Month: February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators who just returned from a trip to Israel called on Tuesday for an increase in the $38 billion in military aid the United States is currently providing Israel, signaling support for more funds for Israeli missile systems. Senators Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican foreign policy voice, and Chris Coons, a
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. cable giant Comcast (CMCSA.O) has offered $31 billion for Sky (SKYB.L), threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and Bob Iger’s Walt Disney to seize control of Europe’s biggest pay-TV group. The world’s biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, said on Tuesday it had proposed to
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(Reuters) – A meeting between President Donald Trump and senators representing both the oil and corn industries failed to yield an agreement on how best to lower the cost of the United States’ biofuels policy to refiners. “No deal made,” said Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, a key participant in the talks representing corn
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Babies, dogs and artificial intelligence. Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is betting this combination proves irresistible with the Tuesday launch of Google Clips, a pocket-sized digital camera that decides on its own whether an image is interesting enough to shoot. The $249 device, which is designed to clip onto furniture or other
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded moon mission. Vodafone Germany, network equipment maker Nokia and carmaker Audi (VOWG_p.DE) said on Tuesday they were working together to support
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Justice Department will be ready soon to announce a decision on bump stocks, and hinted that the department’s lawyers believe the device can be banned through new regulations. In remarks to state attorneys general from around the country, Sessions said his department’s lawyers
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LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, met the midwife who helped deliver her daughter when the heavily pregnant royal visited London’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) on Tuesday to become the charity’s patron. Kate, 36, the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince William, hugged Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent after spotting her during
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling scandal as supporters braved the winter cold outside the Seoul court demanding her immediate release. Park, 66, was dismissed in March after being impeached and is standing trial on
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