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Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year. The 32-count indictment filed by Robert Mueller in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court includes charges of bank fraud and lying on tax ...

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Asian shares rebound as U.S. rate fears ebb

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries that the central bank might raise rates more aggressively this year, while the safe-haven yen held on to its gains amid heightened volatility across markets. Financial markets have fluctuated wildly this month as investors fretted about how fast the Fed might raise rates ...

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U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre echoed President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers to prevent school shootings, and weighed in ...

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China insurance regulator takes control of Anbang Insurance Group, chairman prosecuted

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd, one of China’s biggest insurance conglomerates, has been taken over by the country’s insurance regulator for one year, and its chairman has been prosecuted for economic crimes. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said in a statement on Friday that it will maintain the group as a private company, even as it ...

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Airbnb CEO pledges to take more responsibility for impact to housing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighbourhoods. “Every year I think you have a sense you have even more responsibility than the year before,” Chesky said in an ...

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Haiti suspends Oxfam GB's operating right amid misconduct probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday. The British aid organization has been rocked by allegations that staff, including a former Haiti country director, used prostitutes during a ...

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After war cabinet, Britain's May to set out "way forward" on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out “the way forward” for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators. Offering little insight into how or whether the rifts that have hobbled talks to unravel more than 40 ...

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Haiti suspends Oxfam Great Britain's operating right amid misconduct probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain’s authorization to operate in the country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday. Slideshow (2 Images) Fleurant said the decision had been made on the grounds of “serious failings” by Oxfam Great Britain between 2010 ...

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Oscar contender 'Shape of Water' accused of ripping off 1969 play

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Shape of Water,” a contender for this year’s best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, alleged that ...

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Make-up artist pushes boundaries with prosthetics for Oscar-nominated "Wonder"

GLENDALE, Calif. (Reuters) – Adhering to child labour laws and building an authentic-looking facial structure were key concerns for make-up artist Arjen Tuiten in his work on the movie “Wonder”, which has been nominated for an Oscar. The film tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy with a rare genetic disorder that causes facial deformities, who is played by ...

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