GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) – Protesters shouted “Go home Nazis” as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Richard Spencer’s event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders agreed on Thursday to explore cuts in EU funds to Turkey that are linked to Ankara’s stalled bid to join the bloc after German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for action in response to what she described as “unacceptable” Turkish behavior on human rights. While praising Turkey for taking in Syrian
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(Reuters) – The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label – likeable underdogs. The team, which few predicted would make the playoffs in a rebuilding year, now find themselves one win away from the World
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The LAPD robbery and homicide division interviewed a potential sexual assault victim, spokesman Kevin Maiberger told Reuters. No further information was given on who made the allegations or where the
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(Reuters) – Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by mobile payments volume that more than doubled. The company’s shares were up 3.4 percent at $69.55 in extended trading. San Jose, California-based PayPal has been expanding its services to gain advantage over rivals in the digital payments market,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump’s opposition but still faced an uphill battle. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray formally introduced legislation to shore up
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, is “in high spirits” after being admitted to hospital for minor surgery, her spokesman said on Thursday. Victor Dlamini said in a statement the 81-year-old former first lady was admitted to hospital on Tuesday for minor surgery on her
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MONTREAL (Reuters) – The founder of Canada’s comedy festival ‘Just for Laughs’, which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. FILE PHOTO: Gilbert Rozon (L) and Bruce Hills (R) of the television comedy show “Just For Laughs” accept
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay with McLaren in 2018, the team said on Thursday in a long-expected announcement that finally ended one of the sagas of the Formula One season. McLaren did not say whether the new contract extended beyond next year. The Spaniard has endured a miserable three
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