Month: October 2017

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s main political parties are to continue talks aimed at restoring the British region’s devolved government on Wednesday, a British government official said, in an apparent extension of a deadline for a deal. A general view shows Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Representatives
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of “compromise” drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a daily briefing at the White House in Washington,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police are looking into allegations of sexual assault against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from seven women, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Harvey Weinstein during London Fashion Week, February 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris The BBC said officers were investigating incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London
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LONDON/BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Britain is accelerating preparations for “all eventualities” when it leaves the European Union, but both sides are hopeful that an agreement on stepping up talks to unravel more than 40 years of partnership will be sealed soon. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Peter
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(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc’s quarterly profit beat market estimates, partly helped by higher-than-expected sales of its blockbuster pneumonia vaccine Prevnar, and the company also raised its full-year earnings forecast. Shares of the largest U.S. drugmaker were up marginally at $35.24 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Pfizer sold $1.52 billion worth of Prevnar in the third
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc and U.S. truck fleet services company Omnitracs said on Tuesday they are rolling out software for large less-than-truckload (LTL) firms to comply with a looming federal regulation for drivers to log hours electronically and manage trucker workflow. The new system, available on a handheld Honeywell device around
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BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont said on Tuesday he accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government after Madrid took control of the region to block its push for independence. Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a news conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe in Brussels. REUTERS/Yves Herman Puigdemont, speaking
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SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Seoul and Beijing agreed on Tuesday to work swiftly to get relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea which pummeled South Korean business interests in China. South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the National Security Council at the Presidential
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LONDON (Reuters) – The maximum stake on gambling machines in British betting shops could be sharply cut in response to concerns that the terminals — a key source of revenue for bookmakers — fuel addiction. New one pound coins are displayed The Royal Mint, in Llantrisant, Wales, Britain, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden – The
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ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver. FILE PHOTO: A visitor looks at a self-driving car by Google at the Viva Technology event
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SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Korea and China have agreed to work swiftly to get their relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in presides over the National Security Council at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension is again in effect after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied Monday a request for a preliminary injunction. Oct 8, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) prior to the game against the Green Bay
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