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Explainer: A judge ruled the U.S. must keep expelling asylum seekers. What happens now?

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WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said it would appeal the decision of a Louisiana judge that upended its plans to end a COVID-era health order blocking most asylum seekers and other migrants at the border with Mexico. Despite the setback, the administration is......

Glencore prepares to pay up to $1.5 bln to settle U.S., UK, Brazil probes

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Glencore agrees settlements in U.S., Brazil Glencore Energy (UK) charged with bribery over oil operations UK sentencing hearing called for June 21 LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) said on Tuesday it anticipates paying up to $1.5 billion to settle accusations of bribery and market manipulation by U.S.,......

U.S. prepares renewal of Chevron’s Venezuela license without broader terms -sources

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A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is getting ready to renew in the coming days Chevron Corp’s (CVX.N) license to operate in......

Manhattan return-to-office plans face persistent headwinds over COVID, safety

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The Empire State Building and New York’s skyline are seen from the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S., October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) – Efforts by financial......

Migrants in Mexico despair; U.S. extends pandemic asylum limits

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REYNOSA, May 23 (Reuters) – Migrants across northern Mexico voiced frustration and desperation on Monday, after the U.S. government failed to lift a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States for over two years. An eleventh-hour decision by a federal judge in Louisiana......

Greece gets EU’s initial nod to cap power prices -minister

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Wind turbines operate atop a mountain during sunset near the town of Kalavrita, Greece, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ATHENS, May 23 (Reuters) – Greece said on Monday the European Commission has initially approved its scheme to set a ceiling on......

Sub-prime lender Amigo given lifeline by UK court

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – British sub-prime lender Amigo (AMGO.L) has been granted court approval to pay compensation to past customers mis-sold loans and a chance to stay in business and resume lending, the company said on Monday. Amigo has been fighting for its life in the courts for more......

U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

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ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were......

Israeli government and court at odds over Jewish prayer at flashpoint shrine

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A general view picture shows the Dome of the Rock , the Western Wall and al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) – Israel reaffirmed on Sunday a long-standing arrangement with Muslim authorities......

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

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People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved......

Thousands protest Turkish opposition politician’s conviction

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Canan Kaftancioglu, chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Istanbul branch, greets her supporters as she arrives at the party building in Istanbul, Turkey May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Thousands gathered for a rally......

Vietnam sacks head of the country’s main stock exchange over “wrongdoing”

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An investor is seen reflected on stock market screens at a securities company in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kham Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HANOI, May 21(Reuters) – Vietnam has fired general director of its main Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the government said......

COVID restrictions for migrants at U.S. border cannot end yet, judge rules

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May 20 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were blocked by a federal judge on Friday from lifting COVID-19 restrictions that empower agents at the U.S.-Mexico border to turn back migrants without giving them a chance to seek asylum. The nationwide injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana means......

Oracle’s Ellison joined Nov 2020 call about contesting Trump’s defeat

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Larry Ellison, billionaire chairman and co-founder of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N), participated shortly after the November 2020 U.S. presidential election in a phone call focused on strategies for contesting former President Donald Trump’s defeat, according to an email revealed in a court document. The Nov. 14,......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

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May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

Lebanon recovery plan includes central bank debt write-off, haircuts to depositors

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun heads a final cabinet meeting before the government enters a caretaker status at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon May 20, 2022. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s government foresees cancelling “a large part”......

U.S. says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina ‘wrongly detained’

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The United States has determined that Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the African nation’s 1994 genocide, has been “wrongfully detained,” the State Department said on Thursday. Rusesabagina, 67, was sentenced last September to 25 years in prison......

Iraq bids to control Kurdistan oil revenue with contract switch

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Iraq has made a fresh attempt to control revenue from the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan by asking oil and gas firms operating there to sign new contracts with state-owned marketer SOMO rather than the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Oil minister Ihsan Ismael on May 7......

After delay, U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington races to keep military assistance flowing nearly three months after Russia’s invasion. The......

U.S. FDA says Abbott baby formula plant on track to reopen in 1-2 weeks

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are on track to reopen the company’s Sturgis, Michigan, baby formula manufacturing plant within one or two weeks, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said on Thursday. Abbott, the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula including......

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