Month: September 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond will look to reassure businesses that they remain at the heart of the centre-right Conservatives’ plan for the economy, against a backdrop of heightened tension over Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, leaves 11 Downing Street in London, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. FILE PHOTO: Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing suggestions the administration has tried to limit the probe. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies. REUTERS/Jim Bourg “The White House is not micromanaging
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Linde AG (LING.DE) said on Sunday that it had received approval for its proposed $83 billion merger with Praxair (PX.N) from the Chinese antitrust authorities. The Praxair logo is seen during a news conference with Linde in Munich, Germany, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Linde and U.S.-based Praxair are in the process
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Junior quarterback McKenzie Milton passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as No. 13 UCF extended its school and American Athletic Conference record winning streak to 17 games — the nation’s longest — with a 45-14 victory over penalty-plagued Pittsburgh on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Jan 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Central Florida
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings announced on Sunday its first restructuring in six years, as it faces increased challenges from tighter government regulations. A Tencent sign is seen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song The Shenzhen-based and Hong Kong-listed company will integrate
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party is investigating a data breach which let members of the public log into a smartphone app as senior government ministers and view their personal details. Brandon Lewis arrives at a cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay “Any breach is a
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon headed towards Japan’s main island on Sunday forcing the cancellation or suspension of airline and train services and causing power outages and evacuations from areas still recovering from a typhoon last month. A person reacts to the weather as ship washed ashore caused by Typhoon Trami is seen at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI agents investigating U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have contacted the second woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct, her attorney said on Saturday. The announcement by Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer John Clune indicates that the FBI probe of Kavanaugh will look beyond separate allegations of attempted rape leveled against the conservative
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WHEELING, WVa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections. President Donald Trump makes remarks at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was elected to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. FILE PHOTO: Democratic candidate for the 50th congressional district Ammar Campa Najjar makes an appearance
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The fourth-inning home run by New York rookie Gleyber Torres on Saturday at Boston was the 265th homer of the season for the Yankees, surpassing the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most in a single season in major league history. Sep 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) hits
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SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil’s major cities on Saturday in women-led protests against far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro, who flew home after weeks in hospital recovering from a near-fatal stab wound. People demonstrate against presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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