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January 15, 2019 8:09 PM 'Keep calm and carry on', Austria urges after UK Brexit vote

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to act swiftly to avert a ‘no-deal’ Brexit after British lawmakers rejected a withdrawal deal she had agreed with Brussels, adding that the deal would not be renegotiated. Britain’s lower house of parliament voted 432-202 against May’s deal, the worst parliamentary defeat for a government 2829

January 12, 2019 3:27 PM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport 132

January 11, 2019 9:59 AM Slain Louisiana police Officer Chateri Payne mourned as search continues for 'coward or cowards' who killed her

Police Officer Chateri Payne graduated from the academy only two years ago. She was fatally shot Wednesday night as she was leaving for work on the night shift with the Shreveport, La., police department. (Facebook) The "coward or cowards' who killed rookie Shreveport, La., police Officer Chateri Payne, who was fatally shot Wednesday night, remained 148

January 10, 2019 1:39 AM U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The judge said, however, that Judd could proceed with a defamation claim in the civil lawsuit. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual 127

January 9, 2019 8:29 PM MacKenzie Bezos Could Become World's Richest Woman After Divorcing Husband

As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal SA, is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $45.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Neither the Bezoses nor Amazon have commented on the likely division of the couple’s 142

January 9, 2019 1:31 PM Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli private high-tech companies raised a record $6.47 billion in 2018, up 17 percent from 2017, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center and ZAG law firm said on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter high-tech firms raised a record $1.82 billion, up 8 percent from the third quarter, the IVC-Zag report showed. “Most of the capital 163

January 8, 2019 7:07 PM UK government defeated in vote, lawmakers create new obstacle to no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without a deal won a vote on creating a fresh obstacle to a no-deal Brexit. The 303 to 296 defeat means that the government will need explicit parliamentary approval to leave the EU without 115

January 8, 2019 7:18 AM Group close to India's ruling party seeks change in patent act after pro-Monsanto court verdict

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A nationalist group close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party said on Tuesday it would seek a legislative amendment to the rules governing patents, after the country’s top court ruled in favor of Monsanto’s cotton seed patent. The Supreme Court allowed Monsanto to claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds in the world’s 85

January 7, 2019 10:28 PM Brother of American detained in Russia explains why Paul Whelan has passports from 4 countries

The brother of the American detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying spoke to Fox News Monday afternoon about the surreal case of his twin, including his detainment in a notorious Russian prison and the reasons behind his passports from four countries. “I think Paul’s case proves that truth can be stranger than fiction,” Paul Whelan’s twin, David, told Shep Smith 123

January 7, 2019 2:05 PM Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other 113