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PM to stop private sector 'pension abuse'

The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” ...

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Pence Praises Egypt Partnership in Meeting With Sisi

Advertisement CAIRO — Vice President Mike Pence and the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Middle East as Mr. Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the United States ally in nearly a ...

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Syria Promotes Tourism, Despite Devastation of Civil War

Advertisement Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled their homes. And historic sites have been shattered, either by military bombardment or at the hands of the Islamic State. But Syrian authorities were hoping that foreign visitors would look ...

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Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He announced his intention to stand down in November 2017. Sinn Féin’s ard ...

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Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

Media playback is unsupported on your device French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market ...

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US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. Petty “suffered from many serious ailments…most significantly a fractured hip”, the statement said. Family members say they believe he ...

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