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REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. delivery firm FedEx Corp (FDX.N) posted a 7% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year forecast on Tuesday, after labor shortages crimped earnings, slowed packages and drove up costs ahead of the all-important holiday peak season. On the heels of the report, FedEx lowered its full-year forecast for earnings, excluding items, to $19.75 to $21.00 per share. FedEx previously forecast 2022 earnings per share, excluding items, of $20.50 to $21.50. Up-and-coming rival Inc (AMZN.O) is touting average pay of $18 per hour as it races to expand its own delivery network. At the market close on Tuesday, shares in FedEx were down 10% over the past six months, while UPS shares gained 19%.
Persons: Mike Blake, Raj Subramaniam, Subramaniam, Lisa Baertlein, Peter Cooney, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: FedEx, REUTERS, FedEx Corp, Revenue, United Parcel Service Inc, Inc, UPS, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, Memphis , Tennessee, Portland , Oregon, Los Angeles
Britain's Prince Andrew leaves St Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk, Britain January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/File PhotoNEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Andrew has been served in the United States with a sexual assault lawsuit by a woman who said his conduct occurred around when his friend Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing her, court papers show. Giuffre's lawyers previously said they also served Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth's second son, in Britain. She also said Andrew abused her at around the same time in Epstein's mansion in Manhattan and on Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversees Giuffre's lawsuit, has urged both sides not to dwell on "technicalities" and instead to focus on the case's substance.
Persons: Britain's Prince Andrew, Mary, Virgin, Chris Radburn, Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Giuffre, Andrew Brettler, Duke, Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's, Giuffre's, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein, Giuffre, District Judge Lewis Kaplan, Kaplan, Maxwell, Jonathan Stempel, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, FedEx, London, U.S ., New, District, Thomson Locations: Hillington, Sandringham, Norfolk, Britain, United States, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Epstein's, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, New York
Migrants take shelter along the Del Rio International Bridge at sunset as they await to be processed after crossing the Rio Grande river into the U.S. from Ciudad Acuna in Del Rio, Texas, U.S. September 19, 2021. Now, with some 16,000 migrants sheltering in precarious conditions under the International Bridge connecting Del Rio and Mexico's Ciudad Acuña, the resentment is getting worse. On Friday night, a local lawyer published a Facebook post saying that local school district buses were transferring migrants, mostly Haitians, to processing facilities. The local school district superintendent issued a statement explaining that only two buses, neither currently in use to transport students, had been deployed. A small group protested on Saturday, with one woman waving a sign that said "BIDEN BORDER CRISIS."
Persons: Ciudad, Adrees Latif, Jacques De La Mota, La, De La Mota, BIDEN, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Del Rio's, Bruno Lozano, Lozano, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Trump, Biden, James Henson, Henson, Joshua D, Overfelt, Tiffany Burrow, Burrow, it's, Alexandra Ulmer, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Del, Ciudad Acuna, DEL RIO, Ciudad Acuña, Reuters, Laughlin Air Force, BIDEN, Republican, The, The Texas Politics, The University of Texas, Texas GOP, School, Thomson Locations: Rio Grande, Del Rio , Texas, U.S, DEL RIO , Texas, Del Rio, Mexico, Verde County, The Texas, Austin, Texas, Del Rio's, United States
Oil drills are pictured in the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California November 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - A Biden administration report on federal oil and gas leasing is undergoing an interagency review and should be published soon, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday. "I'm hoping we'll be able to get it out the door very soon." The report had first been promised by Interior in early summer. Reporting by Nichola Groom Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jonathan Alcorn, Biden, Laura Daniel, Davis, I'm, we'll, Nichola, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, Interior Department, White, Energy, Natural Resources, Interior, Thomson Locations: Kern, Bakersfield , California
AT&T plans multi-year effort to burnish its brand image
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Sheila Dang | )   time to read: 1 min
