A general view of the U.S. Capitol Hill is seen behind the autumn leaves in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to avert a widespread government shutdown later this week with a bill extending temporary federal funding through Dec. 20. The legislation
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on honesty and transparency in healthcare prices inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his medical examination over the weekend was very routine, blasting media coverage of his
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The Delhi Police lodged two FIRs on Tuesday in connection with the protest by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students over a hostel fee hike, even as the students’ union demanded that no administrative or legal action be taken against the protesters. The issue also resonated in the Lok Sabha with Opposition members describing the alleged
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Protesters dig up paving bricks outside the MTR train station at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) November 12, 2019. — AFP pic PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 — All Malaysians in Hong Kong, including around 400 students are reported to be safe, said Wisma Putra today. It said the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Hong Kong
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SAINT-LEONARD-DE-NOBLAT, France (Reuters) – Mourners at the funeral of Raymond Poulidor on Tuesday paid tribute to a French cyclist who never achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France but in the process won widespread admiration for his courage and integrity. FILE PHOTO: Former French cyclist Raymond Poulidor is seen on the podium of
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(Reuters) – Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over “Medicare for All.” FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden listen to Senator Elizabeth Warren as they debate during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wall Street’s reaction so far to Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) long-awaited streaming service suggests investors believe the competition may not be as crushing as expected for entertainment rival Netflix Inc (NFLX.O). FILE PHOTO: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe’s leading digital games fair Gamescom,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker won praise from Republicans after he testified behind closed doors last month in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but will face a cooler reception from Democrats during Tuesday’s public hearing. FILE PHOTO: Kurt Volker, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former envoy to Ukraine, arrives to participate
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Kok said Malaysia’s timber industry has established high credibility to provide quality, legal and sustainable timber according to market demand. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Malaysia’s forest resources are managed sustainably to ensure availability of timber and timber products amid concerns from developed markets towards the environment.  Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax and told voters he would use the money for spending on health and other priorities. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the annual CBI Conference in London, Britain November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke officiates the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Conference in Putrajaya November 19, 2019. — Picture by Miera Zulyana PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 — Anthony Loke today ordered Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to revamp its ticketing system to be more user-friendly. The transport minister said there had been many complaints from commuters that
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats responded skeptically on Monday to President Donald Trump’s declaration that he might be willing to testify in his impeachment inquiry and also said they were examining the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe. Trump said on Twitter that he would “strongly consider” House of Representatives Speaker
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