Hammond, central bank chief head to China seeking deals

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain hopes to seal a billion pounds worth of trade and investment agreements with China during weekend visit by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Bank of England chief Mark Carney and senior executives.

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Australian child abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession, voluntary celibacy for clergy

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests who are told of abuse in the confessional, according to a report into institutional child abuse released on Friday.

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EU leaders clash over refugees

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Two years after the Mediterranean migrant crisis blew a hole in the European Union, a tentative effort to patch up differences over what to do with refugees underlined continuing rifts among the bloc’s leaders.

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Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street’s weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform.

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May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders applauded Prime Minister Theresa May for her work so far on Brexit, assuring her at a summit in Brussels that sufficient progress has been made to allow Britain to move on to the next stage of leaving the union.

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Net neutrality repeal gives U.S. Democrats fresh way to reach millennials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanise young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year’s elections.

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UK keeps top financial sector global ranking, Brexit seen as risk

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain kept the top spot in global financial services exports last year but Brexit threatens to raise barriers to its biggest market in Europe, TheCityUK said on Friday.

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