Month: July 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, two sources close to the negotiations told Reuters on Monday, a move that paves the way for Paris to host the 2024 Games. An announcement from the International Olympic Committee was expected later on Monday. In
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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German lawmakers must balance conflicting demands at a national summit to discuss pollution from diesel vehicles this week, wanting to appear tough ahead of federal elections next month while trying to avoid damaging the car industry. Political leaders and car industry executives will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss inner-city pollution
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LONDON (Reuters) – A British Royal Marine was jailed for 18 years on Monday after admitting that he worked as a bomb maker for dissident Irish Republican groups that violently oppose Northern Ireland’s peace process. While serving in Britain’s military, Ciaran Maxwell, a 31-year-old Northern Irish Catholic, made and stockpiled pipe bombs, anti-personnel mines, handguns
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PARIS (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War Two, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile
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MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal on Monday said it was ending all talks regarding a sale to bigger rival Flipkart and would remain independent, bringing down the curtain on months of negotiations around the deal valued at up to $950 million. The board of Jasper Infotech, which runs Snapdeal, had in-principle agreed to
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Kosuke Kitajima believes the men’s 200 meters breaststroke final will be “one of the biggest races to watch” at the Tokyo Olympics if Britain’s Adam Peaty steps up to take on a dual Japanese challenge at the distance. Breaststroke master Kitajima secured Japan’s legacy in the discipline when he won gold in
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