Month: August 2017

BOSTON (Reuters) – A dual citizen of China and Canada has been arrested and charged with trying to steal trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic surgical products by trespassing at its headquarters. Dong Liu, who authorities say claimed to be a patent lawyer with a Beijing-based law firm when he was questioned about
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s withdrawal negotiations with the European Union failed to make the kind of progress needed to move into a new phase in October, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday after four days of talks. However, both he and British Brexit Secretary David Davis spoke of a constructive attitude on both
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Time Inc, publisher of magazines including People and Sports Illustrated, is turning to the internet to distribute its growing cache of video material and television shows, part of a plan to counter fast-declining print advertising revenue. The move shows that even the largest traditional publishing companies can no longer ignore the
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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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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will be hoping that his first-round scare was no more than an early glitch when he takes on Russian Mikhaïl Youzhny at the U.S. Open on Thursday. The Swiss, looking to claim a record-extending 20th grand slam title, needed to play five sets to advance into round two as
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(Reuters) – Wall Street opened higher on Thursday after tepid inflation data raised expectations that Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. The core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index – the Fed’s preferred inflation measure – increased 1.4 percent in the 12 months through July, its smallest year-on-year increase
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canadian Denis Shapovalov appeared older than his 18 years at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, staying poised to beat eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) and advancing to the third round. Shapovalov, who had to qualify for the main draw, rose his hands in triumph after the television review showed
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s cabinet said the government will launch nationwide safety inspections of coal mines, chemical plants, gas operators and logistics firms, starting in September. The new round of inspections comes after an environmental crackdown in August roiled commodities markets, while safety inspections in major coal producing regions have crimped supplies, fuelling a price
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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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