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January 11, 2019 9:17 PM Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous 122

January 11, 2019 6:22 PM What's moving markets today

The British pound briefly jumped as much as 0.5% to above $1.28 after the Evening Standard newspaper said Brexit could be delayed. The London newspaper, which is edited by former UK treasury chief George Osborne, cited UK cabinet ministers as the source of the information. The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet secured 124

December 30, 2018 10:22 PM Hammond accused of failing to release funding for no-deal Brexit

(Reuters) - Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been accused by his colleagues in the cabinet of failing to release the necessary funding required to prepare Britain for a no-deal Brexit, the Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday. British Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has written to the Treasury saying his department was given 90

December 30, 2018 2:39 PM Queen Elizabeth requested a new yacht from British government

A newly discovered note in the U.K.'s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was decommissioned. The 1995 note is unusual because the queen is required to remain politically neutral and avoids lobbying the government on specific requests. The message 131

December 27, 2018 5:05 AM Pope's initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Pope Francis arrives in Piazza Armerina, Sicily. It has been a wretched year for Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) 101

December 24, 2018 4:46 PM Official: Trump agrees to visit Turkey in 2019, no date set

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of a youth organisation founded by his elder son Bilal Erdogan and his friends, in Istanbul Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Erdogan said Friday the United States decided to withdraw troops from Syria after he reassured U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey could eradicate the remnants of Islamic 76

December 12, 2018 11:44 PM No psychiatric hospital employee responsible for escape

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo Randall Saito appears in court for a hearing on his mental competence to stand trial in Honolulu. Hawaii officials said they are ready Wednesday, Dec. 12 to discuss findings of an investigation into Saito's escape from a psychiatric hospital. The state attorney general's office has completed an administrative 74

November 27, 2018 10:19 AM Swiss aim for EU treaty deal only in 2019 as talks stall

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government aims to clinch a deal with the European Union on a new treaty governing relations in 2019, it said on Tuesday, again pushing back the timetable for an accord that both sides had intended to conclude this year. Prospects for a treaty setting out Switzerland’s ties to its biggest trading partner faded last month 79

November 25, 2018 8:25 PM Ukraine says Russia seizes three of its ships in Black Sea

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian navy said Russian special forces had seized three of its ships in the Black Sea and that two of its sailors had been wounded in the incident. It made the statement after earlier saying that Russia had opened fire on the ships, which Russia blocked from passing through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov. There was no immediate 68

November 22, 2018 11:17 AM Ethiopia names exiled dissident to head election board

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board on Thursday - part of a dizzying shake-up by the new prime minister that has brought rebels back into the political mainstream and curbed the establishment. The job went to Birtukan Mideksa just weeks after she returned from the United States under an amnesty 91