Month: February 2018

(Reuters) – A locked switch is being blamed for the collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a freight train that killed two people and injured more than 100 others in South Carolina early on Sunday. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said a switch on the tracks, which the freight hauler CSX
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The corridors are dark in Lebanon’s Public Transport and Railway Administration. A few employees scroll through mobile phones in mostly empty offices lined with filing cabinets covered in dust. In a country with almost no public transport, these civil servants have little to do. Yet the administration still has a budget of
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week, officials said on Monday, as hopes grow for high-level inter-Korean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency confirmed on Monday that Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of
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MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – For a city that produced one of Hollywood’s ultimate underdog stories, the Philadelphia Eagles delivered an equally inspiring script by upsetting the New England Patriots on Sunday for their first Super Bowl title. The Eagles were underdogs throughout the NFL playoffs, and just as most expected little from fictional Philadelphia boxer Rocky
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – When Kiri Pomery ordered a red Santa Claus hat from Amazon.com Inc’s new Australian operation, the estimated delivery time to her address in outback Western Australia seemed too good to be true. It was. Several weeks after the end of Amazon’s Jan. 10 delivery window and a month after Christmas, the manager
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview. Thailand has emerged as Southeast Asia’s leading developer of renewable electricity, with providers obliged to guarantee minimum
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Republican lawmakers disagreed on Sunday with President Donald Trump’s assertion that a memo released last week by the House Intelligence Committee vindicated him in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Tweeting from his resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, Trump called Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The United States is considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil and exports of U.S. refined products to Venezuela, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, to put pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to “return to the constitution.” “One of the aspects of considering sanctioning oil is what
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. payments firm Stripe said on Monday it would place its first engineering center outside its home market in the Irish capital Dublin, attracted by the city’s growing technology workforce and global outlook. The company helps businesses, including food delivery service Deliveroo and ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc, to accept online payments and
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