By Tom Hals and Svea Herbst-Bayliss | WILMINGTON, Del./BOSTON WILMINGTON, Del./BOSTON Sprint Corp (S.N) used confidential information from its alliance with RadioShack Corp to open competing mobile phone stores, dooming the comeback by the electronics retailer and destroying jobs, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by RadioShack creditors. RadioShack emerged from bankruptcy in 2015
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By Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The state of Hawaii asked a federal judge in Honolulu on Thursday to clarify a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reinstated parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing that the Trump administration had interpreted the court’s decision too narrowly. In a court
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WASHINGTON The United States plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms, a proposal the Trump administration informed Congress about on Thursday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “The administration had formally notified Congress of seven proposed defense sales for Taiwan. It’s now valued about $1.42 billion,” Nauert told reporters, saying the sales
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By Jan Strupczewski | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS The European Union wants to set up a joint committee with Britain to oversee the management, implementation and enforcement of the yet-to-be-reached divorce agreement with London, documents by EU negotiators showed on Thursday. The committee, made up of British and EU representatives, would ensure the good functioning of the
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By Barbara Lewis and Julia Fioretti | LONDON/BRUSSELS LONDON/BRUSSELS EU policymakers are unlikely to agree to Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from burning building materials despite years of lobbying from fire fighters and safety experts, according to a draft report ordered by the region’s executive seen by Reuters. The debate has been going on in
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By Arshad Mohammed and Mica Rosenberg | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees entering the United States is finally scheduled to take effect later on Thursday, but in a scaled-back form that still allows in some travelers. The rollout of the controversial
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By Khaled al-Ramahi and Maher Chmaytelli | MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State’s de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group’s self-styled caliphate at an end. Iraqi authorities expect the long battle
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LONDON The government will consider its options if Northern Irish politicians are unable to restore the British province’s power-sharing executive by a deadline set for later on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said. “If, despite our collective efforts, it proves impossible to re-establish the executive we will need to consider the options to ensure
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By Elizabeth Piper | LONDON LONDON The opposition Labour Party lost a vote to try to force Theresa May to change her austerity agenda and increase public sector pay on Wednesday, in the first of many expected challenges to the prime minister’s ability to govern. May won by 323 votes to 309 in the first
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By Kim Palmer | CLEVELAND CLEVELAND Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature voted on Wednesday to freeze enrollment in the state’s Medicaid healthcare insurance for the poor, setting the stage for a showdown with Republican Governor John Kasich, who favors expanding the program. The proposed Medicaid freeze, which would deny coverage to hundreds of thousands of Ohio residents
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