Month: January 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Singing patriotic songs and waving Union Jacks, thousands of Britons flocked to a muddy patch of grass outside parliament on a damp Friday night to toast their moment of history: Britain’s departure from the European Union. People celebrate Britain leaving the EU on Brexit day in London, Britain, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Henry
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FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Women’s High Jump Final – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – September 30, 2019 Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh reacts REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel (Reuters) – Ukraine teenager Yaroslava Mahuchikh soared to an under-20 indoor world record 2.02 metres with the best high jump of the season at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Friday voted against calling witnesses and collecting new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, clearing the way for Trump’s almost certain acquittal in the coming days. By a vote of 51-49, the Republican-controlled Senate stopped Democrats’ drive to hear testimony from witnesses like former national security adviser
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A onetime aspiring actress told a Manhattan jury on Friday that Harvey Weinstein raped her in a hotel room while she was in an “extremely degrading” relationship with the movie producer. Witness Jessica Mann is questioned by prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon during film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial at New York
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CHICAGO/PARIS (Reuters) – Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American Airlines’ (AAL.O) pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt. FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Airbus A321 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in
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Workers remove the British flag outside the European Parliament building, as Britain leaves the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s Union Jack was removed from lines of EU member state flags at the European Council and European Parliament buildings in Brussels on Friday evening ahead of the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats sounded resigned to defeat on Friday in their bid to call witnesses at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, predicting his fellow Republicans would move swiftly to acquit him and leave him in office. “Tonight, all signs point to a rushed acquittal of an impeached president,” Patty Murray, a member
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A panel of experts advising Japan’s government on a disposal method for radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday recommended releasing it into the ocean, a move likely to alarm neighboring countries. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima
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FILE PHOTO: Athletics – Dubai Marathon – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 24, 2020 General view of an athlete wearing the Nike Vaporfly shoes REUTERS/Christopher Pike LONDON (Reuters) – World Athletics announced significant changes to its rules on Friday that will outlaw some variants of Nike’s Vaporfly running shoes and introduce strict limits to
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(Reuters) – There is no stopping Amazon.com’s revenue growth, Wall Street analysts said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo The e-commerce giant re-entered the $1 trillion club after its results crushed expectations, benefiting from investments in faster
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A onetime aspiring actress who prosecutors say maintained a relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he raped her because she felt “trapped” is expected to testify against the former Hollywood producer at his Manhattan criminal trial on Friday. Film producer Harvey Weinstein and his legal team leave the New York Criminal Court
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The leaders of the European Union’s three institutions warned Britain on Friday that it cannot expect “the highest quality access to the single market” unless it adopts the bloc’s standards on environment, labour, taxation and state aid. European Council President Charles Michel, EU Parliament President David Sassoli and EU Commission President Ursula
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LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday, ending its 47-year membership of the world’s biggest trading bloc. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Here are some notable comments on Britain’s impending departure, from British and
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Friday as investors clutched at hopes China could contain the coronavirus, even as headlines spoke of more cases and mounting deaths. FILE PHOTO: Investors look at screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Helping
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Sofia Kenin will be making her debut in a Grand Slam final when she faces Garbine Muguruza for the Australian open title on Saturday but what she lacks in experience the American more than makes up for in courage and confidence. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Semi Final – Melbourne
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