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American support for impeaching Trump rises to 45% amid Ukraine matter: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who believe President Donald Trump should be impeached rose by 8 percentage points over the past week as more people learned about allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to smear his top Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with sheriffs from across the country on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Erin ScottThe Sept. 26-30 opinion poll found that 45% of adults believe Republican Trump “should be impeached,” compared with 37% in a similar poll that ran last…

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Factbox: Major U.S. retail bankruptcies since 2017

(Reuters) - Forever 21 Inc on Sunday became the latest U.S. retailer to file for bankruptcy, succumbing to the twin challenges of changing consumer tastes and a relentless shift to online shopping. Sales on clothing and shoes are advertised at the entrance to a Forever 21 fashion retail store in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Chris HelgrenThe teen apparel retailer joins a list of household names, such as Sears Holdings and Toys ‘R’ Us, which have filed for bankruptcy protection since the beginning of 2017. Some retailers have even filed for a second time. Toys ‘R’ Us Inc eventually went into liquidation, while others like…

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U.S. opera singer Jessye Norman dies at 74

FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Jessye Norman sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(Reuters) - American opera singer Jessye Norman died on Tuesday at the age of 74, her family said, after suffering complications from a 2015 injury. Norman died in a New York hospital of septic shock and multiple organ failure related to complications from a spinal cord injury four years ago, the family said in a statement. Norman, a soprano, was born in the U.S. state…

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Exclusive: Mexico’s Pemex seeks control of U.S. oil firm’s billion-barrel find

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - When U.S. oil firm Talos Energy (TALO.N) found nearly a billion barrels off Mexico’s southern Gulf coast two years ago, it marked the first discovery by a foreign firm since the oil industry was nationalized eight decades earlier. FILE PHOTO: A sign of state-owned company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is seen at a gas station in Monterrey, Mexico June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File PhotoNow Mexico’s state-run oil firm Pemex wants to take over the lucrative project, according to two former Mexican energy officials and two company executives with knowledge of internal Pemex discussions. The Pemex push to run drilling in the oilfield comes amid…

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Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed by U.S. House Democrats

FILE PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, speaks at an event in Ashraf-3 camp, which is a base for the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) in Manza, Albania, July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Florion GogaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday that a subpoena had been sent to President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, seeking documents in their impeachment inquiry. The House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees said Giuliani had said on national television that he asked the government of Ukraine to “target” former Vice President Joe Biden. Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu NomiyamaOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters…

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While Trump rages, McConnell says he would have to hold Senate impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have “no choice” but to allow a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach the president. Senator Mitch McConnell appeared to put to rest speculation that he would use his position to derail any impeachment effort by the Democratic-led House by avoiding a trial at all. The Republicans control the Senate and have been largely muted about the allegations and inquiries into fellow-Republican Trump. The House initiated an impeachment inquiry against Trump last week after…

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Trump pressed Australian PM to help in probe of Mueller inquiry origins: New York Times

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Australia’s prime minister during a recent phone call to help the U.S. attorney general in an investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing two U.S. officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to a small group of presidential aides, one of the officials said, according to the Times. It was an unusual decision that…

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Venezuela’s Maduro says Trump merits ‘a thousand impeachments’

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, under fire all year to quit from the United States and its allies, exulted on Monday in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, though he did not expect the White House to let up against him. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure QuinteroTrump is under fire over his request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for an investigation into Joe Biden, a leading Democratic candidate to challenge him in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. “I wasn’t surprised, because that’s what Donald Trump does every day against Venezuela,”…

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Apple and Microsoft push Wall Street higher as trade worries abate

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, helped by gains in Apple, Microsoft and Merck & Co, as investors set aside worries about the U.S.-China trade war. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidShares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) rose 2.4% after Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told a German daily that sales of the company’s newest iPhones were off to a strong start, while JP Morgan raised its forecast for shipment volumes. Apple is struggling to reverse shrinking iPhone sales amid tepid global demand for smartphones. Also helped by a 0.9%…

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Stocks inch higher as investors downplay escalating trade war

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rise in U.S. technology stocks and better-than-expected economic data in China pushed global equity markets higher Monday, despite reports that Washington was considering escalating its trade war with China by delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges. U.S. President Donald Trump is looking at the move as part of a broader effort to limit U.S. investment in Chinese companies, sources told Reuters on Friday, though it was not clear how any such delisting would work. MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS gained 0.16%..MIWD00000PUS, following a 0.1% gain for Europe’s Euro STOXX 600 . On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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