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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(Reuters) – The caddie merry-go-round continued when former world number one Jason Day revealed on Wednesday that he has sacked long-time bagman Col Swatton. Swatton has been a father-figure for Day, doubling as caddie and coach — a role he will maintain — for the 29-year-old Australian’s entire career. Day acknowledged that Swatton had been
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City. The former “Project Runway” reality television show judge’s Spring 2018 collection reflected this philosophy on Wednesday, the final day of New York Fashion Week. Movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Nicole Kidman sat in the front row of
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