Month: February 2018

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Germany said on Thursday it has suspended preferential visas for private travel by members of Cambodia’s government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, following a government crackdown on the opposition. The visa suspension is the latest action taken against Hun Sen’s government by a Western country following the dissolution of the opposition
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QUERETARO, Mexico (Reuters) – French aero engine maker Safran (SAF.PA) expects to be producing 20,000 composite fan blades for the LEAP jet engine by 2021 at its new plant in central Mexico’s Queretaro state, the company’s chief executive Philippe Petitcolin said on Wednesday. The composites plant, a joint $100 million investment with Albany International, was
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Skip Benoit Schwarz produced one of the shots of the Games to earn a rare five-pointer in the ninth end to give Switzerland a 9-5 victory over Britain in their men’s curling playoff to earn an Olympic semi-final against Sweden later on Thursday. In the only contest in the arena,
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WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages. The unprecedented lobbying effort by groups of teenagers and parents at the
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play. The lawsuit, filed in federal court
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral. The San Francisco-based social network also said it would not allow people to
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(Reuters) – Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state’s top court from taking effect ahead of this year’s mid-term elections. The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state’s Republican legislative leaders earlier this month, paving the way
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group. Trump made the comment during an emotional hour-long White House meeting with students who
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student’s lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room. U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said Amelia Roskin-Frazee failed to show that Columbia responded in a “clearly
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