PM May to brief EU leaders on Trump visit, warn on NATO spending

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will brief other European Union leaders on Friday about her visit to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, including a reminder that EU states need to deliver on their NATO commitments to defence spending.

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Scottish parliament to hold its own vote on triggering Brexit

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s devolved parliament will vote on the triggering of Article 50, which formally starts the process of Britain leaving the European Union, even though its vote is not binding, the pro-independence devolved government said on Thursday.

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Canada’s Trudeau decides not to poke U.S. ‘grizzly bear’ for now

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a low key approach to dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, seeking to avoid clashes while indirectly signalling the two leaders’ differences to a domestic audience.

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Bumper start to 2017 pushes British M&A to nine-year high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has had its strongest start to the year for M&A activity since 2008 on the back of a spate of big deals, a sign that some businesses are trying to plan for a more uncertain future outside the European Union.

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Republicans back tough Iran line; Trump says nothing off table

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. congressional Republicans said on Thursday they would support new sanctions on Iran, and President Donald Trump said “nothing is off the table” in dealing with Tehran in the wake of its test-firing of a ballistic missile.

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Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure U.S. religious freedom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump defended his order to temporarily bar entry to people from seven majority-Muslim nations, which has come under intense criticism at home and abroad, saying on Thursday it was crucial to ensuring religious freedom and tolerance in America.

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Train drivers reach deal with Southern rail in long-running dispute

LONDON (Reuters) – Train drivers’ union ASLEF has reached provisional agreement with Britain’s Southern Rail in a long-running dispute that has paralysed services for months and caused travel chaos for millions of commuters.

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