Month: August 2018

(Reuters) – Walt Disney World workers have reached a tentative agreement with parent Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) regarding wages, union body International Brotherhood of Teamsters said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Security officers staff the entrance at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Barbara Liston/File Photo The union said
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Senate hearing about reforming the U.S. Postal Service that could have scrutinized what Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and others pay for package delivery has been delayed, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, moving back President Donald Trump’s effort to hike the world’s largest online retailer’s rates. Trump has repeatedly
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MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion at a cafe on Friday, prompting Russia to accuse Ukraine of assassinating him while Kiev blamed separatist infighting. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko attends a news conference in
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HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) – Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart. Using this “digital twin” that mimics the electrical and physical properties of the cells in patient 7497’s heart, Meder runs simulations to
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings’ (0700.HK) market value slumped by around $20 billion on Friday after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming citing rising levels of myopia, heightening regulatory risks for companies in the world’s biggest gaming market. China’s Ministry of Education, in a notice late on Thursday, directed the publishing regulator to
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Turkey cannot revive its strained relationship with the European Union until it frees German citizens it has detained, Germany’s foreign minister said on Friday as his Turkish counterpart called for a fresh start with the bloc. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018.
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ALQUEVA, Portugal (Reuters) – As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in a sun-drenched, watery oasis in southern Portugal. The largest artificial lake in the European Union, the 250 square km (97 square miles) Alqueva, irrigates an
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive officer of Enron who received a 24-year prison sentence for his role in the company’s spectacular collapse, has been released from an Alabama prison camp and moved to a halfway house, records from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Jeff Skilling
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to a raucous, campaign-style rally in Indiana, warned on Thursday that the Justice Department and the FBI must “start doing their job and doing it right” or “I will get involved.” Trump, who has repeatedly criticized the department over its handling of a probe into alleged
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California lawmakers moved on Thursday toward imposing the nation’s strictest net neutrality laws on internet providers, flying in the face of sweeping new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules seen as a win for the companies. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Net Neutrality protest the FCC’s recent decision to repeal the program in
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(Reuters) – Nine years after the death of the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson’s children and other family members came together to launch an auction, accept a posthumous award and remember the singer on what would have been his 60th birthday. Children Paris and Prince Jackson, brothers Tito and Jackie and R&B singer Usher joined
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Longtime tight end Brent Celek has told the Philadelphia Eagles that he is retiring, and he will issue a farewell statement Friday morning, according to a report from NFL.com. Jan 29, 2018; St. Paul, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles player Brent Celek is interviewed during Super Bowl LII Opening Night at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit:
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YANGON (Reuters) – The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar’s army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding a farming tool. “Bengalis killed local ethnics brutally”, reads the caption. In the top screenshot, an authentic image (as captured from Flickr) depicts the bodies of Bengalis
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A Miami Heat executive is under federal investigation, suspected of taking $13.4 million in sponsorship money from the Sacramento Kings, his former employer. The Heat suspended Jeffrey R. David after learning federal prosecutors suspect he ran a money-laundering operation that sent $9 million of money from the Golden 1 Credit Union and another $4.4 million
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