Day: February 12, 2020

Global News

Trump says he does not mind if Philippines cuts military pact with U.S.

February 12, 2020 By Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to end a decades-old military agreement with the United States, a position at odds with that of his defense secretary who viewed the move with dismay. Duterte […]

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Global News

Mexico says U.S. returning sharply fewer migrants under ‘Remain in Mexico’

February 12, 2020 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the number of migrants returned to Mexico to await the outcome of U.S. immigration cases has fallen significantly, although activists said large numbers of people remain in the program. Since January 2019, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has sent migrants, […]

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Finance

Investing in the art world is now just a click away

February 12, 2020 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Owning a piece of art is not just for the ultra-wealthy anymore. Masterworks, a two-year-old startup, buys artwork with profit potential then sells shares in it to its customers using its online platform. “Our fundamental belief is that this is a very interesting asset class, which historically has […]

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Global News

Dutch refused Moscow request to try MH17 Russian suspects there: minister

February 12, 2020 THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Netherlands refused a request by Moscow to consider allowing Russia to prosecute three Russian nationals identified as suspects in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Dutch justice minister revealed on Wednesday. The first court hearing in the Dutch case against the three Russian suspects […]

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Finance

Dollar gains as coronavirus fears recede

February 12, 2020 By Karen Brettell NEW YORK (Reuters) – The greenback hit a more than two-year high against the euro on Wednesday as investors put more money into the U.S. stock market on growing optimism that the coronavirus will be contained. China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two […]

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Living & Culture

Inequality tour: The real-life sights of South Korea’s Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’

February 12, 2020 By Hyun Young Yi and Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) – From the houses to the noodles, South Korea’s Oscar winning movie “Parasite” tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of Seoul. “Parasite” made history as the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for best […]

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Finance

Sudan to raise price of some petrol from mid February: ministry source

February 12, 2020 CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan will raise the price of fuel sold commercially at some petrol stations to 28 Sudanese pounds (55 U.S. cents) per liter from six Sudanese pounds from mid-February, a source in the oil ministry said on Wednesday. Fuel sold at the new price will still be subsidized at 50% […]

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National News

Trump just congratulated Bill Barr for doing something he said was “totally illegal” not long ago

Barr during a press conference on Monday. | Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Trump’s tweet complaining about the politicization of Obama’s DOJ has not aged well. Any questions over the sincerity of President Donald Trump’s concerns about what he has characterized as the politicization of the Justice Department during the Obama years were put to rest this […]

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National News

New conservative climate plans are neither conservative nor climate plans

Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) speaks during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on October 30, 2019. | Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images They are mainly designed to protect fossil fuels. This piece was first published on February 5 and has been lightly updated. There is a convenient story about Republicans and climate […]

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Finance

EU to give Turkey more time to avoid tax blacklisting: sources

February 12, 2020 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union diplomats have reached a preliminary agreement to give Turkey more time to meet tax transparency requirements, two diplomatic sources said, in a move that could weaken the bloc’s blacklist but at the same time avoid a new clash with Ankara. The EU set up a blacklist of […]

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