Month: December 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel investigation of links between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 election campaign should continue without interference in 2018, despite calls from some Trump administration allies and Republican lawmakers to shut it down, a prominent Republican senator said on Sunday. Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate armed forces and judiciary
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A big star of India’s Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. Tamil Nadu, which accounts for the bulk of India’s automobile exports, has been in political
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PERTH (Reuters) – Daria Gavrilova beat Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets but Thanasi Kokkinakis was made to work harder to edge out Vasek Pospisil and give Australia a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign against Canada on Sunday. Gavrilova gave the hosts a flying start in the round robin stage of the eight-nation mixed
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(Reuters) – No Powerball tickets matched all six numbers for Saturday night’s $384 million grand prize drawing, sending next week’s jackpot in the United States surging to $440 million, lottery officials said. The estimated $440 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million, marks the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Firefighters battled a blaze in an apartment block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday, with one person taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. People watch as fire breaks out at an apartment block in Manchester, Britain December 30, 2017 in this image obtained from social media. TWITTER/@MANCTRAFFIC/via REUTERS The Manchester
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BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga – a former defense and foreign minister and intelligence chief – as the new prime minister, according to a decree read on state television. Boubeye Maiga is expected to form a new government in the coming day after his predecessor Abdoulaye
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged quick formation of a new government by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats, but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reached. Germany’s constitution did not favor a minority government, but that remained an option, Schaeuble,
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon does not see itself as vulnerable to a takeover despite mega-mergers in the sector led by Broadcom’s $103 billion offer for Qualcomm, its chief executive told Germany’s Boersen-Zeitung. “Infineon is not a primary takeover target,” Reinhard Ploss told the markets daily in an interview published on Saturday. “We communicate
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The chief executive of German energy producer Uniper (UN01.DE) has criticized Finnish suitor Fortum (FORTUM.HE) for a lack of clarity about its intentions in a planned 8 billion euro ($9.6 billion) takeover of the company. Fortum has agreed to buy 47 percent of Uniper from Uniper’s parent E.ON (EONGn.DE) and offered the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city’s notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. The Chinese capital is set to record its biggest improvement in air quality in at least nine
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