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  • US Utility Company PG&E Explores Filing for Bankruptcy
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    2019-01-06 03:42:30 UTC

    (Reuters) - California utility company PG&E Corp (PCG.N) is exploring filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection as it faces billions of dollars in liabilities related to fatal wildfires in 2018 and 2017, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company is considering the move as a contingency, in part b...
  • GM To Cut 14,700 Jobs In Ohio, Michigan, Maryland And Ontario
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    2018-11-26 18:36:11 UTC

    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce in the face of a declining market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles. The announcement is the biggest North America restructuring for the U.S. N...
  • Coast of annexed Crimea: Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships
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    2018-11-26 00:41:03 UTC

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea on Sunday after opening fire on them and wounding several sailors, a move that risks igniting a dangerous new crisis between the two countries. Russia’s FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had seized...
  • Angela Merkel Ally Urges New Era in German Politics
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    2018-11-07 19:51:09 UTC

    The battle to be the next leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats is heating up. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the candidate considered closest to the chancellor personally and politically, has now made her case. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the woman many consider the natural successor to Angela Merkel both in leadership style ...
  • Democratic Victory Signifies Breaking Point in Time of Trump's Nationalism
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    2018-11-07 05:14:29 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted...
  • Hateful U.S. Politics Target Minorities and Immigrants
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    2018-11-02 17:57:53 UTC

    Last week, several top Democrats were targeted by pipe bombs, two black Americans were killed in what appeared to be a racially-motivated murder, and a terror attack against Jewish Americans in their place of worship that left 11 people dead. Are American growing more violent? Are they regressing into something akin to what we saw i...
  • Joachim Ronneberg who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies
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    2018-10-26 00:51:05 UTC

    <h2>WWII resistance fighter who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies</h2><p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">Joachim Ronneberg who led a daring raid to sabotage Nazi Germany&#39;s nuclear weapon ambitions has died at the age of 99. The story of the World War II operation has been retold in books, TV series and a Hollywood film.</span>...
  • Is Trump Secretly A White Nationalist?
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    2018-10-24 17:57:45 UTC

    CNN's Acosta: Americans Are Wondering If President Trump Is Secretly A White Nationalist. CNN's Jim Acosta talked about the tussle he had Tuesday afternoon with President Trump in the Oval Office over the migrant caravan crisis in an appearance on 'Anderson Cooper 360.' Acosta grilled the president on his claim that Middle Easterner...
  • Anti-Trump anger may sweep the US midterm elections
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    2018-10-24 17:22:40 UTC

    (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators hold growing leads in key races in Texas and Nevada, a Reuters opinion poll showed, dampening Democratic hopes of taking a majority in that chamber in next month’s congressional elections. Eden Stramer, 23, a North Dakota Democrat, says the possibility of abortions becoming illegal again leaves h...
  • Migrant caravan: Trump deliberately lying to American people
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    2018-10-24 01:02:20 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Vice President Mike Pence misstated federal statistics Tuesday when trying to help President Donald Trump make the case that terrorists are among thousands of migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border. Trump himself acknowledged he&rsquo;s got no proof terrorists are in the mix. A look at their re...
  • Obama: When you hear economy is improving, 'remember who started it'
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    2018-10-22 22:08:07 UTC

    NEVADA (Las Vegas) — Former President Barack Obama is delivering a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump without mentioning his successor by name. Obama said Monday at rally for Democrats in Las Vegas that Republicans were promising to “fight for the little guy” but instead helped corporations and s...
  • Germany to halt all arms exports to Saudi
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    2018-10-22 21:35:32 UTC

    ORTENBERG, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a “monstrosity” and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Riyadh until the case is cleared up. Merkel, in her harshest comments to date, decried what she called “the monstros...
  • Brexit: EU to break a deadlock over the Irish border
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    2018-10-22 17:03:04 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators are looking at ways to promise Britain a customs deal that could stretch Brussels’ Brexit red lines but might break a deadlock over the Irish border, EU sources close to the talks have told Reuters. Accounts of how British and EU negotiators came close to a deal on Oct. 13 focus on how...
  • Analysis: With ‘America First,’ where do human rights rank?
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    2018-10-18 23:04:28 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across Asia and, this week, in the ...
  • "Shade - A Tale of Two Presidents" : Obama's former photographer
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    2018-10-16 23:23:47 UTC

    <p><span style="color: rgb(71, 85, 119); font-size: 18px;"><strong>Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released &quot;Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,&quot; a book filled with archived pictures that may induce nostalgia.</strong></span></p><p><br></p><p>Although pictures may be worth a thousand wo...
  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
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    2021-12-22 19:38:15 UTC

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort t...
  • Russian "black operations" becoming active as East-West confrontation worsens
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    2018-10-09 19:03:47 UTC

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s military spies are being mocked abroad as bunglers but the army’s influence over Kremlin foreign policy is growing and there is little likelihood it will halt its “black operations”. The GRU military intelligence agency is blamed by the West for several botched attacks this year, including attempting to k...
  • Angela Merkel, Most Respected Global Leader
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    2018-10-03 00:02:37 UTC

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most respected global leader and the image of the United States has gotten worse since Donald Trump took office, a leading survey showed. The survey of 25 nations by the Pew Research Center also showed that respondents from across the globe have less confidence in Trump’s ability to lead than t...
  • Brexit: UK politicians remain deeply divided
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    2018-09-28 18:31:42 UTC

    More than two years since the 2016 EU referendum, the United Kingdom, its politicians and its business leaders remain deeply divided over Brexit while Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to clinch a divorce deal with the EU. Opponents of Brexit are exploring ways to stop what they say is Britain’s biggest mistake since World War Two....
  • Kavanaugh: "I am innocent," but don't investigate me
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    2018-09-27 22:49:51 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fighting to salvage his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago after she told a dramatic U.S. Senate hearing she was “100 percent certain” he did it. Christine Blasey Ford, he...
  • California professor Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Thursday
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    2018-09-23 06:06:10 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California professor Christine Blasey Ford has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports. The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on Thursday, but details have yet to be finalized, CNN and other media rep...
  • Schoolmates discussed 'Kavanaugh's attempted rape' around campus
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    2018-09-20 22:04:18 UTC

    Intensifying calls for a complete FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were in high school, a former schoolmate of Ford wrote in a Facebook post that she recalls hearing discussion of the alleged sexual assault around campus. "This inc...
  • Trump’s Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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    2018-09-14 20:47:49 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, prosecutors said on Friday, a dramatic turnaround that deals the U.S. president a political setback. After months of refusing to assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller’...
  • Low unemployment rates are inevitably followed by recessions
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    2018-09-13 04:51:55 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unemployment falls as low as it is currently, Boston Federal Reserve bank president Eric Rosen...
  • German, French and British jets to show European efforts integrating air defenses
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    2018-09-13 04:11:53 UTC

    ON BOARD A BELGIAN AIR FORCE PLANE (Reuters) - British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses. Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missi...