Month: September 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond will look to reassure businesses that they remain at the heart of the centre-right Conservatives’ plan for the economy, against a backdrop of heightened tension over Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, leaves 11 Downing Street in London, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. FILE PHOTO: Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington,
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PARIS (Reuters) – Sophisticated tailoring, softly pleated dresses and glittering eveningwear were on show at Givenchy during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, as designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her latest collection for the LVMH-owned French couture house. Britain’s Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, attends the opening of ‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is free to investigate any sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that it deems credible, two White House spokeswomen said on Sunday, rebuffing suggestions the administration has tried to limit the probe. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies. REUTERS/Jim Bourg “The White House is not micromanaging
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ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it would not recognize the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election, injecting political uncertainty into a region still demoralized by a failed independence bid. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said its decision to ignore the results, which have yet to be
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BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Britain’s environment minister, Michael Gove, one of the ruling Conservative Party’s highest-profile Brexit campaigners, threw his weight on Sunday behind Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy to leave the European Union, dismissing a rival proposal by his former ally Boris Johnson. Britain’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael
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Junior quarterback McKenzie Milton passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as No. 13 UCF extended its school and American Athletic Conference record winning streak to 17 games — the nation’s longest — with a 45-14 victory over penalty-plagued Pittsburgh on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Jan 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Central Florida
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings announced on Sunday its first restructuring in six years, as it faces increased challenges from tighter government regulations. A Tencent sign is seen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song The Shenzhen-based and Hong Kong-listed company will integrate
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ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurds voted in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, with the two dominant parties widely expected to extend their power sharing rule despite growing discontent. Iraqi Kurdish security chief Masrour Barzani, casts his vote, during parliamentary elections in the semi-autonomous region, on the outskirts of
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ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Kurds began voting in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, a year after a failed bid for independence. Kurdish employees prepare at a polling station, during parliamentary elections in the semi-autonomous region in Erbil, Iraq September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani With opposition parties weak, the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI agents investigating U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have contacted the second woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct, her attorney said on Saturday. The announcement by Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer John Clune indicates that the FBI probe of Kavanaugh will look beyond separate allegations of attempted rape leveled against the conservative
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WHEELING, WVa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections. President Donald Trump makes remarks at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was elected to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. FILE PHOTO: Democratic candidate for the 50th congressional district Ammar Campa Najjar makes an appearance
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