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Former British PM Major urges May to drop Brexit red lines

Former British PM Major urges May to drop Brexit red lines

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain's former Prime Minister John Major gives a speech on Brexit in London LONDON (Reuters) - Former British prime minister John Major urged Theresa May on Saturday to drop her "red lines" on Brexit or allow parliament to find a way forward to avoid a damaging no-deal departure from the European Union in March. Major said he compromised on key decisions on the Northern Irish peace process and the first Gulf War while prime minister between 1990 and 1997, and May should do the same after her Brexit plan was rejected by a huge majority in parliament. "Her deal is dead and I don’t think honestly that tinkering with it is going to make very much difference if any difference at all," Major, who campaigned to stay in the EU ah
Qatar emir to attend Beirut’s Arab economic summit

Qatar emir to attend Beirut’s Arab economic summit

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani speaks during Doha Forum in Doha BEIRUT (Reuters) - Qatar's emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. Lebanese President Michel Aoun's office said on Saturday Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had informed it he would come to lead the Qatari delegation. Rifts among Arab states over Syria and its ally Iran, on top of divisions inside Lebanon, have overshadowed the summit, with several leaders pulling out. Although at least eight heads of state were originally due in Beirut, only the Somali and Mauritanian presidents were expected to come, a source in the committee organizi
French ‘Yellow Vests’ gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests

French ‘Yellow Vests’ gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests

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© Reuters. Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration by the "yellow vests" movement, in Paris PARIS (Reuters) - "Yellow Vest" demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. Protesters started to assemble by the Champs Elysees and the Invalides esplanade near the Assemblee Nationale lower house of parliament and the Eiffel Tower, with their numbers expected to increase during the day. The protests began in mid-November over higher fuel taxes, which were subsequently scrapped, and have since morphed into a broader demonstration against the government. December's protests brought some of the worst violence seen in decade
Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

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Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called on Saturday for another national strike for two days next month to press its demand for higher wages for 670,000 public servants, the UGTT chief said. Rail, bus and air traffic and all services stopped in Tunisia and street protests drew thousands on Thursday in a one-day nationwide strike to challenge the government’s refusal to raise salaries.Source: Investing.com -- Read: Original Article
Martin Luther King Jr. Landmarks in Atlanta Will Temporarily Reopen With Aid From Delta Air Lines

Martin Luther King Jr. Landmarks in Atlanta Will Temporarily Reopen With Aid From Delta Air Lines

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Sony Drops R.Kelly in Response to Sexual Abuse Allegations

Sony Drops R.Kelly in Response to Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Breaks Silence as Global Pressures Mount

Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Breaks Silence as Global Pressures Mount

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PayPal Offers Unpaid Federal Workers $500 Cash Advances With 0% Interest During Shutdown

PayPal Offers Unpaid Federal Workers $500 Cash Advances With 0% Interest During Shutdown

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A Man on a Mission to Make Humanity ‘Future Proof’

A Man on a Mission to Make Humanity ‘Future Proof’

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Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind from prison

Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind from prison

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© Reuters. Abu Bakar Bashir is visited by Yusril Ihza Mahendra at Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday. Bashir, 81, who is considered the spiritual leader of the Islamist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was convicted in 2010 under anti-terrorism laws for links to militant training camps in Aceh province and jailed for 15 years. President Joko Widodo, who is seeking re-election in April, has been criticised by opponents who question his Islamic credentials and accuse him of backing the "criminalisation" of clerics. "The first reason is humanitarian. H
NBA roundup: Irving scores 38 as Celts trip Grizzlies

NBA roundup: Irving scores 38 as Celts trip Grizzlies

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© Reuters. NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves Kyrie Irving stalled a Memphis Grizzlies rally with two consecutive jumpers and later added a game-clinching 3-pointer to cap off a 38-point effort as the host Boston Celtics held on for a 122-116 victory on Friday night. Marcus Smart and Al Horford also hit key late hoops to finish off high-scoring nights in helping the Celtics win their second straight and complete a two-game, season-series sweep of the Grizzlies. Mike Conley had 26 points to pace the Grizzlies, who lost their fourth straight. Spurs 116, Timberwolves 113 Marco Belinelli canned two crucial free throws with 4.2 seconds left to play, and LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 25 points as San Antonio outlasted Minnesota in Minneapolis. The game was close th
Malaysia court rules in favor of Wynn Macau in $4.2 million case: lawyer

