Month: June 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, saying the leaders’ meeting lacked substance and elevated a ruthless dictator. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized
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A Huawei logo is pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s decision to allow expanded sales of U.S. technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world, and leave the most sensitive equipment off
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FILE PHOTO: A woman puts clothes to dry overlooking central Mumbai’s financial district skyline, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo MUMBAI (Reuters) – India had its driest June in five years because monsoon rains were delayed, the weather department said late on Sunday, raising fears for crops and the broader economy. Overall, the monsoon
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GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – Kylie Minogue delighted a huge crowd at Glastonbury with hits including “Spinning Around”, “Shocked” and “Better the Devil You Know”, 14 years after illness forced her to cancel a headline performance at the festival. Kylie Minogue performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, Britain June 30, 2019.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The world’s marquee gay pride parade was preempted by thousands of anti-corporate dissidents who staged their own protest on Sunday, rejecting a uniformed police presence and commercial sponsorship while also demanding LGBTQ equality. Activists march in the Queer Liberation March in Greenwich Village during the 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall
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FILE PHOTO: Actor Tom Hanks poses with his character Woody at the premiere for “Toy Story 4” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Forky are still ruling the box office. Despite solid debuts from newcomers “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday,” Disney and
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Revellers watch Years & Years performing during Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, Britain June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – The world renowned naturalist David Attenborough appeared on the stage at Glastonbury on Sunday to praise its ban on single-use plastic bottles, delighting festival goers who have instead queued for tap water. The broadcaster’s
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dutch socialist politician Frans Timmermans is on course to be named as the EU’s next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday, hours before European Union leaders meet to decide who wins the bloc’s top posts in Europe. FILE PHOTO: European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, candidate of the Party of European
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British rapper Stormzy performs the headline slot on the Pyramid stage during Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, Britain, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) – A Union Jack emblazoned stab-proof vest worn by British rapper Stormzy for his history-making headline performance at the Glastonbury Music Festival was designed by Banksy, the street artist said
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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Manchester, Britain, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson said he would be willing to increase government borrowing to spend on infrastructure projects and spur economic growth if he wins the race to become Britain’s next prime minister.
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A woman rides a motorcycle as she passes containers at Hai Phong port, Vietnam September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kham HANOI (Reuters) – The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods
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TIRANA (Reuters) – Voting in Albanian mayoral elections that opposition parties are boycotting began calmly on Sunday after Western countries warned against violence, although some abstainers mocked those who were casting a vote with songs from the country’s communist past. A woman casts her ballot at a polling station near Tirana, Albania June 30, 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks at a Momentum ‘The World Transformed’ event during during the annual Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is interested in a plan to replace inheritance tax with a lifetime tax on all
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FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen crossing the Millennium Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral seen behind, during the morning rush hour in London, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s private sector has had its worst three months in nearly seven years as the Brexit impasse and poor weather hit economic growth,
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