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BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British retailers suffered their sharpest fall in sales in four years after last month's vote to leave the European Union, raising doubts about the ability of consumers to stave off a Brexit recession. The Confederation of British Industry said sales fell sharply between June 28 and July 14 and retailers cut orders with suppliers by the most since the 2008-09 financial crisis. "If you are looking for a relatively resilient consumer as we are then it's not particularly encouraging." The Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates next week for the first time since 2009 and Chancellor Philip Hammond reiterated on Wednesday that the government was ready to support the economy as it went through a "period of adjustment".
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Britain's future ties with the European Union may not mirror any of the existing relationships between non-EU countries and the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday after meeting her Italian counterpart. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that international trade minister Liam Fox was pressing May to pull out of the EU's customs union, an area in which there is free movement of goods but where tariffs are imposed on external borders. Fox has said a free trade agreement with the EU was more likely than staying in the customs union, which could restrict Britain's ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO John C. Lechleiter will retire in December after leading the drugmaker through a challenging period in which it lost U.S. patent protection for several top-selling products.
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Top judges of European Union member states called on Turkey on Wednesday to respect the rule of law, saying the dismissal of thousands of judges following an attempted coup was an attack on the independence of the judiciary. Turkey has suspended, detained or placed under investigation more than 60,000 soldiers, judges, teachers, journalists and others suspected of ties to the movement of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen following the failed July 15-16 coup. The EU judges, in a statement, said they were concerned at reports that more than 2,700 members of the judiciary had been removed and the death penalty might be restored in Turkey.
By Mfuneko Toyana SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) looks likely to lose major urban areas it has held since coming to power in 1994 at the end of apartheid, opinion polls ahead of next week's local elections showed. The economic hub of Johannesburg, the capital Pretoria and Nelson Mandela Bay on the east coast, could all fall to the main opposition party, Democratic Alliance, on Aug. 3, according to polls published last week by Ipsos.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a series of attacks Wednesday in and around Baghdad, killing at least 14 people, officials said. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a decision allowing authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors dropped charges against the remaining three police officers in connection with the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the Washington Post and CNN reported on Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title.
Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist representatives call for more security at places of worship after the jihadist murder of an elderly priest in his own church.
At least 40 people are killed by a truck bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, state TV reports.
John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, to be released next month after 35 years.
Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.
The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.
All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.
Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.
Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation's armed forces - backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks - took part in the failed coup on 15 July.
Reports that first-year students were made to simulate a rape scene as part of their induction are to be investigated by the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is appointed the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit.
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.
Upgrading Myanmar's colonial era sewage system will be one of the tasks facing the new leaders when they take office this week.
With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt's Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.
As Pakistani families mourn the park attack on Lahore Christians, the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports from the funeral of 16-year-old boy Sharoon.
Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).
Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.