Month: August 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral student and U.S. citizen who was conducting dissertation research in Iran in 2016 when
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday. McAuliffe, a Democrat, had previously said that any federal drilling plan that includes his
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(Reuters) – Clothing retailer Gap Inc (GPS.N) reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products and fewer discounts, and its shares rose about 5 percent. The company’s overall same-store sales increased 1 percent in the three months ended July 29, while analysts were expecting sales
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(Reuters) – Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. Former number one Caroline Wozniacki and ex-number two Svetlana Kuznetsova also reached the last eight. Sixth seed Wozniacki of Denmark stopped
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TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration’s immigration crackdown head north. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims
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