Trump touts push to rescind government regulations

Trump touts push to rescind government regulations

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo October 17, 2018 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised White House efforts to remove regulations that he sees as an impediment to economic growth, saying the administration had reduced regulatory costs by $23 billion in the year ending Sept….

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At least one dead, dozens hurt as thousands protest graft in Haiti

At least one dead, dozens hurt as thousands protest graft in Haiti

A woman walks in a street as Haitian National Police officers patrol after a march in Port-au-Prince. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares October 17, 2018 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and dozens injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Haiti on Wednesday over a corruption scandal and some marchers called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. A report by Haiti’s Senate accused former government officials of embezzlement, abuse of…

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‘After The Screaming Stops’ films reunion of 1980s band Bros

‘After The Screaming Stops’ films reunion of 1980s band Bros

FILE PHOTO: Performer Matt Goss arrives for the Universal Pictures movie premiere of “Jason Bourne” at Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/LE Baskow/File Photo/File Photo October 17, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Last year, 1980s British pop band Bros took to the stage for the first time in more than 25 years, since singing twins Matt and Luke Goss went their separate ways. Now a new documentary charts that reunion,…

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Sober start as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

Sober start as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

Cannabis is seen on display at a Tweed retail store after legal recreational marijuana went on sale in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie October 17, 2018 By Nichola Saminather and Chris Wattie TORONTO/ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland (Reuters) – Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores…

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Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

Saudi officials arrive to the residence of Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Turkey October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer October 17, 2018 By Leah Millis, Tulay Karadeniz and Steve Holland ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon close ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and government critic, and he needed to see evidence to prove Turkish claims he was killed…

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Hamilton says chasing Schumacher’s record was never the plan

Hamilton says chasing Schumacher’s record was never the plan

Formula One World Champion, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton speaks ahead of the United States Grand Prix during an interview with Reuters at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City, New York, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar October 17, 2018 By Angela Moore NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton will edge closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record if he wins a fifth Formula One world title this weekend in Austin, but he said on Wednesday…

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Despite Trump criticism, Fed policymakers see need for more rate hikes

Despite Trump criticism, Fed policymakers see need for more rate hikes

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo October 17, 2018 By Jason Lange and Pete Schroeder (Reuters) – Despite sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, Federal Reserve policymakers remain generally united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, according to minutes from their most recent…

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Suspect in Bulgarian murder case extradited from Germany

Suspect in Bulgarian murder case extradited from Germany

A video grab shows police escorting Severin Krasimirov, 21, who was arrested in Germany over the killing of TV journalist Viktoria Marinova, at Sofia airport, Bulgaria, October 17, 2018. Bulgarian Interior Ministry/Handout via REUTERS October 17, 2018 SOFIA (Reuters) – Germany has extradited the suspect in the killing of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova to Bulgaria, an Interior Ministry official said on Wednesday.  Bulgarian Severin Krasimirov, is to be charged in person with the rape…

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Revamped Davis Cup about teams, not individuals: Pique

Revamped Davis Cup about teams, not individuals: Pique

Gerard Pique, FC Barcelona player and founder of investment group Kosmos, attends an event to present the revamped Davis Cup in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez October 17, 2018 By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) – The focus of the new-look Davis Cup should be about teams and not individuals, Gerard Pique said on Wednesday, brushing aside concerns that top names such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will not want to participate in…

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Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration taken July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo October 17, 2018 By Foo Yun Chee and Paresh Dave BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators’ findings that…

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