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Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett often rules for police in excessive force cases

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett often rules for police in excessive force cases

By , (Reuters) - In her three years as a federal appeals court judge, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has consistently sided with police or prison guards accused of using excessive force, a Reuters review of cases she was involved in shows.Barrett, Republican President Donald Trump’s third nominee to the high court, has written opinions or been a part of three-judge panels that have ruled in favor of defendants in 11 of 12 cases in which law enforcement was accused of using excessive force in violation of the U.S. Constitution.The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to...

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Venezuelan opposition politician Lopez arrives in Madrid, Spain says

Venezuelan opposition politician Lopez arrives in Madrid, Spain says

By MADRID (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez arrived in Madrid on Sunday, Spain’s foreign ministry said in a statement, after spending the past year at the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Venezuela to escape house arrest.“Leopoldo Lopez arrived in Madrid today, being able to reunite with his family,” the statement said.Lopez’s decision to leave the Spanish embassy in Venezuela was “personal and voluntary”, it said.Lopez’s party, Popular Will, did not say how he left Venezuela, but two people familiar with the matter said he travelled via Colombia.Lopez, in a...

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Hundreds rally in Taiwan, call for release of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China

Hundreds rally in Taiwan, call for release of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China

By TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people rallied in Taiwan’s capital on Sunday to call for China to release 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities in part of a global campaign to support the pro-democracy movement in the financial hub.Slideshow The 12 were arrested on Aug. 23 for alleged illegal entry into mainland China after setting off from Hong Kong in a boat bound for democratic Taiwan, amid a crackdown by Beijing on pro-democracy activists in the former British colony.Hong Kong’s Security Bureau has said all 12 were suspected of committing crimes including...

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Warsaw police detain 278 after Saturday's protests against coronavirus restrictions

Warsaw police detain 278 after Saturday's protests against coronavirus restrictions

By WARSAW (Reuters) - Warsaw police detained 278 people on Saturday after thousands protested against new curbs aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, a police spokesman said.Slideshow Police said demonstrators had attacked policemen, throwing stones, glass bottles and fire crackers during the demonstrations. Police used tear gas on several occasions during the protests in Warsaw in which people demanded that new restrictions be repealed.“We have 278 detainees. ... We were dealing with a clear manifestation of aggression, these people came to fight us,” Warsaw police spokesman...

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France deports Bosnians who shaved daughter's hair over love affair

France deports Bosnians who shaved daughter's hair over love affair

By PARIS (Reuters) - France has expelled a Bosnian family who had beaten and shaved the hair of an adolescent girl who wanted to marry a young Serbian man, the interior ministry said in a statement.The ministry said five members of the girl’s family in the eastern city of Besancon had been deported to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday morning.“This expulsion from the national territory is the consequence of unacceptable behaviour on the part of the family in August, notably beatings and the shaving of an adolescent girl who was in love with a young Serbian man of...

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Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By (Reuters) - As the 2020 presidential election enters its final week, a majority of Americans appear ready to accept the result of an exhausting campaign even if their preferred candidate loses, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.Slideshow Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect President Donald Trump, will accept a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden even if they may not support a Biden presidency.Among those Trump supporters who said they would not accept a Biden victory, 16% said they would do something to...

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Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

By The NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report.The league shut down March 11, then returned to finish a shortened season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.That restricted access, all-inclusive bubble, which was run at an estimated cost of $200 million, was one of the factors that hit the NBA’s bottom line.Other factors were the initial shutdown, the loss of 171 regular-season games, the lack of...

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France deports Bosnians who shaved daughter's hair over love affair

France deports Bosnians who shaved daughter's hair over love affair

By PARIS (Reuters) - France has expelled a Bosnian family who had beaten and shaved the hair of an adolescent girl who wanted to marry a young Serbian man, the interior ministry said in a statement.The ministry said five members of the girl’s family in the eastern city of Besancon had been deported to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday morning.“This expulsion from the national territory is the consequence of unacceptable behaviour on the part of the family in August, notably beatings and the shaving of an adolescent girl who was in love with a young Serbian man of...

