LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, December
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, December
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(Reuters) – Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Lindsey Vonn of the United States during interview in the finish area after her run during
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CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. With Thomas wildfire flames burning behind it, a Christmas Tree stands as a lone sentinel in the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of Islamic State, was also charged in a criminal complaint filed
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez is seen as he attends
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend. A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) waves to the media as she walks on
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government on Tuesday began a long-delayed hunt for a new head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after announcing plans to create a new national economic crime centre with the power to instruct the anti-fraud agency to investigate cases. A pedestrian walks past the National Crime Agency (NCA) headquarters in
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MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he was delighted to be able to call on the “best player in the world” in Cristiano Ronaldo as his side gear up to defend their Club World Cup title. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid vs Sevilla – Santiago Bernabeu,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the “Star Wars” galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans’ Christmas trees. Walt Disney Co displays Porg merchandise at a press event to promote the new movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Los Angeles, California,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest pipeline from its North Sea oil and gas fields is likely to be shut for several weeks for repairs, its operator said on Tuesday, disrupting gas flows and sending international crude prices to their highest since mid-2015. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows Grangemouth oil refinery in central Scotland on
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LONDON (Reuters) – British inflation unexpectedly rose to its highest level in nearly six years in November, tightening the post-Brexit vote squeeze on households whose spending is the main driver of the country’s economy. A statue is silhouetted against the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Consumer
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(Reuters) – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early on Tuesday, local media reported. FILE PHOTO: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at his election day party in San Francisco, California November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo Lee, 65, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with family and friends at about 1:15 a.m. local
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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unibail-Rodamco, Europe’s biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp (WFD.AX) for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping. Westfield Chairman and co-founder Frank Lowy appears on a screen via video-link as his son
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars. Marie Bollore, managing director of Blue Solutions poses in a BlueSG electric car-sharing vehicle during their launch
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba told senior U.S. officials during talks on migration in Havana on Monday that the U.S. decision to suspend visa processing at its embassy on the island was “seriously hampering” family relations and other people exchanges. A view of the U.S. and Cuban flags prior to the signing of agreements between the
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