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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury secretary and the Senate Democratic leader voiced confidence late on Monday for a deal to be reached soon on a far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package that had been stalled in the U.S. Senate as lawmakers haggled over it. Negotiators made great progress on the bipartisan, $2-trillion stimulus measure on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as lawmakers haggled over its provisions, but the U.S. Treasury secretary voiced confidence a deal would be reached soon. Democrats said the $2 trillion measure contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate were pushing toward agreement on a far-reaching $1 trillion-plus coronavirus stimulus package on Monday after weekend talks ended with no deal. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation, during
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LONDON (Reuters) – The World Snooker Championship in Sheffield became the latest staple of the British sporting diet to be postponed on Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 17-day season-ending showpiece, scheduled for April 18 to May 4 at the Crucible Theatre, will be re-arranged for July or August, according to the World Professional
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FILE PHOTO: Van Gogh Museum presents the condition of the restoration of Van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch national gallery, the Rijksmuseum, and the nearby Van Gogh museum, two of the Netherlands’ premier tourist attractions in Amsterdam, will be closed to the
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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical to billions of people. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
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WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday, as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicizing museums to reflect their view of history. FILE PHOTO: A tour guide explains an exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Monday clashed with front-runner Bernie Sanders over vandalism at Bloomberg’s Chicago office and their gun control stances, while centrist rival Pete Buttigieg was heckled at a labor march. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with striking McDonald’s workers while
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuries-old dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Brexit negotiations. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Athens would keep up its campaign for the return of the 2,500-old treasures and will consider which tools could support its cause.
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SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed new charges including unlawful possession of antiques of historical value against fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, one of the country’s richest men, officials said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A 2nd century B.C. gold-plated cup is pictured at the “Thrace and the Ancient World” exhibition at the National History
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FILE PHOTO: Scott Lynn, CEO and founder of Masterworks, poses next to a Banksy artwork in New York, U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska NEW YORK (Reuters) – Owning a piece of art is not just for the ultra-wealthy anymore. Masterworks, a two-year-old startup, buys artwork with profit potential then sells shares in it to
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