Month: February 2018

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome. The Ohio state chapter of the American Civil Liberties union filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters already aggrieved over financial scandals at state-owned palm oil agency Felda. Around 10 percent of Malaysia’s 30 million people belong to families who own smallholdings
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect “Dreamer” immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to move forward on four separate proposals, including one backed by
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WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe. The attack launched in June 2017 by the Russian military “spread worldwide,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House adviser Steve Bannon answered questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for two days this week, but then frustrated lawmakers by remaining tight-lipped during testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Three sources familiar with the Mueller proceedings said Bannon was interviewed for a total of about 20
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hunting by people and habitation destruction by oil palm, paper, logging and mining industries helped drive a startling drop of about 50 percent in the orangutan population on the island of Borneo from 1999 to 2015, scientists said on Thursday. The researchers calculated a population decrease of about 148,500 during that 16-year
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday. The decline was due to staff and budget cuts by U.S. President Donald
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