Month: January 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Residents devastated by a mining dam burst in Brazil that may have killed more than 300 people reacted on Thursday with indifference and in many cases anger to miner Vale SA’s pledges to pay victims’ families and improve safety. A rescue helicopter is seen over Paraopeba river after a tailings dam
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British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it has approved an agreement on supervisory cooperation with Britain after Brexit to avoid disruption to cross-border financial services like asset management. “The board agreed in substance the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Parliament recognized Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state on Thursday, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido takes part in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government outside a hospital
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LONDON (Reuters) – On a cold, grey Sunday morning, in a street lined with shuttered builders’ yards and storage units, songs of prayer in the West African language of Yoruba ring out from a former warehouse that is now a church. A cross sits on the waist of a worshipper as she prays during their
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LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British lawmaker leading a review of the world’s top accounting firms said on Thursday there is cross-party consensus for change, calling the approach of the “Big Four” complacent. FILE PHOTO: Offices of Deloitte are seen in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo “I hope that this inquiry and
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(Reuters) – The blast of Arctic air that brought record-breaking cold and caused at least a dozen deaths in the U.S. Midwest spread eastward on Thursday, bringing sub-zero misery to the Northeast. A man brushes snow from car after a winter storm in Buffalo, New York, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario A prediction of
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LONDON (Reuters) – British car production fell by 9 percent last year, the biggest drop since the 2008-9 recession, and investment slumped by nearly half due to fears about Brexit, an industry body said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: New Land Rover cars are seen in a parking lot at the Jaguar Land Rover plant at
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Vehicles of United Parcel Service are seen at the new package sorting and delivery UPS hub in Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry, southern Paris, France, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as the company benefited from record volumes during the crucial holiday season. Shares of the world’s
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FILE PHOTO – A Charter Communications company service van is pictured in Pasadena, California U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – Charter Communications Inc topped quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday, as the cable operator attracted more customers for its internet services, offsetting a drop in video subscribers. More and more subscribers are deserting pay
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FILE PHOTO: Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee poses at a tribute event “Extraordinary: Stan Lee” at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic book giant Stan Lee, who dreamed up such pop culture icons as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Panther and
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KABUL (Reuters) – Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a U.S. official called an attempt to “muddle” the U.S.-backed peace process. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani (C) talks with the U.S. special envoy for
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FILE PHOTO – Athletics – IAAF Council Press Conference – The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco – December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A blast of icy polar air brought dangerously low temperatures to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, causing at least three more deaths while halting mail delivery and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Classes were canceled for Wednesday and Thursday for students across the Midwest, including
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