The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) Chief Executive John Stankey said on Tuesday the U.S. wireless company will pursue a "multi-year effort" to improve its reputation with customers. Speaking at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference, Stankey said he was not satisfied with AT&T's current brand image and added the company is not currently perceived by customers as "being the best in all cases." AT&T has so far achieved $2 billion in "cost efficiencies" out of its goal of $6 billion, which the company is investing back into its business, Stankey said. Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, John Stankey, Goldman Sachs, Stankey, Sheila Dang, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, T Inc, ., Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, Dallas
A Huawei logo is seen at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China February 23, 2021. "I've seen previous maneuvers by the Chinese," Estevez testified at a hearing of the Senate banking committee. Neither Huawei nor Honor immediately responded to requests for comment on Tuesday. Huawei said it would not hold any shares or be involved in any business management or decision-making activities in the new Honor company. Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Karen Freifeld, Editing by Chris Sanders, Sonya Hepinstall and Bill BerkrotOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Aly, Joe Biden's, Alan Estevez, I've, " Estevez, Alexandra Alper, Karen Freifeld, Chris Sanders, Sonya Hepinstall, Bill Berkrot Organizations: Huawei, Mobile World Congress, REUTERS, Commerce, Industry, Security, Pentagon, Thomson Locations: Shanghai, China
Travelers pack a United Airlines check-in area ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address unruly passengers. The agency said it had asked airline trade groups at a meeting on Tuesday to disclose within a week what steps it will take. The FAA plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor in the face of a record number of airline passenger disturbances. Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Mike Segar, David Shepardson, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: United Airlines, Newark International, REUTERS, Federal Aviation Administration, Tuesday, U.S, FAA, Thomson Locations: Newark , New Jersey, U.S
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A group of Haitians who were deported to their homeland on a flight from the United States on Tuesday rushed back towards the plane after they disembarked in Port-au-Prince, with one man attempting to get back on board, Reuters witnesses said. The migrants broke into the restricted area of the airport as they attempted to recover passports and personal belongings, and ground staff closed the door of the plane before the man could scale the steps back into the cabin, the witnesses said. Reporting by Gessika Thomas Writing by Drazen Jorgic Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Gessika Thomas, Drazen Jorgic, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: PORT, Thomson Locations: United States, Port
A person checks out the new Xiaomi Mi 9 mobile phone ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 19) in Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo/File PhotoVILNIUS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. "Our recommendation is to not buy new Chinese phones, and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonably possible," Defence Deputy Minister Margiris Abukevicius told reporters in introducing the report. The National Cyber Centre's report also said the Xiaomi phone was sending encrypted phone usage data to a server in Singapore. "This is important not only to Lithuania but to all countries which use Xiaomi equipment," the Centre said in the report.
Persons: Rafael Marchante, Margiris Abukevicius, Xiaomi, Joe Biden's, Jake Sullivan, Ingrida Simonyte, Andrius Sytas, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Mobile World Congress, REUTERS, Lithuania's Defense Ministry, Flagship, Xiaomi Corp, HK, Defence, Cyber Security, Taiwanese, Huawei, Thomson Locations: Barcelona, Spain, VILNIUS, Europe, Taiwan, Lithuania, China, Beijing, Vilnius, United States, Taipei, U.S, Singapore, Baltics
The exterior of the US Capitol is seen as Senators work to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2021. But the party's moderate and progressive factions are at odds over the size of the $3.5 trillion program, which includes proposals for childcare, education, housing and green energy. Progressives insist on passing the $1 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion measure in tandem, with some threatening to vote against the smaller bill otherwise. ​ Moderate Senate Democrats including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say $3.5 trillion is too much; Manchin suggests spending less than half that. To get the bill passed in the Senate, Democrats plan to use a maneuver called budget "reconciliation" to avoid the requirement for 60 votes in the 100-member chamber.
