Month: November 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in
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FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of the Banco do Brasil headquarters building in Brasilia, Brazil October 29, 2019.REUTERS/Adriano Machado SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian state-controlled lender Banco do Brasil SA (BBAS3.SA) sees its profits likely to grow 10% in 2020 from this year, its Chief Financial Officer Carlos Hamilton Araujo said on Thursday
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LONDON (Reuters) – European investors managing assets worth more than 1 trillion pounds ($1.28 trillion) are pressing top auditors to take urgent action on climate-related risks, warning that failure to do so could do more damage than the financial crisis. Natasha Landell-Mills, head of stewardship at Sarasin & Partners, poses for a photograph at their
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FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s family of apps including Instagram experienced a major outage on Thanksgivings Day, prompting a flurry of tweets on the social media platform. “We’re aware that some
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FILE PHOTO: A special safety team prepares to enter the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus to check and remove dangerous items in Hong Kong, China, November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it will take “firm counter measures” if the United States continues to interfere in Hong
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PORT NECHES, Texas (Reuters) – Three workers were injured and residents of four towns were told to evacuate after explosions on Wednesday at a Texas petrochemical plant, the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the region. Flames are seen after a massive explosion that sparked a blaze at a Texas petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, U.S.,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two winter storms blasted the United States on Wednesday, stranding motorists and causing thousands of flight delays as Americans jammed highways and airports to visit family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Scores of vehicles got stuck on Interstate 5 after a “bomb cyclone” – a supercharged winter storm caused by
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win a majority of 68 in parliament at the Dec. 12 election, according to a model from pollsters YouGov that accurately predicted the 2017 election. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the launch of the Welsh Conservatives’ manifesto in Wrexham,
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