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By Dave McKinney | CHICAGO CHICAGO A rage-filled electorate lashed out at Illinois’ public officials as a two-year fiscal impasse ended on Thursday with a tense security lockdown of its Capitol and fallout from a death threat against a state legislator. While no one was hurt, the jarring developments, uncharacteristic even by the rough-and-tumble tradition
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TOKYO Two U.S bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement on Friday, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory, despite China’s territorial claims in the busy waterway. Before their flight on Thursday, the two B-1Bs trained with Japanese jet fighters in the neighboring
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By Tom Miles | CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed in the early hours of Friday, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said after a stormy final session. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and engagement of all the delegations and different parties
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By Tom Hals | WILMINGTON, Del. WILMINGTON, Del. People injured by Takata Corp’s defective air bags were given an official role in the bankruptcy of its U.S. unit on Thursday, allowing them to challenge restructuring plans that plaintiffs’ lawyers have criticized as protective of automakers. A seven-member official committee will represent economic loss and personal
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U.S. authorities have tried to seize millions of dollars associated with several companies that deal with North Korea, including the country’s military, from eight large international banks, according to court filings made public on Thursday. The effort was revealed two days after North Korea tested a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions
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Mondelez International Inc MDLZ.O, the world’s second-largest confectionary company, said its second-quarter revenue growth would be reduced by 3 percent due to the recent global cyber attack, sending its shares down slightly in extended trading. The owner of Cadbury chocolate said last month that employees in different regions were experiencing technical problems but it was
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WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who clashed with President Donald Trump and his administration, said on Thursday he would resign before his five-year term ends in January. In a letter to Trump dated on Thursday and posted on his Twitter account, Walter Shaub said he would step down effective July
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LONDON Finance firms should not be forced by regulators to change location after Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority told a Reuters Newsmaker event on Thursday. Banks, insurers and asset managers based in Britain are already making contingency plans to shift some operations to
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By Alastair Macdonald and Elizabeth Miles | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned British ministers and businesses who are calling for “frictionless trade” with the EU after Britain leaves that that is “not possible”. Addressing the EU’s EESC business and trade union forum in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said London’s
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Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) Chief Executive Charlie Ergen and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) head Jeff Bezos have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon could help bankroll a network Dish is building focused on the “Internet of Things”, and could possibly offer its
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ROMA –  “Nei prossimi 10 mesi girerò l’Italia” ma voi dovete essere “classe dirigente” e quindi stop ai litigi. Lo ha detto il segretario del Pd Matteo Renzi, nella relazione alla direzione Dem, secondo quanto riferito da alcuni partecipanti. Lo ius soli è un principio di civiltà, “dobbiamo andare avanti”, ha aggiunto Renzi durante il
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