Month: June 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – It is the game which could easily have been the final of the Women’s World Cup — the defending champions and favorites, the United States, against hosts France, seeking their first title. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Round of 16 – Spain v United States – Stade Auguste-Delaune,
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FILE PHOTO: The door of 10 Downing Street is seen as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Any attempt to cut off funding to British government departments would be “grossly irresponsible”, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, after reports that lawmakers would
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TARRAGONA, Spain (Reuters) – Wildfires raged on Thursday across nearly 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia and fire fighters said the area affected could increase significantly as a powerful heatwave grips the entire country. Temperatures in some parts of Spain are expected to soar to more than 43 degrees Celsius
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Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies backed by big internet companies could come under the scrutiny of antitrust regulators, the head of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office said on Thursday after Facebook
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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Ford engine plant at Bridgend, Wales, Britain June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ford (F.N) said it will cut 12,000 jobs in Europe by 2020 to return its business back to profit. Ford said it has ceased production at three plants in Russia, is closing plants
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to issue eagerly awaited decisions on Thursday in cases on the Trump administration’s attempt to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and bids by voters to stem the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries, a practice called gerrymandering. FILE PHOTO: An informational pamphlet
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Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann had a solo shot, and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 5-3 win over the host Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Jun 26, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
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FILE PHOTO: A bitcoin sign is seen during Riga Comm 2017, a business technology and innovation fair in Riga, Latvia November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s price skidded 12% lower on Thursday to around $11,383 after hitting an 18-month high of nearly $14,000 earlier this week. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has
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