WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can “review all conservation facts.” FILE PHOTO: Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo The rule released on Friday allowing hunters
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation. A Syrian woman walks past damaged buildings in Douma,
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GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) – Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took the lead in the France grand prix with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program on Friday. Figure Ice Skating – ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Internationaux de France – Pole Sud Ice Rink, Grenoble, France – November 17, 2017 Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada performs during the
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) employees protested in various German cities on Friday against the company’s proposal to cut 6,900 jobs, which a senior Siemens official said could be revised after negotiations with the union. Siemens said on Thursday it wanted to cut about 6,900 jobs, or close to 2 percent of its global workforce.
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – “There is more work to be done” to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. May met fellow leaders on the sidelines of an EU
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – “There is more work to be done” to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, after she tried to reassure the European Union that Britain will honor its commitments in the divorce bill. May met leaders on the sidelines of an EU summit in Gothenburg, Sweden,
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BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Universal Music Group (UMG) could be worth more than $40 billion, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday, helping buoy shares in the French media group following third-quarter results where UMG was a highlight. Vivendi’s Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine attends a conference at the Cannes Lions Festival, Cannes, France
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, has appointed a woman to the role of “Black Rod” for the first time in the office’s 650-year history. Sarah Clarke, currently responsible for the organisation of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships, will be known as The Lady Usher of the Black Rod. In
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(Reuters) – Investors shrugged off any concern over Tesla Inc over-stretching its production and financial resources with the unveiling of new futuristic semi-trucks and a pricey sports car, pushing its shares up almost 4 percent on Friday. The Tesla Roadster 2. Tesla/via REUTERS Chief Executive Elon Musk shocked industry-watchers by launching a $200,000 sports car
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries’ presidents. Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during a signing
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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more “concrete steps” and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned. Buddhist monks walk past a banner of opposition leader and President of the Cambodia National Rescue
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition dragged into the wee hours of Friday, with some participants warning that differences on climate, migration and finances could still cause the talks to collapse. German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leaves the German Parliamentary Society after exploratory
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