EFTA court offers way-out for Britain post-Brexit – court president

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The court of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) could present a way-out for Britain as it seeks a new authority to arbitrate in disputes after it leaves the European Union, the president of the court said on Monday.

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Philippines’ Duterte says there could have been abuses in war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there could have been abuses in his government’s war on drugs and ordered the police to take custody of officers who were involved in the killing of a high school student last week.

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Pope says migrants’ rights should override national security concerns

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged political leaders on Monday to defend migrants, saying their safety should take precedence over national security concerns and that they should not be subjected to collective deportations.

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

LONDON (Reuters) – 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’s current account deficit was bigger than thought in 2015 – ONS

LONDON (Reuters) – 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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Britain confident of moving onto second phase of Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) – 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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Despite losing terrain, Islamic State’s attacks rose in 2016 – study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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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