Month: April 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as home secretary on Monday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit. Sajid Javid, the son of immigrants from Pakistan, replaces Amber Rudd, who quit as Home Secretary after acknowledging
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Screaming fans greeted former boy band ‘NSync on Monday just like it was the turn of the last century as the group that helped catapult Justin Timberlake to stardom was honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Timberlake reunited with Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One is to launch a live post-race show on Twitter starting from next week’s Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and with retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg involved, the motor racing series said. Formula One – F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – April 29, 2018
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(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will create live sports, news and entertainment programming specifically for Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) social network, a move to attract online viewers and advertising revenue through digital video. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) networks including
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Democratic lawmakers asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Monday for documents related to proposed changes to vehicle fuel emission standards and California’s authority to set its own measures, and accused him of misleading Congress of the agency’s plans. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an
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LONDON (Reuters) – A Labour party opposition MP has been suspended pending an investigation, Labour said on Monday, after media reports alleging that he had harassed a staff member. John Woodcock, a critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is alleged to have sent inappropriate messages to a former staffer, according to the newspapers, the Mail
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LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the prime minister to resign and the lower house of parliament dissolved after legislative elections scheduled for the weekend were delayed. The court ruled that Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet and the National Assembly were no longer legitimate because the government failed to hold the election on
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(Reuters) – A decade after winning Olympic gold, American Dawn Harper Nelson is preparing to clear the final hurdles of her career. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Women’s 100 Metre Hurdles Final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 12, 2017. Dawn Harper-Nelson of the U.S. celebrates winning silver. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach “This
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new home secretary Sajid Javid on Monday attempted to distance himself from the “hostile environment” approach to a crackdown on illegal immigration which was favoured by Prime Minister Theresa May during her time in the job. Sajid Javid stands outside the Home Office after being named as Britain’s Home Secretary, in
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it had already removed a posting that called German far-right leader Alice Weidel a “Nazi swine”, but would consider its next steps after a court issued a preliminary injunction against the social media network. FILE PHOTO – Alice Weidel of the Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) addresses
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google is forcing media firms that generate revenue from its advertising services to accept unreasonable responsibilities under a new European privacy law, four major publisher trade groups told the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit late Sunday in a letter seen by Reuters. The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in
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DUNDALK, Ireland (Reuters) – The EU’s Brexit negotiator expressed confidence on Monday that a solution for the Irish border can be achieved if rapid progress is made by June, but said a real risk remained of Britain leaving the bloc without an overall deal. Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, and Ireland’s Taoiseach
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese officials will hold highly anticipated trade talks in China on Thursday and Friday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox Business Network, saying he was “cautiously optimistic” about the meeting. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin arrives for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, exempting the Oklahoma facility from requirements under a federal biofuels law, according to two industry sources briefed on the matter. FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor
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MAPULA LODGE, Botswana (Reuters) – In an exclusive Botswana safari camp where Prince Harry took Meghan Markle on a romantic getaway last year, guests wake to the sound of doves cooing in the trees and hippos splashing in the serene waters of the Okavango Delta. FILE PHOTO – The sun sets over the Okavango Delta,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cheap fast-food “dollar” deals surged in the United States during the first quarter, marking a major shift in strategy as a cool-down in consumer spending sent restaurant chains scrambling for customers. Dollar Menu advertisements are seen outside a McDonaldÕs restaurant in Venice, California, April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein So-called “value” offers
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