Month: January 2018

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivered a stern warning on Wednesday to anyone looking to challenge his rule, a day after opposition leaders called for a boycott of the March 26-28 presidential election. “Be warned. What happened seven or eight years ago, will not happen again in Egypt,” Sisi said, a reference
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Wednesday that quarterly profit beat Wall Street analyst estimates, helped by impacts from tax cuts and wireless subscriber additions. Net income attributable to AT&T was $19.0 billion, or $3.08 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, up from $2.4 billion, or 39 cents a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI said on Wednesday it had “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a top-secret House Intelligence Committee memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department, challenging President Donald Trump’s pledge to release it. The rare public rebuke by the nation’s top law enforcement agency came hours after White House Chief of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s leading fraud prosecutor says he is combing through his case load to detect signs that criminals are using the country to hide illicit wealth, as new powers come into effect that allow authorities to seize the proceeds of “dirty money”. So-called Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which came into force on Wednesday,
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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Hundreds of people wearing white masks gathered in Pristina on Wednesday as authorities banned cars from driving in city center to counter pollution so bad it sometimes exceeds the pollution in Chinese cities. Protest organizers played a sound of a person breathing deeply. The crowd chanted “Don’t poison us”, “Help” and “Let’s
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A thousand people crowded on a hilltop outside Los Angeles before dawn on Wednesday for one of the best views in America of a rare lunar eclipse called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” as the Earth’s shadow fell across its natural satellite. Outside the Griffith Observatory, which more commonly draws tourists
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LONDON (Reuters) – Gibraltar can choose elements of any Brexit deal Britain agrees with the European Union and avoid those it considers detrimental, the chief minister of the British territory said. Fabian Picardo told the British newspaper The Independent that Gibraltar’s constitution allowed it to decide which parts of any agreement with the European Union
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of unifying the country and delivering for the American people — and he has the opportunity to back up his words with action almost immediately. Trump faces a series of policy choices in the next few weeks and
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WUHAN, China (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that lawmakers would be given official analysis on any Brexit deal before they are asked to approve it, dismissing a leaked document showing the economy would be worse off under all exit scenarios. Buzzfeed News on Monday reported that Britain’s economy would be
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Branding North Korea’s leadership “depraved,” President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear missiles could “very soon threaten our homeland” and vowed a continued campaign to prevent that. In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trump’s tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has uncovered cryptocurrency crimes worth 637.5 billion won ($594.35 million), which includes illegal foreign exchange trading, a statement released by the country’s customs service said on Wednesday. The statement said domestic investors bought 1.7 billion won worth of cryptocurrencies, which they sent to overseas partner companies through virtual wallets. The
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China is currently drawing up details of a new “battle plan” to curb pollution over the 2018-2020 period, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday. Liu Youbin, a spokesman at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a press briefing that officials are currently drawing up supporting regulations for major industrial regions like
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