Month: January 2019

(Reuters) – The blast of Arctic air that brought record-breaking cold, causing at least a dozen deaths and canceling or delaying thousands of flights in the U.S. Midwest, spread eastward on Thursday, bringing frigid misery to the Northeast. A forecast for warmer weather by the weekend offered little comfort to those enduring icy conditions, brutal
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, said on Thursday that agents from a feared special police unit had called at his home, a sign of increasing pressure on the opposition leader trying to replace socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks next to his wife
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LONDON (Reuters) – On a cold, grey Sunday morning, in a street lined with shuttered builders’ yards and storage units, songs of prayer in the West African language of Yoruba ring out from a former warehouse that is now a church. A cross sits on the waist of a worshipper as she prays during their
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British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it has approved an agreement on supervisory cooperation with Britain after Brexit to avoid disruption to cross-border financial services like asset management. “The board agreed in substance the
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LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British lawmaker leading a review of the world’s top accounting firms said on Thursday there is cross-party consensus for change, calling the approach of the “Big Four” complacent. FILE PHOTO: Offices of Deloitte are seen in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo “I hope that this inquiry and
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FILE PHOTO – Logos of ConocoPhillips are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent oil producer, reported a surge in quarterly adjusted profit on Thursday, helped by higher
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FILE PHOTO – The headquarters of Wirecard AG, an independent provider of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions is seen in Aschheim near Munich, Germany September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder BERLIN (Reuters) – A Financial Times report on alleged wrongdoings at German payments company Wirecard gave no reason to launch a criminal
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FILE PHOTO: Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee poses at a tribute event “Extraordinary: Stan Lee” at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic book giant Stan Lee, who dreamed up such pop culture icons as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Panther and
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KABUL (Reuters) – Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a U.S. official called an attempt to “muddle” the U.S.-backed peace process. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani (C) talks with the U.S. special envoy for
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FILE PHOTO: Danuta Hubner, chair of the constitutional committee of the European Parliament gestures during an interview in Brussels, Belgium April 24, 2017. Reuters/Eric Vidal/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union can offer the UK more assurances over the Irish border ‘backstop’ in a political declaration on post-Brexit ties if London moves towards accepting
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FILE PHOTO – Athletics – IAAF Council Press Conference – The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco – December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Farmers from North Dakota to Iowa buckled down for some of the coldest weather in a generation on Wednesday, throwing extra rations to pigs or building igloos for chickens before hunkering down for a day of sub-zero temperatures and bone-chilling winds. A student’s glasses fog in subzero temperatures while walking to class
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