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U.S. jobless claims rise to more than four-month high

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits rose to more than a four-month high last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market. FILE PHOTO: A job seeker walks past a sign at a veterans’ job fair in Burbank, ...

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Britain’s May seeks to cut deal on future EU ties in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels on Wednesday to attempt to agree a blueprint of Britain’s post-Brexit ties with the European Union, which the bloc’s diplomats said was being held up by disagreements over Gibraltar, fisheries and trade. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May ...

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Northern Irish kingmakers send UK PM May a warning over Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) – The Northern Irish kingmakers who prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government sent her a stark warning over her draft Brexit divorce deal, pulling support in several parliamentary votes on a finance bill. Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, November 19, ...

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U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order ...

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U.S. briefly shutters border crossing to brace for migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. officials briefly closed the busiest border crossing from Mexico early on Monday to add concrete barricades and razor wire amid concerns that some of the thousands of Central American migrants at the border could try to rush the crossing. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

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