BRASILIA (Reuters) – Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said Saturday she will seek her party’s nomination to run for the presidency next year. Brazil’s former senator and presidential candidate Marina Silva speaks during a forum hosted by news magazine Veja in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto Silva said at
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(Reuters) – A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough. FILE PHOTO: Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was “absolutely no collusion” between his campaign and Russia, his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion,“ Trump told reporters
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul on Saturday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes. In what would be the largest change to U.S. tax laws since
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Airlines canceled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions due to a risk of volcanic ash from the erupting Mount Agung volcano. International passengers are seen near the flight information board at Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia December
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like “a bunch of free range chickens”, said Republican Senator John Kennedy. “Everybody was upset, tired, mad, people drawing lines in the dirt.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters after the Republican policy
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Backers of a U.S.-Russian plan to build nuclear reactors across the Middle East bragged after the U.S. election they had backing from Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn for a project that required lifting sanctions on Russia, documents reviewed by Reuters show. FILE PHOTO: Then White House National Security Advisor Michael
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites. FILE PHOTO: Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, answers a question during the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S.,
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(Reuters) – Charlottesville authorities failed to protect public safety and free speech during a white nationalist rally over Confederate statues that turned deadly in the Virginia college town in August, an independent review said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Members of white nationalists clash against a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.
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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc’s security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company’s new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past security practices. FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is seen on a screen in Singapore August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File
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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was removed from an international arrest warrant issued by Serbia, lifting an obstacle to him travelling outside the country, the justice minister said on Friday. FILE PHOTO – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj talks during an interview withe Reuters in Pristina, Kosovo, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hazir reka
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