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  • Democrats Move to Hold Barr, McGahn in Contempt of Congress
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    2019-06-06 20:32:52 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee, seeking to advance probes of President Donald Trump, unveiled a measure on Thursday that would authorize court action to enforce congressional subpoenas of Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn over the Mueller report. The Rules Commi...
  • Apple wants its login button above Google and Facebook
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    2019-06-05 05:23:38 UTC

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will ask developers to position a new “Sign on with Apple” button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, according to design guidelines released this week. The move to give Apple prime placement is significant because users often select the default or top option...
  • US shared sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia
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    2019-06-05 06:08:32 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday. The timing of the approvals is likely to heap pressure o...
  • Tearful Theresa May Quits as UK Prime Minister
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    2019-05-25 03:17:25 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union. May’s departure deepens the Brexit crisis as a new leader, who should be in place by the end ...
  • Elon Musk Says Tesla deliveries Set to Top Record
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    2019-05-23 15:41:53 UTC

    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is on course to top its record for quarterly deliveries in the second quarter, beating the 90,700 it sent to customers in the final quarter of last year, according to an email from Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk to staff. Musk’s email, widely posted on social media and authenticated for Reuters by a source f...
  • Trump Says Some Auto Imports Threaten National Security
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    2019-05-17 20:40:13 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump declared that some imported vehicles and parts pose a national security threat but delayed a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan. The unprecedented designation of foreign vehicles impo...
  • US Federal Appeals Court: Trump Administration Violated Federal Law
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    2019-05-17 20:13:17 UTC

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that the Trump administration violated f...
  • Dutchman Travels Across 33 Countries on Electric Car
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    2019-04-18 22:49:36 UTC

    Dutchman Wiebe Wakker on Sunday ended a 95,000 kilometer (59,000 mile) electric car journey that he hoped would show the world the viability of such vehicles. Wakker arrived in the eastern Australian city of Sydney after driving his retrofitted station wagon nicknamed "The Blue Bandit" across 33 countries including Turkey, Iran, India...
  • Mueller Report Does Not Exonerate Trump
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    2019-04-18 22:20:34 UTC

    By Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstru...
  • Algeria’s President quits after Six Weeks of Mass Protests
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    2019-04-02 21:51:36 UTC

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule. Hundreds took to the streets of the capital after state media announced the 82-year-old’s departure, capping ...
  • Oil Prices Continue to Rise Amid OPEC-Led Supply Cuts
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    2019-04-02 21:38:57 UTC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices on Tuesday hit their highest level so far in 2019, with Brent crude approaching $70 a barrel, on the prospect that more sanctions against Iran and further Venezuelan disruptions could deepen an OPEC-led supply cut. Brent futures reached a session peak at $69.52 a barrel, the highest since Nov. 13. The...
  • Still Unclear How, When or If UK Will Ever Indeed Quit EU
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    2019-04-02 20:57:13 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would seek another Brexit delay to agree an EU divorce deal with the opposition Labour leader, a last-ditch gambit to break an impasse over Britain’s departure that enraged many in her party. Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Unio...
  • US Attorney General will Mueller report by mid-April
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    2019-03-29 20:26:01 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to issue a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly 400-page investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election by mid-April, he said in a letter to lawmakers on Friday. “Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own,” Barr wrote in...
  • Facebook Bans White Nationalism and Separatism on Its Platforms
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    2019-03-27 18:01:14 UTC

    <p>(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.&nbsp;</p><p>These bans will be enforced next week, the social media giant said in a blog <a href="https://newsroom.fb.com/news/20...
  • Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
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    2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC

    BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a week in submerged villages without acces...
  • Chinese Company to Sell Popular Dating App Grindr
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    2019-03-27 17:54:06 UTC

    (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (...
  • EU: Italy Poses A Threat to Other Euro Zone Countries
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    2019-02-27 20:27:14 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy is facing excessive economic imbalances and the policies of its government are making matters worse, posing a threat to other euro zone countries, the European Commission said on Wednesday. However, the EU executive arm, whose job is to analyze the economic performance of each of the EU’s 28 countries and ...
  • Oscars winners 2019: The full list of winners
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    2019-02-25 04:32:29 UTC

    Los Angeles — Sunday night&rsquo;s Oscars marked a record-breaking year for recognizing the achievement of black artists. Shattering a record set in 2017, the 91st Academy Awards bestowed trophies to seven black winners in six categories. The following is a list of nominees and the winners: <h3>BEST PICTURE</h3><p>&quot;Black Pan...
  • Netanyahu faces backlash for far-right alliance
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    2019-02-24 17:22:42 UTC

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touched off rare criticism from AIPAC, the largest U.S. pro-Israel lobby, over an election alliance with a far-right party loyal to the policies of the late anti-Arab rabbi, Meir Kahane. Faced with a new merger of centrist parties that opinion polls show might defeat him, N...
  • Buffett rebukes Trump for taking credit for US economic growth
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    2019-02-23 19:58:52 UTC

    (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday appeared to fault U.S. President Donald Trump for taking too much credit for the nation’s economic growth, while acknowledging that market conditions are making it tough for his Berkshire Hathaway Inc to find more big companies to buy. Buffett lamented these states of affairs in his widely read...
  • UK Government Considers Another Brexit Vote
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    2019-03-27 17:58:22 UTC

    LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Britain’s government will file a motion to allow parliament to sit on Friday as the government considers bringing another vote in parliament on its Brexit divorce deal, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday. “The government will later today table a motion for the house to sit this Friday,” Ba...
  • U.S. President: 'I Never Worked For Russia'
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    2019-01-14 22:43:31 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against U.S. interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian President Vla...
  • Jimmy Carter: The US Is An “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”
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    2019-01-08 00:53:49 UTC

    <p>Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/">Thom Hartmann Program</a> that the United States is now an &ldquo;oligarchy&rdquo; in which &ldquo;unlimited political bribery&rdquo; has created &ldquo;a complete subversion of our political system as a payo...
  • Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List Of Winners
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    2019-01-07 07:29:25 UTC

    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) &mdash; Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:</p><p>FILM</p><p>Drama: &ldquo;Bohemian Rhapsody&rdquo;</p><p>Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, &ldquo;The Wife&rdquo;</p><p>Actor, Drama: Rami Male...
  • China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
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    2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday. The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a declining labor force and a rapidly age...