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Hitler’s top hat up for auction in Germany

MUNICH (Reuters) – Nazi memorabilia including Hitler’s top hat and a cocktail dress worn by his companion Eva Braun is going under the hammer at a German auction house, drawing …

Jussie Smollett sues Chicago for malicious prosecution

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski (Reuters) – The actor Jussie Smollett has sued the …

Saudi king blames Iran for chaos, says strikes failed to hurt kingdom’s development

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman struck a defiant note against the kingdom’s enemies, saying on Wednesday that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted …

Target sets upbeat holiday sales tone with raised forecast, shares surge

(Reuters) – Target Corp (TGT.N) signaled a strong start to the holiday season and raised its full-year earnings forecast on Wednesday, betting on its aggressive push into faster delivery and …

Senior U.S. diplomat says he followed Trump’s ‘orders’ on pressuring Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival of …

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Target sets upbeat holiday sales tone with raised forecast, shares surge

(Reuters) – Target Corp (TGT.N) signaled a strong start to the holiday season and raised its full-year earnings forecast on Wednesday, betting on its aggressive push into faster delivery and …

Swedbank pledges prompt release of money laundering probe

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedbank (SWEDa.ST) pledged on Wednesday to conclude an internal probe into alleged money laundering at the Swedish lender by early next year, and said it was unaware …

Australia’s Westpac accused of 23 million money laundering breaches

(Reuters) – Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX) was accused on Wednesday of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering rules, with a regulator saying the financial giant enabled payments from “high …

Oil falls 2% on oversupply fears, trade talk concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil fell about 2% on Tuesday on concerns about excess global crude supply and limited progress toward resolving a U.S.-China trade dispute that has clouded the …

Sales of grounded Boeing 737 MAX pick up steam at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI (Reuters) – Boeing’s 737 MAX took center stage at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as the U.S. planemaker prepared to announce orders for dozens of aircraft as it seeks …

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Senior U.S. diplomat says he followed Trump’s ‘orders’ on pressuring Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival of …

‘Still a lot of water to go down this creek’: reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its third day of public hearings on Tuesday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, with …

‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with …

White House official criticizes Trump call, decries attacks on witnesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that a phone call the president made to try to get Ukraine …

Union raises money to help U.S. diplomats pay impeachment legal bills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The union representing U.S. diplomats said on Monday it has raised tens of thousands of dollars in the last week alone to help defray the legal costs …

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Some Huawei suppliers get U.S. approval to restart sales to blacklisted firm

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. government said …

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Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X dominate Grammy nods, Taylor Swift sidelined

(Reuters) – Pop newcomers Lizzo, Billie Eilish and country rapper Lil Nas X dominated Grammy nominations on Wednesday in a list for the highest awards in the music industry that …

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High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

TOKYO (Reuters) – Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Japan from …