Month: October 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of “compromise” drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a daily briefing at the White House in Washington,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it will bar certain scientists from serving on its independent advisory boards, a move critics say could open the way to more industry-friendly advisors on the panels. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview for Reuters at his office in Washington,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Harvey Weinstein during London Fashion Week, February 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris The BBC said officers were investigating incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has developed a friendly relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from the two leaders’ telephone conversations and exchanges of letters, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. File photo: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during Change of Command ceremonies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at
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(Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers poured into a canyon near the University of Utah’s Salt Lake City campus on Tuesday in a search for a gunman suspected of killing a student during a carjacking attempt. Austin Boutain, 24, wanted in connection with a shooting death on the University of Utah campus October 30, 2017,
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(Reuters) – A rise in technology stocks and strong earnings from Oreo cookie maker Mondelez buoyed the S&P and the Nasdaq on Tuesday, while a decline in Pfizer weighed on the Dow. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s foreign minister said on Tuesday he would be surprised if Belgium granted political asylum to Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, who turned up there after Madrid’s dismissal and takeover of Catalonia’s regional government. FILE PHOTO – Carles Puigdemont smiles as he chairs a meeting of the regional government at the Palau
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