Month: May 2019

[ad_1] 72nd Cannes Film Festival – Photocall for the film “Parasite” (Gisaengchung) in competition – Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Cast members Chang Hyae-Jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Jung-Eun and Park So-Dam pose. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard CANNES, France (Reuters) – “Parasite”, a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles, has upped the
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[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party. Nearly three years since Britain voted 52% to 48% to leave
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[ad_1] JAKARTA (Reuters) – Demonstrations over the outcome of last month’s presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia’s capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta’s governor said six people were killed. The riots followed an announcement on Tuesday by the General Election Commission (KPU) confirming that President Joko
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[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British Steel, the country’s second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardising some 25,000 jobs, Britain’s Official Receiver said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the British Steel works in Scunthorpe, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell The High Court ordered the compulsory
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[ad_1] TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were on shaky ground on Wednesday, as earlier relief over Washington’s temporary relaxation of curbs against China’s Huawei Technologies failed to offset deeper worries about trade frictions between the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past a stock quotation board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage, in
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Many of the restrictions are intended to draw legal challenges, which religious conservatives hope will lead the nation’s top court
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[ad_1] Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to back spasms. FILE PHOTO: May 16, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich (22) walks to the dugout prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Yelich, the
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[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk near the stall of the Hikvision Digital Technology Co. at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy American technology, the New
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to deter Tehran’s aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said. “I hope they’re tamping down (the rhetoric). They tried to give that impression,” Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the
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[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of the Chinese firm’s technology. The world’s second-biggest phone maker runs its devices on Google’s Android platform outside China, but the U.S. Commerce Department blocked
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[ad_1] JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who refused to concede as his supporters gathered in the capital in protest at the result. The General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in
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[ad_1] NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China’s Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker said meant little because it was already prepared for U.S. action. The U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from buying
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[ad_1] Gary Sanchez capped a four-run top of the ninth inning with a three-run homer as the New York Yankees rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. The Orioles took an early 6-1 lead, helped by home runs from Hanser Alberto (4-for-5) and Renato Nunez, but three homers sparked the
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