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Northern Ireland court rejects Brexit challenge

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:35am

A British Union flag flies in front of an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in LondonBy Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday ruled that the law of the province did not restrict the British prime minister's ability to trigger an exit from the European Union, and that the consent of the regional parliament was not required. But it said that it would defer to English courts on the wider issue of whether Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers have the authority to invoke Article 50 of the EU Lisbon Treaty, the mechanism by which a nation can leave the bloc, without the explicit backing of the British parliament. ...

Hong Kong regulators probe UBS on initial public offerings

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:32am

Swiss bank UBS said Friday that Hong Kong regulators are investigating its work on some initial public offerings on the southern Chinese financial center's stock market. UBS also said that the city's Securities ...

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:25am

Refugees and Turks pray during Friday prayers at the Turkish Kuba Camii mosque located near a hotel housing refugees in Cologne's district of KalkBy Joseph Nasr COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. People have criticized the way the newcomers dress and practice their religion, they said.

US says Iraqis have retaken 40 villages from IS near Mosul

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:21am

A soldier with Iraq's elite counterterrorism force, left, inspects a tunnel made by Islamic State militants in Bartella, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The town of Bartella in northern Iraq lays about 20 kilometres east of Mosul. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military says Iraqi forces have retaken 40 villages from the Islamic State group near Mosul since a massive operation to drive the militants from the city began last week.

Hideki Matsuyama backing up his top 10 ranking

Friday, October 28, 2016 3:20am

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama hits from tee during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)SHANGHAI (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama arrived at the HSBC Champions as the first Japanese player in nearly two decades to reach the top 10 in the world ranking. His 19 birdies over 36 holes in biting chill and swirling wind helped explain how he got there.