Month: March 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has quietly expanded his lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters, even as the rapidly spreading coronavirus has all but sidelined the former vice president’s campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday completed a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards adopted under his predecessor Barack Obama and will require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 – far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded rules. FILE PHOTO: Traffic travels along a highway next to Los Angeles,
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks with French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne before meeting with EU environment ministers in Brussels, Belgium, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron (Reuters) – The EU executive kick-started its plan to set a tougher 2030 emissions target on Tuesday, a move that could help
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A woman wearing a protective mask stands outside a bakery in York as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, York, Britain, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON (Reuters) – The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the space of a day to 1,789 as of Monday
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stock markets slid on Tuesday as investors continued to assess the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the MSCI benchmark of world equities on pace to finish its worst quarter since the financial crisis of 2008. Stocks have rallied since the start of last week but remain down more
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FILE PHOTO: Exiled former Syrian Vice-President Abdel-Halim Khaddam holds a news conference on the political situation in Syria, in Brussels April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Abdul-Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian vice president who became a prominent opponent of President Bashar al-Assad’s rule after fleeing to Paris in 2005, died on Tuesday
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps is seen in front of men in protective suits pretending to clean the cabinet as part of a stunt for social media, as the number of coronavirus cases (COVID-19) grows around the world, in London, Britain, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – The
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TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) – A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help
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FILE PHOTO: Elton John attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, holding the Oscar for Best Original Song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”, which he won with Bernie Taupin at the 92nd Academy Awards, in West Hollywood, California, U.S. February 9, 2020. REUTERS/David McNew/File Photo LOS ANGELES
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