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G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth CHENGDU: Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies warned of global uncertainty from Britain's looming departure from the European Union, as they gathered in China on Sunday.Just three months ago, G20 government representatives and central bank chiefs cited Britain's potential exit as one among many "downside risks" for the global economy.But with the shock vote in June for Britain to leave, the issue has come to the forefront.Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Saturday that it was a "major" item on the agenda for the G20 finance chiefs meeting in the Chinese city of Chengdu, according to Japanese media.Ahead of the meeting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded its forecast for global growth this year, and officials in Chengdu said protracted talks between the EU and Britain over the departure could heighten risks."It won't mean that they'll get there in a week or a month. It's a process that ...

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Kerry on private trip to Nice after terror attack PARIS: US Secretary of State John Kerry was making a private visit to the southern French city of Nice Saturday, where he will visit an American hospitalised in the July 14 truck attack, an aide said."Secretary Kerry is in Nice today on private business," a senior State Department official travelling with Kerry said in Paris."While there, he will visit with an American injured in last week's terrorist attack who is recovering in a local hospital. ...

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Erdogan says EU 'biased' against Turkey after coup bid ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday charged that the European Union has a "biased and prejudiced" stance on Turkey, following stinging EU criticism over a crackdown in the wake of the failed coup."They are making statements that are contradictory. They are biased, they are prejudiced and will continue to act in this prejudiced manner towards Turkey," Erdogan told France 24 television in an interview.Turkey's longstanding EU bid is hanging in the balance after Erdogan ...

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Cameron made last-ditch pre-vote appeal to Merkel over immigration LONDON: Days before Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister David Cameron made an appeal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for limits on the free movement of people, the BBC reported on Saturday. Britons voted on June 23 to exit the EU, with the issue of immigration and control of the free movement of people from the bloc a key campaigning issue for the "Leave" camp.As polls indicated immigration concerns ...

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Erdogan says EU 'biased' against Turkey after coup bid ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday charged that the European Union has a "biased and prejudiced" stance on Turkey, following stinging EU criticism over a crackdown in the wake of the failed coup."They are making statements that are contradictory. They are biased, they are prejudiced and will continue to act in this prejudiced manner towards Turkey," Erdogan told France 24 television in an interview.Turkey's longstanding EU bid is hanging in the balance after Erdogan ...

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Russia's Putin sends condolences over Munich attack MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian premier Horst Seehofer over Friday's deadly shooting in Munich, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying. An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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France's Hollande says Munich shooting is a 'terrorist attack' PARIS: A deadly shooting in Munich was a "disgusting terrorist attack" aimed at stirring up fear in Germany after France was targeted last week, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday. An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman shot dead at least nine people on Friday by opening fire in a busy Munich shopping mall, but the city's police have said it was too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack."The terrorist attack that struck Munich ...