Month: July 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 71-year-old former Army medic from Michigan who saved wounded comrades under fire during the Vietnam War was given the highest U.S. military award by President Donald Trump in a White House ceremony on Monday. James McCloughan, a retired high school teacher and coach from South Haven, received the Medal of Honor
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody Washington denounced as a “sham” vote. No oil-related measures were included in the announcement, but such measures remain under consideration, according
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(Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc said on Monday it appointed Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, to its board. Jarrett, 60, served in several roles during Obama’s eight-year administration. Most recently she was senior adviser to Obama and an assistant to the former president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs. Jarrett
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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German lawmakers must balance conflicting demands at a national summit to discuss pollution from diesel vehicles this week, wanting to appear tough ahead of federal elections next month while trying to avoid damaging the car industry. Political leaders and car industry executives will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss inner-city pollution
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s home secretary travels to Silicon Valley this week to ask social media companies such as YouTube to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants, a source with knowledge of the visit said. After four militant attacks in Britain which killed 36 people this year, senior ministers have
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PARIS (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War Two, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile
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MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal on Monday said it was ending all talks regarding a sale to bigger rival Flipkart and would remain independent, bringing down the curtain on months of negotiations around the deal valued at up to $950 million. The board of Jasper Infotech, which runs Snapdeal, had in-principle agreed to
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Kosuke Kitajima believes the men’s 200 meters breaststroke final will be “one of the biggest races to watch” at the Tokyo Olympics if Britain’s Adam Peaty steps up to take on a dual Japanese challenge at the distance. Breaststroke master Kitajima secured Japan’s legacy in the discipline when he won gold in
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