Franklin Templeton launches global macro fund for retail investors BOSTON (Reuters) – Mutual fund group Franklin Resources Inc said on Wednesday it will begin offering retail clients access to hedge funds that invest in currencies, interest rates, commodities and…
Stars turn out for HFPA fundraising gala Hugh Grant, Emma Stone, Justin Timberlake and Mel Gibson lined up for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) annual Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday which presented nearly $2.4 million to non-profit organization related to entertainment industry.
Bolivians honor Mother Earth with celebration (Reuters) – In the Andean city of El Alto indigenous Bolivians gathered at dawn to honor “Pachamama,” the goddess of the earth and fertility, on what is known locally as Mother Earth Day.
Billionaire Klarman slams Trump, vows to work for Clinton NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman said on Wednesday he would work to get Hillary Clinton elected president of the United States because he finds recent comments by Donald Trump “shockingly unacceptable.”
Art Nouveau masterpiece abandoned in decaying Brussels warehouse (Reuters) – An Art Nouveau facade designed by the famous Belgian architect Victor Horta lies greening with mould and covered in trash in a Brussels warehouse, forgotten only five years after it was…
Gymnastics: Hambuechen blames scoring system for Rio injuries RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen demanded an overhaul in the gymnastics scoring system on Saturday after team mate Andreas Toba and Frenchman Samir Ait Said provided painful reminders of just how dangerous the sport can be.
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Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.
Refugee crowned ‘wine queen’, as German tradition evolves TRIER, Germany (Reuters) – A Syrian refugee has been crowned “wine queen” in Germany, winning a traditional annual honor that used to go to local young women from wine-growing families.
Millennial hookup culture may not be a real thing (Reuters Health) – People may think of millennials as being one right swipe away from a quick hookup, but a new study suggests many 20-somethings are actually having less sex than their parents did back in the day.
Wal-Mart buying Jet.com to lift online sales, battle Amazon (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc, vying to better challenge Amazon.com Inc , will pay about $3 billion for internet retailer Jet.com and its innovative pricing software in the largest-ever deal for an e-commerce startup.
Families and doctors who care for trans kids get help at conference (Reuters Health) – At the annual Gender Odyssey conference this week in Seattle, parents and healthcare providers who care for transgender and gender-nonconforming children are receiving a crash course on a world often left unexplored.
India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.
Japan urges China not to escalate East China Sea tension TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan said on Monday it would respond firmly after Chinese government vessels intruded into what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea 14 times at the weekend.
Media embracing digital TV with strings attached NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Media companies that are starting to allow their programs onto Internet-delivered TV and mobile devices are putting limits on digital rights as a safety hatch if problems arise with the new distribution systems, executives say.
J.K. Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at ‘Cursed Child’ gala LONDON (Reuters) – A new “Harry Potter” play that opened to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the audience marks the end of the journey for the beloved boy wizard, his creator J.K. Rowling said at the play’s premiere in London on Saturday.
Pollution crackdown on China tin producers could spur imports, lift prices MELBOURNE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China could ramp up imports of refined tin as a string of environmental inspections at smelters in the world’s top producer of the metal curbs local output.
Harry Potter casts spell again with ‘Cursed Child’ sales LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Reuters) – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the script for a new London play telling the eighth story in the boy wizard series, has sold more than 2 million copies in its first two days on the market in the United States, publisher Scholastic said on Wednesday.
Maryland politician apologizes over threat to sue local paper WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A Maryland politician who said
he would sue a newspaper if it printed his name, Kirby Delauter,
has apologized after his threat garnered national attention, the
targeted newspaper reported on Thursday.Amid campaign turmoil, Trump allies urge him to get back on track WASHINGTON/PORTLAND, Me. (Reuters) – Supporters of Republican Donald Trump urged him to get back on message on Thursday after a week of dropping opinion poll numbers and a war of words with ranking Republicans over his U.S. presidential campaign.
California voters could decide future of climate change program SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California voters could decide whether to extend the state’s pioneering climate change program beyond 2020 when they go to the polls in two years, an official within Governor Jerry Brown’s administration said on Thursday.
Chicago police may have violated policy in fatal shooting: official (Reuters) – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said on Saturday that videos of the police shooting of a black man in the city last month indicate three officers may have violated the department’s policies.
Intense fighting as Syrian rebels break through Aleppo siege BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebels broke through to besieged opposition-held areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday in an assault on a major government military complex meant to end a month-long siege, insurgents and a monitoring group said.
South Carolina girl exposed to brain-eating amoeba faces bleak odds CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – An 11-year-old South Carolina girl has irreparable brain damage after contracting a rare, often-fatal infection caused by an amoeba from a river where she was swimming, according to a Facebook page set up on her behalf.
Typhoon Nida shuts Hong Kong, more than 150 flights canceled HONG KONG (Reuters) – Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub and disrupting hundreds of flights with gale-force winds, while low-lying areas were put on flood alert.
Trump fires back at Obama, says Clinton ‘unfit’ for government WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shot back at President Barack Obama’s criticism of him as unfit for office, saying Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has embraced policies that have hurt national security and America’s workers.
Russia sees politics behind Paralympics ban, vows to appeal MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia blamed politics for a decision to bar its Paralympians from taking part in next month’s Rio Games because of a state-sponsored doping program, saying on Monday it would press ahead with a legal attempt to overturn the ban.
A purrfect rescue: Italian coast guard saves drowning kitten ROME (Reuters) – A tiny kitten that went for an ill-advised swim in the Sicilian sea has hung on to eight of its nine lives, thanks to a rescue mission by Italy’s coast guard.
Canadian woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon GO players TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian woman has been charged after she allegedly fired a pellet gun at Pokemon GO players from the rooftop of a Toronto-area home, local police said on Monday.
Obama says Trump will receive security briefings as required by law WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday Donald Trump will get national security briefings as required by law ahead of the election, but warned that the information in the briefings must be kept secret.