[ad_1] FEODOSIA, Crimea (Reuters) – Two more gas turbines appear to have been delivered to Russian-controlled Crimea, according to two Reuters reporters who saw the equipment at the port of Feodosia, potentially deepening a row over sanctions compliance in which Germany’s Siemens has become embroiled. Reuters has no independent confirmation the equipment on the dock
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[ad_1] CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Major pipeline companies in western Canada created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and took other measures to protect operations as raging wildfires spread to more than 38,000 hectares (93,000 acres) in British Columbia. Enbridge Inc has taken a natural gas compressor station offline but it said on Wednesday that there had
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[ad_1] LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio (Reuters) – While revelations that Donald Trump Jr. welcomed Russian help in last year’s presidential election roil Washington, asking about it along southern Ohio’s Appalachian Highway can draw some pretty strange looks. In the mostly rural, heavily Baptist and predominately Trump-supporting terrain, the collective reaction ranges from ignorance about the Russia
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[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Pro-European Union British lawmaker Nicky Morgan was elected on Wednesday to lead parliament’s Treasury Select Committee, the watchdog for the finance ministry and the Bank of England. Morgan, a former mergers and acquisitions lawyer who has also been education minister and an outspoken critic of some aspects of Prime Minister Theresa
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[ad_1] BELFAST (Reuters) – Annual parades in Northern Ireland that frequently trigger sectarian violence began peacefully on Wednesday with little sign the British province’s political crisis is increasing tensions in volatile areas. A power-sharing coalition between pro-British Protestant unionists and Irish Catholic nationalists collapsed in January but the protracted political impasse has not to date
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[ad_1] MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, reacting to a U.S. government move restricting its activities, said on Wednesday it had fallen victim to U.S.-Russia global sparring while the Kremlin criticized the U.S. action as politically-motivated. The Trump administration on Tuesday removed the Moscow-based firm from two lists of approved vendors used
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will unveil this week a major crackdown on healthcare fraud involving opioid treatment programs, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department enforcement action will target hundreds of people nationwide who run drug addiction treatment centers and who have
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his eldest son as “innocent” following emails that showed Donald Trump Jr. welcomed Russian help against his father’s rival in the 2016 presidential election, deepening the controversy over purported Russian meddling. Trump Jr. released a series of emails on Tuesday that revealed he had
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[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July
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[ad_1] NEW YORK (Reuters) – The mastermind of the Bridgegate lane closure scandal that helped derail New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions could avoid prison when he is sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. David Wildstein, 55, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, provided the key evidence
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[ad_1] LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the leader of the powerful opposition party that controls Congress expressed optimism that they can work together after holding a rare, two-hour meeting on Tuesday aimed at easing political hostilities. Speaking to reporters side-by-side outside of the presidential palace in Lima, centrist Kuczynski and rightwing
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