Malaysia court rules in favor of Wynn Macau in $4.2 million case: lawyer

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© Reuters. Logo of Wynn Macau is displayed in Macau KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian judge on Friday ruled in favor of Wynn Macau (HK:1128) in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company's lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country. Wagering or gaming contracts are not recognized in Malaysia, which means casinos do not have legal recourse for the gambling dues owed to them by its clients. But in the Wynn case against the Malaysian fund manager, the casino's lawyers said they weren't seeking dues from a wagering contract but from a credit agreement that the Malaysian had failed to honor. Wynn brought the lawsuit against Paul Poh Yang Hong in 2017 for HK$33 million ($4.21
Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne

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Man charged with murder of Israeli exchange student in Melbourne MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man was charged on Saturday with the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne amidst an outrage over violence against women in Australia's second-largest city. Maasarwe, 21, an international exchange student, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne earlier this week, with the police arresting the suspect on Friday. The police would not name the suspect but local media identified him as an aspiring songwriter and rapper and a squatter. He appeared in court on Saturday and did not apply for bail. He has been remanded in custody to re-appear in court on Monday. Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against wom...
Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

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© Reuters. Khalilzad leads a panel discussion on Afghanistan at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government. Pakistani newspapers and television stations reported that a meeting in Islamabad was in prospect following discussions between Khalilzad and Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday. Senior Taliban leaders said that regional powers including Pakistan had approached them and wanted them to meet the U.S. delegation in Islamabad and also include the
Winter Storm Harper Has Airlines Waiving Cancelation and Flight Change Fees

Winter Storm Harper Has Airlines Waiving Cancelation and Flight Change Fees

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Remembering Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle—Before He Became an Investment Legend

Remembering Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle—Before He Became an Investment Legend

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Verizon Adds Free Robocall Blocking App for Wireless Customers, Two Years After AT&T, T-Mobile

Verizon Adds Free Robocall Blocking App for Wireless Customers, Two Years After AT&T, T-Mobile

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Theresa May’s Next Brexit Plan? Same as the Last One, Report Says

Theresa May’s Next Brexit Plan? Same as the Last One, Report Says

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Disney Investors Will Peek Into the Mouse House’s New Streaming Service, Disney+

Disney Investors Will Peek Into the Mouse House’s New Streaming Service, Disney+

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Union tells Shell no automatic extension of refinery contract – sources

Union tells Shell no automatic extension of refinery contract – sources

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell plc is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York HOUSTON (Reuters) - Negotiators for the United Steelworkers union (USW) on Friday rejected a proposal by Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSa) Plc for an automatic extension of the national refinery workers' contract beyond its Feb. 1 expiration date, sources familiar with the talks said. The union also instructed local union negotiators to reject similar proposals being made at talks taking place around the United States, the sources said. The USW and Shell began negotiations on Wednesday for a new national contract governing pay, health insurance, job security, and safety for 30,000 workers at U.S. refineries and chemical plants. The pro
LJM Partners sues unnamed ‘manipulators’ it blames for volatility losses

LJM Partners sues unnamed ‘manipulators’ it blames for volatility losses

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© Reuters. LJM Partners sues unnamed 'manipulators' it blames for volatility losses By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - LJM Partners Ltd on Friday filed a lawsuit against unnamed parties it holds responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars it lost after last year's jump in stock market volatility that effectively put the fund manager out of business. LJM invested in complex derivatives that lost most of their value over two days in early February 2018 following the biggest-ever single-day jump in the VIX volatility index . LJM later returned what remained of clients' money. The Chicago-based fund manager was one of the largest casualties of the spike in volatility, which wiped out several derivative-linked investments that had delivered prof
Mueller’s office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

Mueller’s office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives for his sentencing at United States Court house in the Manhattan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller office, said in the statement.Source: Investing.com -- Read: Original Article
Osaka survives Hsieh scare to reach fourth round

Osaka survives Hsieh scare to reach fourth round

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© Reuters. Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round MELBOURNE (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka survived a huge scare against Hsieh Su-wei before overhauling the Taiwanese 5-7 6-4 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The Japanese fourth seed was driven to distraction by double-sided Hsieh's angled shots and stout defense, and was staring down the barrel at 4-2 in the second set at Margaret Court Arena. Hsieh's serve crumbled, however, and Osaka claimed 10 of the last 11 games to close out the match in a barrage of power hitting. Osaka will play the winner of Wang Qiang and Anastasija Sevastova for a place in the quarter-finals.Source: Investing.com -- Read: Original Article