Month: January 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the powerful House Oversight committee, will not run for re-election this November, he announced on Wednesday, becoming the latest high-profile Republican to retire from Congress. Gowdy, a 53-year-old former prosecutor and Christian conservative, said he would be returning to the justice system. “I will not be
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LONDON (Reuters) – Technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming only have limited potential and more effort should be made to reduce emissions, European scientists said in a report on Wednesday. Proposals to use climate technologies, ranging from spraying sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to capturing and storing
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Support for New Zealand’s governing Labour Party surged to its highest level in more than a decade and approval ratings jumped for pregnant Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a poll showed. Support for Labour has surged 5.4 percentage points since September’s hotly contested election to 42.3 percent, its highest since it last held
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LONDON (Reuters) – London-based online fashion retailer Farfetch plans to roll out new technology to revolutionize shopping in stores in the coming months, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Farfetch, long tipped for a stock market listing, runs an online marketplace allowing people to buy luxury clothes or accessories from more than 700 brands and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc to answer questions about the potential involvement of Russia in social media campaigns urging Republicans to release information alleging surveillance abuses at the FBI, saying the companies had provided insufficient responses so far. “It is unclear from your responses
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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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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A thousand people crowded on a hilltop outside Los Angeles before dawn on Wednesday for one of the best views in America of a rare lunar eclipse called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” as the Earth’s shadow fell across its natural satellite. Outside the Griffith Observatory, which more commonly draws tourists
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(Reuters) – Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is scheduled to appear in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday for a second sentencing hearing, after already being sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care. Dozens of victims are expected to appear in court, as
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