Month: November 2017

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back. November 30, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Tiger Woods hits a shot on the 15th
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A coalition of Chilean leftist parties on Thursday challenged presidential contender Alejandro Guillier to clarify his social and economic policies, withholding the outright endorsement sought by the center-left candidate. Former Chilean presidential candidate Beatriz Sanchez delivers a news conference in Santiago, Chile, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza Beatriz Sanchez, the flagbearer for
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care. An artist’s illustration shows individuals from the fish-eating pterosaur species Hamipterus tianshanensis, including adults, juvenile
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a Democratic congressman said. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for closed door interview with
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(Reuters) – The bankruptcy of hot yoga pioneer Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc should be dismissed or converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation due to a failure to file required documents, according to papers filed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s bankruptcy watchdog. The Simi Valley, California-based company filed for Chapter 11 protection on Nov. 9,
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two once-powerful officials who had run the oil ministry and state energy company PDVSA as part of a deepening industry purge also seen as a power play by leftist President Nicolas Maduro. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Oil Minister Nelson Martinez, and Eulogio del
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation’s sporting reputation in recent years. A presenter holds the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia during an
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned on Thursday against giving too many concessions in Brexit talks on the future border arrangements with Ireland, Sky News said. Sky’s political correspondent, Faisal Islam, cited unidentified sources as saying that the Democratic Unionist Party had met
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities detained former Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino and former state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] president Nelson Martinez overnight as a part of a broad anti-corruption probe, two sources told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Oil Minister Nelson Martinez, and Eulogio del Pino, president of
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AMMAN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Trump sparked
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, in an unprecedented public attack on America’s closest security ally, sharply rebuked British Prime Theresa May on Twitter after Britain criticized him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation during a visit to St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. November 29, 2017.
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Thursday she hoped Britain’s condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting material from a British far-right group would have an impact. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls “I think we all listen
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COLOMBO (Reuters) – A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas. Heavy winds hit the island’s southern, western and south-central areas. “At the moment,
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SEOUL (Reuters) – On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang. FILE PHOTO: A soldier films North Korean soldiers, officers and high ranking officials attending a military
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(Reuters) – U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Sergio Garcia in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith Bland
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