Month: December 2019

The Cleveland Browns parted ways with general manager John Dorsey on Tuesday after failing to come to an agreement on a restructuring of the front office. FILE PHOTO: Dec 1, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) calls a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations. Government officials called for Australian military support and assistance from U.S. and Canadian fire crews as authorities confirmed
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivers a speech, on the
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SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – The world rang in the new year on Wednesday with spectacular firework displays from Sydney to Tokyo, though celebrations in Australia were overshadowed by deadly wildfires and the festive mood in Hong Kong and India was dampened by protests. Around a million revellers thronged Sydney harbour and nearby districts to watch
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William launched a multi-million pound prize on Tuesday to encourage the world’s greatest problem-solvers to find answers to Earth’s biggest environmental problems, saying the planet was now at a tipping point. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough look at ice core from the
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PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) – Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn confirmed he fled to Lebanon, saying he wouldn’t be “held hostage” by a “rigged” system, raising questions about how one of the world’s most-recognized executives slipped out of Japan months before his trial. Ghosn’s abrupt departure marks the latest dramatic twist in a year-old saga that has
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Dec. 19 to formally charge President Donald Trump, a Republican, with “high crimes and misdemeanors,” making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after participating in a video teleconference with members of
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Shabazz Napier scored eight of his season-high 24 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a nine-game home losing streak with a 122-115 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night in Minneapolis. Dec 30, 2019; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Napier (13) dribbles the ball in the first quarter against the
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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations. A bushfire rages in Broulee, New South Wales, Australia, December 31, 2019, in this still image taken from
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PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) – Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has confirmed he is in Lebanon saying he refused to be “held hostage” by a “rigged” Japanese justice system, raising questions about how one of the world’s most-recognized executives exited Japan months before his trial. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention
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(Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates the U.S. Constitution. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has asked a court for permission to turn over the contents of Parnas’ phone and other documents to a House of Representatives panel for use in the Trump impeachment inquiry, his lawyer said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian-American
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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with an audience member in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Monday he would consider choosing a Republican running
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Mubadala World Tennis Championship – Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 19, 2019 Russia’s Maria Sharapova in action during her match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International
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