Month: November 2017

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back. November 30, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Tiger Woods hits a shot on the 15th
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two once-powerful officials who had run the oil ministry and state energy company PDVSA as part of a deepening industry purge also seen as a power play by leftist President Nicolas Maduro. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Oil Minister Nelson Martinez, and Eulogio del
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care. An artist’s illustration shows individuals from the fish-eating pterosaur species Hamipterus tianshanensis, including adults, juvenile
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon will indefinitely delay a ban on the use of older types of cluster bombs due to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, U.S. officials tell Reuters, saying safety improvements in munitions technology failed to advance enough to replace older stockpiles. Cluster bombs, dropped by air or fired by artillery, scatter
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation’s sporting reputation in recent years. A presenter holds the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia during an
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Thursday he will support the tax legislation under consideration by the Senate, saying he believes it will directly benefit all Americans. U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks with reporters before of the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned on Thursday against giving too many concessions in Brexit talks on the future border arrangements with Ireland, Sky News said. Sky’s political correspondent, Faisal Islam, cited unidentified sources as saying that the Democratic Unionist Party had met
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AMMAN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Trump sparked
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Thursday she hoped Britain’s condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting material from a British far-right group would have an impact. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls “I think we all listen
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COLOMBO (Reuters) – A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas. Heavy winds hit the island’s southern, western and south-central areas. “At the moment,
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(Reuters) – U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Sergio Garcia in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith Bland
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