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House committee seeks Trump tax returns from IRS

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee Annual Spring Dinner in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal has asked the Internal Revenue Service to provide six years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns. “We have completed the necessary groundwork for a request of this magnitude and I am certain we are within our legitimate legislative, legal, and oversight rights,” Neal said in a statement on Wednesday announcing the request. Neal, who is the only House of Representatives member authorized by law to request…

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Nissan ex-chief Ghosn arrested for fourth time in Japan: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors arrested ousted Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday, broadcaster NHK said, after reports authorities were building a new case against him over payments made to a dealer in Oman. FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn sits inside a car as he leaves his lawyer's office after being released on bail from Tokyo Detention House, in Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoThe re-arrest, which NHK described as a highly unusual move, marks the latest dramatic twist in the once-feted executive’s fall from grace, and comes after fresh allegations about improper payments made by…

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Democrats in Congress authorize subpoenas for Trump-Russia report, legal battle looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats on Wednesday authorized a powerful committee chairman to subpoena Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, moving closer to a legal clash with President Donald Trump’s administration. The Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to enable its chairman, Jerrold Nadler, to subpoena the Justice Department to obtain Mueller’s unredacted report and all underlying evidence as well as documents and testimony from five former Trump aides including political strategist Steve Bannon. Nadler has not yet exercised that authority, with the timing of any such move uncertain. The committee vote was 24-17 along party lines, with…

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Labour’s Corbyn says Theresa May has not moved enough on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May had not moved far enough in a first round of crisis talks aimed at breaking the domestic deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union. The United Kingdom was supposed to leave the EU last Friday but, nearly three years after it voted by 52 percent to 48 for Brexit in a referendum, it is still unclear how, when or even whether it will quit the bloc it joined in 1973. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by lawmakers, the Conservative prime minister invited Corbyn, a veteran socialist,…

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UK hints at long Brexit delay with option to leave as soon as deal approved

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by parliament, finance minister Philip Hammond indicated on Wednesday. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in Brussels that Britain would not get any further short delays unless its parliament ratified a deal by April 12 - the date set by EU leaders as the effective cut-off for avoiding the European Parliament elections. Hammond said there did not have to be a vote on a deal by the April 10 EU Council summit and that while there would be big…

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Brexit delay law approved by UK’s House of Commons

LONDON (Reuters) - The lower house of the British parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12 without a deal. Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow speaks in the Parliament in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERSThe legislation, put forward by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, was rushed through all of its stages in the House of Commons in less than six hours. It was approved at the final stage by 313 votes to 312. It now…

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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin warned about discussing U.S. college scam with their kids

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday warned parents charged in the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, to avoid discussing the case with their children, who are potential witnesses. Prosecutors had wanted U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley in Boston to go further and prohibit the 12 wealthy parents who appeared before her from talking about the case with their children without a lawyer present. While Kelley warned the parents that discussing the case with their children could expose them to potential obstruction of justice charges, she said she did not think the prosecution’s proposed conditions on…

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Pele hospitalized in Paris with urinary infection – friend

PARIS (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days,” one of his long-time friends said on Wednesday. French soccer player Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian soccer legend Pele pose ahead of their meeting in Paris, France April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Christian HartmannThe 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, who was with Pele at the hospital, said. “Everything is under control. Everything’s fine.” Pele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event…

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A.I. and Privacy Concerns Get White House to Embrace Global Cooperation

Two hallmarks of American economic policy under President Trump are a reflexive aversion for regulation and go-it-alone nationalism.But in technology policy, that stance is changing.In September, the Trump administration abandoned its hands-off approach and began working closely with the 36-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to create international guidelines for the design and use of artificial intelligence.The administration has also started to discuss a new law to protect privacy in the digital age, seeking consensus domestically and common ground internationally. It has fielded more than 200 public-comment filings from advocacy groups, corporations and individuals.“There is a real desire in the United States to see leadership at…

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U.S. chip stocks surge on trade deal hopes, Wall Street edges up

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, extending a strong start to the quarter as a rally among chipmaker shares provided a boost to the broader market on growing hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said talks between the United States and China have progressed and both sides hope to get closer to a deal this week. Shares of chipmakers, which rely heavily on China for revenue, especially benefited. The Philadelphia Semiconductor index jumped as much as 3% to a record high. The index ended 2.3% higher. Advanced Micro Devices Inc shares gained 8.5%, the…

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