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DUP calls British government Brexit backstop plans meaningless: Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said the government’s plans to offer the region more control over the introduction of backstop provision on Ireland’s post-Brexit border are meaningless, Sky News said. The Democratic Unionist Party’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said the proposals are “fairly meaningless” and “don’t go far enough”, Sky News reported. Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy FaulconbridgeOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Pro-EU campaigners set out roadmap to second British referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - Pro-European Union campaigners in Britain have set out for the first time their preferred path for how parliament could force the government to call a fresh vote on Brexit, arguing that there is still time for another referendum. Pro-EU supporters attend a joint political rally by Best for Britain and the People's Vote campaign in London, Britain, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsThe future of Brexit remains deeply uncertain - with options ranging from a disorderly exit to another referendum - because British lawmakers are expected on Jan. 15 to vote down the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May struck with the EU in November.…

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Photoshop gaffe embarrasses Australian prime minister with two left feet

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was left red-faced on Wednesday after a family photograph, doctored by his staff, inadvertently left him with two left feet - an embarrassing image as he tries to end missteps months before an election. A combination of handout photographs supplied by the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet shows a doctored version of a portrait of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family that was displayed on his website (top), and an undated original portrait that later replaced the doctored version. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet/Handout via REUTERS The new image of Morrison with his wife…

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Exclusive: Saudi private jet industry stalls after corruption crackdown

DUBAI (Reuters) - A crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia has severely dented the kingdom’s private jet industry in a sign of the impact the campaign has had on private enterprise and the wealthy elite. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a graduation ceremony for the 95th batch of cadets from the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 23, 2018. Picture taken December 23, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoDozens of planes, owned by individuals and charter companies and worth hundreds of millions of dollars, are stranded at airports across the kingdom including Riyadh and Jeddah, four…

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Tokyo court rejects request to end Ghosn’s detention: Jiji

FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, reacts during a news conference in Paris, France, September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo District Court has rejected a request by lawyers of Carlos Ghosn to end the detention of the ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, who has been held since his Nov. 19 arrest on accusations of financial misconduct, Jiji Press reported on Wednesday. Ghosn went on the counter-attack the previous day, declaring his innocence before a court hearing in his first public appearance since his arrest. His current detention period is set to run until Friday. Reporting by Chris…

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House Democrats to test Republicans on Trump’s wall demand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a partial U.S. government shutdown neared the three-week mark, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans’ resolve in backing President Donald Trump’s drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which has sparked an impasse over agency funding. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats who took control of the chamber last week plan to advance a bill to immediately reopen the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and several other agencies that have been in partial shutdown mode since Dec. 22. Democrats are eager to force Republicans to choose between funding the Treasury’s Internal Revenue…

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In Oval Office speech, Trump demands a wall but does not declare emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Congress in a televised speech on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the barrier with military funds. Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall that he promised to build as a presidential candidate, Trump said in his first prime-time address from the Oval Office that there was a growing security and humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Using blunt language in an attempt to win public support, the Republican president said illegal immigrants and drugs…

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Trump demands U.S. border wall, sidesteps declaring emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called on Congress on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the wall with military funds. U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/PoolFacing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall, Trump said in a prime-time televised speech that there was…

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Asian shares hit three-and-a-half-week high on U.S.-China trade optimism, oil climbs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares climbed to a 3-1/2-week high on Wednesday, supported by growing optimism that the United States and China can strike a trade deal to avoid an all-out confrontation that would severely disrupt the global economy. A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File PhotoMSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS climbed 1.5 percent to its highest level since Dec. 14. Japan's Nikkei .N225 rose 1.3 percent, while China's benchmark Shanghai Composite .SSEC and the blue-chip CSI 300 .CSI300 rebounded 1.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. U.S. stock futures ESc1…

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Exclusive: Fiat Chrysler nearing U.S. diesel emissions settlement – source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) is nearing a settlement to resolve the U.S. Justice Department’s allegations that the Italian-American automaker used illegal software to allow 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles to pollute beyond legal limits, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen at its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca CookThe settlement, which could be announced as early as this week, is expected to include significant civil fines and company funds to offset excess diesel emissions, the person said, and will cover claims from the Justice Department, U.S.…

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