to UK joining Pacific trade group after Brexit

LONDON Australia said on Monday it would be open to the idea of Britain joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade group after it leaves the European Union.

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Latvia's banking sector rocked by U.S. probe, central bank chief's detention

RIGA Latvia's third-biggest bank sought emergency financial support on Monday after U.S. officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions, hours after the central bank governor was arrested over separate bribery allegations. | Video

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Investors expect payback now Lloyds freed from state shackles

LONDON Lloyds investors are expecting a share buy-back and a three-year plan centred on digital investment and growing its insurance and wealth businesses when the British bank reports on Wednesday.

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Merkel proposes taps ally for crucial party job

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

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