Month: February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney excoriated Trump as a “fraud” who was “playing the American public for suckers.” Trump responded that Romney had “choked
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KABUL (Reuters) – Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs. The activists call themselves the ArtLords, as opposed to the warlords and druglords who have brought so much strife and
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PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill that he and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced to
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(Reuters) – Spain’s Garbine Muguruza will prepare for the defense of her Wimbledon title by playing the Birmingham Classic on grass in June, the tournament organizers said on Monday. Two-times grand slam winner Muguruza, who defeated Venus Williams to claim her maiden Wimbledon title, will join British number one Johanna Konta and twice Wimbledon champion
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LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock has upgraded its view on U.S. equities to “overweight”, citing very strong earnings momentum, while cutting European stocks to neutral. In a note on Monday, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist Richard Turnhill pointed to tax cuts in the United States and government spending plans as driving
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum is growing in the Senate and House of Representatives for action to address the risks
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada’s Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left. Ahead of the final run, the fastest five pilots were separated by a quarter of
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