Month: January 2018

New York (Reuters) – The U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team know they face a big challenge to come away from Pyeongchang with a medal and will face the biggest obstacle to that goal in the first round – a “dangerous” group of Russians playing under the Olympic flag. “If you look at the Russian roster
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has dropped corruption charges against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, according to a court filing on Wednesday, days after the trial judge threw out several counts. Menendez, a Democrat who is expected to seek reelection this year, was accused of accepting gifts from a wealthy benefactor, ophthalmologist
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BEIRUT/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel described as “very provocative” on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries’ maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid. Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose country considers Israel an enemy state, described the comments as “a threat to Lebanon”. “When they
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday joint clinical assessments to determine whether approved new drugs and medical devices offer value for money and should be prescribed for patients within national healthcare systems. The joint action, set to take more than three years to enter force, would replace a largely national approach to
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MANILA (Reuters) – The U.S. government is “cautiously optimistic” on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs after it saw a decline in “extrajudicial killings,” a U.S. senior narcotics official said. Washington has shifted away millions of dollars in funding for law enforcement from a drug control program of the Philippine National Police since the
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WUHAN, China (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that lawmakers would be given official analysis on any Brexit deal before they are asked to approve it, dismissing a leaked document showing the economy would be worse off under all exit scenarios. Buzzfeed News on Monday reported that Britain’s economy would be
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(Reuters) – The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade their starting quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, the NFL said on its website on Tuesday. The Redskins were expected to send a 2018 third-round pick and a player to be named later in exchange for the 33-year-old, who has led Kansas
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WUHAN, China (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday defied critics calling for her to resign, saying she was not a quitter and that she has a long-term job to do: delivering Brexit and domestic reform. May has come under fire in recent days from several factions within her own party. She has
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