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Senators reach deal to reopen government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the Senate Democratic leader said on Monday. "We will vote today to reopen the government," Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 18:10:45

U.S. senators strike deal to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security. Legislation to renew federal funding to the government cleared a procedural hu

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 19:35:07

Pennsylvania court: congressional map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered

(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats, who hold only five of

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 19:01:52

U.S. Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019: Pence

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern. President Donald Trump last mo

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 18:03:45

Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Wal-Mart is being advised by Goldman Sachs & Co, according to one of the sources who spoke on

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 14:46:52

U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump canceled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy. Trump's cancellation of his trip has raised que

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 18:11:50

Government workers begin shutdown as Senate vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers began shutting down operations on Monday with the U.S. government closed, as a bipartisan group of senators tried to negotiate a deal just hours before the full Senate planned another vote to restore funding. As government employees pr

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 14:55:02

Tim Vickery's Notes from South America: State championships at the heart of Brazil's problems

Botafogo goalkeeper Manga takes a cross in the Maracana Stadium during the last game of the state championship, won by Fluminense after the 3-3 draw in this match Fluminense against Botafogo is known as "the grand-dad classic". The Rio clash has been played since 1905, making it the oldest of Brazi

WORLDSOCCER.COM - 2018-01-22 16:37:36

Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals sensational plan to purchase Championship football club

Ronaldo, who has been retired since 2011, says that he wants to do "something innovative" in football Ronaldo has revealed that he is considering buying a Championship football club. Former Brazil striker Ronaldo, 41, has revealed that he would like to do "something innovative" in football, seven y

MIRROR - 2018-01-22 13:40:06

Trump's attendance at Davos economic forum in doubt due to shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss alps was in doubt on Monday as the U.S. government shutdown stretched into a third day. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the departure of a high-profile U.S. delegation for the con

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 17:28:18

Deutsche Bank denies Manager Magazin report on Kushner

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank on Monday denied a magazine report that said that the bank had reported to German banking supervisors suspicious funds associated with Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and advisor. German monthly Manager Magazin reported last week that Deut

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 13:54:16

TCS opens new office in Brazil

Indian IT outsourcer Tata Consultancy Services has opened a new office in Brazil as part of a growth strategy for the country. Citibank's proposed on-site mandate and the likely changes to U.S. immigration laws suggest the global outsourcing landscape may change forever, possibly hurting India's bo

ZDNET - 2018-01-22 15:25:31

Four Seasons Expands Global Portfolio of Hotels, Resorts

PHOTO: Four Seasons Astir Palace in Athens. (photo courtesy of Four Seasons) WHY IT RATES: After a successful 2017, Four Seasons is looking to have an even more bountiful 2018.-Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Marriott Vacation Club Opens in Bali First Radisson Blu Planned in Costa Rica Fol

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-01-22 17:45:00

Foo Fighters add new batch of US dates to their Concrete and Gold tour

Foo Fighters' massive 2018 tour in support of last year's Concrete and Gold just keeps growing. Today, the rockers have added a new batch of US dates to the itinerary, with stadiums in Detroit, Kansas City, and St. Louis to host autumn gigs with the band. The newly added concerts follow a packed tou

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND - 2018-01-22 15:52:32

Pele Hails Messi, Upbeat About Brazil World Cup Chances

Brazil football great Pele would still prefer Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in his team over Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter's recent dominance of the Ballon d'Or award.Graphics Courtesy: Arushi Rastogi Ronaldo last year won his fourth Ballon d'Or in the past five years t

FOOTTHEBALL.COM - 2018-01-22 13:05:22

2018 Razzies feature five men in the Worst Director category

SAO PAULO, BRASIL - JULY 11: Director Michael Bay attends the 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Latin America press junket at Hotel Unique on July 11, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)The 2018 Razzie Award nominations have been announced and there's

HERCAPE.COM - 2018-01-22 14:08:21

Top tips for a cheap hotel stay from booking hacks to how to get a free upgrade

When you're booking a cheap holiday, sometimes the accommodation costs can take up a frustratingly big chunk our of your budget - but that doesn't have to be the case. In fact from the moment you book your stay through to check out, there are a few easy hacks and tricks that could help you get the

MIRROR - 2018-01-22 10:57:09

It's Jail or the Presidency for Brazil's Lula

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no longer quite the political dynamo he once was. At 72, he's a touch grayer, a touch weaker -- after a bout with cancer and the loss of his wife -- and a touch less popular than he was when he swept to a landslide victory back in 2002. But make no mistake about it, the

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-22 09:00:00

Brazil private-sector pension system deficit up 22 pct in 2017

BRASILIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's state pension system for private-sector workers ended 2017 with a 182.45 billion real ($57.2 billion) deficit, a 22 percent increase from the year before, government data showed on Monday. The pension system covering public-sector workers and the army, which of

REUTERS - 2018-01-22 12:39:38

Brazil Legend Ronaldo Reveals Desire to Buy Championship Club

Brazil's legendary forward Ronaldo Nazario has revealed his desire to purchase a club in the second division of either Spain or England in the near future. The two-time Ballon d'Or winner retired from professional football in 2011 after a series of unfortunate injuries, and pursued a vocation in Spo

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - 2018-01-22 08:00:00