Month: January 2019

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Residents devastated by a mining dam burst in Brazil that may have killed more than 300 people reacted on Thursday with indifference and in many cases anger to miner Vale SA’s pledges to pay victims’ families and improve safety. Members of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement (MST) protest against Brazilian mining company
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Military helicopters, conducting a military training exercise, fly past the Statue of Liberty in this photograph taken from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S., March 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ashlee Espinal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Incidents of unwanted sexual contact increased by nearly 50 percent at top U.S. military academies over the past two years,
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LONDON (Reuters) – On a cold, grey Sunday morning, in a street lined with shuttered builders’ yards and storage units, songs of prayer in the West African language of Yoruba ring out from a former warehouse that is now a church. The congregation, almost entirely dressed in white robes, steadily grows to around 70 people
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(Reuters) – The blast of Arctic air that brought record-breaking cold and caused at least a dozen deaths in the U.S. Midwest spread eastward on Thursday, bringing sub-zero misery to the Northeast. A prediction of warmer weather by the weekend offered little comfort to those enduring icy conditions, brutal winds and temperatures as low as
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British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it has approved an agreement on supervisory cooperation with Britain after Brexit to avoid disruption to cross-border financial services like asset management. “The board agreed in substance the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union can offer Britain more assurances over the Irish border ‘backstop’ in a political declaration on post-Brexit ties if London moves towards accepting a permanent customs union, a leading EU lawmaker dealing with Brexit said. FILE PHOTO: Danuta Hubner, chair of the constitutional committee of the European Parliament gestures during
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jay-Z has agreed to privately arbitrate a trademark and contract dispute with clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc, his lawyers said on Wednesday, after enough African-American arbitrators became eligible to handle the case. FILE PHOTO: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, a founding partner of Reform Alliance, a newly formed organization to reform the
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KABUL (Reuters) – Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a U.S. official called an attempt to “muddle” the U.S.-backed peace process. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani (C) talks with the U.S. special envoy for
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FILE PHOTO – Athletics – IAAF Council Press Conference – The Sea Club Conference Centre, Monaco – December 4, 2018 IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International
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