Republican lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein testifies to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight on Capitol Hill, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Republican lawmakers say they have introduced articles of impeachment targeting the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. Conservative members of the House Oversight Committee have been critical of the Justice Department’s ongoing Russia investigation into possible collusion between the […]

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Facebook’s grim forecast: privacy push will erode profits for years

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. The second-quarter results were the first sign that a new European privacy law and a succession of […]

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Trump’s House allies file resolution to impeach Rod Rosenstein

House conservatives Wednesday night took the first step toward removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from office, marking a dramatic escalation in a dispute over lawmakers’ requests for information about the government’s most politically charged probes. Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, along with nine co-sponsors, filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein in the House. The move comes […]

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Nigeria grazing violence kills many more than Boko Haram, poses…

LAGOS (Reuters) – Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018, and poses a major threat to the country’s stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday. The think-tank said in a report the violence, concentrated […]

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Equifax stock falls, breach still sapping profit

Equifax Inc. EFX, +0.40% reported Wednesday its second-quarter net income dropped 12% from a year earlier on higher expenses, including those related to its massive 2017 data breach. The credit bureau reported a profit of $144.8 million, or $1.19 a share, compared with $165.4 million, or $1.36 a share, a year earlier. When adjusted for costs related to its 2017 […]

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Global economy has peaked; trade war torpedoes optimism: Reuters polls

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Global economic activity remains solid but has already passed its peak, according to economists in Reuters polls who expect protectionist policies on trade, which show no signs of abating, to tap the brakes significantly. FILE PHOTO: A worker monitors molten iron pouring into a furnace at steel manufacturing plant in Hefei, Anhui province August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer/File […]

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Asian stocks inch up after Trump, Juncker pledge cuts to trade…

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, taking comfort from gains on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to work toward eliminating trade barriers on industrial goods. Market prices are reflected in a glass window at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai In […]

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Firefighters tackle blaze in London’s West Hampstead flat

(Reuters) – A huge fire broke out on the top floor of a five-storey residential building in London’s West Hampstead, the fire brigade said on Thursday. Firefighters tackle a blaze in a block of flats on fire in West Hampstead, London, England, July 26, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Matt Alis/via REUTERSAbout 100 firefighters and 15 fire […]

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