Month: October 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Facebook Inc’s chief lawyer on why the company did not catch 2016 election ads bought using Russian rubles, why its investigation of them took so long and how much it knows about its 5 million advertisers. Democrats and Republicans at the Senate crime subcommittee hearing fired questions
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party will attempt on Wednesday to force the government to release its assessment of the impact Brexit will have on 58 different sectors of the economy. FILE PHOTO – Keir Starmer Britain’s opposition Labour Party’s shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU details his party’s position on Brexit
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(Reuters) – Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico’s flag is seen as a worker of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repairs part of the power grid
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s Olympic gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk will miss next year’s Commonwealth Games after suffering a serious knee injury in a celebrity touch rugby match, the sprinter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – men’s 200 meters victory ceremony – London Stadium, London, Britain – August
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A large group of U.S. state attorneys general on Tuesday sought to expand a lawsuit alleging price fixing of generic drugs to 18 companies and 15 medicines on Tuesday, including Novartis AG’s (NOVN.S) generic unit Sandoz and India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (SUN.NS). A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as Republicans grappled with key provisions in the tax cut bill and lobbyists expressed concern that a bill might not be ready by a self-imposed deadline. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives before U.S. President Donald Trump and Singapore’s
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump brushed off the first indictments in the probe of his campaign’s ties to Russian election meddling, but the charges sent a clear signal to the White House and other Trump associates: Robert Mueller means business. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol
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(Reuters) – Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power. FILE PHOTO: Solar electric panels are shown installed on the roof of the Hanover Olympic building, the
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Spores from
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LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – British consumers turned slightly more gloomy in October as they remained downbeat about the economy, although they continued to splash out on major purchases, a survey showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Men’s hair and grooming products are seen on display for sale at a barber shop in London, Britain, October
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PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters have disrupted the opening of a retrospective of Roman Polanski’s work in Paris following new rape allegations against the French-Polish film director. Feminist protesters gather outside the Cinematheque Francaise to demonstrate upon the appearance of director Roman Polanski at an event organised by Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, France, October 30, 2017.
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s frontrunning center-right presidential candidate, Sebastian Pinera, on Monday unveiled a $14 billion, four-year spending plan focused on proposed reforms to the country’s tax and pension systems and new investments in infrastructure and hospitals. Chilean conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Santiago, Chile September 20,
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