(Reuters) – GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s epilepsy treatment on Monday secured an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, becoming the first cannabis-based drug to be approved in the country. FILE PHOTO: A flowering marijuana plant. REUTERS/Chris Wattie The drug’s approval permits its use in patients aged two years and older with Dravet Syndrome (DS)
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain must raise defence spending to make sure it retains influence over the United States and maintain its leading role in the NATO military alliance, a report by a committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May visits British soldiers, part of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) battle group,
EASTBOURNE, Engkand (Reuters) – Andy Murray claimed his first win since returning from a hip injury as he trounced fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Eastbourne championships on Monday. Tennis – WTA Premier & ATP 250 – Nature Valley International – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain –
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The group that hands out the Oscars said on Monday that it had invited 928 new members from 59 countries, in its biggest diversity drive after years of criticism of its mostly white and male membership. FILE PHOTO: Oscar statues dry in the sunlight after receiving a fresh coat of gold
(Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire that has already destroyed 22 structures and is being driven by erratic winds and high temperatures forced some 3,000 people to flee as it threatened to cut off access to a rural community in Northern California on Monday. The so-called Pawnee Fire, which broke out on Saturday near the Mendocino
VIENNA (Reuters) – Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon. Lembit Opik, Asgardia’s Head of Nation Igor Ashurbeyli and Yun Zhao attend the
(Reuters) – Xerox Corp said on Monday it would start sourcing products from new vendors to lower its dependency on Fujifilm Holdings Corp and may not renew its technology agreement with the 56-year-old joint venture Fuji Xerox. FILE PHOTO: The Fuji Xerox logo is seen on a photocopier in this illustration photo January 19, 2018.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded defeat but branded the elections “unjust” and
LONDON (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell by more than 1 percent on Monday as investors prepared for an extra 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in output to hit the markets after OPEC and its partners agreed to raise production. Despite the increase, which is intended to stop the gap between global supply and
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republican Representative Mark Meadows said on Monday he expects an immigration bill to be offered in the House of Representatives on Tuesday will fail, but that he expects that to be followed by legislation aimed at keeping immigrant families together at the Mexican border. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the
FENNY BENTLEY, England (Reuters) – In a pub in central England, fans of toe wrestling cheered their hero as he entered the ring, rock music blaring, to defend his world title. FILE PHOTO: Alan “Nasty” Nash wears a necklace with a foot during the World Toe Wrestling championships in Ashbourne, central England June 8, 2013.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – The Egyptian Football Association denied reports that talismanic striker Mohamed Salah was on the verge of quitting international football after he unwittingly became a publicity pawn for the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. Soccer Football – World Cup – Egypt Training – Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia – June 24,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meeting between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and federal prosecutors in New York investigating President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen scheduled for Monday has been canceled, a lawyer representing Daniels said late on Sunday. Stormy Daniels, the porn star currently in legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks
LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo
(Reuters) – Bubba Watson stormed back from six strokes behind in the final round to overhaul Englishman Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship by three strokes in Cromwell, Connecticut on Sunday. Jun 24, 2018; Cromwell, CT, USA; Bubba Watson reacts after his birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families. A woman holds a child’s hand as undocumented immigrant families are released