(Reuters) – Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk that seeks to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of vacuum tubes. Hyperloop One, the Los-Angeles-based company developing the technology, is gearing up to send a 28-foot-long (8.5 meter-long)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 400 people, including doctors and nurses, have been charged with defrauding Medicare and other federal healthcare programs of $1.3 billion, with many accused of illegally distributing opioids and other narcotics, the Justice Department said on Thursday. A total of 412 people, including almost 115 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – What’s red and international and led by a Frenchman? For Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday, the answer seemed to be Arsenal Football Club, whose jersey the Labour leader brought to Brussels as a gift for EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The French conservative ex-minister who runs the team handling Britain’s withdrawal appreciated the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain published legislation on Thursday to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, an important step towards Brexit but one which the opposition said it would challenge. The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling Britain from more than 40 years
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that if Moscow really did have the power to influence foreign elections, its relations with its neighbors would be very different. “In eight months of investigations, there’s no single fact that’s been put on the table,” Lavrov said of allegations that Kremlin-sponsored hackers attempted
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a “little tear” when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election. May told BBC radio she felt “devastated” when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, despite her call on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leaders are expected to unveil a new version of their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, amid continued feuding among lawmakers over what should go in the bill and uncertainty over its prospects. With his reputation as a skillful strategist hanging in the balance, Senate Majority Leader
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(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick to lead bank supervision at the Federal Reserve benefited from the government bailing out or rescuing two banks during the 2008 financial crisis, but that may not prevent his confirmation by a U.S. Senate controlled by a business-friendly Republican party, policy analysts told Reuters in recent days. Randal Quarles,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Wimbledon spotlight will shine brighter than ever on Britain’s Johanna Konta when she faces American veteran Venus Williams in the semi-finals on Centre Court on Thursday. Sixth seed Konta finds herself the sole focus of the home nation’s hopes a day after men’s defending champion Andy Murray’s painful quarter-final exit. In
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants will be driven underground to join a shadowy underclass. In the past months, police have staged wider sweeps on workplaces to check papers, netting undocumented workers,
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(Reuters) – Chuck Blazer, the former FIFA executive committee member who had pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering has passed away, his lawyers said on Wednesday. A statement by Blazer’s two lawyers did not provide details or the circumstances of his death. Blazer, 72, held the position of general secretary at the
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