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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......

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,......

Factbox: The Great Rebrand: Western business reborn in Russia under new names

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May 20 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will reopen the branches under a new name yet to be decided – the most high-profile rebranding so far of companies extricating themselves from Russia. read more Scores of......

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......

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......

U.S. banks’ 2021 hiring show lenders are seeking talent far beyond Wall Street

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NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – More than half of the new employees banks and other financial services companies hired in 2021 are based in Orlando, Dallas and other cities – far from Wall Street – as the battle for talent pushed companies to cast a wider net for candidates,......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Half of Gazprom’s 54 clients opened Gazprombank accounts, says Russia’s Novak

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A person is pictured through a window above a Gazprombank branch in Moscow July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – Half of Russian gas giant Gazprom’s (GAZP.MM) 54 clients have opened accounts at Gazprombank, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Performing artists push for copyright protection from AI deepfakes

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AI is increasingly common in entertainment, audio Performers fear losing work and rights to tech Calls for new legal protections over performances TBILISI, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend messaged voice actor Bev Standing to ask whether she was the voice of TikTok’s text-to-speech feature, the Canadian......

U.S. to study whether longer Paxlovid course needed to combat reinfections

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May 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Institutes of Health is in talks with Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) about studying whether a longer course of the drugmaker’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid is needed to prevent reinfections, top U.S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday. “We’re going to be......

Canon loses court challenge against EU fine over 2016 acquisition

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People are silhouetted against a display of the Canon brand logo at the CP+ camera and photo trade fair in Yokohama, Japan, February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Fies Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Japanese camera and printer maker Canon (7751.T) lost its......

U.S. accuses casino tycoon Wynn of acting as Chinese agent

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WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued Steve Wynn, the former CEO of Wynn Resorts (WYNN.O), to compel him to register as an agent of China and accused him of lobbying then-President Donald Trump at Beijing’s behest in 2017. Wynn’s lawyers denied the allegations, saying......

Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta

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Members of the People’s Defence Forces (PDF) who became guerrilla fighters after being protesters are seen on the front line in Kawkareik, Myanmar December 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 17 (Reuters) – The defence chief of Myanmar’s shadow government has called for......

California church shooter was licensed armed security guard

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17 (Reuters) – The Las Vegas man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a burst of gunfire at a Taiwanese-American church luncheon in California on Sunday was licensed to work as a security guard who carries a gun, state records in Nevada show.......

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