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Jury selection begins in ‘The Jinx’ murder trial of Robert Durst

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jury selection began on Wednesday in the Los Angeles murder trial of Robert Durst, the ailing New York real estate scion whose arrest prosecutors say was …

China releases water from dams to ease Mekong River drought, promises more help

VIENTIANE/BANGKOK (Reuters) – China on Thursday said it was helping its downstream neighbors cope with a prolonged drought by releasing more water from its dams on the Mekong River, adding …

Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years: CEO

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the …

Trump adviser Roger Stone faces judge who will sentence him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone on Thursday faced the judge who will sentence him on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference …

Jurors begin third day of deliberations in Weinstein rape trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein began their third day of deliberations in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. …

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Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years: CEO

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the …

Asian stocks slip as virus’ regional spread spooks investors

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped and so did the region’s currencies on Thursday, as virus cases rose in South Korea and Japan and investors quit local assets in favor …

U.S. meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured on the company’s stand during the ‘Electronics Show – International Trade Fair for Consumer Electronics’ at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Poland, May …

Oil up on slowing pace of coronavirus, Venezuela sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Wednesday, with Brent gaining for a seventh straight day, after a slowing of new coronavirus cases in China eased demand worries and supply …

Exclusive: Vodafone, Telecom Italia offer rivals access to some sites to ease EU concerns – EU paper

FILE PHOTO: Different types of 4G, 5G and data radio relay antennas for mobile phone networks are pictured on a relay mast operated by Vodafone in Berlin, Germany, April 8, …

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Trump adviser Roger Stone faces judge who will sentence him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone on Thursday faced the judge who will sentence him on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference …

Bloomberg comes under scathing attack at first Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg faced a barrage of attacks at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, as his rivals assailed the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire over his …

Trump to name U.S. envoy to Germany acting director of national intelligence: sources

FILE PHOTO: Richard Grenell U.S. Ambassador to Germany attends the “Rally for Equal Rights at the United Nations (Protesting Anti-Israeli Bias)” aside of the Human Rights Council at the United …

Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 election, a ‘Blue Wave’ is rising in the cities, polling analysis shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in …

Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source

(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Tuesday. Barr …

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Georgia, backed by U.S. and Britain, blames Russia for ‘paralyzing’ cyber attack

TBILISI/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and …

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Jurors begin third day of deliberations in Weinstein rape trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jurors weighing rape and sexual assault charges against former movie producer Harvey Weinstein began their third day of deliberations in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. …

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Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy

TOKYO (Reuters) – Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the government’s case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in …