The White House’s decision to let only a Russian photographer into Trump’s Oval Office meeting has turned out ugly

(President Donald Trump with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.Russian Embassy) By barring all press but a Russian photographer from President Donald Trump’s meeting with Kremlin officials this week, the White House opened itself up to more Russia-related criticism from observers. On Wednesday, Trump met with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and ambassador to the US, Sergey […]




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Sally Yates is set to give bombshell testimony about Michael Flynn and Russia — here’s what to expect

(Sally Yates.Pete Marovich/Getty Images)) Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates will testify at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Monday about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Yates, who was fired from her position as acting attorney after refusing to enforce President Donald Trump’s first immigration order in January, will be interviewed by the subcommittee on crime and […]




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EU regulators delay ChemChina/Syngenta merger decision to April 12

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union antitrust regulators have extended the deadline for a decision on ChemChina’s proposed buy of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta by 10 working days to April 12. Syngenta said in a statement the two companies had asked for the extension to allow “sufficient time for the discussion of remedy proposals”. […]




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Twitter’s China boss Kathy Chen quits after eight months

NEW YORK/BEIJING (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) executive Kathy Chen, brought in to run Greater China just over eight months ago, has quit, according to a tweet sent by her over the weekend. Twitter has been blocked in China since 2009 but is still used through virtual private networks (VPN). Domestically, the Sina Weibo microblogging […]




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BlackRock’s U.S.-based active funds post record 2016 withdrawals: Morningstar

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors pulled $19.3 billion from BlackRock Inc’s (BLK.N) U.S.-based actively managed mutual funds in 2016, Morningstar Inc estimates showed on Tuesday, a record high as the investment industry struggles to restrain an exodus to lower-cost investments. The funds posted nearly $8.5 billion in outflows during the fourth quarter, […]




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