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Italy plans further curbs as coronavirus cases hit new record

Italy plans further curbs as coronavirus cases hit new record

By MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported another daily record for COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the government planned further restrictions to contain a resurgence of the pandemic, despite a second night of street protests against curfews ordered this week.Slideshow Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he wants to avoid a repeat of the blanket lockdown earlier in the year. But a number of regions have imposed overnight curfews and the central government is expected to announce more measures soon.After clashes in the southern city of Naples on Friday night, police faced off against dozens of...

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Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

By (Reuters) - Marc Short, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice president said on Saturday.“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health,” said Devin O’Malley, adding that Pence would maintain his scheduled “in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel.”Reporting by Steve Holland in Washington; Editing by William MallardOur Standards:

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McDonald's discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

McDonald's discriminates against Black franchisees, lawsuit claims

By , (Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp has been sued by 52 Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination by steering them to depressed, crime-ridden neighborhoods and setting them up for failure.In a complaint seeking up to $1 billion of damages, the plaintiffs said McDonald’s has not offered profitable restaurant locations and growth opportunities to Black franchisees on the same terms as white franchisees, belying its public commitment to diversity and Black entrepreneurship.The plaintiffs said McDonald’s saddled them under its standard 20-year franchise...

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France recalls envoy after Turkey scolds Macron over Muslims

France recalls envoy after Turkey scolds Macron over Muslims

By , ISTANBUL/PARIS (Reuters) - France recalled its ambassador on Saturday after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed mental help over his attitude towards Muslims.“Outrage and insult are not a method,” Macron’s office said.The French leader this month declared war on “Islamist separatism”, which he believes is taking over some Muslim communities in France.France has since been shaken by the beheading of a teacher by an Islamist radical, avenging the use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression.“What is the problem of...

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Thai protesters plan action after PM ignores deadline to quit

Thai protesters plan action after PM ignores deadline to quit

By , Slideshow BANGKOK (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters in Thailand said on Saturday they would hold demonstrations on Sunday and Monday after Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ignored their 10 p.m. (0300 GMT) deadline to resign.Asked by journalists whether he would stand down, Prayuth simply said “won’t quit” after Buddhist prayers that were held to call for national healing following months of protests that have also demanded reforms of the monarchy.After the deadline expired, one group of protesters said they would protest on Sunday. Another group said they would go to the German...

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As COVID-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

As COVID-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

By , CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio/DALLAS, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road to swing states where COVID-19 cases are surging again.Trump addressed a few thousand supporters at a tightly packed, in-person, outdoor rally in North Carolina, one of the battleground states in the Nov. 3 election. He again said America was turning the corner in the fight against COVID-19 and mocked Biden’s more cautious campaigning style.Biden, a former...

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France reports record of over 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a day

France reports record of over 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a day

By PARIS (Reuters) - France on Saturday reported 45,422 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, a new record, after reporting 42,032 on Friday.Health Ministry data also showed that 138 people had died from coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 34,645.The total number of confirmed cases rose to 1,086,497, after breaking above the 1 million mark for the first time on Friday.The ministry also said that 16% of all coronavirus tests were positive, a new high and more than double the level of a month ago.Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alison...

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Lukashenko to Pompeo: Russia is an ally, we respond to threats together - agencies cite Belarus state TV

Lukashenko to Pompeo: Russia is an ally, we respond to threats together - agencies cite Belarus state TV

By MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that Moscow was a close ally of Minsk and that the two stood ready to respond together to external threats, Russian news agencies said, citing Belarus state TV.Describing the two officials’ phone call on Saturday, Belarus state TV said Pompeo told Lukashenko that the United States supported Belarus’ sovereignty and wanted to develop cooperation between the two countries, Russian news agencies reported.Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Matthias Williams and Alison WilliamsOur...

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Jared and Ivanka threaten lawsuit over Times Square billboards

Jared and Ivanka threaten lawsuit over Times Square billboards

By Slideshow WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, both top White House aides, are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans for posting billboard ads in New York City’s Times Square linking them to the country’s almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths.A lawyer representing Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made the threat on Friday in a letter to the Lincoln Project, calling the ads “false, malicious and defamatory” and saying they constituted “outrageous and shameful libel.”“If these billboard ads are not immediately removed, we will sue...

