WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed. Some trade organizations also blasted the Commerce
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday’s Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. A woman holds a sign during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump on President’s Day near the White
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An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year’s Academy’s Governors Ball in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Is
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve a long-simmering feud with traditional taxi drivers. A man walks near a banner of ride-sharing app Uber during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lena Masri
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Serena Williams sits for a portrait in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs Serena Williams has made her way back to the Top 10 in the WTA rankings for the first time since the birth of her daughter in September 2017. Williams is No. 10 in the latest
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s top sports federations have pledged to achieve gender equality in pay for athletes and administrators as part of a blueprint issued by a local advocacy group. Tennis – Australian Open – Mixed Doubles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 26, 2019 Australia’s John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma in action during
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CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, visiting the Colombia-Venezuela border on Sunday, warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of severe consequences if he takes action against the country’s opposition leader and self-declared president or U.S. citizens. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio visits the Colombia-Venezuela border at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the outskirts of
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A U.S. delegation including Senator Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Sunday, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to economically crippled Venezuela next week. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio visits the Colombia-Venezuela border at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia February
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FILE PHOTO: Cutouts depicting images of oil operations are seen outside a building of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce
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