Persons: Sarah Silbiger, Joe Biden's, Nancy Pelosi, James Clyburn, Pelosi, Biden, Don, Bacon, Danielle Jensen, , Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez, We're, Menendez, Janet Yellen, Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Republican Donald Trump, Susan Cornwell, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Congress, Sunday, Republican, ​ Moderate, Senate, Treasury, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, U.S
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 12, 2021. Options market analysts said there were few indications that investors were putting on trades to shield their portfolios from further market drops, at least for now, however. The VIX has lingered around the 20 level in recent days, pointing to elevated expectations for near-term stock market gyrations, even as stocks remained close to record highs. Instead, many investors appeared to be focused on reaping gains on existing hedges that would have profited from a fall in stocks, analysts said. Stock market sell-offs over the last few years have been fleeting.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, , Evergrande, Chris Murphy, Murphy, Amy Wu Silverman, JP Morgan, Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Ira Iosebashvili, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Susquehanna, RBC Capital Markets, Stock, JP, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S
The Democrats, who control Congress by the narrowest of margins, also want to maneuver a $3.5 trillion spending package - including proposals for childcare, education, housing and green energy - past a Republican roadblock. “It may be $3.5 (trillion), it may be really close to that or maybe closer to something else,” Representative James Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, told CNN on Sunday. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to take up the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill just a week after her chamber returns from summer break. Moderate Senate Democrats including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema say $3.5 trillion is too much; Manchin suggests spending less than half that. Democrats suffered a setback on Sunday when the parliamentarian ruled they cannot attach immigration reforms to the $3.5 trillion plan.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, James Clyburn, , , William Hoagland, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Biden, John Yarmuth, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, Chuck Schumer, Norman Ornstein, Ornstein, Janet Yellen, Mitch McConnell, Republican Donald Trump, McConnell, ” McConnell, Mark Warner, ” Warner, “ I’ve, Susan Cornwell, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: U.S, Congress, Republican, Sunday, CNN, Senate, Center, Democratic, “ Fox, Moderate, American Enterprise Institute, Treasury Locations: U.S, “ Washington
Iran's fuel shipments violate Lebanon's sovereignty -PM
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File PhotoDUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah movement constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty, according to comments published by his office. "The violation of Lebanon's sovereignty makes me sad," Mikati told CNN in an interview, his office said in a posting on Twitter. A tanker ship carried the fuel to Syria and from there it crossed into Lebanon. read moreLate on Friday, the Lebanese broadcaster LBCI said that a new group of tankers carrying Iranian fuel entered Lebanon through the Hermel area.
Persons: Najib Mikati, Mohamed Azakir, Mikati, I'm, LBCI, Maher Chmaytelli, William Maclean, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Lebanon's, REUTERS, Lebanese, CNN, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Baabda, Lebanon, DUBAI, Tehran, Iran, Syria, Lebanese
Robert Durst looks at jurors as he appears in an Inglewood courtroom with his attorneys for closing arguments in the his murder trial at the Inglewood Courthouse in California, U.S., September 8, 2021. A Galveston jury acquitted Durst of murder, even though Durst admitted he chopped up Black's body and dumped it in Galveston Bay. The California prosecutors argued that Durst murdered Black because Black discovered Durst's identity, and Durst feared Black would turn him in. Durst is the grandson of Joseph Durst and son of Seymour Durst, who built The Durst Organization into one of New York City's premier real estate companies which has developed some of Manhattan's signature skyscrapers. Robert Durst long ago left the company, now run by his estranged brother Douglas Durst, who testified at trial and said of his sibling: "He'd like to murder me."
Persons: Robert Durst, Al Sieb, Susan Berman, Durst, Mark Windham, Windham, Berman, Kathleen McCormack Durst, Berman's, Morris Black, Black, Dick DeGuerin, Nick Chavin, Chavin, Joseph Durst, Seymour Durst, Douglas Durst, Daniel Trotta, Cynthia Osterman, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Prosecutors, HBO, New York, Beverly, Durst, New York City's, Thomson Locations: Inglewood, California, U.S, Angeles, New York, Texas, Beverly, Galveston , Texas, Galveston, Galveston Bay, In Texas, Los Angeles, York, New York City, Beverly Hills
In closing arguments, Lewin called Durst a "narcissistic psychopath" who killed Berman in an attempt to cover up the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, in New York in 1982. Shortly after the verdict, the McCormack family issued a statement urging prosecutors in Westchester County, New York, to prosecute Durst. A Galveston jury acquitted Durst of murder, even though Durst admitted he chopped up Black's body and dumped it in Galveston Bay. One was the recorded 2017 testimony of Nick Chavin, a mutual friend who said Durst admitted to him in 2014 that he had killed Berman. Durst is the grandson of the founder of The Durst Organization, one of New York City's premier real estate companies.
