Month: October 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Facebook Inc’s chief lawyer on why the company did not catch 2016 election ads bought using Russian rubles, why its investigation of them took so long and how much it knows about its 5 million advertisers. Democrats and Republicans at the Senate crime subcommittee hearing fired questions
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LONDON/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Britain is accelerating preparations for “all eventualities” when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful an agreement on stepping up talks to unravel more than 40 years of partnership will be sealed soon. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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(Reuters) – Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico’s flag is seen as a worker of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repairs part of the power grid
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Harvey Weinstein during London Fashion Week, February 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris The BBC said officers were investigating incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A large group of U.S. state attorneys general on Tuesday sought to expand a lawsuit alleging price fixing of generic drugs to 18 companies and 15 medicines on Tuesday, including Novartis AG’s (NOVN.S) generic unit Sandoz and India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (SUN.NS). A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this
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LANY, Czech Republic (Reuters) – Czech election winner Andrej Babis’s ANO party will attempt to form a minority government after being shunned by other parties in coalition talks, Babis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president. Leader of ANO Party Andrej Babis meets President Milos Zeman in Prague, Czech Republic October 31, 2017. REUTERS/David
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday seeking to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, after warnings from senior U.S. officials that future elections may be vulnerable to foreign interference. Voting booths are seen during the New York primary elections at a polling station in
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(Reuters) – Kellogg Co (K.N) surprised investors on Tuesday with its first quarterly sales increase in more than two years, showing it was turning a corner after massive cost cuts and a shift to healthier products, sending its shares up 7 percent. FILE PHOTO: Kellogg’s products of U.S. Kellogg Company are offered at a supermarket
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896. Athletics Olympic – Flame Handover Ceremony For Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics – Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece – October 31, 2017 Greek
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump brushed off the first indictments in the probe of his campaign’s ties to Russian election meddling, but the charges sent a clear signal to the White House and other Trump associates: Robert Mueller means business. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s foreign minister said on Tuesday he would be surprised if Belgium granted political asylum to Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, who turned up there after Madrid’s dismissal and takeover of Catalonia’s regional government. Carles Puigdemont arrives for a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal By Tuesday, the
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks mostly rose on Tuesday, shaking off downbeat factory readings out of China, while the dollar sagged after investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. FILE PHOTO: People walk past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Kansas City Chiefs needed a win in the worst way following back-to-back close losses, and that was exactly what they got Monday: an ugly 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos fueled by turnovers and field goals. Oct 30, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7)
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Spores from
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