Month: February 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and its Straight Path Communications Inc unit paid a $614 million civil penalty as part of a January 2017 settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. The telecommunications regulator said the settlement resolved an investigation into allegations that Straight Path failed to use
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Long-simmering tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney general erupted anew on Wednesday after Trump lambasted Jeff Sessions’ decision on a surveillance abuse investigation as “DISGRACEFUL.” Sessions, one of Trump’s earliest supporters in his 2016 presidential campaign, responded to the public rebuke with an uncharacteristically terse statement in which he
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Snow blew out the third day of Formula One’s pre-season testing on Wednesday, with only five drivers eventually venturing out on the slippery track and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso alone in completing a timed lap. The Spaniard’s ‘fastest’ time of two minutes 18.545 seconds, set right at the end, was nearly a minute
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A ground-based radio antenna in western Australia that resembles a dining room table has detected evidence of the earliest-known stars that illuminated an infant universe shrouded in darkness following its formation in the Big Bang. Scientists said on Wednesday faint signals of hydrogen gas spotted by the instrument indicated the presence of
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – SAP Chief Executive Bill McDermott was awarded total 2017 benefits of 21.8 million euros ($26.7 million), according to the software maker’s compensation report, which could mean he topped the executive pay rankings at German blue-chips. The paycheck includes multi-year variable compensation and compares with a 15.6 million euro payout a year earlier.
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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – The Heritage Foundation has just stated that 64% of the Trump Agenda is already done, faster than even Ronald Reagan.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids, Europe’s food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, confirming previous concerns that prompted an EU-wide ban on use of the chemicals. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, which covered wild bees and honeybees and included
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(Reuters) – British long jumper Greg Rutherford has pulled out of this week’s world indoor championships in Birmingham, British Athletics said on Wednesday. Rutherford, a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, won the British indoor title in Birmingham last week and also competed at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Sunday. As he
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(Reuters) – A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Alexander
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost access to the most valued U.S. intelligence report, the President’s Daily Brief, as the White House imposes greater discipline on access to secrets, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Kushner, who has been operating under an
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday urged U.S. lawmakers to move ahead with legislation to help prisoners prepare for life after release, but stopped short of calling for broader reforms such as changing mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. Arguing that a wider overhaul lacks congressional support, the Trump administration recommended more prison
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