Month: September 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Puerto Ricans on Saturday for failing to do enough to dig out from damage caused by Hurricane Maria, saying criticism leveled at his government for the slow response was driven by politics. Ten days after the devastating storm wiped out power and communications systems,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said a transition period from the European Union after Britain’s exit from the bloc in March 2019 must not last more than two years. In an interview with The Sun newspaper on Saturday, on the eve of the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference, Johnson detailed four
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(Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova avenged her U.S. Open loss to Anastasija Sevastova with a 7-6(3) 5-7 7-6(7) victory over the Latvian in the China Open first round on Saturday. The 30-year-old Russian, returning to court for the first time since her fourth-round exit at Flushing Meadows, came back from a break
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits. President Donald Trump’s Justice Department already has flipped the government’s position
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said a transition period from the European Union after Britain’s exit from the bloc in March 2019 must not last more than two years. In an interview with The Sun newspaper ahead of the ruling Conservative Party’s annual conference next week, Johnson also said the transition period
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, part of the country frequently struck by temblors, with initial reports of only minor damage. The quake struck 78 kilometres (48 miles) west of Guangyuan city, the United States Geological Survey said, with a depth of 10 km (6 miles). People
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games: Astros 3, Red Sox 2 The Houston Astros kept Boston’s champagne on ice and also kept their own hopes for home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs alive with a 3-2 decision over the Red Sox. Houston’s second straight win over the Red Sox
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Communist Party members should study contemporary capitalism but must never deviate from Marxism, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, offering a clear signal there will be no weakening of party control weeks ahead of a key Congress opening. The party brooks no challenge to its rule, and Xi has overseen a sweeping crackdown
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