Tag Archives: Reuters

New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) – A new girls’ school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education. Noura Jumblatt, founder of the NGO Kayany Foundation, talks during an interview with Reuters in Bar Elias town, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon October 19, 2017. Picture taken October ...

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FCA weighs further action over RBS small business treatment

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial watchdog is considering further action against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (RBS.L) for its treatment of struggling companies during and after the financial crisis. The logo of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) bank is seen reflected in the windows of a branch of the bank in the City of London financial district in London September ...

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Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial – U.S. judge

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co should pay Apple Inc for copying the look of the iPhone. 3D-printed Samsung and Apple logos are seen in this picture illustration on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on ...

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U.S. jury finds ex-HSBC executive guilty of fraud in $3.5 billion currency trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Monday found a former HSBC Holdings Plc(HSBA.L) executive guilty of defrauding Cairn Energy Plc (CNE.L) in a $3.5 billion currency trade in 2011. FILE PHOTO: Mark Johnson, a British citizen who at the time of his arrest was HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange cash trading, exits following a hearing at the ...

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After question on foreign meddling in Brexit, UK says democracy secure

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote. Union Flags and European Union flags fly near the Elizabeth Tower, housing the ...

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Austrian conservative Kurz says needs more time on coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday he has yet to decide which party he plans to start coalition talks with, though he was still widely expected to turn to the far-right Freedom Party within days. Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen (L) receives head of the People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz at his office in ...

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Rohingyas must go home but to safety, Bangladesh says

GENEVA (Reuters) – Bangladesh faces an untenable situation because nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled across its border from violence in Myanmar and its government should let them return home, Bangladesh’s U.N. envoy said on Monday. Khaled al-Jarallah (L), Deputy Foreign Minister of Kuwait, talks with William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), at ...

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Russian serviceman in Chechnya kills four servicemen, then is killed, TASS reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian serviceman in the Caucasus region of Chechnya killed four other servicemen on Monday, then he was killed by the members of an alert unit, TASS news agency cited a Federal National Guard Troops Service spokesman as saying. A man who opened fire was a senior lieutenant of National Guard Troops, TASS reported. writing by Denis ...

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Iraq rejects U.S. call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi government dismissed a call from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq. The paramilitary units have been expanding their reach to northern Iraq, supporting government forces which seized the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk one ...

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Iraq rejects U.S. call for Iran-backed forces to end operations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi government dismissed a call from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk to end operations in Iraq. The paramilitary units have been expanding their reach to northern Iraq, supporting government forces which seized the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk one ...

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