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U.S. lawmakers reach $19 billion deal on disaster aid: senators

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill that has President Donald Trump’s support, lawmakers from both parties said on Thursday. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said there could be a Senate vote on the legislation as early as Thursday. Senate Democratic Leader Read More

U.S. lawmakers want to help rural telecoms replace Huawei, ZTE equipment

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. FILE PHOTO: Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing evaluating the Intelligence Community Assessment on “Russian Read More

Companies lobby U.S. Congress on carbon tax; senator expects bill in weeks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representatives from more than 70 companies met with U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to push for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change, and a senator said bipartisan legislation containing such a plan could be introduced in weeks. The gathering, which included PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, Tesla and General Mills, was Read More

Germany eases curbs on shooting wolves, in nod to farmers

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s cabinet agreed on Wednesday to loosen tight restrictions on shooting wolves to help tackle the growing threat they pose to livestock after a year-long row within Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition. FILE PHOTO: A wolf is seen in the wildlife Park Schorfheide near Gross Schoenebeck, Germany, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo Read More

Right-wing Finnish youth group causes uproar over ‘racist’ tweet against non-whites

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The youth group of Finland’s largest right-wing party has come under fire after posting a tweet which warned that Finland would soon be overrun by non-whites if it votes the wrong way in upcoming European elections. Finns Party Youth, the junior wing of the Finns Party, tweeted a screenshot from a European Parliament ad which Read More

N Korea responds to Biden jibe and calls him ‘fool of low IQ’

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter North Korea has called Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after he said Kim Jong Un was a tyrant. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) accused Mr Biden of committing an “intolerable and serious politically motivated provocation” against Pyongyang. Read More

EU establishment cries ‘Russia!’ in desperate bid to defeat critics

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With European Parliament elections looming, the establishment parties and mainstream media are reaching for the playbook of US Democrats and hyping the specter of ‘Russia’ to drive voters away from the rising tide of populism. One of the most outspoken liberals in the European Parliament, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, openly accused five populist politicians Read More

T-Mobile’s deal for Sprint gets big boost from FCC chief

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc’s $26 billion acquisition of rival Sprint Corp won the support of the head of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, in a big step toward the deal’s approval. A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton FCC Chairman Ajit Read More

Meet America’s newest $9 trillion climate change solution

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Democratic Presidential hopeful and Washington Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a plan for combating climate change through an oft-before cited transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The proposal, which Inslee refers to as the “Evergreen Economy Plan”, would cost $9 trillion and is distinct from the Green New Deal championed by AOC. Inslee says his Read More

Trump declares some auto imports pose national security threat

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared that some imported vehicles and parts pose a national security threat but delayed a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan. The unprecedented designation of foreign Read More