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Rare but conspicuous: Your photos of white reindeer

Image copyright Kaisa Siren/Visit Finland Image caption This white reindeer in Finland was snapped in 2006 After a photo of an adorable white reindeer went viral this week, other people have shared their snaps of the animals. Dr Nicholas Tyler, from the Centre for Saami Studies at the University of Tromso in Norway, told the BBC that white reindeer are rare. However, he adds that they are “highly conspicuous”, especially in the summer months, which may go some way to explain why people are able to get so many great…

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Trump aide John Kelly to leave White House job

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some reports suggest Mr Kelly’s relationship with Mr Trump has deteriorated President Donald Trump has told reporters that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly was under pressure to leave. Some reports said that the retired Marine Corps general’s relationship with Mr Trump had deteriorated. Mr Kelly’s replacement would be named “over the next day or two”, Mr Trump added. He made the announcement as…

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White House adviser: U.S.-China trade talks, Huawei arrest are separate

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion about trade in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that the U.S. -China trade truce and the recent arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive “are two separate events,” calling the timing of events a coincidence. Navarro, in an interview on CNN, also said if the United States and China could not come to an agreement…

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Ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

Image caption The pay gap left Meenakshi Sarkar feeling depressed and devalued When Meenakshi Sarkar landed a job as a teaching fellow at Leeds University after a successful career in business in India, she was delighted. But the university put her on the lowest possible academic pay band, leaving her struggling financially. It became clear that colleagues were paid more for similar work, leaving her feeling “depressed and devalued”. “I feel like everyone else is running a 100m sprint and I’m running a steeplechase alongside them,” she says. “It’s not…

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White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing. The Huawei logo is pictured outside their research facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company’s founder, was detained in Canada on Dec. 1, the same day Trump and…

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Rare white reindeer calf spotted on camera in Norway

Image copyright Mads Nordsveen / Caters Image caption The rare animal’s appearance is caused by a genetic mutation A Norwegian photographer has shared images of a rare white reindeer calf he encountered while hiking with friends. Mads Nordsvee, 24, from Oslo, said he spotted the animal in the snow on a walk in northern Norway. The images, where the animal almost fades into the landscape, has now been liked almost 20,000 times since they were posted on Monday. Sharing the images on Instagram, the photographer commented: “He almost disappeared into…

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Red Sox accept invitation to White House

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will go to the White House — even if not everyone on the team sees eye to eye with the president. FILE PHOTO: Oct 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; A sign congratulating the Boston Red Sox hangs outside a building during the 2018 World Series Championship parade in Boston. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Red Sox president Sam Kennedy announced Monday night that the team had accepted an invitation to the nation’s capital to celebrate its World Series win over the Los…

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White Sox acquire RHP Colome from Mariners

The Chicago White Sox acquired right-hander Alex Colome from the Seattle Mariners on Friday for catcher Omar Narvaez, both teams announced. FILE PHOTO: Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Colome throws a pitch to the New York Yankees in the first inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine Colome could potentially be the White Sox closer in 2019. He led the American League with 47 saves in 2017. “We view Alex as a terrific addition to our bullpen given…

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White House to hold roundtable with tech executives on innovation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration, which has had sometimes strained relations with high-technology companies, will meet with top tech executives next week to discuss innovation and future jobs, several companies attending and a White House official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the opening of the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 24, 2018. Michel Euler/Pool via Reuters Chief executives expected to participate include Microsoft Corp’s Satya Nadella, Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai, Qualcomm Inc’s Steven Mollenkopf and Oracle Corp’s Safra Catz, a…

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White House to hold roundtable with tech executives: WSJ

FILE PHOTO – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the opening of the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 24, 2018. Michel Euler/Pool via Reuters (Reuters) – The Trump administration will meet with top tech executives next week for a roundtable discussion on innovation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing a White House email. Executives expected to participate include Microsoft Corp’s Satya Nadella, Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai, Oracle Corp’s Safra Catz, and others, the newspaper reported. The meeting will discuss “bold, transformational ideas” that “can help ensure U.S.…

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