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MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing. National Guard troops were deployed in 15 states and Washington, D.C. in an attempt
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick late on Friday, with the ousting leading to heavy criticism from senior Democratic lawmakers, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate Intelligence committees at the U.S. Capitol
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(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign plans to roll out a new advertisement targeting Democratic opponent Joe Biden’s record on China in must-win states for November’s election, doubling down on a tough-on-China argument that helped his successful 2016 campaign. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus response during a meeting with New Jersey
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil intends to activate the military to fight Amazon deforestation and fires, the country’s vice president said on Wednesday, as part of wider plans to protect the world’s largest rainforest where destruction surged last year. Vice President Hamilton Mourão said the country would invoke the same measure that permitted the military
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has dismissed a senior analyst who opposed rescinding environmental authorizations for wood exports, according to a notice published in the official government gazette on Monday. Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles looks on during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in urban sustainability with
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FILE PHOTO: Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson arrives to testify at a House Intelligence Committee closed-door hearing on a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New Jersey’s Democratic governor refused to declare gun shops an essential service that would stay open. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a semi-automatic handgun at Frontier Arms & Supply
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain unveiled a 30 billion-pound ($39 billion) stimulus plan on Wednesday to help the economy as it faces the risk of a coronavirus recession, hours after the Bank of England slashed interest rates in a double-barreled response to the crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new finance minister, Rishi Sunak, announced the higher
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Authorities warned residents of Australia’s capital, Canberra, to be wary of fire and ember attacks on Saturday as soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked unpredictable blazes near suburban areas. FILE PHOTO: Smoke haze hangs around Parliament House in Canberra, Australia January 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Temperatures are forecast to reach 41 Celsius
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding. Some areas received a quarter of the annual average rainfall, according to Reuters’ calculations, with the state’s
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Mining giant BHP Group (BHP.AX) said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia’s bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days. Rubble are seen at a property damaged by bushfires in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Angie
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