Month: October 2017

(Reuters) – A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to defrauding investors in a fake ticket reselling business for popular events, including the popular Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Joseph Meli, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses, according to the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party will attempt on Wednesday to force the government to release its assessment of the impact Brexit will have on 58 different sectors of the economy. FILE PHOTO – Keir Starmer Britain’s opposition Labour Party’s shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU details his party’s position on Brexit
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(Reuters) – Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico’s flag is seen as a worker of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repairs part of the power grid
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LONDON/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Britain is accelerating preparations for “all eventualities” when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful an agreement on stepping up talks to unravel more than 40 years of partnership will be sealed soon. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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(Reuters) – Automatic Data Processing Inc rejected as “false and misleading” on Tuesday the accusation by billionaire investor William Ackman that the company gave proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services non-publicly disclosed information. FILE PHOTO: William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Harvey Weinstein during London Fashion Week, February 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris The BBC said officers were investigating incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Renesas Electronics Corp said on Tuesday it will provide semiconductors for self-driving cars that Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp plans to bring to market in 2020. FILE PHOTO: Renesas Electronics Corp’s logo is seen on its product at the company’s conference in Tokyo, Japan, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo Automakers are
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LONDON (Reuters) – The maximum stake on gambling machines in British betting shops could be sharply cut in response to concerns that the terminals — a key source of revenue for bookmakers — fuel addiction. A man gambles on a fixed odds betting terminal inside a Bookmakers in Manchester, Britain, October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to block its push for independence. Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont departs after giving a news conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017.
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896. Athletics Olympic – Flame Handover Ceremony For Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics – Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece – October 31, 2017 Greek
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Harvey Weinstein during London Fashion Week, February 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris The BBC said officers were investigating incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London
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SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Seoul and Beijing on Tuesday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers. South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the National Security Council at the Presidential
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Spores from
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co Ltd (2503.T) said on Tuesday it would sell its share in a pharmaceutical research joint venture with California-based drugmaker Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) for $780 million. FILE PHOTO: An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo The
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(Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur have issued life bans to two supporters who threw urine at away fans during last Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat by West Ham United in the League Cup at Wembley. After West Ham’s victory, a video circulated on social media showing a Spurs fan urinating into a glass before another threw it at
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