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January 15, 2019 11:05 PM U.S. Senate advances measure to block Trump administration from easing Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK), its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo. While the vote did not determine the fate in the Senate of the resolution, it broke with Republican President Donald 48

January 15, 2019 3:50 PM Trump AG nominee Barr says Mueller would not back witch hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general said on Tuesday he did not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a “witch hunt,” a charge often levied by Trump against the Russia probe that Mueller leads. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” William Barr told a U.S. Senate 31

January 15, 2019 6:39 AM High-Level Talks Between U.S. and North Korea Could Be Held This Week, Report Says

South Korean media says high-level talks between the U.S. and North Korea are due to take place in Washington as soon as this week, where envoys are expected to discuss plans for a second leaders summit. Reuters reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol are set to meet Thursday or Friday, according to South Korean newspaper 45

January 14, 2019 11:19 PM Vikings hire Gary Kubiak as adviser on offense

The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as assistant head coach/offensive adviser. Kubiak's son Klint was named the Vikings' quarterbacks coach, and Brian Pariani. who has worked with Gary Kubiak for more than 20 years, was named tight ends coach. Kubiak recently left the Broncos after the team hired Bears defensive 25

January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 36

January 14, 2019 4:30 PM VW CEO says hopes U.S. investments help avoid tariffs against EU

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess said an $800 million investment to build a new electric car in Chattanooga, Tennessee should help ease tensions with United States President Donald Trump. “We hope that with the investment in Chattanooga we could make a contribution, step forward, to avoid tariffs between Europe 32

January 14, 2019 12:13 PM India's Flipkart unit Myntra and Jabong CEO steps down

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Myntra and Jabong, a unit of Walmart-owned Flipkart, Ananth Narayanan has left the company to pursue external opportunities, Myntra said on Monday. Narayanan is in talks to replace Ajith Mohan as the chief executive officer of video streaming service Hotstar, the Economic Times reported, citing sources 24

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 38

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 25

January 13, 2019 7:35 PM Anthony Scaramucci, Ryan Lochte, Kato Kaelin among 'Celebrity Big Brother' cast

Anthony Scaramucci is named the next White House communications director. So who is the man known by his friends as “The Mooch”? "Celebrity Big Brother" is sure to be rife with controversy this season. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci leads the charge of the upcoming season of the reality show. Joining the Mooch are disgraced 25