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November 4, 2018 6:35 PM Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpd

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An oil export pipeline in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has been upgraded to a capacity of 1 million barrels per day from 700,000 bpd, the Kurdish regional government’s natural resources ministry said on Sunday. The pipeline carries crude across Iraqi Kurdistan and connects to a metering station in Fish-Khabur near the Turkish 114

October 20, 2018 9:43 PM KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election: commission

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday. Its historic rival and junior coalition partner in government, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), was in second place with 21 seats 56

October 19, 2018 9:09 PM Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia’s parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country’s name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved. A total of 80 deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of renaming the Balkan country Republic of North Macedonia - just reaching the two-thirds majority needed 72

October 2, 2018 1:47 PM Catalan parliament refuses to suspend pro-independence politicians

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament voted on Tuesday to reject a Spanish Supreme Court ruling that suspended former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and five other pro-independence politicians from public office, marking a new standoff with Madrid. The assembly also backed a motion allowing all six parliament members, who have either fled Spain 61

September 25, 2018 9:18 AM 'No deal' not an option: Britain's Labour to vote on Brexit stance

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Britain’s Labour will vote on a motion on Tuesday that says the party should oppose a “no deal” Brexit and keep the idea of a second referendum on the table if talks with the European Union fail or any deal is voted down in parliament. At the opposition party’s annual conference in the northern city of Liverpool, the motion 34

September 24, 2018 7:00 AM Labour to keep second Brexit vote on table, but only on final deal

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party would keep the option for a second vote on any Brexit deal struck with the European Union on the table but it would prefer a national election to sort out the issue, its finance spokesman said on Monday. “We believe general election is the best solution because people can then have a wide-ranging 44

September 23, 2018 9:20 AM UK government on verge of collapse: opposition Labour deputy leader

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is on the verge of collapse and there could be another national election soon, the opposition Labour Party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said on Sunday. Watson also said that if members at Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool backed the idea of holding a ‘people’s vote’ second 43

September 21, 2018 11:45 AM UK says disappointed by Scottish court decision on Article 50 reversal case

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said it was disappointed by a ruling from Scotland’s highest court on Friday that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should consider whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the European Union. The Court of Session said the ECJ should consider whether Article 50 of the Lisbon 41

September 2, 2018 9:04 PM Brexit could sway Scottish voters toward independence from UK: poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favor of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has reignited debate over its long-term future as one of Britain’s four constituent parts alongside 69

August 23, 2018 5:45 PM UK Conservatives block attempt by Brexiteer Arron Banks to join party

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s ruling Conservative party has blocked an attempt by leading Brexit supporter Arron Banks to become a member in the hope of trying to get a hardline Brexiteer elected as party leader if Prime Minister Theresa May steps down. Businessman Banks, who bankrolled one of the main “Leave” campaigns in Britain’s 2016 EU membership 58