UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack – Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.

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Merkel warns against British illusions in Brexit talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Britons on Thursday not to delude themselves that they could negotiate an agreement on their future relationship with the European Union before they have nailed down a deal to leave the bloc.

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Johnson says Labour’s Corbyn no harmless ‘mugwump’ but a dire threat

LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told voters not to dismiss opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a harmless “mutton-headed old mugwump” but rather to see him as a serious threat to the economy and national security.

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Israel strikes arms depot near Syrian capital’s airport – sources

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel and intelligence sources said Israel struck an arms supply hub on Thursday operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where weapons from Tehran are regularly sent by commercial and military cargo planes.

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AstraZeneca sales fall further as generic competition bites deep

LONDON (Reuters) – AstraZeneca, struggling with loss of patents on blockbusters like cholesterol pill Crestor, reported another quarter of falling drug sales on Thursday as it awaits pivotal clinical trial data that may revive its fortunes.

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Lloyds bucks expectations of post-Brexit dip as first quarter profit holds up

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group on Thursday reported its first quarter profit remained steady, defying analysts’ expectations of a dip in performance at Britain’s biggest mortgage lender following the vote last June to leave the European Union.

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Germany’s poor hold key to election as inequality grows

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) – For all its economic success, Germany has a growing problem with inequality and poverty, and yet Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to be deflecting the blame so far as the battlelines are drawn for elections in September.

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