Month: February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers unveiled plans on Wednesday to use a decades-old law to force a Senate vote on whether to pull the country out of a foreign conflict, in this case the civil war in Yemen. Republican Senator Mike Lee, independent Bernie Sanders and Democrat Chris Murphy said they would make the first
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A Georgia pediatric cardiologist pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wrongfully disclosing information about his young patients to an Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc sales representative seeking to identify potential new users of an expensive cholesterol drug. Dr. Eduardo Montana, 55, entered his plea in federal court in Boston after Aegerion, a unit of Novelion
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he is torn over whether to break peace talks with the Marxist ELN rebels following a series of attacks that have killed scores of police and military personnel. Another five soldiers were killed and more than 10 wounded early on Tuesday in a bomb
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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose from their session lows on Wednesday as gains in online travel company Booking Holdings and retailer TJX helped offset losses in healthcare stocks. Booking Holdings (BKNG.O), formerly known as Priceline, rose 7.7 percent after reporting upbeat quarterly profit, helped by higher hotel bookings. Off-price apparel seller TJX (TJX.N) jumped about
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A ground-based radio antenna in western Australia that resembles a dining room table has detected evidence of the earliest-known stars that illuminated an infant universe shrouded in darkness following its formation in the Big Bang. Scientists said on Wednesday faint signals of hydrogen gas spotted by the instrument indicated the presence of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled over the legality of a Minnesota law barring people from wearing overtly political apparel at polling places, with some justices indicating it infringes on free speech rights and others worrying about voter intimidation. The nine justices asked tough questions of both sides in an hour
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A narrow majority of German Social Democrat (SPD) voters are in favor of a re-run of the party’s ‘grand coalition’ with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The SPD’s 464,000 members – a smaller group than those who vote SPD – are deciding in a postal ballot whether
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey forcefully rejected on Wednesday Western calls to suspend its offensive in northwest Syria, saying the United States misunderstood the extent of a U.N. ceasefire resolution and accusing France of giving “false information” on the issue. Ankara has said the United Nations resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria does not apply
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