Month: August 2018

DETROIT (Reuters) – A Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on Friday as family, friends and fans of Aretha Franklin bid rousing farewell to the Queen of Soul at a funeral that featured tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder. “Come on, this is a church service, lift
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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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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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MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel suffered a spin but still put Ferrari on top of the practice timesheets for their home Italian Grand Prix on Friday while Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson walked away from a spectacular crash. Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Circuit of Monza, Monza, Italy – August 31, 2018 Ferrari’s
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China will conduct comprehensive inspections on all ride-hailing service companies, the transportation ministry said on Friday, after a driver from the dominant ride-hailing firm, Didi Chuxing, murdered a 20-year-old passenger. A Didi Chuxing driver checks the information on the application in his car in Beijing, China August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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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. A three-dimensional printout of a human heart is seen at the Heidelberg University Hospital (Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg) in Heidelberg, Germany, August 14, 2018.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Friday said that putting pressure on Beijing over trade won’t work, after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to quickly ramp up a trade war between the two countries. FILE PHOTO: Chinese officials prepare the flags for the China-U.S. bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders
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(Corrects headline of this Aug 30 to remove reference to funding.) By Robin Pomeroy VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Alfonso Cuaron’s new film, a black-and-white family drama with no stars, is a world away literally and metaphorically from his last one, “Gravity”, the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney effects-heavy space extravaganza. But the Oscar-winning director says he wants
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(Reuters) – U.S. ride services firm Lyft Inc is in talks with an advisor for a targeted March or April 2019 initial public offering, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. An illuminated sign appears in a Lyft ride-hailing car in Los Angeles, California, U.S. September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren In September last year,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios, who rarely listens to anyone, appeared to take some advice to try harder from chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani as he rallied to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and reach the U.S. Open third round on Thursday. Aug 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Austria returns a shot
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