Day: January 3, 2018

(Reuters) – The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday. Astros’ president of business operations Reid Ryan said the team had accepted a White House invitation, though the date was yet to be scheduled. The Astros
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares vaulted to 10-year highs on Thursday as solid economic data from the United States and Germany reinforced investors’ optimism, while oil prices hovered at a 2-1/2-year high with unrest in Iran stoking supply disruption concerns. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.3 percent, extending its gains
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many in Los Angeles’ Iranian expatriate community, the largest in the United States, are heartened by anti-government street protests back home but want to make sure international focus stays on what they see as a struggle for democracy. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution
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(Reuters) – Justin Thomas is working on the adjustments needed to fulfill his role as one of golf’s elite players, while a fit-again Dustin Johnson is ready to fire on all cylinders, the leading Americans said on Wednesday. Despite recording back-to-back wins in Hawaii to start 2017, Thomas returns to the Pacific islands with a
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game’s history, the lottery website said. The jackpot has a cash value of $291 million, the estimated total if
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(Reuters) – Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) is nearing a deal to acquire investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC’s stake in U.S. subprime lender OneMain Holdings Inc (OMF.N), people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal would come after OneMain abandoned a process to sell itself outright last year, because
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country’s clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy, In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Pahlavi also criticized the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the United States by
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Pressure on reporters increased and there was decline in freedom of press in Armenia in 2017, the chair of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikyan told Lragir.am. “We are now finalizing our annual report, and the initial data show that this year was worse than the previous year for all indicators. There was
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CHARLESTON, S.C./BOSTON (Reuters) – A rare winter storm hit the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, bringing Florida’s capital its first snow in three decades and snarling travel, while New England braced for a “bombogenesis” blizzard forecast to bring heavy accumulations on Thursday. The governors of Florida, Georgia and North Carolina declared states of emergency, warning residents
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was too good to be true. Scientists have ruled out the most exotic explanation — an orbiting alien mega-structure — for the behavior of a celestial oddity dubbed Tabby’s Star that has been puzzling scientists with its sporadic dimming and brightening. Astronomers said on Wednesday that the most thorough study to
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