ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets while the world’s biggest planemaker worked on returning the grounded fleet to the skies. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines
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CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Firearms are displayed at Gun City gunshop in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo
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WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) – Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could – in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. FILE PHOTO: A flooded parcel of land along the Platte River is pictured in this aerial photograph at La
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FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas attends a news conference with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom and State Secretary for Foreign Policy of Denmark Jonas Bering Liisberg, in Helsinki, Finland March 19, 2019. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – Delaying Britain’s departure
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VALLEY, Neb. (Reuters) – A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week’s late-winter storm and swiftly melting snow this
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump introduces
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LONDON (Reuters) – France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament, potentially sending Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal. May asked the European Union to allow Britain to extend Brexit to
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BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s conservatives proposed that the EU’s center-right grouping should suspend, not expel, Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party on Wednesday, in a compromise aimed at defusing a bitter row over Budapest’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law. FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during Hungary’s National Day celebrations in Budapest,
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FILE PHOTO: European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks to the media at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on an antitrust case at 1030 GMT (11.30 a.m. Brussels time), the European Commission said on Wednesday. Vestager
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s army chief declared that the public has expressed “noble aims” during weeks of demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, his strongest signal yet that the military is distancing itself from the long-serving ruler. FILE PHOTO: People carry national flags and banners during a protest calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will request a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday after her failure to get a deal ratified by parliament left the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union in turmoil. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 14, 2019.
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