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Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Illinois shooting victims

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – More than 2,000 people braved icy rain in sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil paying respects to five people killed and five police officers wounded by a factory worker who opened fire on Friday after losing his job. Mourners attend a vigil for five people killed in a […]

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Mbappe helps PSG to beat St Etienne and extend lead

PARIS (Reuters) – Kylian Mbappe’s second-half strike earned Paris St Germain a 1-0 win at St Etienne as the French champions continued their inevitable march towards the Ligue 1 title on Sunday. Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – AS Saint-Etienne v Paris St Germain – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France – February 17, 2019 Paris St […]

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Yemen’s warring parties agree on initial redeployment – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on the first phase of their redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday. “The parties reached an agreement on Phase 1 of the mutual […]

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Yemen’s warring parties agree on first phase of redeployment – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on “Phase 1” of their mutual redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday. “The parties reached an agreement on Phase 1 of the mutual […]

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Petr stays up all night watching Nelly complete Korda Aussie Slam

(Reuters) – Proud father Petr Korda stayed up all night at home in Florida on Saturday watching daughter Nelly complete the ‘Korda Aussie Slam’ by winning the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open golf championship in Adelaide. FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham Saint Annes, Britain […]

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Support for Australian government rallies ahead of May election

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Support for Australia’s conservative government has risen to its highest levels in more than six months, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, boosting Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s re-election prospects ahead of a national poll due by May. FILE PHOTO – Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison arrives for APEC CEO Summit […]

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U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global sells entire stake in Barclays: FT

FILE PHOTO: A Barclays logo is pictured outside the Barclays towers in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management has sold its entire stake in Britain’s Barclays Plc, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The hedge fund, which had a stake of about 2.5 percent […]

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Australia shares set to open higher on trade talk hopes; NZ up

Feb 18 (Reuters) – Australian shares are expected to rise on Monday, following Wall Street’s rally on growing optimism that the United States and China will be able to hammer out an agreement to resolve their protracted trade war. The United States and China reached a consensus in principle on some key issues during talks, […]

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Australia’s AMP flags earnings impact from Superannuation Bill

Feb 18 (Reuters) – AMP Ltd, Australia’s biggest wealth manager, said on Monday its operating earnings will face a hit based on its assessment of the government’s bill to protect customers’ investments in superannuation funds. AMP said its earnings impact in financial year 2019 would be about A$10 million ($7.14 million), while it expected an […]

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Bulgaria’s largest opposition party votes to quit parliament

SOFIA (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Bulgaria’s opposition Socialist Party (BSP) are leaving parliament for an unspecified period, saying fair elections could not be guaranteed following recent Election Code amendments. FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist party Kornelia Ninova speaks during a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/File […]

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Weld says six more years of Trump ‘antics’ would be bad for America

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020, said on Sunday that six more years of Trump’s “antics” in the White House would be bad for America. FILE PHOTO: Bill Weld, then a Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, speaks at […]

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U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A U.S. delegation including Senator Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Sunday, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to economically crippled Venezuela next week. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio visits the Colombia-Venezuela border at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia February […]

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Thomas jumps four clear heading into final round at Genesis

(Reuters) – Justin Thomas secured a four-stroke lead over Adam Scott and J.B. Holmes after the third round at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday. February 17, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Justin Thomas hits from the twelfth hole tee box during the continuation of third round play in the Genesis Open golf […]

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Gayle to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

FILE PHOTO: Cricket – England vs West Indies – Third One Day International – Brightside Ground, Bristol, Britain – September 24, 2017. West Indies’ Chris Gayle batting. Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra/File Photo (Reuters) – West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day internationals (ODI) after taking part in this year’s World Cup, […]

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Germany warns it will stop extradition of its citizens to UK after Brexit – FT

FILE PHOTO: German, British and EU flags flutter in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH – RC14E1B46010 (Reuters) – Berlin will stop extraditing Germans to Britain immediately after Brexit even if it leaves the European Union with a deal, the Financial Times reported on.ft.com/2DPMBED on Sunday, citing a […]

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Inter Milan edge past Sampdoria as Icardi watches from stand

(Reuters) – Inter Milan ended a turbulent week by beating Sampdoria 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday under the gaze of injured top scorer Mauro Icardi. Soccer Football – Serie A – Inter Milan v Sampdoria – San Siro, Milan, Italy – February 17, 2019 Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic in action with Sampdoria’s Jacopo Sala […]

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Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner departs U.S. Federal Court, following his sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election, in New York, U.S., September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – […]

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Haiti vows to trim expenses and investigate PetroCaribe amid protests

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil programme and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors’ demands as demonstrations roil the country. A demonstrator throws a rock at a police car during a protest against former government officials accused of […]

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Cecchinato overwhelms home favourite Schwartzman in Argentina final

Tennis – ATP 250 – Argentina Open Final – Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina – February 17, 2019 Italia’s Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning the Argentina Open with the trophy REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Italian Marco Cecchinato won the Argentina Open on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 demolition of hometown favourite Diego […]

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U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad – U.S. commander

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen on the main […]