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   Politics3 days ago

‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off

   Lauren Esquivel gestures during a campaign rally for Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - 

   Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.
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   World News3 days ago

Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

   FILE PHOTO: Winnie Yu, chairwoman of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), speaks during a strike outside the Hospital Authority as they demand for Hong Kong to close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 

   Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.
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   Special Reports4 days ago

'Hit with a truck' - How Iran's missiles inflicted brain injury on U.S. troops

   FILE PHOTO: U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison 

   In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.
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   ESG3 days ago

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

   FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of action against climate change outside the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Melanie Burton 

   As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.
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   Business News4 days ago

Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

   FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks load cargo to a truck next to containers at a railway cargo terminal, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China February 17, 2020. Picture taken February 17, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS 

   Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung.
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   World News4 days ago

Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing Venezuela

   Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado 

   Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.
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   World News4 days ago

Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized Vaca Muerta

   A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif 

   AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC  and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.
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   Business News6 days ago

Shades of Detroit? Germany's auto heartlands in peril as 'golden age' fades

   Employees Kristin and Thomas Schmitt walk towards the main gate of the Bamberg branch of French tyre manufacturer Michelin, in Bamberg, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert 

   When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple's dream looked as if it was coming true. Two months later, they learned that the tire factory where both work would be shut down early next year.
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   Business News8 days ago

Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan: sources

   FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor chief executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a news conference at Nissan Motor headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

   Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.
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   ESG10 days ago

Portuguese communities lock horns with lithium miners to save their land

   Demonstrators protest against lithium mines in downtown Lisbon, Portugal September 21, 2019. The banner reads "No to mine, Yes to life". REUTERS/Rafael Marchante 

   The lush, green hills where Paulo Pires has for years brought sheep to graze above his picturesque Portuguese village may soon be transformed by the race to power electric vehicles.
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   Special Reports6 hours ago

Seven wounded in shooting at flea market in Houston

   A gunman opened fire at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, wounding seven people in an area known for its Hispanic community, with a suspect being taken into custody at the scene.
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   Environment12 days ago

In fire-hit rural Australia, climate debate burns deep

   Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, looks through the remains of his family home destroyed by bushfire during an interview with Reuters in Buchan, Victoria, Australia, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly 

   Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged home.
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   World News12 days ago

Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

   FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi woman holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession for militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Basra, Iraq, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani/File Photo 

   Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentor’s death, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters.
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   Politics14 days ago

Democrats in disarray in New Hampshire as Sanders surges and Trump provokes

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a breakfast campaign stop one day before the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar 

   For the past year, Democratic voters have been anxious to settle on a savior capable of defeating President Donald Trump.
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   Business News14 days ago

No phones, no leaks: How Lagarde is making her mark on ECB

   FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski//File Photo 

   Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank policymakers and Christine Lagarde, their newly confirmed president, made a pact.
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   World News21 days ago

Jailbreak in the 'city of blood': Brazil's drug gangs overrun Paraguay

   Guards are seen at the border prison, where prisoners, housed in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, broke out of the jail in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriel Stargardter 

   Luis Alves da Cruz awoke around 3 a.m. to a commotion in the Paraguayan prison he called home.
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   Special Reports23 days ago

Special Report: When Ana ditched Andrea - The saga of Santander

   FILE PHOTO: A Santander logo is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio 

   In September 2018, Santander, one of Europe's biggest banks, tweeted a video of its incoming new chief executive, an Italian investment banker named Andrea Orcel. Depicting a meeting with the bank's boss, Ana Botin, the clip showed the silver-haired Italian cutting the air with a decisive gesture.
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   Business News24 days ago

Wars and viruses: Are robots less prone to market panic?

   FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing facial masks are reflected on an electric board showing stock prices outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

   Widely blamed for volatile "flash crashes" in currencies and equities, high-frequency algorithms may also be why shock global events, including the current coronavirus, seem to have lost their power to spook markets for any length of time.
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   Science & Space25 days ago

On eve of Brexit, Britain faces critical test to defend drug trial crown

   Petri dishes are pictured in an unknown location in a Cancer Research UK laboratory on an unknown date. Cancer Research UK/Handout via REUTERS 

   It's 2023. Britain's brightest and best drug researchers are packing their bags as clinical trials start to dwindle, leaving a nation renowned as a global leader in pharmaceutical development to face a future in the slow lane.
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   Business News25 days ago

Struggling state-owned firms hold Balkan economies back

   FILE PHOTO: Former workers walk near the logo of the Aluminij Mostar aluminium factory in Mostar, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic 

   The aluminum smelter in the Bosnian town of Mostar has fallen eerily silent since its electricity was cut in July. The only visitors to what was once a model factory in former Yugoslavia are staff filling in redundancy papers.
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   Politics3 days ago

‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off

   Lauren Esquivel gestures during a campaign rally for Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - 

   Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.
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   World News3 days ago

Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

   FILE PHOTO: Winnie Yu, chairwoman of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA), speaks during a strike outside the Hospital Authority as they demand for Hong Kong to close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 

   Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.
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   Special Reports4 days ago

'Hit with a truck' - How Iran's missiles inflicted brain injury on U.S. troops

   FILE PHOTO: U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison 

   In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.
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   ESG3 days ago

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

   FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of action against climate change outside the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Melanie Burton 

   As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.
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   Business News4 days ago

Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

   FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing face masks load cargo to a truck next to containers at a railway cargo terminal, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China February 17, 2020. Picture taken February 17, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS 

   Blocked highways. Stranded workers. Dwindling supplies. Shipping and air freight companies also hamstrung.
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   World News4 days ago

Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing Venezuela

   Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado 

   Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.
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   World News4 days ago

Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized Vaca Muerta

   A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif 

   AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC  and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.
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   Business News6 days ago

Shades of Detroit? Germany's auto heartlands in peril as 'golden age' fades

   Employees Kristin and Thomas Schmitt walk towards the main gate of the Bamberg branch of French tyre manufacturer Michelin, in Bamberg, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert 

   When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple's dream looked as if it was coming true. Two months later, they learned that the tire factory where both work would be shut down early next year.
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   Business News8 days ago

Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan: sources

   FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor chief executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a news conference at Nissan Motor headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

   Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.
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   ESG10 days ago

Portuguese communities lock horns with lithium miners to save their land

   Demonstrators protest against lithium mines in downtown Lisbon, Portugal September 21, 2019. The banner reads "No to mine, Yes to life". REUTERS/Rafael Marchante 

   The lush, green hills where Paulo Pires has for years brought sheep to graze above his picturesque Portuguese village may soon be transformed by the race to power electric vehicles.
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   Special Reports6 hours ago

Seven wounded in shooting at flea market in Houston

   A gunman opened fire at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, wounding seven people in an area known for its Hispanic community, with a suspect being taken into custody at the scene.
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   Environment12 days ago

In fire-hit rural Australia, climate debate burns deep

   Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, looks through the remains of his family home destroyed by bushfire during an interview with Reuters in Buchan, Victoria, Australia, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly 

   Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged home.
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   World News12 days ago

Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

   FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi woman holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession for militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Basra, Iraq, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani/File Photo 

   Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentor’s death, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters.
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   Politics14 days ago

Democrats in disarray in New Hampshire as Sanders surges and Trump provokes

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a breakfast campaign stop one day before the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar 

   For the past year, Democratic voters have been anxious to settle on a savior capable of defeating President Donald Trump.
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   Business News14 days ago

No phones, no leaks: How Lagarde is making her mark on ECB

   FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski//File Photo 

   Gathered in a German mountain castle last November for an evening retreat that ended with a whiskey-tasting, rebel European Central Bank policymakers and Christine Lagarde, their newly confirmed president, made a pact.
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   World News21 days ago

Jailbreak in the 'city of blood': Brazil's drug gangs overrun Paraguay

   Guards are seen at the border prison, where prisoners, housed in a gallery for members of Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) gang, broke out of the jail in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Gabriel Stargardter 

   Luis Alves da Cruz awoke around 3 a.m. to a commotion in the Paraguayan prison he called home.
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   Special Reports23 days ago

Special Report: When Ana ditched Andrea - The saga of Santander

   FILE PHOTO: A Santander logo is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio 

   In September 2018, Santander, one of Europe's biggest banks, tweeted a video of its incoming new chief executive, an Italian investment banker named Andrea Orcel. Depicting a meeting with the bank's boss, Ana Botin, the clip showed the silver-haired Italian cutting the air with a decisive gesture.
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   Business News24 days ago

Wars and viruses: Are robots less prone to market panic?

   FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing facial masks are reflected on an electric board showing stock prices outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

   Widely blamed for volatile "flash crashes" in currencies and equities, high-frequency algorithms may also be why shock global events, including the current coronavirus, seem to have lost their power to spook markets for any length of time.
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   Science & Space25 days ago

On eve of Brexit, Britain faces critical test to defend drug trial crown

   Petri dishes are pictured in an unknown location in a Cancer Research UK laboratory on an unknown date. Cancer Research UK/Handout via REUTERS 

   It's 2023. Britain's brightest and best drug researchers are packing their bags as clinical trials start to dwindle, leaving a nation renowned as a global leader in pharmaceutical development to face a future in the slow lane.
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   Business News25 days ago

Struggling state-owned firms hold Balkan economies back

   FILE PHOTO: Former workers walk near the logo of the Aluminij Mostar aluminium factory in Mostar, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic 

   The aluminum smelter in the Bosnian town of Mostar has fallen eerily silent since its electricity was cut in July. The only visitors to what was once a model factory in former Yugoslavia are staff filling in redundancy papers.
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