Month: December 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009. Giving his first public reaction to the protests, President Hassan Rouhani appealed for calm,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel investigation of links between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 election campaign should continue without interference in 2018, despite calls from some Trump administration allies and Republican lawmakers to shut it down, a prominent Republican senator said on Sunday. Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate armed forces and judiciary
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa’s purchase of Air Berlin’s Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Sunday. British Airways owner IAG (ICAG.L) said on Friday that it would buy Niki
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PERTH (Reuters) – Daria Gavrilova beat Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets but Thanasi Kokkinakis was made to work harder to edge out Vasek Pospisil and give Australia a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign against Canada on Sunday. Gavrilova gave the hosts a flying start in the round robin stage of the eight-nation mixed
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(Reuters) – No Powerball tickets matched all six numbers for Saturday night’s $384 million grand prize drawing, sending next week’s jackpot in the United States surging to $440 million, lottery officials said. The estimated $440 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million, marks the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to
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ATHENS (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary reading of 4.6 rattled Athens and central Greece early Sunday, witnesses said, with no immediate reports of damage. The tremblor was recorded west of Athens at 6.02 am (0402 GMT) in the Corinthian Gulf, with assessments giving it a focal depth of 5 kilometers, the National Observatory
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that Russia had political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The conversation between Papadopoulos and the diplomat, Alexander Downer, in London was a driving factor behind the FBI’s decision to open a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Firefighters battled a blaze in an apartment block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday, with one person taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. People watch as fire breaks out at an apartment block in Manchester, Britain December 30, 2017 in this image obtained from social media. TWITTER/@MANCTRAFFIC/via REUTERS The Manchester
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