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Johnny Hallyday, ‘French Elvis’, dies at 74 after cancer

PARIS (Reuters) – Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France and survived drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years. Hallyday, with his cowboy swagger and gravelly voice, was a “French Elvis” for hundreds of millions of followers, mostly if not all in his native country, where he sold more records than any other singer. He had been fighting lung cancer, andRead More


Russia toppled from Sochi 2014 medals first place but final count unknown

BERLIN (Reuters) – Russia have been knocked off the medals top spot for the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics after five more athletes received lifetime Games bans on Monday over doping violations at those Olympics, but the final medal count could be months or even years away. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) laughs with Russia’s gold medallist bobsleigh athlete Alexander Zubkov during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo This month a total of 19 Russians have been banned from theRead More


Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore’s Democratic opponent to win. Trump previously said that Moore should step aside if the allegations were true. Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving Washington for Florida, Trump left open the possibility of campaigning for Moore, saying he would make an announcement on that next week. The president also ripped into Moore’s opponent, Democrat DougRead More


Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had masturbated in front of them. In the New York Times article, C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay said the comedian “is not going to answer any questions” from the publication. Kay said in an email to Reuters on Thursday that C.K. will issue a written statement “in the coming days.” Reuters was unable to independently confirm any of the allegations. In the TimesRead More


U.S. states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. One day after his administration announced plans to end the payments next week, Trump said he would dismantle Obamacare “step by step.” His latest action raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year and were estimated at $10Read More


Tropical Storm Nate’s winds rapidly weaken over Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi’s casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi. Its maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour) as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National Hurricane Center to end its tropical storm warning for the region east of the Alabama-Florida border on Sunday morning. Only a few hours earlierRead More


Norway and China launch free-trade talks

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway and China have resumed talks on a bilateral free trade deal, Norway’s Industry Ministry said on Thursday, in another sign that their relationship was thawing after a row over the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo. Beijing suspended discussions immediately after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Liu in 2010. The dissident was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition known as “Charter 08” calling for sweeping political reforms.Read More


The signs held up by the counterprotesters Video – Abc news headlines

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