Month: January 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Singing patriotic songs and waving Union Jacks, thousands of Britons flocked to a muddy patch of grass outside parliament on a damp Friday night to toast their moment of history: Britain’s departure from the European Union. People celebrate Britain leaving the EU on Brexit day in London, Britain, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Henry
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A young resident of Chinatown wears a surgical mask in New York City, U.S., January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan R Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak and said it would bar entry to the United States starting on Sunday of foreign nationals who have
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A onetime aspiring actress told a Manhattan jury on Friday that Harvey Weinstein raped her in a hotel room while she was in an “extremely degrading” relationship with the movie producer. Witness Jessica Mann is questioned by prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon during film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial at New York
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FILE PHOTO: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor, now Democratic candidate speaks at the Aventura Turnery Jewish Center and Tauber Academy Social in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic Party on Friday announced new rules around how presidential hopefuls can qualify
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a speech on the future of Europe in Brussels, Belgium January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s departure from the European Union shows the bloc must deliver for its citizens and its leaders must stand up for the project or else risk it failing, the
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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – All three major U.S. airlines announced the cancellation of flights to mainland China on Friday after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Delta Airlines jets sit at terminal at Reagan National Airport outside Washington in this August 19, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks at the WSJTECH Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S. October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai said Friday the telecommunications regulator plans to take action against at least one unnamed wireless carrier over the
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Security Forum on “Emerging Technologies Governance” in Washington U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that landmines were an important tool that U.S. forces needed,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second Republican senator declared support on Friday for calling witnesses at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, leaving Democrats still short of the U.S. Senate majority required and paving the way for Trump’s swift acquittal. Senator Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and sometime critic of Trump, joined fellow moderate Susan
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Tennis – Australian Open – Semi Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 31, 2020. Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after his match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dominic Thiem won the new-generation battle with Alex Zverev 3-6 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(4) to reach his first Australian Open final on Friday and
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The leaders of the European Union’s three institutions warned Britain on Friday that it cannot expect “the highest quality access to the single market” unless it adopts the bloc’s standards on environment, labour, taxation and state aid. European Council President Charles Michel, EU Parliament President David Sassoli and EU Commission President Ursula
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(Reuters) – The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry. FILE PHOTO: Activists and journalists protest outside the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) after a criminal complaint
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A onetime aspiring actress who prosecutors say maintained a relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he raped her because she felt “trapped” is expected to testify against the former Hollywood producer at his Manhattan criminal trial on Friday. Film producer Harvey Weinstein and his legal team leave the New York Criminal Court
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Extinction Rebellion climate change activist wears a face mask of McKinsey Global Managing Partner Kevin Sneader outside the company’s head office in London, Britain January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged a protest outside McKinsey & Company’s London office on Friday to demand the consulting firm use its
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