Month: September 2017

(The Sports Xchange) – San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced on Saturday. The Spurs said in a statement that Leonard’s timeline for returning to the court would be determined at a later date as he “continues a rehabilitation program for right
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Puerto Ricans on Saturday for failing to do enough to dig out from damage caused by Hurricane Maria, saying criticism leveled at his government for the slow response was driven by politics. Ten days after the devastating storm wiped out power and communications systems,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said a transition period from the European Union after Britain’s exit from the bloc in March 2019 must not last more than two years. In an interview with The Sun newspaper on Saturday, on the eve of the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference, Johnson detailed four
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BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s state security service said on Saturday it had detained an opposition lawmaker just two weeks before presidential elections, and accused him of planning riots and a violent coup. The GKNB security service said in a statement that deputy Kanatbek Isayev, a supporter of main opposition presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, had conspired
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price’s use of costly private charter planes for government business. His abrupt departure was announced an hour after Trump told reporters he was disappointed in Price’s use of private aircraft and
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. investors are not rewarding companies for generating good earnings consistently, opting instead for a stockpicking strategy that might be called “growth at a high cost.” High-quality stocks selected for their strong balance sheets and stable earnings have appreciated just 12 percent this year, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N),
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, part of the country frequently struck by temblors, with initial reports of only minor damage and no reports of casualties. The quake struck 78 kilometres (48 miles) west of Guangyuan city, the United States Geological Survey said, with a depth of
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games: Astros 3, Red Sox 2 The Houston Astros kept Boston’s champagne on ice and also kept their own hopes for home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs alive with a 3-2 decision over the Red Sox. Houston’s second straight win over the Red Sox
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will set out plans to build “a road to a better future” for Britain at her Conservative Party conference next week, hoping to head off a rebellion over her handling of Brexit and the June election. Weakened by the loss of the Conservatives’ parliamentary majority in that election,
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