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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department over concerns about the agency’s plans to expand offshore drilling, his office said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) questions U.S. Secretary of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Wednesday urged Britain to accept the rules of EU single market or face a potential cliff-edge exit in a year’s time. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel reacts as he arrives for the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Speaking at a
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A New York state bishop who had been at the center of a sex abuse crisis stepped down on Wednesday after learning the conclusions of a Vatican investigation, becoming the latest high-ranking prelate toppled by the decades-old scandal. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York,
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FILE PHOTO: Following midterm elections, Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp reacts after appearing at his election night party in Athens, Georgia, U.S. November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry (Reuters) – The Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, on Wednesday named conservative businesswoman Kelly Loeffler as the state’s next U.S. senator, picking her over U.S. President
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump prepares Christmas decorations with children as she visits the Salvation Army Clapton centre, as the NATO summit takes place in Watford, in London, Britain, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was greeted by dozens of school children in northeast London on Wednesday when
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LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether. U.S. authorities said last month that there had been 47 deaths this year from a lung illness
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Britain’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell speaks during general election campaign event in Birmingham, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – All the evidence the opposition Labour Party has suggests that Britain’s public health service is on the table in trade negotiations with the United States, its finance policy chief, John McDonnell, said on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an “unprecedented” campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges. In the 300-page report, Democrats leading the House of Representatives
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