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German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

German police investigating ancient artefact vandalism in Berlin museums

By Slideshow BERLIN (Reuters) - German police are investigating after dozens of priceless artefacts in some of Berlin’s most famous museums were daubed with an oily liquid by unkown vandals, causing possibly irreparable damage, officials said on Wednesday.The attacks took place during opening hours on Oct. 3 but were only made public late on Tuesday by newspaper Der Tagespiegel and broadcaster Deutschlandfunk, which called them one of Germany’s most serious attacks on artworks in decades.A total of 63 objects were damaged, including Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures, and 19th century...

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Thousands protest across Poland against curbs on abortion access

Thousands protest across Poland against curbs on abortion access

By , WARSAW/GDYNIA, Poland (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people protested across Poland on Friday in defiance of tight coronavirus restrictions, following Thursday’s ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.The court announced that abortions due to foetal defects were unconstitutional, ending the most common of the few legal grounds for abortion, and setting Poland further apart from the European mainstream.Carrying banners that read, “This is War” and “1.5-metres from my uterus”, thousands gathered near...

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Japan set to target zero emissions by 2050 in policy shift

Japan set to target zero emissions by 2050 in policy shift

By , TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to bind Japan to a target for carbon neutrality by 2050, a shift in stance that will bring the country in line with the European Union and more than 60 other nations in efforts to combat climate change.The new target will be announced by Suga when he makes his first address to parliament on Monday, after taking office last month, the Nikkei reported earlier this week.Japan previously said it would aim to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 and achieve net-zero emissions sometime in the latter half of the century.The move, if confirmed,...

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Thailand revokes protest ban that backfired

Thailand revokes protest ban that backfired

By , BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand revoked an emergency decree on Thursday aimed at ending months of protests against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government and the monarchy, after it inflamed anger and brought tens of thousands of people onto Bangkok’s streets.In one of the biggest shows of support by royalists since demonstrations began in July, hundreds of people gathered wearing yellow shirts - the colour of King Maha Vajiralongkorn - at a government office on the outskirts of the city.Emergency measures imposed a week ago included bans on political gatherings of five or more...

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U.S. suspends Turkey visa services after reports on potential attacks

U.S. suspends Turkey visa services after reports on potential attacks

By ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Friday it was temporarily suspending all American citizen and visa services at missions in Turkey over credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens in Istanbul.“The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Istanbul, including against the U.S. Consulate General, as well as potentially other locations in Turkey,” the embassy said.A U.S. Embassy spokesperson said the statement was issued after...

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At least 13 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul education centre

At least 13 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul education centre

By KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bombing on Saturday at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens, officials said.A Taliban spokesman on Twitter denied responsibility for the attack, which came at a sensitive time as teams for the insurgents and government meet in Qatar to seek a peace deal even as violence rises and the United States withdraws troops.A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, cited security guards as identifying a bomber who detonated explosives in the street outside the Kawsar-e Danish educational centre.Health...

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election - U.S. Senate panel

Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election - U.S. Senate panel

By , WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will testify before the panel on Nov. 17 over their decision to block stories that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.The Judiciary committee voted on Thursday to subpoena the two CEOs.The executives will testify on allegations of anti-conservative bias, the committee said. The companies have come under heavy criticism from conservatives over their decision to flag two New York Post stories as spreading disinformation.The CEOs...

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Intel's margins tumble as customers shift to cheaper chips, shares slide 10%

Intel's margins tumble as customers shift to cheaper chips, shares slide 10%

By Intel, the dominant provider of processor chips for PCs and data centers, has struggled with manufacturing delays. In July, it said its next generation of chipmaking technology was six months behind schedule.Chip sales are booming, but customers want lower-priced chips rather than Intel’s pricier high-performance offerings, dragging down overall gross margins.The pandemic has given Intel a boost in the form or surging laptop sales as employees and students work and learn from home. Sales in its PC group were $9.8 billion, beating analyst estimates $9.09 billion, according to FactSet.But...

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