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Brazil Senate boss Calheiros indicted for embezzlement | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Brazil Senate boss Calheiros indicted for embezzlement | Reuters

By Lisandra Paraguassu | BRASILIA BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, on Thursday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases.The top court voted 8-3 to try the senator charges of misusing public funds in a nine-year-old case involving the payment of child support for a daughter Calheiros had in an extramarital affair. Calheiros was indicted for billing the Senate for car rentals with false contracts. But the court dismissed charges he had falsified documents, including receipts for cow sales, to mask palimony payments prosecutors said came from an engineering firm.Renan, a key ally for President Michel Temer's drive to restore fiscal discipline and pull Brazil from recession, faces 11 investigations for corruption, eight of them for what prosecutors describe as kickbacks in the massive graft scandal centred on state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., known as Petrobras (PETR4.SA) #United States #Business #Congress #science #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle
France's Hollande says will not seek second presidential mandate | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

France's Hollande says will not seek second presidential mandate | Reuters

PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, a surprise move that throws the selection of a Socialist candidate wide open. (Reporting By Brian Love and Ingrid Melander; Editing by Richard Balmforth) #Economy #France #Middle East #science #markets #Entertainment #article
Russian space cargo ship destroyed after launch: space agency | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Russian space cargo ship destroyed after launch: space agency | Reuters

By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. #India #Middle East #science #Argentina #Entertainment
North Dakota law enforcement to block pipeline protesters' supplies | Reuters

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

North Dakota law enforcement to block pipeline protesters' supplies | Reuters

By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. CANNON BALL, N.D #United States #Construction #Business #Middle East #science #graphics
Four still hospitalized in Ohio State attack; terror link probed | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Four still hospitalized in Ohio State attack; terror link probed | Reuters

Four people remained hospitalized in fair condition on Tuesday after a car and knife attack by an Ohio State University student that was being investigated as a possible terror attack, officials said.The student, Somali immigrant Abdul Razak Ali Artan, drove a car into a group of people on Monday morning at the school's Columbus campus, then stabbed several others with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a police officer, authorities said.A U.S. official, who asked not to be named because of an ongoing investigation, told Reuters that U.S. #Middle East #science #Education #markets #Entertainment #lifestyle #university
Vote recount effort races forward despite Trump team rejection | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Vote recount effort races forward despite Trump team rejection | Reuters

By Julia Harte and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Donald Trump's transition team on Monday pushed back against an effort to recount Nov. 8's presidential election votes, calling the effort "nonsense," but offering no evidence to back a weekend Trump tweet alleging millions of illegal votes.With the clock winding down for voters and candidates to seek recounts in states across the country, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein requested a recount in Pennsylvania on Monday just hours before the state's deadline.Filing in Pennsylvania three days after she filed a similar request in Wisconsin, Stein's campaign said she would file a similar request in Michigan by its deadline on Wednesday.Following Trump's stunning victory in the presidential contest, talk of recounts has swirled, with the Republican president-elect adding a surprise twist to the discussion.On Sunday, Trump tweeted that "serious voter fraud" occurred in California, New Hampshire, and Virginia, states won by his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.All three states rejected Trump's claim. The White House said on Monday there has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in the presidential contest.Still, Wisconsin officials on Monday prepared to launch a recount of the state's more than 25 million votes, following Stein's request last week, a move that was joined by Clinton's lawyers."If nothing else, this will give us a very good audit," Mark Thomsen, the chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, said on Monday #Middle East #science #Entertainment #Michigan #Pennsylvania
National Front gears up for risky campaign against 'French Thatcher' | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

National Front gears up for risky campaign against 'French Thatcher' | Reuters

By Ingrid Melander | PARIS PARIS Depending on who you ask, centre-right presidential nominee Francois Fillon is either the perfect candidate to defeat the National Front, or the man whose economic radicalism will let France's far right pose as protector of working class rights.The French presidential election, with a first round in April and a run-off in May, is on course to turn into another test of the rage of Western voters against traditional elites, after Britain's shock vote to quit the EU and the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president.Pollsters predict Fillon, a former prime minister who clinched the nomination of his Les Republicains party on Sunday, will face the far National Front's Marine Le Pen in the run-off, casting him as the champion of the entire establishment against a surging far right that wants to follow Britain out of the EU.But Fillon, a staunch Catholic conservative on social policy who models himself after Britain's Margaret Thatcher on economic issues, is hardly typical of the French ruling elite, presenting unexpected challenges for Le Pen, but also opportunities.On the one hand, Fillon won some of his best results in the primaries on Sunday in National Front (FN) strongholds. His social conservatism and tough stance on immigration steal some of the far right's thunder. #United States #India #science #Europe #Argentina
Yemen's Houthis form government, in setback to peace process | Reuters

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Yemen's Houthis form government, in setback to peace process | Reuters

SANAA Yemen's armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, Houthi-run state news agency Saba reported, in a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end nearly 20 months of war in the country.Diplomats had hoped the group, which controls the capital Sanaa, would hold off on putting together a cabinet of their loyalists and instead form a unity government with their Yemeni foes, whom they pushed into Saudi exile. (Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Noah Browning) #India #Business #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #lifestyle
At least nine injured in Ohio State University attack | Reuters

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

At least nine injured in Ohio State University attack | Reuters

At least nine people were injured at Ohio State University in an attack that was carried out by two assailants at the Columbus campus on Monday, according to local officials and media.Local media reported that the injured were both shot and stabbed.The nine victims were taken to local hospitals, a spokeswoman with the Columbus Fire Department said. One person was in critical condition, and the others were stable. The nature of their injuries was not immediately known.A suspected attacker was shot, local television station WBNS reported, citing law enforcement sources #India #Business #science #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
Philippines' Duterte describes Western threats of ICC indictment as 'bullshit' | Reuters

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Philippines' Duterte describes Western threats of ICC indictment as 'bullshit' | Reuters

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at what he called "bullshit" Western threats to seek his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his role in a bloody crackdown on drugs.Police figures show Duterte's campaign has killed more than 2,500 people since he took office on June 30, about three-quarters in police counter-narcotics operations, and the rest believed to be the victims of vigilantes or druglords eliminating rivals or silencing those who could implicate them.An ICC prosecutor last month said the Hague-based tribunal may have jurisdiction to prosecute the perpetrators of Philippines killings."You scare me that you will jail me? #India #Russia #science #Argentina #Entertainment #Netherlands #lifestyle