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Trump says Britain would be better off outside EU WASHINGTON/LONDON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he thought Britain would be better off out of the European Union, the opposite stance to that taken by his likely rival Hillary Clinton and by many political leaders around the world. Britons will vote in a referendum on June 23 on whether to leave the 28-member EU, a momentous decision with trade, investment, defence and political ramifications that stretch far beyond Britain's borders. "I would say that they're better off without it personally, but I'm not making that as a recommendation - just my feeling," Trump said in an interview with Fox News television, adding that he wanted Britons to make their own decision. "I think the migration has been a horrible thing for Europe. A lot of that was pushed by the EU," he said, without providing any specifics.Initial reaction to Trump's comments, which went further than what he ...

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White House to crack down on shell companies in US WASHINGTON: The United States announced measures Thursday to crack down on the use of shell companies inside this country that can be used for tax evasion and money laundering.The White House said it would close loopholes that allow foreigners to open anonymous US-incorporated companies, and advance legislation requiring banks, brokers and other financial institutions to know and keep records on who actually owns accounts.New laws will also be proposed requiring companies themselves to know and ...

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FBI interviews Clinton aides as email probe advances: report WASHINGTON: Close aides to Hillary Clinton including longtime confidante Huma Abedin have been interviewed by the FBI as part of its investigation into the ex-secretary of state's use of a private email server, CNN reported Thursday.The interviews, confirmed to the network by US officials briefed on the probe, mark a step forward in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, which the officials described as nearing its end.The probe has focused on the security of the ...

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SpaceX successfully lands rockets first stage after space launch MIAMI: SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean early Friday after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.Shouts of "USA, USA, USA" and applause from the ground control crew greeted the feat, only the second time it has been accomplished by SpaceX, the company headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk.The two-stage rocket lifted off on schedule at 1:21 am (0521 GMT) with a ...

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Top US House Republican Paul Ryan not ready to endorse Trump WASHINGTON: The top elected US Republican, Paul Ryan, said on Thursday he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, a sign of the challenges the party's presumptive presidential nominee faces rallying the Republican establishment behind his White House bid.Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said conservatives wanted to know if Trump shares their values."I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy fully," Ryan said on CNN. "At this ...

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Trump wants to get rid of regulations to help US businesses WASHINGTON: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday he would scrap a slew of federal regulations that he said are even more of a burden on American business owners than high taxes. "We're lowering taxes very substantially and we're going to be getting rid of a tremendous amount of regulations," Trump said in an interview with CNBC. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, also said there was a 40 percent chance his vice presidential ...

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Number of homeless people increases in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES: The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped by nearly six percent over the past year to 46,874, in part due to a "historic" housing shortage, authorities said on Wednesday.The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) said in its report that the increase came about despite a reduction in the number of homeless veterans and homeless families.Homelessness among veterans dropped by 30 percent across the county, while the number of homeless ...