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Biden nominates veteran diplomats for top State posts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday nominated U.S. foreign policy veteran Wendy Sherman, a key negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, to be the No. 2 official at the State Department. Biden also nominated Victoria Nuland, a retired career foreign service officer who was the......

Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential poll: election commission

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s election commission on Saturday declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival alleged fraud and urged......

Explainer: Can Trump pardon himself? Would the courts reject the move?

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(Reuters) – As he prepares to end a tumultuous four years as U.S. president facing potential legal jeopardy, Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of pardoning himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. But there are questions about whether a president’s broad executive clemency powers under the U.S.......

Uganda’s Museveni in commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud

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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in a presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day, though his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud. Electoral campaign posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni hang on......

U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Reuters) – The U.S. government early on Saturday carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump’s administration, a media witness said, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty. Reporting by Jonathan Allen......

U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. government early on Saturday carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump’s administration, a media witness said, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty. (Reporting by......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping before starting their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In another action against China days before he leaves office, U.S. President Donald Trump on......

Britain tightens borders to keep out new COVID-19 strains

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Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is tightening border controls to prevent new strains of COVID-19 coming into the country, suspending all the ‘travel corridor’ arrangements that had meant......

Italy’s Conte seeking stray senators to save struggling coalition

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ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte worked the phones on Friday, trying to secure enough votes in parliament to allow him to stay in power after a junior ally quit the cabinet this week. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leaves the ceremony marking the rotation of the General......

Wells Fargo posts higher quarterly profit

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FILE PHOTO: Wells Fargo Bank branch is seen in New York City, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co reported a higher quarterly profit on Friday, as stabilizing credit costs helped offset the hit from low-interest rates meant to prop up the ailing economy during......

Scientists think vaccines will work on Brazil COVID variant: UK minister

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said scientists think that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil and a decision to ban flights......

Uganda’s President Museveni has early lead in election, preliminary results show

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Elections posters of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni are seen on a street in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in the presidential election race, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission. With 13.6%......

UK economy shrinks by 2.6% in November, first drop since April

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FILE PHOTO: Workers cross London Bridge with The Shard skyscraper seen behind on a foggy morning, in the City of London financial district, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy shrank by 2.6% in November, the first......

Amazon faces class-action lawsuit over eBook pricing

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in......

Three dead, 24 injured after strong quake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least three people have died and 24 been injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said on Friday. The epicentre of the quake was six kilometres (3.73 miles)northeast of the city of Majene, at a depth of 10......

Analysis: Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package offers bridge for hard-hit economy

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal to pour $1.9 trillion into a hobbled economy could lay the foundation for a surge in jobs and spending that many economists say is needed to avoid long-term damage from a record-breaking pandemic recession. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden walks into the......

U.S. airlines back Biden plan to mandate masks for passengers

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By David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski FILE PHOTO: A traveler wearing a protective face mask and a face shield to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) goes through security to board a flight at the airport in Denver, Colorado, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt/File Photo WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) –......

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