Month: October 2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s banks will remain closed for a fifth working day amid uncertainty over how Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri plans to extract billions of dollars from the financial sector to help ease an economic crisis that has ignited national protests. Demonstartors hold the national flag during an anti-government protest in the southern city
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FILE PHOTO: Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, leave the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they had brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents, former university
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Oct 16, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) holds a basketball in the second half half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 126-93. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Michael Jordan isn’t ready to put Steph Curry in the Hall of Fame.
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Interxion managing director Fabrice Coquio is seen at the construction site of Interxion MRS3 data center installed in an old German submarine base built during the Second World War in Marseille, France, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier PARIS (Reuters) – The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille,
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(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) agreed to spend more than $10 billion to take over WeWork, doubling down on an ill-fated investment and paying off its co-founder Adam Neumann to relinquish control, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Adam Neumann, CEO of WeWork, speaks to guests during the TechCrunch Disrupt
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Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space company Blue Origin has signed agreements with
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo DETROIT (Reuters) – The Trump Administration’s revised final fuel economy standards for U.S. vehicles should
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks ahead of a vote on his renegotiated Brexit deal, on
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(Reuters) – Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the third-largest U.S. school system. FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters worked through the night into early Tuesday to tackle a pair of wildfires threatening people’s homes. Firefighters battle a blaze from the air that was threatening homes in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins Live aerial video footage broadcast by KABC-TV
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon approved an emergency package of economic reforms on Monday, in response to a wave of anti-government protests that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri praised for breaking down sectarian barriers and restoring a sense of national unity. Across the country, people blocked roads for a fifth day. Schools, banks and businesses closed. Hundreds
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten scores of homes in the Los Angeles coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as water-dropping helicopters and firefighters swarmed the area to battle the flames. Live aerial video footage broadcast by KABC-TV showed tall flames raging along a ridge-line
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Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot at 1:57 of overtime, and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Oct 21, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist (14) scores the game wiining goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a penalty shot at Scotiabank Arena. Columbus
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New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson will be sidelined up to two months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Oct 11, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) before their game against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The benchmark S&P 500 stock index rose within striking distance of a record high on Monday as further signs of progress toward resolution of the U.S.-China trade war boosted shares in sectors sensitive to trade and the global economy. U.S. President Donald Trump continued to strike optimistic tones, while White House
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo,
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