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Paul Ryan will not seek reelection in 2018, reports say
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Paul Ryan will not seek reelection in 2018, reports say

One of the most powerful Republican politicians in the country, House Speaker Paul Ryan, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. The 48-year-old congressman from Wisconsin, who has held the job of Speaker since 2015, has decided, after considerable thought, that he will stand aside and not contest in November 2018. Of the…

UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity. Scientists meeting in Colombia issued four regional reports Friday on how well animal and plants are doing in the Americas; Europe and Central Asia; Africa; and the Asia-Pacific area. Their…

Reports: Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa are divorcing
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Reports: Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa are divorcing

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump at Republican National Convention in Cleveland, in July 2016. (Photo: ROBYN BECK, AFP/Getty Images) Donald Trump Jr., President Trump's eldest child and the father of five himself, is being sued for divorce by his wife Vanessa, according to The New York Post and TMZ. Vanessa Trump, who…

Reports: Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54
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Reports: Bollywood icon Sridevi dies aged 54

Sridevi, one of India's most celebrated actresses, has died according to multiple reports published by Indian media outlets. The 54-year-old Bollywood icon was attending a family wedding in the United Arab Emirates when she suffered a fatal heart attack, the reports said. Family members confirmed to the Indian Express website that the actress had passed…

Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Clashes erupted in Gaza and the occupied West Bank earlier on Friday in…

RBS reports profit for the first time in 10 years
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RBS reports profit for the first time in 10 years

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), majority-owned by British taxpayers, has posted a net profit of £752m for 2017, its first annual gain in a decade. The result surpassed analyst expectations of £592m and compares with a £6.95bn loss a year earlier, when RBS was hit by conduct charges and legacy and restructuring costs. CEO Ross McEwan hailed…

Public reports ‘clearly show’ Assad’s use of chemical weapons: McMaster

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account. “Public accounts and photos clearly show that Assad’s chemical weapons use…