(Reuters) – Authorities locked down a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set during an escape attempt that left 10 people injured, but no inmate succeeded in breaking out of the facility, officials said. The people injured at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City were transported to a local hospital, Peter Sengenberger,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery. The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other areas hit by
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly’s availability for next week’s U.S. Grand Prix. The young Frenchman made his debut in Malaysia and competed in last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix alongside Spaniard Carlos Sainz, with Russian Daniil Kvyat dropped
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ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will tell Britain next week it must improve the terms of its withdrawal offer, but give London the prospect of a rapid move to free-trade talks in December if that happens, their draft joint statement showed. The remaining 27 EU leaders will discuss Brexit without British Prime Minister Theresa
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(ANSA) di MARIAGRAZIA DI RAIMONDO – Dopo il discorso del presidente Catalano Carles Puigdemont al parlamento di Barcellona, in cui ha dichiarato un’indipendenza sospesa di 6 mesi, sul modello sloveno (come fece Lubiana quando dichiarò l’indipendenza da Belgrado), Rajoy ha messo sul tavolo dei lavori l’articolo 155 e 116 della Costituzione spagnola. Il primo, con
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law. Trump issued the executive order aimed at letting small businesses band together across state
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ROMA – “Un’Europa politica ha bisogno di una visione chiara. Per dare risposte concrete ai cittadini, molte cose si possono fare da subito, senza attendere una pur necessaria modifica dei trattati” ha dichiarato il presidente del Parlamento europeo, Antonio Tajani durante la lectio magistralis all’Abi. “La direzione che prenderemo, dipenderà in buona parte da come
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MONROVIA (Reuters) – Soccer star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai both signaled they were heading for victory in Liberia’s presidential elections, as they waited for early results on Thursday. The parties behind three other candidates alleged fraud and vowed to contest the results. But international observers said they had seen no major problems in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island’s hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people. Scientists said on Thursday an analysis of DNA from ancient skeletal remains
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ROMA – “Figuriamoci se la norma che consente anche ai residenti in Italia di candidarsi nelle circoscrizioni estero è nata per favorire Denis Verdini” ha dichiarato Ettore Rosato, capogruppo del Pd alla Camera, durante la trasmissione ‘Agorà’ su RaiTre. “Di italiani che possono candidarsi ce ne sono altri sessanta milioni. La ratio è molto semplice:
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CDV – “Ringraziamo oggi il Signore per la fondazione della Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali e del Pontificio Istituto Orientale, ad opera del Papa Benedetto XV, avvenuta cento anni fa, nel 1917. Allora infuriava la Prima Guerra Mondiale; oggi – come ho già avuto modo di dire – noi viviamo un’altra guerra mondiale, anche se
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SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters struggled to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California and dry, gusty winds threatened on Thursday to push flames into the evacuated town of Calistoga. Nearly two dozen fires spanning eight counties have raged largely unchecked since igniting on Sunday, leaving hundreds
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WASHINGTON – Clamorosa svolta degli Stati Uniti che hanno deciso di lasciare l’Unesco. A riferirlo per prime fonti americane all’Associated Press, secondo le quali a decisione è stata presa in seguito alle recenti risoluzioni dell’Unesco contro Israele e gli insediamenti e che Washington considera anti-israeliane. La decisione steunitense di ritirarsi dall’Unesco – secondo quanto rende
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has made significant leaps in its anti-doping reforms but the progress is not being recognized by the international community, sports officials from the country said on Thursday. Russia’s athletics federation, Paralympic committee and anti-doping agency (RUSADA) remain suspended after reports commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) alleged state-sponsored doping. WADA
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s (T.N) third-quarter video losses sent pay-TV industry shares down on Thursday after Wall Street analysts raised concerns about the continued threat of consumers cancelling their cable and satellite television subscriptions. The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, which owns satellite television service DirecTV, said in a filing on Wednesday that
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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Energy Department’s watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s travel on chartered aircraft, the congressman said at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. U.S. Representative Frank Pallone said Perry’s trips on chartered planes need scrutiny in light of the “extreme” budget cuts the
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GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The deal brokered by Egypt bridges a bitter gulf between the Western-backed mainstream Fatah
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming. Asteroid 2012 TC4 came close — passing Earth at a distance of only around 44,000 km (27,000 miles),
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“Per tentare di organizzare un recupero che colmi la voragine che si è aperta anche sul versante degli investimenti pubblici nel corso della grande recessione, abbiamo cambiato metodo” ha dichiarato il vice ministro dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Enrico Morando, parlando della necessità di investimenti idrici”Il cambio di metodo è quello di avere la postazione in
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