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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday. The magazine’s account of the relationship
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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said. Social media companies, especially Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, have been
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock markets are unlikely to return to the unusually calm conditions seen last year, even though equities have already recovered more than half the ground lost in the recent selloff and traders have rapidly dialed down fear. Stock market volatility spiked to a multi-year high in the selloff and some
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. It said in a statement that suspects Usama Darwich Hamade and Issam Darwich Hamade were in custody in South Africa while Samir
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow’s purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert
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LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian luxury outerwear brand Sentaler made its first foray into London Fashion Week on Friday, with a private showcase that aimed to capitalise on its recent association with Meghan Markle, the actress fiancée of Britain’s Prince Harry. For fashion brands, having apparel seen on a member of Britain’s royal family can lead
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 rose marginally on Friday to mark its biggest weekly increase in five years, although earlier gains evaporated after the indictment of Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election sent investors into defensive mode before a long weekend. A market correction sparked by inflation concerns earlier in February
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BERLIN (Reuters) – In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film festival. Built by forced labor on the orders of Adolf Hitler’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the U.S. election campaign from 2014 through 2016 in a multi-pronged effort with the aim of supporting then-businessman Donald Trump and disparaging his rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday. The 37-page indictment filed
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mulberry looked to the garden parties of old to inspire its most modern fashion collection to date, as the brand on Friday launched a new format allowing shoppers to buy its wares straight off the catwalk instead of months later. The label unveiled its latest designs – including dresses in floral
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LONDON (Reuters) – Oxfam has agreed not to bid for any new funding from Britain’s government until London is satisfied the charity meets sufficient ethical standards, development minister Penny Mordaunt said on Friday. The Times newspaper reported last week that some Oxfam staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The problem of what to do about the Dreamers, as the immigrants are known,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit plan for financial services that the City of London has long favoured, but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, two government officials said on Friday. London is expected to signal in the next few weeks that it wants a
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Hanna Huskova won the Olympic women’s aerials to give Belarus their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Friday. Zhang Xin and Kong Fanyu of China took silver and bronze respectively. The final consisted of three rounds, with the three lowest scoring athletes eliminated at each stage. The highest
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