Monthly Archives: January 2019

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

January 15, 2019 By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, clearing … Continue reading

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U.S. tax agency to bring 46,000 furloughed workers back

January 15, 2019 By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Tuesday it intends to bring back more than 46,000 workers furloughed by the partial shutdown of the federal government to process annual tax returns … Continue reading

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Ralph Winter office to invest $300 million in Medici U.S. shared housing

January 15, 2019 By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – Medici Living Group said on Tuesday the family office of German real estate investor Ralph Winter has agreed to invest $300 million over three years to develop 1,300 U.S. units … Continue reading

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Snap CFO Stone to resign less than a year into role

January 15, 2019 By Sheila Dang and Sonam Rai (Reuters) – Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone will be leaving Snap Inc <SNAP.N> less than a year after taking the job, the company said on Tuesday, the latest in a string … Continue reading

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U.S. acting AG Whitaker to testify before House panel on February 8

January 15, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, whose unorthodox appointment by President Donald Trump has raised concerns among Democrats about the future of the U.S.-Russia probe, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. … Continue reading

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‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe: trial witness

January 15, 2019 By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a former associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. … Continue reading

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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says to visit Kuwait ‘in coming days’: KUNA

January 15, 2019 RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called his Kuwaiti counterpart to confirm he would visit the Gulf Arab country “in the coming days”, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday, after cutting short a … Continue reading

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Nearly 4 in 10 have firsthand experience with U.S. shutdown: poll

January 15, 2019 By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly four in 10 adults in the United States say they are either personally affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown or they know someone who is, according to a … Continue reading

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Citi says chance of delay to Brexit now ‘very high’

January 15, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. investment bank Citi <C.N> said on Tuesday there is now a “very high” chance that Brexit will be delayed past March 29, after lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by … Continue reading

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Ireland readies ‘mega’ no-deal Brexit legislation package

January 15, 2019 By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland will begin pushing through a “mega” package of legislation next month to deal with the fallout from a no-deal Brexit if there is still a prospect of Britain leaving the … Continue reading

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