Month: July 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An outside adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump called on Sunday for the firing of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager who still speaks regularly to the president, criticized a CFPB rule that would make it easier for consumers to sue financial companies. Currently, many
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ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) – On the terrace of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo, the owner’s widow, Roubina Tashjian, sorted through old photographs of its happier past in a more peaceful Syria. Founded by an Armenian family in 1911, the Baron played host to adventurers, writers, kings, aviators, Bedouin chiefs and presidents until war forced it
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KINGSTON (Reuters) – Former 100 metres world record holder Donovan Bailey has backed Usain Bolt to bow out in triumph at the world championships next month despite his slow buildup to the athletics showpiece. Bolt logged his season best of 9.95 seconds just over a week ago in Monaco, a time beaten by a raft
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Republican senators not to give up trying to pass a healthcare bill, after they failed last week to muster enough votes to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare. For the second day running Trump tweeted his impatience with Congress’ inability to accomplish its seven-year goal of
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TAIPEI (Reuters) – A strong typhoon swept across Taiwan on Sunday, injuring more than 80 people, forcing the capital to shut down essential services and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Forty people were trapped in the southern parts of the island, mainly due to floodwaters, the government said. Typhoon Nesat, a
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A war of words has broken out between two of Australia’s fastest swimmers with dual world 100 meters freestyle champion James Magnussen standing by criticism of the team’s relay tactics at the Budapest world championships. The 2011 and 2013 world champion, nicknamed ‘The Missile’, chose to miss the ongoing world titles in
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Security has been increased at Australian airports after police foiled “Islamic-inspired” plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four men were arrested on Saturday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have confirmed. “In recent days, law enforcement has become aware of information that suggested some people in
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