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U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

WASHINGTON/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.


Exclusive: U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan in belt-tightening - general

MUSCAT/KABUL (Reuters) - Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces.



U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge’s ruling blocking the plan.


People hurt, suspect caught in Illinois shooting: witness, officials

Police arrested a suspect in a shooting on Friday at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, but the area remained under lockdown, city and law enforcement officials said on Twitter. A witness said he saw people bleeding.



Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc had $50 billion in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the biggest public stock listings to date.


How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

More than a year of work to bring Inc’s headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.



Portrait of Brazilian revolutionary is a salvo in fight over history

The makers of “Marighella”, a film about a left-wing revolutionary murdered by Brazil’s 1960s military dictatorship, hope their film will help counter a version of the country’s history that they see far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as propagating.


Police arrest 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, the city’s police department said on Friday.



U.S. quarterback Kaepernick settles grievance case with NFL

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, has resolved a pending grievance with the league, the two sides said on Friday.


Messi backing Pique in new Davis Cup venture

Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to Barcelona team mate Gerard Pique whose Kosmos company has been instrumental in a revamp for the historic tennis competition.




U.S. Air Force expected to deliver aid for Venezuela to Colombian border town where congress to hold town hall

The U.S. Air Force is also expected to send food and medicine for Venezuela to Cucuta, the Colombian border town where the United States and others have already been stockpiling aid. Venezuela's opposition, which is trying to oust President Nicolas Maduro whom they deem illegitimate in order to return the country to democracy, is also set to hold a town hall meeting in Cucuta to discuss plans to deliver aid into the country on Feb 23.

16 Feb


Albanian opposition rallies in quest for fresh elections

A protest is expected in Tirana as opposition leader Lulzim Basha calls on Prime Minister Edi Rama to step down, accept a technical government or call an election. Despite a growing economy Basha is trying to drum up support, saying the government is corrupt, taxes are hitting small business and a fifth of Albanians eat only one meal a day.

16 Feb 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Nasrallah to give speech

The leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement is expected to give a televised speech during a rally in south Lebanon.

16 Feb 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT



Alexa Chung catwalk show at London Fashion Week

Alexa Chung presents her autumn/winter 2018-2019 collections in the British capital.

16 Feb 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Molly Goddard showcase at London Fashion Week

Designers Molly Goddard present their autumn/winter 2018-2019 collections in the British capital.

16 Feb

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