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Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism 10:57am EST

LONDON (Reuters) - Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".  Full Article

 
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U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay 11:30am EST 

AIRBASE IN NORTHEAST SYRIA (Reuters) - The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.  Full Article  

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Russia's Rusal is in talks to resume reinsurance with Western companies 11:20am EST 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rusal, the world's second-largest aluminum producer, is in talks to resume reinsuring its risks with Western companies after Washington lifted sanctions on it, officials with Russian National Reinsurance Co (RNRC) said.  Full Article  

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Canada's Trudeau says no direction given to former justice minister over SNC-Lavalin Friday, 15 Feb 2019 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that he did not give any directions to former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould over a decision about whether construction company SNC-Lavalin would face a corruption trial.  Full Article  

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Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers 8:39am EST 

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens' rights, British lawmakers said on Monday.  Full Article