Month: September 2019

FILE PHOTO: Kurt Volker, United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s special representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, resigned on Friday, sources familiar with the situation said. A whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community, released
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it had shared documents with Brussels setting out ideas for a Brexit deal, but an EU diplomat described them as a “smokescreen” that would not prevent a disorderly exit on the Oct. 31 divorce date. Pro-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court in London, Britain September 19, 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. Zarif said on Thursday any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in “all-out war”. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in “all-out war”, Iranian Foreign
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LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit will come under attack in Britain’s Supreme Court on Thursday from one of his predecessors as prime minister and Conservative Party leader, John Major. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone, east London, Britain
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare beneficiaries as well as other consumers. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks down from a balcony during an interview with CNBC
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Halan, an Egyptian technology start-up that uses two- and three-wheeled vehicles to transport passengers and goods, will begin operating in Ethiopia before the end of 2019, its chief executive told Reuters. Mounir Nakhla, founder and CEO of Halan, is seen during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Yousef
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FILE PHOTO: Aug 31, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands hits to Julia Goerges of Germany in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stunned second seed
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MADRID (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity over Brexit on Thursday, saying the Irish backstop arrangement “has to go” and that Britain was prepared to leave without a deal if needed. Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay delivers a speech during a breakfast meeting in Madrid,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and attendant pollution. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election in Fredericton, New Brunswick, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/John
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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LONDON (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will clash with Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in a high-stakes, globally televised golf challenge in Japan next month. FILE PHOTO: Aug 18, 2019; Medinah, IL, USA; Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 5th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at
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HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging nearly the whole Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and heavy rain. FILE PHOTO: The eye of Hurricane Humberto is seen as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter flies
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FILE PHOTO: Leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson leaves after she delivered her speech at the yearly party conference in Bournemouth, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (Reuters) – Britons would prefer Liberal Democrats over the Labour Party in a potential general election, according to a new YouGov poll for The Times newspaper. The
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s promise to a foreign leader so troubled an official in the U.S. intelligence community that it prompted them to file a whistleblower complaint,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The expected legal battle over President Donald Trump’s plan to revoke California’s authority to set stiff vehicle emissions standards separate from those established by the U.S. government appears unlikely to be resolved before next year’s presidential election. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One at Los Angeles International
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz attends a budget session at the lower house of parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin, Germany, September 10, 2019.REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans face trade bottlenecks if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal due to the effect of new tariffs and extra customs checks, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz
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LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful. A crown-wearing pro-Brexit demonstrator stands next to banners outside the Supreme Court
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