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LONDON (Reuters) – Pop star Selena Gomez has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ. In the post, shared on Thursday, the “Good For You” singer said that fans had been wondering
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian swimmer Jarrod Poort, who represented his country at the last two Olympics, has been handed a one-year ban for failures to notify anti-doping authorities of his whereabouts. “Athletes are required to maintain the accuracy of their whereabouts information at all times,” the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) said in a statement
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SEOUL/JAPAN (Reuters) – A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also
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GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala’s Congress on Wednesday approved a “national emergency” decree to curb penalties for illegal election financing after the country’s president was linked to suspected irregularities during his 2015 election campaign. The change eliminates criminal responsibility for “authorizing” electoral funds that prove to be illegal and makes party accountants responsible for irregularities
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that using its anti-virus software could jeopardize national security. The decision represents a sharp response to what U.S. intelligence agencies
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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners’ planned $1.3-billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp (LSCC.O) was one of the largest
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