Month: July 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody Washington denounced as a “sham” vote. No oil-related measures were included in the announcement, but such measures remain under consideration, according
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(Reuters) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record closing high on Monday, helped by Boeing, while selling in Facebook, Alphabet and other technology companies checked the S&P 500 and pulled the Nasdaq lower. The S&P 500 information technology .SPLRCT dipped 0.53 percent, with Facebook (FB.O) falling 1.86 percent and Alphabet (GOOGL.O), Google’s parent
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Monday after little over a week in the job because of an obscene tirade, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency. Scaramucci’s departure follows one of the rockiest weeks of Trump’s
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following Pyongyang’s latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution. China has become increasingly frustrated with American and Japanese criticism that it
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POZUELO DE ALARCON, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euros ($17.32 million) in taxes, testified at the Pozuelo de Alarcon court on Monday. The 32-year-old Portuguese, who has denied all the allegations through his agents, was in court for around 90 minutes and declined to speak to assembled
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(Reuters) – U.S. cable operator Charter Communications Inc’s shares shot up nearly 14 percent on Monday after the company said it was not interested in buying wireless carrier Sprint Corp. A deal between the two could be complex and disruptive, analysts said, noting financing issues, complicated ownerships and the possibility of upending existing partnerships. A
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PARIS (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War Two, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile
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(Reuters) – Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring’s re-election bid. “These are desperate times,” she said. Like many Democratic
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