Month: August 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline. French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliver a joint statement before a meeting on Brexit at the Elysee Palace
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs a gauntlet of fans with U.S. flags as he is introduced before the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 race in Dover, Delaware, U.S. October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to be back on the track on Aug. 31 in the Darlington XFinity
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A still image, taken from a video footage and released by Russian space agency Roscosmos, shows robot Skybot F-850, also known as FEDOR, inside the Russian Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft carried by Soyuz-2.1a booster after the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan August 22, 2019. Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian
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FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez speaks during the primary elections, at a cultural centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday that Argentina had “no possibility of default” if he were elected in October. Fernandez, speaking at a seminar
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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as strong results from retailers including Nordstrom reinforced confidence in consumer demand, while investors look ahead to Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s speech for more clues on future interest rate moves. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 68.91 points, or 0.26%, at the open to 26,271.64. The
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the unveiling ceremony for the domestically built mobile missile defence system Bavar-373, to mark the National Defence Industry Day in Tehran, Iran August 22, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system
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PARIS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), hopes Tokyo 2020 will spark a change in perceptions of people with disabilities in Japan. Andrew Parsons, International Paralympic Committee Vice President and member of the IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, delivers a speech during an unveiling event for the Tokyo 2020
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tūtānekai his bottle. Screenshot from a Parliament broadcast of New Zealand Speaker Trevor Mallard feeding a Member of Parliament’s baby during a parliamentary session in Wellington August 21, 2019. New Zealand
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FILE PHOTO: The company’s logo is pictured at a shop of Swiss telecoms company Sunrise in Zurich, Jan. 14, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss telecommunications company Sunrise Communications (SRCG.S) on Thursday escalated its defence of its planned takeover of Liberty Global’s (LBTYA.O) Swiss unit UPC, touting additional synergies and blasting a shareholder
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Cast member Orlando Bloom attends the premiere for the television series “Carnival Row” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s next original series will take viewers to “Carnival Row,” a lavish Victorian-era fantasy world where mythical creatures are forced from their homeland and must live uneasily
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination. FILE PHOTO: 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks during the Presidential Gun
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co (F.N) in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump
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WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland “nasty” and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by canceling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff. Danes voiced disbelief at Trump’s decision to forgo the trip, although Frederiksen said
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FILE PHOTO: People walk through the financial district of Canary Wharf, London, Britain 28 September 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde LONDON (Reuters) – Major British employers gave average pay rises of 2.6% to staff in the three months to July, the highest pace of increase in more than 10 years, data from industry consultants XpertHR showed on
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FILE PHOTO: Mexican musician Celso Pina performs during the Santa Lucia International Festival in Monterrey, northern Mexico September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as “the rebel of the accordion” for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his
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BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing
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