Month: October 2019

(Reuters) – Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back trees and takes other safety measures, the utility’s chief executive said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cars destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire are seen in
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks about sanctions against Turkey at a news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday said he welcomes a proposal to double the size of the International Monetary Fund’s $250 billion crisis lending fund
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich – LR1ED1G0Q8AZH/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal. Less than 24 hours after he agreed the five-day truce to allow Kurdish forces
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BOSTON (Reuters) – The former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc and a former food manufacturer executive have agreed to plead guilty to charges related to their role in the U.S. college admissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Manuel Henriquez, founder and chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital,
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Rookies Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones will face career-long comparisons after being the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Early on, it’s no contest. FILE PHOTO: Oct 13, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at State Farm
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CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs’ lawyer said on Friday. A view of the statue standing in front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Cleveland,
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FILE PHOTO – Governor of the Bank of England Mark Joseph Carney makes remarks during a “Governor Talks” session of the IMF and World Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s
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European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union government leaders declined on Friday to set tougher targets for fighting climate change, dashing hopes they would inject momentum into a United Nations climate conference in Chile in December. At a two-day
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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Friday redoubled his criticism of Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, and said creation of a new world
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(Reuters) – U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on the first all-female spacewalk. U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir step out of the International Space Station (ISS) to attempt the first all-female spacewalk, in this still image taken from NASA
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Indian men, who according to local media were deported from Mexico, show a 500 Mexican Pesos banknote after landing in New Delhi, India, October 18, 2019.REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis MEXICO CITY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Mexico has deported over 300 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, calling it an unprecedented
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FILE PHOTO: Manuel Henriquez, founder and chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, enters federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder BOSTON (Reuters) – A former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc has agreed to plead guilty to
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LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on Oct. 31. Below is an explainer of the Brexit basics: Small toy figures are seen in front of UK and European Union displayed flags in this illustration picture, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration     For a graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2pJksvw
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – MC Mary Kom has inspired many young boxers in India but one of the new generation feels the six-times world champion has received special treatment from the country’s federation over Olympic qualification and is fighting back. FILE PHOTO: India’s boxer MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at
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