WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to push forward with its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine, a day after the White House declared its refusal to cooperate with the probe. The three congressional committees leading the inquiry were working on final arrangements
BEIJING (Reuters) – The Shanghai Sports Federation said on Wednesday that a National Basketball Association (NBA) fan event scheduled later in the day in the city has been canceled, the latest setback for the U.S. league in a key market. Chinese sponsors and partners have been cutting ties with the league following a tweet by
LONDON (Reuters) – Hays Travel will buy all of Thomas Cook’s British travel agent shops, potentially saving up to 2,500 jobs and providing a rare boost for high streets across the country. Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company whose shops have been a feature of British town centres for generations, collapsed last month, stranding
PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s two most powerful leaders, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, will meet just days before a crunch Brexit summit next week which Britain says is the last chance to secure an orderly departure from the bloc. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a
FILE PHOTO: Employees walk by the end of a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing Boeing Co’s (BA.N) changes to 737 MAX software after two fatal crashes, throwing into
(Reuters) – The U.S. state of Arizona withdrew its support for a proposed nationwide opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma LP, saying the maker of OxyContin sought to “undermine material terms of the deal,” according to a court filing on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote. The nine justices heard two hours of high-profile arguments in three cases that could broaden
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Wednesday accused the U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) of endorsing violence and peddling a “secessionist pipe dream” in an escalating row over comments by a team official in support of protests in Hong Kong. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before the NBA preseason basketball
NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Tuesday it was reviewing its involvement in Megvii Technology Ltd’s planned initial public offering (IPO) after the U.S. government placed the Chinese artificial intelligence firm on a human rights blacklist. FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs company logo is seen in the company’s space on
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that mysterious oil slicks polluting northeastern beaches likely had criminal origins, without explaining further. An oil spill is seen on Pontal do Coruripe beach in Coruripe, Alagoas state, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Alisson Frazao NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES Bolsonaro also appeared to row
FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney attends a conference in Paris, France, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit. Simon Coveney said on Twitter that
FILE PHOTO: The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Nick Hague of the U.S. gestures after donning space suits shortly before launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday bestowed a prestigious state award for courage on Nick Hague, the U.S. astronaut
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in September, leading to the smallest annual increase in nearly three years, which could give the Federal Reserve room to cut interest rates again later this month. FILE PHOTO: The steel slab yard at the ThyssenKrupp Steel USA factory is pictured in Calvert, Alabama November 22, 2013.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish military carried out strikes targeting the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive there, two Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Turkey says it has finalised preparations for a military push into northeast Syria, after the
BANGKOK (Reuters) – When a celebrity giant panda died suddenly last month while on loan to Thailand’s Chiang Mai Zoo, millions of social media users in China demanded to know “What killed Chuang Chuang?” FILE PHOTO: Chuang Chuang, a giant panda on loan to Thailand from China, eats bamboo at the Chiang Mai Zoo in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major LGBT rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and transgender workers. FILE PHOTO: A Gay Pride flag flies below the U.S. flag during a celebration of the U.S.