Month: July 2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is expected to give testimony in a Swedish court on Thursday on the second day of his assault trial after he and two of his entourage were accused of punching and kicking a teenager. FILE PHOTO: U.S. rapper ASAP Rocky attends the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 collection during
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U.S. President Donald Trump stands outside the Oval Office after welcoming Mongolia’s President Khaltmaagiin Battulga at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Wednesday offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin assistance in putting out wildfires in Russia’s Siberia, the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country’s top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising tensions between the two countries. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sits for an interview with Reuters in New York, New York,
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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, gives a television interview before a Hustings event at the Culloden House Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland July 2, 2019. Getty Images/Charles McQuillan/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Northern Irish parties on Wednesday he would stand by the
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FILE PHOTO: Jul 19, 2019; Portrush, IRL; Tiger Woods plays his shot from the first tee during the second round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club – Dunluce Course. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will return to action for the first two legs of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Former government officials and privacy campaigners are questioning demands by “Five Eyes” security ministers that high-tech communications systems should remain accessible to spies and official investigators. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel gestures as she speaks during a visit to the West Midlands Police Learning & Development Centre in Birmingham, Britain
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers. A grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is seen parked in an aerial photo at Renton
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BELFAST(Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks in Northern Ireland on Wednesday in a bid to untangle an impasse over the Irish border “backstop” that has scuppered all efforts to secure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony will feature in a television ad advocating for impeaching President Donald Trump, set to run before and after the Democratic presidential debates this week. FILE PHOTO: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs from the U.S. Capitol following his testimonies before the House of Representatives,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) played down mounting concerns about Britain’s Brexit crisis as it missed first-half profit forecasts due to a much larger than expected charge for mis-selling insurance. FILE PHOTO: Customers use ATMs at a branch of Lloyds Bank in London, Britain, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Chief Executive Antonio
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MUNICH (Reuters) – German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had filed charges against former Audi (NSUG.DE) Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated for his role in Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) emissions test cheating scandal. FILE PHOTO: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrives to the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Ingolstadt, Germany May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga entered this week having never won on the hardcourt in Washington, D.C. Now, he’s got an upset of a top-two seed under his belt — and a comeback that he’ll likely remember for quite some time. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July
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(Reuters) – Prominent U.S. abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit late on Tuesday in an effort to stop a new Missouri law that bans almost all terminations of pregnancies after eight weeks. FILE PHOTO: M’Evie Mead, Director of Policy and Organizing of Planned Parenthood Advocates in
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders offered an unabashed defense of their progressive policies during a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, as their more moderate rivals criticized their proposals as unrealistic and politically untenable. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speak on the first night of the second 2020 Democratic
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