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FILE PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he had picked Richard Hughes, a former senior official at Britain’s Treasury and the International Monetary Fund, as
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate Intelligence committees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by U.S. President Donald Trump last month defended his record to lawmakers on Wednesday, saying
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds the daily news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak with the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty (not pictured) and the Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance (not pictured), at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 28, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate Intelligence committees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closed-door interviews with officials from President Donald Trump’s administration about the surprise
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday declined to say why he recommended firing the State Department’s inspector general, but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation. Congressional aides said Steve Linick, the inspector general, was probing whether Pompeo misused a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday, although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linick’s removal because his work was undermining the department. Trump announced the planned removal of Linick
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday, although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linick’s removal because his work was undermining the department. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department’s top internal watchdog “could be unlawful” if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate Intelligence committees at the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump’s move to oust the State Department’s internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration. Trump announced the planned removal of Inspector General Steve Linick in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a media briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Pool/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general following a recommendation by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department inspector general, after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog. The Democratic-led committee said it would launch the probe along with colleagues on the
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s antitrust watchdog is looking into allegations that Facebook’s (FB.O) WhatsApp is abusing its dominant position by offering payment services to its vast base of messaging app users in the country, three sources told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is placed on the keyboard in this
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government watchdog agency has recommended the temporary reinstatement of a whistleblower who says he was removed as director of a government research office because he raised concerns about coronavirus preparedness, his lawyers said on Friday. Rick Bright, recently ousted director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) ad campaign on petrol pumps promising customers they can “drive carbon neutral” is acceptable, following complaints. FILE PHOTO: A digital hoarding in southwest London displays an advert for Shell?s “drive carbon neutral” campaign, which is being investigated by Britain?s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA),
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FILE PHOTO: A digital hoarding in southwest London displays an advert for Shell?s “drive carbon neutral” campaign, which is being investigated by Britain?s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in London, Britain March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Green/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) advertising campaign promising customers they can “drive carbon neutral” has been
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial watchdog said it would urgently ask the courts to clarify uncertainty over the inability of some insurance customers to obtain compensation for disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A national lockdown to fight the pandemic has forced many companies to temporarily suspend operations and furlough staff. The Financial Conduct Authority
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LONDON (Reuters) – Global efforts to minimise the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic present an historic opportunity to scale up the technologies needed to speed a transition to cleaner energy, the head of the world’s energy watchdog says. FILE PHOTO: Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, poses for a portrait at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresses the daily coronavirus task
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