(Reuters) – The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday labeled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and said it would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible. Rohingya refugees line up to receive food supplies at Hakim Para refugee settlement near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera Referring to “horrendous atrocities”
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(Reuters) – Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) were down 6 percent in pre-market trading on Wednesday after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman’s decision to step down from the role took investors by surprise. FILE PHOTO: Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic
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LONDON (Reuters) – British councils will be able to double an annual charge paid by homeowners who leave their properties empty, in a new levy which could hit foreign buyers, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. An apartment block is constructed behind a row of traditional properties in central London December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Tretyakov of Russia reacts after winning the men’s skeleton competition at the Bobsleigh
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will increase the amount of taxation paid by those driving diesel cars that do not meet more stringent emissions standards, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. Britain’s Finance Secretary Philip Hammond leaves Downing Street on his way to deliver his budget statement to parliament, London, Britain, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Peter
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday – Friendsgiving. Passengers wait in line to board an Amtrak train ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, at Pennsylvania Station
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THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia’s war and sentenced him to life in prison. Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic appears in court at the International Criminal Tribunal for the
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian oil major Rosneft has received court summons for its Chief Executive Igor Sechin to appear in court during the trial of ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, the judge read a letter from Sechin’s lawyer on Wednesday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) and Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin (L) inspect production facilities
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LONDON (Reuters) – After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again. A hashtag is displayed inside Amazon’s Black Friday pop-up space in London, Britain, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The annual promotional event was imported
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government averted a rebellion in parliament on Tuesday over plans to ditch the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, promising to review its approach and make changes if needed. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday. The Palestine Liberation Organization office is seen in Washington, U.S., November 19,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce on Wednesday how much he can afford to help unhappy voters as he faces a potentially sharp deterioration in the economy’s growth prospects. Britain’s Finance Minister Philip Hammond prepares his 2017 budget speech in his office in Downing Street, London, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool Hammond, who
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