Persons: Robert Durst, Susan Berman, Durst, Mark Windham, Windham, John Lewin, Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Lewin, Berman, Kathleen McCormack Durst, McCormack, Mimi Rocah, Al Sieb, REUTERS Read, Berman's, Morris Black, Black, Nick Chavin, Chavin, Douglas Durst, Daniel Trotta, Cynthia Osterman, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: HBO, Prosecutors, REUTERS, Beverly, Durst Organization, New York City's, Thomson Locations: California, New York, Texas, Beverly, Westchester County , New York, Los Angeles, Westchester, Westchester County, Inglewood, U.S, Galveston , Texas, Galveston, Galveston Bay, Beverly Hills
A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. A report from the U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday showed retail sales unexpectedly rose in August, indicating America's economic recovery is strengthening on positive trends in consumer spending. "Now incorporating today's retail sales release, we lift our real (personal consumer expenditures) tracking to +1.9% and GDP to +5.0%." The MSCI world equity index was last down by 0.25% , off an all-time high on Sept. 7. read moreThe dollar index rose 0.441%, with the euro down 0.41% to $1.1767.
Persons: Carlo Allegri, Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley, Hurricane Nicholas, Brent, Elizabeth Dilts Marshall, David Evans, Steve Orlofsky, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Dow, Nasdaq, Treasury, HK, U.S . Commerce Department, Dow Jones, U.S . Labor Department, Thomson Locations: New York, China, United States, U.S, Asia, Pacific, Japan, Britain, Hurricane
Galvin, the state's top securities regulator, alleged MassMutual also inadequately supervised other agents and failed to review their social media usage or catch excessive trading in their personal accounts. The company agreed to pay a $4 million fine to resolve those allegations and another $750,000 for failing to register 478 broker-dealer agents. It also agreed to overhaul its social media policies. At the time, Gill worked at MassMutual in a marketing and financial education job and was a registered financial broker in Massachusetts. State regulators found MassMutual failed to detect nearly 1,700 trades by Gill, who was able to execute at least two trades in GameStop in excess of $700,000, beyond a company limit.
Persons: William Galvin, Keith Gill, Galvin, MassMutual, Gill, Nate Raymond, Sonya Hepinstall, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: BOSTON, GameStop Corp, Massachusetts, MML Investors Services, GameStop, YouTube, Thomson Locations: Massachusetts, MassMutual, Boston
REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File PhotoMEXICO CITY, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel attended a lavish military parade at Mexico's 200th anniversary of independence on Thursday, ahead of a summit that will convene recently elected members of a "pink tide" of leftist Latin American leaders. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and elsewhere will meet on Saturday at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a regional body that Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez helped set up in 2011. Diaz-Canel's trip to Mexico is the Cuban leader's first foreign visit since huge protests swept the island in July, shaking the communist government as itstruggles to manage the coronavirus pandemic and shortages of food, fuel and medicine. Latin America's left made its greatest strides with the first "pink tide" of socialist leaders in the early 2000s. Along with Lopez Obrador, the new wave of leftist Latin leaders expected to be among the 16 confirmed heads of state at CELAC include Peru's Pedro Castillo, Bolivia's Luis Arce and Argentina's Alberto Fernandez.
