Month: January 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Wednesday urged Poland to re-evaluate a draft law that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil during World War 2. The United States is concerned about the repercussions on Poland’s relations with the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday that the 2015 Waters of the United States rule will not be applicable for two years while it works to repeal and replace the Obama-era clean water regulation. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the delay of the 2015 rule that defined which small waterways
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SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – Talks between Venezuela’s government and the country’s political opposition are advancing, though no concrete agreement has yet been made, according to spokespeople from each side. Few are expecting much from the talks, which are being held in the Dominican Republic. The government and the opposition have been in on-off talks for
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agreed with their would-be Social Democrat (SPD) partners on Wednesday on climate targets for 2030, a sign of steady progress in coalition talks which both sides aim to conclude within a week. Merkel, weakened after losing votes to the far-right in a September election, is pinning her hopes
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LONDON (Reuters) – Drinks bottler Coca-Cola European Partners CCE.N is proposing to close a UK factory and distribution centre, resulting in the loss of 288 jobs. At the same time, the seller of Coca-Cola (KO.N) drinks plans to transfer production and warehousing to other sites in Britain, creating 121 jobs. The net result would be
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A thousand people crowded on a hilltop outside Los Angeles before dawn on Wednesday for one of the best views in America of a rare lunar eclipse called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” as the Earth’s shadow fell across its natural satellite. Outside the Griffith Observatory, which more commonly draws tourists
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(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, after two days of steep losses, boosted by a controversy-free State of Union speech by President Donald Trump, with investors turning their focus back to quarterly earnings and monetary policy. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest two-day drop since September 2016 over Monday
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday joint clinical assessments to determine whether approved new drugs and medical devices offer value for money and should be prescribed for patients within national healthcare systems. The joint action, set to take more than three years to enter force, would replace a largely national approach to
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WASHINGTON(Reuters) – In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump called out the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and called for more spending on bridges and roads. “Together, we can reclaim our great building heritage. We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land,” Trump said, calling
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WUHAN, China (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that lawmakers would be given official analysis on any Brexit deal before they are asked to approve it, dismissing a leaked document showing the economy would be worse off under all exit scenarios. Buzzfeed News on Monday reported that Britain’s economy would be
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