Month: February 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. agencies on Thursday promised stricter monitoring of China-funded Confucius Institutes, cultural centers at U.S. universities that have been criticized for serving as propaganda arms of the Communist government in Beijing. FILE PHOTO: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) speaks with reporters on the way to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington,
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George Eustice arrives at 10 Downing Street as Britain’s re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron names his new cabinet, in central London, Britain May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON (Reuters) – British farming minister George Eustice said on Thursday he had resigned from government over Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to offer parliament a possible vote
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Thursday ruled that prominent U.S. investor Michael Calvey should remain in custody pending trial, rejecting his appeal to be released on bail or moved to house arrest. Calvey, a founder of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, was detained earlier this month along with three other executives from his private
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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque OXON HILL, Md (Reuters) – The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee said on Thursday that any Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump in next year’s presidential
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Investigations involving President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. lawmakers have raised the possibility that Congress could seek to remove him from office using the impeachment process set out in the Constitution. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at El Paso County Coliseum in El
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate is poised on Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump’s candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation’s top environmental regulator, a nomination that has infuriated conservation groups and Democrats. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addresses staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S.,
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