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Passengers injured as UK-bound Thomas Cook flight evacuated on runway in Egypt after smoke fills cabin

At least two people were injured when holidaymakers were evacuated from a flight headed to the UK from Egypt after crew noticed smoke and a burning smell in the cabin. Passengers were forced to flee the Thomas Cook flight from Hurghada to London Gatwick using emergency slides moments before take off. One passenger was taken to hospital with a suspected ...

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Brexit: British and EU negotiators to outline progress

Image copyright AFP Image caption The respective negotiators will have a “rendez-vous” on Thursday Brexit negotiators are to outline what progress has been made so far as the latest round of talks come to an end. The UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU’s Michel Barnier will meet to assess the past four days of talks. Groups of British ...

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UK’s refusal to reveal legal advice on drone killings faces challenge | UK news

The UK government’s refusal to reveal legal advice justifying targeted killings of British jihadists abroad will be challenged at an appeals tribunals on Thursday. The case is brought by Rights Watch UK following RAF drone strikes in 2015 against two British citizens, Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, in Syria which prompted accusations that officials are operating a US-style “kill list”. ...

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Made-in-USA goods can be pricey and elusive. Just ask Trump | Business

President Donald Trump speaks in February in front of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina campus in North Charleston. Trump is celebrating American-made products this week, but Americans often buy foreign goods because they prefer lower prices. File/AP Susan Walsh WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s push this week to get Americans to buy goods “made in America” ...

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Canada’s Governor General blames ‘slippy’ carpet for royal protocol breach

Image copyright EPA Image caption Governor General of Canada David Johnston assists Queen Elizabeth II “just to be sure that there was no stumble” Canada’s Governor General David Johnston says a “slippy” carpet is to blame for an apparent breach of royal etiquette with the Queen. He was pictured lightly touching the Queen’s elbow during an event in London to ...

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Companies view Asean with renewed optimism, Hub Projects

A GROWING middle income class. Increasing regional integration. Strong economic growth. These are some factors that are making South-east Asia an increasingly attractive investment destination. Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index last year noted that by 2020, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam are expected to rank among the top 15 countries in terms of manufacturing competitiveness. Manufacturing labour costs in ...

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Hayes calls for votes in EU elections for Irish in UK

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said that a way should be found to allow Irish citizens living in the UK to vote in the next European Parliament Elections in 2019. An estimated 331,000 Irish citizens living in Britain will lose their right to vote in EU elections once Brexit takes hold. Mr Hayes says he believes those Irish people ...

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