Month: July 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at insurers on Monday in an escalating threat to cut the healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to keep working to undo his Democratic predecessor’s healthcare law. “If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court on Monday accepted a legal challenge against the Catalonian parliament’s bid to speed up preparations for a independence referendum which is opposed by the central government. Catalonia’s assembly, controlled by pro-independence parties, passed measures last week to give itself powers to fast-track some laws and preparations for the vote
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LONDON (Reuters) – A British Royal Marine was jailed for 18 years on Monday after admitting that he worked as a bomb maker for dissident Irish Republican groups that violently oppose Northern Ireland’s peace process. While serving in Britain’s military, Ciaran Maxwell, a 31-year-old Northern Irish Catholic, made and stockpiled pipe bombs, anti-personnel mines, handguns
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of Snap Inc (SNAP.N), owner of the Snapchat messaging app, fell as much as 5 percent on Monday to a new low as a share lockup ended, allowing for sales by early investors and pushing it further below its March initial public offering price. Starting on Monday and extending into
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POZUELO DE ALARCON, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euros ($17.32 million) in taxes, testified at the Pozuelo de Alarcon court on Monday. The 32-year-old Portuguese, who has denied all the allegations through his agents, was in court for around 90 minutes and declined to speak to assembled
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PARIS (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War Two, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile
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