U.S. Senate leader cancels most of August recess

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he was cancelling most of the Senate’s August recess to give lawmakers time to pass spending bills before a Sept. 30 deadline and to confirm more of President Donald Trump’s appointees.

Brazil’s centrist parties urged to unite, but behind whom?

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s centrist parties, battered by widespread voter disaffection with the political establishment, must join forces to win the October elections in a dangerously polarized field, leaders from seven parties urged on Tuesday.

How Can Couples Therapy Unlock Organizational Transformation?

It’s not that lasting marriages don’t have fights. It’s how they fight that determines their longevity and happiness. The same holds for teams at work.

Congressman Keith Ellison to run for attorney general in Minnesota

(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a Democratic National Committee official and the first Muslim elected to Congress, on Tuesday launched his campaign for attorney general of Minnesota.

Exclusive: China’s ZTE signed preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban – sources

(Reuters) – ZTE Corp has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers, allowing the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker to get back into business, according to sources familiar with the matter.

You’re the only one who will make me smile, Zverev tells reporter

After going out of the French Open, Alexander Zverev is cheered by a question from a Yorkshire journalist.

Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, his lawyer said, in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year.