Persons: Communist Party Miguel Diaz, Alexandre Meneghini, Miguel Diaz, Canel, Hugo Chavez, Diaz, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, CELAC, America's, Chavez, Bolivia's Evo Morales, Lopez Obrador, Peru's Pedro Castillo, Bolivia's Luis Arce, Argentina's Alberto Fernandez, Diego Ore, Drazen Jorgic, Michael Perry, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Communist Party, Cuban, REUTERS, of, Caribbean, Organization of American States, OAS, Thomson Locations: Havana, Cuba, MEXICO, Cuban, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Caribbean States, Mexico, Mexico City, U.S, Washington, United States, CELAC
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gestures during an interview with Reuters at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 15, 2021. The U.N. COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to wring much more ambitious climate action and the money to go with it from participants around the globe. "There is still a level of mistrust, between north and south, developed and developing countries, that needs to be overcome." "We need the developed countries to do more, namely in relation to the support to developing countries. Developing countries tend to be the most vulnerable to costly climate impacts, and the least resourced to deal with them.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Andrew Kelly UNITED, Guterres, Boris Johnson, Valerie Volcovici, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: United Nations, Reuters, United Nations Headquarters, REUTERS, Andrew Kelly UNITED NATIONS, Britain's, General Assembly, World Meteorological Organization, Thomson Locations: Manhattan , New York City, U.S, Scotland, Glasgow, COP26, U.N, New York, CHINA, China, United States, Washington
The Citigroup Inc (Citi) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. Milovanovic will join from Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N), where he was co-head of M&A for the financial institutions group (FIG) in the Americas, said the memo, the contents of which were confirmed by a Citigroup spokesperson. "Steve’s experience, judgment and client relationships will further strengthen Citi’s strategic advisory capabilities," the memo said, noting that Milovanovic will be based in New York. Milovanovic, who has also worked at Credit Suisse Group (CSGN.S) in his banking career, has more than 20 years of dealmaking experience, with a focus on financial services. Reporting by Chibuike Oguh in New York; Writing by David French; Editing by Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Chris Helgren, Steve Milovanovic, Milovanovic, Chibuike Oguh, David French, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Citigroup Inc, Citi, REUTERS, Reuters, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group, Thomson Locations: Toronto , Ontario, Canada, Americas, New York
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed Uyghur photo exhibit of dozens of people who are missing or alleged to be held in camps in Xinjiang, China, opened in Switzerland on Thursday, prompting Beijing to issue a furious statement accusing Washington of "low political tricks". "It was important for us to bring faces to represent the statistics," said Zumretay Arkin, whose uncle is featured in the exhibit. The United States gave a financial grant for the exhibit, which will later travel to Brussels and Berlin, the World Uyghur Congress told Reuters. In a statement sent to journalists late on Thursday, China's diplomatic mission in Geneva said Washington was "trying to reap benefits from spreading disinformation about China. read more"The U.S. is ... advised to act as a decent power and invest its resources in improving the welfare and human rights of the American people, rather than violating the human rights of people in other countries and playing low political tricks," it continued.
Persons: Dolkun Isa, Denis Balibouse GENEVA, Washington, sterilisation, Zumretay Arkin, Donald Trump, Jiang Duan, Benjamin Moeling, Michelle Bachelet, Emma Farge, Chris Reese, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Uyghur, United Nations, REUTERS, Human Rights Council, United, Uyghur Congress, Reuters, Exchanges, Thomson Locations: United States, Xinjiang, China, Geneva, Switzerland, U.S, Beijing, United, Brussels, Berlin, Tibet, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Washington
Armenia files suit against Azerbaijan at World Court
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/StringerTHE HAGUE, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Armenia filed a case at the World Court asserting that Azerbaijan has violated an international treaty on racial discrimination, the court said on Thursday. A spokesperson for the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Azerbaijan would defend itself "robustly" and planned to file a countersuit accusing Armenia of the same thing. "Armenia therefore requests the Court to hold Azerbaijan responsible for its violations ... to prevent future harm, and to redress the harm that has already been caused,” it said. The Azerbaijan spokesperson said the country has been compiling evidence of Armenian human rights abuses against Azerbaijanis and it would file its own suit at the court in "days." The world court, formally known as the International Court of Justice, is the United Nations' court for resolving disputes between countries.
