Month: July 2019

(Reuters) – Two U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday to prevent sexual assaults against athletes by increasing oversight and legal liability for U.S. Olympic and sports officials following the Larry Nassar scandal. FILE PHOTO: Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, stands in court
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KIEV (Reuters) – A once-obscure Ukrainian regional pundit who gained national attention for predicting the unlikely rise of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is now predicting the new leader’s popularity will swiftly evaporate. Ukrainian analyst Viktor Bobyrenko speaks during an interview with Reuters in front of the Presidential Administration building in Kiev, Ukraine, July 29, 2019. Picture
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) on Tuesday posted a decline in second-quarter earnings, hurt by price competition on short-haul routes and rising fuel costs, adding the European market would likely remain challenging until at least the year’s end. Planes of German air carrier Lufthansa are seen at Germany’s largest airport, Fraport, in Frankfurt,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes low-income and vulnerable communities. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questions Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan as he testifies before the House Oversight and
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration imposed another obstacle for asylum-seekers on Monday, finding that being persecuted on the basis of threats against a family member is usually not enough to be granted asylum in the United States. Migrants board a transport bus after turning themselves in to law enforcement to seek asylum following
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Jul 23, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The New York Mets traded left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league catcher Austin Bossart on
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Swedish court on Tuesday for the first day of his trial for assault that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: A$AP Rocky performs “I’m Not the Only One” with Sam Smith (not pictured) during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) is bracing for attacks from Democratic presidential candidates at two debates that begin on Tuesday in Detroit near its headquarters. FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo The largest U.S. automaker preemptively released two fact sheets on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have mapped the genome of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, discovering intriguing secrets behind the impressive speed and endurance these cold-blooded predators muster by ratcheting up their metabolism to mammal-like levels. FILE PHOTO: Komodo dragons walk at the Komodo National Park in Indonesia’s Komodo island October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File
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FASLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Sterling tumbled to a 28-month low on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Brexit divorce was dead and warned that unless the European Union renegotiated, Britain would leave on Oct. 31 without a deal. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House in Edinburgh, Britain, July 29, 2019. Duncan McGlynn/Pool via REUTERS EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pursuing a no-deal Brexit. Speaking to reporters after a
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People sit on the beach and play in the sea during hot summer weather in Brighton, Britain, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain recorded its highest-ever temperature of 38.7 Celsius (101.7 Fahrenheit) in Cambridge on July 25, the country’s national weather service said on Monday, confirming an earlier provisional reading. The temperature
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