EU’s Borrell extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran deal

FILE PHOTO: Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission holds a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal …

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Psychiatrist to testify in Weinstein trial as expert on sexual assault trauma

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A forensic psychiatrist is due to testify at ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s Manhattan rape trial on Friday, explaining why some sexual assault victims do not report attacks or avoid their abusers. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court in the Manhattan borough …

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Probe into fatal Australia bushfire plane crash complicated by dangers

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials were working on Friday to extricate the bodies of three U.S. firefighters from a plane that crashed in remote bushland, as the area’s “active” bushfire status complicated an investigation into the accident. A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property …

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Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

(Reuters) – In the run-up to the U.S. 2020 presidential election, many Democratic White House contenders have argued in favor of either breaking up or tightening regulation of companies such as Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O). FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in …

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Canadian waterbomber plane crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said. The victims were American residents, Australian authorities said, adding that they did not immediately know why the plane crashed while carrying a load of fire retardant. “Tragically, there …

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House Democrats in impeachment trial blast Trump’s attempts to sully rival Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president. On the second day of their arguments for Trump’s removal from office, Democratic House of Representatives members acting as prosecutors argued that …

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Trump to unveil long-stalled Middle East peace plan ahead of Israeli leaders’ visit

MIAMI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S Vice President Mike Pence prepare to shake …

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Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies she tried to fight Weinstein during alleged rape

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago, becoming the first accuser to take the stand against the former Hollywood producer in his sexual assault trial. “He had intercourse with me as I tried to …

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Spike Lee to introduce 2021 Cadillac Escalade with short film

FILE PHOTO: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation 3rd Patron of the Artists Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., November 8, 2018 – Patron of the Artists Awards Recipient Spike Lee poses. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – Oscar-award-winning director Spike Lee has been hired to introduce the 2021 Cadillac Escalade with his short film “Anthem” on Feb. …

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Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient ‘snowball Earth’?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have identified Earth’s oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods. FILE PHOTO: An illustration shows glaciers covering the planet in ice in a so-called Òsnowball EarthÓ period billions of years ago. NASA/Handout via REUTERS …

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Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future deployment of fully self-driving vehicles. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the …

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