Comic actress Lily Tomlin to get Screen Actors Guild lifetime award (Reuters) – Lily Tomlin, one of America’s most enduring comic actresses, will receive a lifetime achievement award in January from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the group announced on Thursday.Beekeeping is all the buzz in New York City (Reuters) – While in other parts of the world honeybees have been creating a buzz because of their rapid decline, in New York their population has been soaring for the past few years, literally.
Obama touts progress against Islamic State WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday touted progress the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against Islamic State, though he said the militant group still has the ability to direct and inspire attacks.
Thai junta passes ballot box test with referendum win BANGKOK/KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) – Thai voters approved a junta-backed constitution in a referendum on Sunday, preliminary results showed, an outcome that paves the way for an election next year but will also require future elected governments to rule on the military’s terms.
California wildfire forces closure of scenic Highway 1 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An epic wildfire that has killed one person and blackened about 60,000 acres along the California coast, forced authorities on Monday to shut down a portion of scenic Highway 1 near Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Giovinco scores second hat-trick to boost MVP claims (Reuters) – Italian Sebastian Giovinco’s second hat-trick of the season led Toronto FC to a 4-1 triumph over the New England Revolution and boosted his hopes of becoming Major League Soccer’s (MLS) first ever back-to-back MVP on Saturday.
Exclusive: Stiglitz quits Panama Papers probe, cites lack of transparency BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission.
Venezuelan art exhibition honors legacy of Frida Kahlo An art gallery in the Venezuelan capital is honoring the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with an exposition featuring the works of 50 female Venezuelan artist.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Financials lift stocks in Europe and Asia, pound dips before BoE decision LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Shares rose in Europe and Asia,
lifted by gains in financial stocks, while sterling dipped
against the dollar before a Bank of England policy meeting
expected to deliver a first cut in interest rates since 2009.
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.
New Jersey slashes hedge fund allocation amid poor returns BOSTON (Reuters) – New Jersey’s state pension fund plans to slash its hedge fund investments by half, becoming the latest large investor to protest high fees and poor returns after New York and…
Australia’s tectonic speed leaves cartographers behind SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia, which rides on the world’s fastest-moving continental tectonic plate, is heading north so quickly that map co-ordinates are now out by as much as 1.5 meters (4.9 feet), say geoscientists.
The property manager and Putin’s friends LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: President Vladimir Putin.
European money market reforms to have global impact: Morgan Stanley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Proposed money market reforms in Europe could raise short-term borrowing costs for banks around the world if some funds shun bank debt in favor of owning only government…
Exclusive: TIAA in advanced talks to acquire EverBank – sources (Reuters) – TIAA, the 98-year-old financial services firm seeking to expand in internet banking, has been in exclusive negotiations to acquire U.S. online lender EverBank Financial Corp Inc for $2.5…
On the trail with Mike Pence: Putting out fires lit by Trump WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If Mike Pence had any doubts about what life would be like on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket with Donald Trump, the past week will have erased them: He is the damage control guy.
Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) – Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
Nadal ready to play in all three events in Rio (Reuters) – Spain’s Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will compete in all three tennis events at the Rio Olympics despite being not at his best after being sidelined with a wrist injury since May.
Macedonia declares state of emergency after 21 die in flash floods SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia declared a state of emergency in its capital Skopje and neighboring districts on Sunday, a day after at least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by a storm.
Bitfinex exchange customers to get 36 percent haircut, debt token HONG KONG (Reuters) – Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, which lost $72 million to hackers last week, told customers on Sunday they would lose just over 36 percent of the assets they had on the platform but would be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.
Media embracing digital TV with strings attached NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS Jan 8 (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.
Cayman Islands reports first locally transmitted Zika case: government GEORGE TOWN (Reuters) – The first locally contracted case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean nation’s health department said.
Basketball : U.S. ‘B Team’ kills opponents with kindness RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – If living up to the adage, “if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,” was an Olympic event the United States men’s basketball team would be standing atop the Rio Games podium on Thursday.
Google to start selling auto insurance in the U.S., analyst says SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc may be moving into the U.S. auto insurance market with a shopping site for people to compare and buy policies, an analyst said on Thursday, as it continues to shift its attention to the automotive industry.
China sentences fourth dissident in a week for subversion BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Friday convicted a rights activist for subversion and sentenced him to three years prison, the fourth such sentencing this week and the latest move by authorities to crackdown on activists and lawyers.
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Robert De Niro to open Sarajevo Film Festival SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The Sarajevo Film Festival will honor two-time Oscar-winning U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to film on its opening night on Friday.
U.S. attorney general launches police-community forums in Detroit DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Lorretta Lynch was in Detroit on Wednesday to spur dialogue aimed at mending the “frayed trust” between police and minority communities across the country.
Sony wins unconditional EU approval for Michael Jackson deal BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators on Monday cleared Sony Corp’s bid to buy out Michael Jackson’s stake in its music publishing joint venture, the world’s largest with copyrights to the Beatles’ songs and songs by Taylor Swift.
U.S. woman killed in London was wife of Florida State professor NEW YORK (Reuters) – An American woman killed in a knife attack in London on Wednesday night was the wife of an eminent psychology professor at Florida State University (FSU), the university said in a statement on Thursday.