LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Rihanna poses for pictures on the red carpet for the European premiere of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations after praising a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Trump’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to agree to a fallback arrangement for the border between the United Kingdom and Ireland which does not have a time limit, to speed Brexit talks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen after the ASEM leaders group
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(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N) said on Friday that Chief Financial Officer William Chase is retiring in mid-2019 and named its controller, Robert Michael, his immediate successor as CFO. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File
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MACON, Ga. (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve officials are monitoring the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the possibility that any sanctions against Saudi Arabia could disrupt oil markets, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President, Raphael Bostic speaks with Reuters in an interview at
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week’s event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. FILE PHOTO: Christian Sewing, new CEO of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, speaks during the bank’s
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, four Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday. Storm clouds pass over a Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Cohn The dioceses of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown told Reuters that they
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By Andy Bruce and Andrew MacAskill FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s government recorded a smaller budget deficit than expected in September, but the improvement is unlikely to give much help to finance minister Philip Hammond as he
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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Oct 18, 2018; Portland, OR, USA; Los Angeles
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(Reuters) – North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent. FILE PHOTO: Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) discusses farm policy with a reporter at Jamestown College, Jamestown, North
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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday was forced to deny an accusation that he sought funding from business leaders to purchase mass WhatsApp messages, in an alleged campaign finance violation. Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro reacts as he talks to media after a visit to Federal Police headquarters in Rio
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears with U.S. President Donald
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LeBron James had a message for his new coach, Luke Walton, after the Los Angeles Lakers’ shootaround Thursday morning: He doesn’t want to rest. Oct 10, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) during the first half at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The smog-prone northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei must ensure residents have enough heating this winter, even as it switches thousands of households from coal to cleaner natural gas, Vice Premier Han Zheng said. Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng attends the news conference following the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC),
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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California,
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