French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Ford’s (F.N) decision to end production at its plant in Blanquefort, southern France next year was “hostile” and said his government was actively
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FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – Huawei [HWT.UL] faces fresh challenges in Europe after Germany’s Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) announced it would review its vendor strategy and Orange (ORAN.PA) said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network in France. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG is seen at the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the agreement and scorned her stilted defence of Britain’s departure. With the British parliament deadlocked, Brexit has been thrust into doubt with possible outcomes
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FILE PHOTO: Colombian singer Shakira reacts during her visit to Tannourine Cedars Reserve, in Tannourine, Lebanon July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s public prosecutor has filed an accusation of tax fraud against Colombian singer Shakira, the prosecutor’s spokesman said. The prosecutor alleges she avoided more than 14.5 million euros ($16.34 million) in
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast at home as a humiliating failure that did nothing to ease the parliamentary deadlock over Britain’s departure from the bloc. With British politics in crisis, the ultimate outcome of Brexit remains unclear, with possible
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SAO PAULO/TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) has filed a court claim against Carlos Ghosn’s sister that references alleged “unjust enrichment”, escalating a battle being waged in Brazilian courts between the car maker and its once-celebrated former chairman. FILE PHOTO: The building in which an apartment contained cash, art works and personal belongings of
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG is seen at the company’s headquarters in Bonn February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s largest telecoms company, said on Friday it was reviewing its network vendor strategy in light of a debate on the security of Chinese network equipment
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James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double and came through during a decisive stretch in the fourth quarter to lift the host Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Dec 13, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) walks off the court after the Rockets defeated the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said. Passengers stand outside King subway station after a bomb threat was made in Toronto,
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COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper: the snippets of news emerging from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem plucked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena prays during a special party convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders gave Prime Minister Theresa May assurances on Thursday that they would seek to agree a new deal with Britain by 2021 so that the contentious Irish “backstop” is never triggered. Ireland blocked a line that had been included in an earlier draft of the EU statement promising Britain that
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules. The leaders, meeting over dinner in Brussels, were responding to a plea from May, 24 hours after she
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FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo (Reuters) – Give me bitcoin or your life. Seriously? The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter. The early-stage investigation by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is examining whether some
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An employee pushes shopping carts outside a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski (Reuters) – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Thursday that she had filed a lawsuit against Target Corp (TGT.N), Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and toy importer LaRose Industries over the sale of lead-contaminated children’s toys. Underwood
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain’s exit from the European Union. “Trust me,” she urged the other 27 leaders, according to a British official. She assured them
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(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors
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The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t beaten the New England Patriots since 2011. Dec 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports In the five losses since, Pittsburgh allowed 34.6 points
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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text on Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference. Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018
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