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Judge denies request to return to U.S. by Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday denied a request for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, to return to the United States to attend a hearing over an unpaid $6 million settlement in an international money laundering case. FILE PHOTO: Russian lawyer Read More

IMF warns Venezuela over gaps in economic data, transparency

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund issued a warning to Venezuela on Friday for failing to provide the institution with economic data on time and gave it six months to address the lack of some statistics. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event to handover ambulances for Miranda state government in Caracas , Read More

No prison for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl, who Trump wanted dead

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison for endangering his comrades in arms when he deserted in Afghanistan in 2009, a sentence swiftly condemned by President Donald Trump, who while seeking election had called for his execution. “The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total Read More

In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority. A computer keyboard is seen in Bucharest April 3, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Read More

New York City police say gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest warrant

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(Reuters) – The New York City Police Department said on Friday that it had a credible narrative from an unidentified person who has made a rape allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and was gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant. FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein kicks off the Film Finance Circle conference with an informal Read More

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

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MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spain on Friday issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who went to Brussels after his government was sacked following a declaration of independence. Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from video calling for the release of “the Read More

In clash with Trump, U.S. report says humans cause climate change

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, according to a U.S. government report that contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration. A helicopter flies over the Hudson River with One World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan in Read More

Exclusive: IMF warns Venezuela over failure to supply data – sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund issued a warning to Venezuela on Friday after finding the country had failed to provide regular economic data to the institution, two board sources with knowledge of discussions said. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event to handover ambulances for Miranda state government in Caracas , Venezuela Read More

‘He’s such a dreamer:’ Skepticism dogs U.S. envoy’s North Korean peace efforts

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun (R) answers questions from reporters Read More

Future global climate depends on greenhouse gas emissions: report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global warming is highly likely caused by human activity, specifically the emission of greenhouse gasses, and global temperatures will depend heavily on how much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, according to a report by a group of more than 50 U.S. government scientists released on Friday. A helicopter flies over Read More