Month: August 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4 6-4 win against Russian Evgeniya Rodina on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who had also reached the third round at Flushing Meadows in the previous two years, was barely troubled by her 89th-ranked opponent in a
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The IRNSS-1H satellite had been expected to join seven others in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) to take the country a step further to developing its own global positioning system. “Satellite
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KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted to continue as Britain’s leader beyond the next parliamentary election, not due until 2022, dismissing expectations she could stand down after Brexit as early as 2019. May’s authority has been badly damaged by a ill-judged election campaign earlier this year which cost her Conservative
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending rose slightly less than expected in July and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, which could bolster expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates until December. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The British and EU lead negotiators on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, David Davis and Michel Barnier, will brief the media on the latest round of talks in Brussels at 12:45 p.m. (1045 GMT) on Thursday. The European Commission confirmed the timing of the joint news conference in a statement. Davis
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis openly differed with his commander in chief over North Korea on Wednesday, the latest example of a once-rare public display of disagreement by top U.S. aides that has become more frequent under President Donald Trump. “We are never out of diplomatic solutions,” Mattis told reporters, just hours after
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova extended her grand slam comeback when the former world number one defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to advance to the U.S. Open third round. The Russian, in her first appearance at a major since she returned from a 15-month doping ban in April, did not
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The 25-year-old son of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson donated one of his kidneys to his father in a life-saving transplant surgery on Wednesday, local media reported. Daniel Johnson agreed to be his 57-year-old father’s donor when he learned his own kidney was a match, the Chicago Tribune said. The simultaneous surgeries
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LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s consumer confidence improved slightly this month on July’s one-year low, although the mood around economic prospects over the next year remained somber, a survey showed on Thursday. The monthly consumer sentiment index from market research firm GfK rose to -10 from -12 in July, confounding expectations for a fall
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