Month: September 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine’s president. Trump’s statement to reporters about his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came as the Democratic leader of a key congressional panel said the pursuit of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Thomas Cook (TCG.L), the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. FILE PHOTO: The Thomas Cook logo is seen in this illustration photo January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser
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LONDON (Reuters) – Financial markets risk major disruptions by relying on business-as-usual forecasts that underestimate the impact of climate-change policies that are expected to abruptly tighten next decade, a leading group of investors has warned. FILE PHOTO: A small skiff motors past an iceberg in the open ocean near Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Pose” star Billy Porter, sporting a crystal-studded black suit and an enormous hat, along with “Games of Thrones” stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie were among early arrivals for television’s Emmy awards on Sunday, where HBO’s medieval fantasy series aims to crown its final season with a fourth best
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) listens to a question from
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Arab-dominated Joint List party moved on Sunday to back the center-left bloc of Benny Gantz, who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing alliance, to form a new government. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks as he meet members of the Likud Party as he began talks with political parties over who
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s Democratic political rival Joe Biden should be investigated if evidence shows he improperly intervened
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LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – In a box office win fit for a queen, Focus Features’ “Downton Abbey” ruled over the competition in North America. Actors Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech and writer Julian Fellowes attend the world premiere of “Downton Abbey” in London, Britain September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson The
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BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal. Britain’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn applauds after the speech of Labour party MP
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CONCEPCION, Bolivia (Reuters) – Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country’s lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region. FILE PHOTO – A man works to stop wildfires in Santa Monica near Concepcion, Bolivia, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
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By Amanda Becker and Jonathan Landay DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son. “This appears to be an overwhelming abuse of
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U.S. President Donald Trump responds to reporter’s questions as he departs to Texas from the White House, Washington, DC, U.S., September 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not say anything wrong during a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart in which, according to reports, he pressed
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FILE PHOTO – Trains of German railway Deutsche Bahn arrive at the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] expects the government’s 50 billion euro climate change package to generate the railway company’s biggest growth spurt in its 180-year history, the state-owned firm’s boss
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FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Emily Thornberry delivers her keynote speech at the annual Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party should make a decision on what to campaign for in any second referendum
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police stormed a shopping mall where a pro-democracy protest turned violent on Sunday, and activists trashed fittings at the rail station next door. Hundreds of protesters, young and old, gathered in the mall in the New Territories town of Sha Tin, chanting: “Fight for freedom” and “Liberate Hong Kong.”
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will accept the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on whether the government’s decision to suspend parliament was lawful, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday. “Of course we will respect whatever the
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RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Newman parlayed his strong run in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 into a significant move up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff ladder. Sep 21, 2019; Richmond, VA, USA; Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman (6) races Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Theriault (51) during
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and
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