MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it “disgusting discrimination”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Quad wheelchair singles final – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 27, 2018. Winner Dylan Alcott of Australia kisses the trophy. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Thursday it had concerns that Alphabet Inc-owned (GOOGL.O) Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit (FIT.N) may hinder competition in digital
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FILE PHOTO: Television personality Kim Kardashian attends a panel for the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” during the Winter TCA (Television Critics Association) Press Tour in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo (Reuters) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has reached a deal with Swedish music streaming company Spotify
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FILE PHOTO: Sherriffs and officials investigate the helicopter crash site of NBA star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in foothills near Los Angeles, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely
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(Reuters) – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, acknowledged on Wednesday that Boeing Co (BA.N) and the U.S. air safety agency both made mistakes on the 737 MAX jet, but rejected senators’ accusations the FAA was “stonewalling” probes after two fatal crashes. Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) Administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a
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Soccer Football – Premier League – Aston Villa v Sheffield United – Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain – June 17, 2020 Aston Villa’s Keinan Davis and Sheffield United’s John Lundstram take a knee as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Shaun Botterill/Pool via REUTERS BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Aston
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it is testing a new feature that will allow users to tweet using their voice, capturing up to 140 seconds of audio in a single tweet. The feature will
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YEADON, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will highlight his plan to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday on his third visit this month to the must-win election battleground state of Pennsylvania. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a
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FILE PHOTO: New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Ambulances are parked at the emergency entrance of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Far Rockaway section of Queens in New York City, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
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Workers remove the protective boards around the Winston Churchill statue in Westminster, in London, Britain, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Workmen began removing protective hoarding around a statue of Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill on Wednesday ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron, after the monument was covered up during
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump – the widest margin this year – according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and
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FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a joint news conference with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto in the House of the Estates in Helsinki, Finland March 3, 2020. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow would welcome efforts by Washington to use its
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