Persons: Stringer, Toby Sterling, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, HAGUE, Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Convention, International Court of Justice, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Russian, Lachin, Nagorno, Karabakh, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, United
The logo of PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum is seen at a gas station in Stowell, Texas, U.S., June 12, 2018. Washington has expressed concern that any loss in control of Citgo could have negative political repercussions for Guaido. In its denial letter to Crystallex, however, OFAC noted that the mandate of the opposition-held National Assembly elected in 2015, over which Guaido presides, ends in January 2022. "The United States will reassess whether the sale of the PDVH shares is consistent with United States foreign policy, as the situation in Venezuela evolves," the letter read, referring to Citgo's immediate parent, PDV Holding. "The United States anticipates doing so during the first half of 2022 as warranted by changed circumstances."
Persons: Jonathan Bachman, Crystallex, Citgo, Juan Guaido, Nicolas Maduro, Robert Fung, OFAC, Guaido, Luc Cohen, Bill Berkrot, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Citgo Petroleum, REUTERS, U.S . Treasury Department, Wednesday, refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp, Reuters, Treasury's, Foreign Assets, State Department, American, OPEC, National Assembly, United, PDV, Thomson Locations: U.S, Stowell , Texas, Venezuelan, Washington, Venezuela, OFAC, Russia, China . Washington, United States, New York
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo/File PhotoSept 15 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania voted on Wednesday to subpoena the state's top election official in a review that joins widely criticized efforts in other battleground states to fuel doubts about the 2020 election. Trump's loss in Pennsylvania to President Joe Biden by nearly 81,000 votes was confirmed by multiple audits and certified more than 9 months ago. The rally that day ended with a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Biden's victory from being certified. Dush said that unlike a widely criticized election audit going on in Arizona, Pennsylvania's review would be funded by taxpayers. "The legislature has no authority to overturn an election," said Corman, the chamber's president pro tempore.
Persons: Jonathan Ernst, Veronica Degraffenreid, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Cris Dush, Vincent Hughes, Dush, Jake Corman, Corman, Nathan Layne, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: U.S, State Capitol, REUTERS, Republican, Department of State, Intergovernmental, Capitol, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Harrisburg , Pennsylvania, U.S, Pennsylvania, Washington, Arizona, Wilton , Connecticut
TEXAS CITY, Texas, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nicholas moved slowly through the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, drenching Texas and Louisiana with torrential rain, flooding streets and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. No deaths have been reported from Nicholas, which weakened to a tropical depression on Tuesday evening, since it made landfall as a hurricane along the Texas Gulf Coast early on Tuesday, packing 75 mile-per-hour (121 km-per-hour) winds. Isolated areas of the Upper Texas Coast and southern Louisiana could see up to 5 inches. "It’s vital that we have as many resources as possible to respond to the forecasted heavy rainfall, potential for flash flooding & river flooding across Central & South Louisiana. Although Hurricane Ida knocked a significant amount of refining capacity offline in the Gulf Coast earlier this month, Texas refineries remained operating as of early Tuesday.
Persons: Storm Nicholas, Nicholas, Hurricane Ida, morethan, John Bel Edwards, Greg Abbott, John Smith, Owen, Storm, Adrees Latif Read, Patrice Johnson, Jeff Moore, Sylvester Turner, Tyler Drummond, Joe Biden, Erwin Seba, Liz Hampton, Marianna Parraga, Brendan O'Brien, Dan Whitcomb, Kanishka Singh, Swati Verma, Sarah Morland, Jonathan Allen, Chizu Nomiyama, Steve Orlofsky, Dan Grebler, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: TEXAS CITY, Texas Gulf Coast, National Weather Service, Upper Texas, National Hurricane Center, Central &, Twitter, Reuters, Texas, Local, REUTERS, Houston, Houston Independent School District, Hurricane, Thomson Locations: TEXAS CITY , Texas, drenching Texas, Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas, Upper Texas Coast, Houston, Louisiana , Mississippi, Florida, Central, Central & South Louisiana, Galveston , Texas, U.S, Texas City , Texas, Bayou Vista, Corpus Christi, Galveston County, Lake Shores, Galveston, Gulf, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Bengaluru, Gdansk, New York
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