Month: October 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-4 victory against old foe Stan Wawrinka to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday. Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – October 31, 2019 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his round
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Thursday for the formation of a new government of technocrats following the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri amid nationwide protests against a sectarian elite blamed for mishandling the economy. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is pictured as he addresses the nation at the Baabda
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Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a launch event for the Labour party’s general election campaign in London, Britain October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the leader of Britain’s left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be “so bad” for Britain if he
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FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s
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Scientists check plants inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system as an experiment called Marsonaut at Prague University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as
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WAGENINGEN (Reuters) – No-deal Brexit preparations were largely put on hold in the Netherlands this week but a group of veterinarians from across Europe remained hard at work in a classroom, with just six months to learn advanced Dutch. Participants in a language class talk as European veterinarians sit in a classroom learning Dutch so
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Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Shenzhen Bay Sports Center – Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China – October 28, 2019 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in action during her match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Aly Song HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, citing the knee injury sustained
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to try to break up anti-government protests in the densely populated Kowloon district of Mong Kok on Thursday, as masked demonstrators gathered to join Halloween fancy-dress clubbers on the main island of Hong Kong. Protesters, many dressed all in black and wearing now-banned face masks,
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen on Downing Street in London, Britain October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lead the opposition Labour Party by 15-17 percentage points, two polls showed on Thursday. IpsosMORI said the Conservatives were on 41%, Labour on 24%, Liberal Democrats on 20%, the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are scheduled on Thursday to cast their first vote in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives takes up a measure that sets up the next steps in the fast-moving effort. FILE PHOTO: People walk past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. October
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TOKYO/OSAKA (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.T) second-quarter operating profit more than doubled, blowing past analyst estimates, on strong demand for its Switch console. FILE PHOTO: A display for the gaming company Nintendo is shown in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake Nintendo sold 4.98 million units of its hybrid home-portable Switch
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police tightened security ahead of possible clashes on Thursday between masked “Halloween” pro-democracy protesters and fancy-dress clubbers in the narrow, hilly streets of a popular party district in the heart of the Chinese-ruled city. The demonstrators, many of whom still wear now-illegal face masks, are planning to march from
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Oct 30, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Nationals players celebrate on the field after defeating the Houston Astros in game seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park. The Washington Nationals won the World Series winning four games to three. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – The Washington Nationals stunned
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