Month: December 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel investigation of links between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 election campaign should continue without interference in 2018, despite calls from some Trump administration allies and Republican lawmakers to shut it down, a prominent Republican senator said on Sunday. Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate armed forces and judiciary
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa’s purchase of Air Berlin’s Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Sunday. British Airways owner IAG (ICAG.L) said on Friday that it would buy Niki
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LONDON (Reuters) – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to the government and clerical leadership since a revolution in 1979. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy in the
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A big star of India’s Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. Tamil Nadu, which accounts for the bulk of India’s automobile exports, has been in political
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(Reuters) – No Powerball tickets matched all six numbers for Saturday night’s $384 million grand prize drawing, sending next week’s jackpot in the United States surging to $440 million, lottery officials said. The estimated $440 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million, marks the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Firefighters battled a blaze in an apartment block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday, with one person taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. People watch as fire breaks out at an apartment block in Manchester, Britain December 30, 2017 in this image obtained from social media. TWITTER/@MANCTRAFFIC/via REUTERS The Manchester
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications. The Bollywood film, which was slated to be released on Dec. 1, was indefinitely postponed by a studio run by a partnership of
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(Reuters) – Former world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from next week’s Qatar Open on Saturday and faces a race to be fit for the first grand slam of the year. The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Friday when an elbow injury
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon does not see itself as vulnerable to a takeover despite mega-mergers in the sector led by Broadcom’s $103 billion offer for Qualcomm, its chief executive told Germany’s Boersen-Zeitung. “Infineon is not a primary takeover target,” Reinhard Ploss told the markets daily in an interview published on Saturday. “We communicate
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The chief executive of German energy producer Uniper (UN01.DE) has criticized Finnish suitor Fortum (FORTUM.HE) for a lack of clarity about its intentions in a planned 8 billion euro ($9.6 billion) takeover of the company. Fortum has agreed to buy 47 percent of Uniper from Uniper’s parent E.ON (EONGn.DE) and offered the
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