Month: February 2018

DUBAI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has approved a bankruptcy law, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, giving a boost to efforts to make the kingdom more enticing to investors. Modern bankruptcy legislation does not currently exist in Saudi Arabia, creating difficulties for struggling companies seeking to restructure debt with creditors
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. That number means that “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has doubled its original tracking in less than a month. The film,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Migration, an issue that has vexed Germany since its 2015 refugee crisis, proved fertile ground for filmmakers at this year’s Berlin Film Festival where they showcased movies looking at refugees’ stories of escape, arrival and integration. This year’s Berlinale – the 68th edition of the festival set up in 1951 to showcase
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JERUSALEM/WARSAW (Reuters) – Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland’s embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust. Poland sparked international criticism over its stance on the facts of the Holocaust when it passed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week. In a series of tweets over the weekend, Trump
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim’s family. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker is set to be put to
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MUNICH (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country’s position that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat. As tensions increase in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as U.S. President
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say ‘no’ to staging the Olympics Games. If the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were a publicly traded company, its stock might be struggling to stay afloat in a sea of damaging headlines. Instead, it has never been in better financial health,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. investigators probing Mercedes maker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) have found that its cars were equipped with software which may have help them to pass diesel emissions tests, a German newspaper reported on Sunday, citing confidential documents. There has been growing scrutiny of diesel vehicles since Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) admitted in 2015 to installing secret
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WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) – Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year. Marran says the extra cash is nice, but it will not
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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France’s costly civil service. In a Feb. 7-17 survey by pollster Ifop for the weekly Le Journal du
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