LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will look to ease corporate Japan’s worries about Brexit during a three-day visit to the country from Wednesday focused on progress on a bilateral trade deal for when Britain leaves the European Union. May’s first trip to Japan as prime minister comes at a difficult moment, with
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Rubik’s Cube has delighted and confounded millions of players since Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik created it in 1974. Now the company that makes the twisting puzzle wants to stop the maker of Duncan yo-yos from selling an alleged knockoff. Rubik’s Brand Ltd has sued Duncan Toys Co and the
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian and her family on Tuesday donated a collective $500,000 to storm Harvey relief efforts, joining celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, NFL player J.J. Watt and comedian Kevin Hart who have pledged funds to help the tens of thousands affected by the devastation in Texas. Kardashian, her sisters Khloe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has agreed to testify privately to the Senate Judiciary Committee as it looks into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, CNN reported on Tuesday, weeks after he was invited to testify in public at a hearing in July. Spokesmen and spokeswomen
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – On a sparsely populated island off the coast of the northwestern United States, more than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Westridge crude oil terminal. In kayaks and sailboats they practiced forming blockades, raising banners and rescue techniques.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the first women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match
VENICE (Reuters) – A refugee documentary by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney’s latest directorial effort are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film fest set to open on the Lido island on Wednesday. Top Hollywood talent and auteur directors will be vying for the Golden Lion
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two companies largely owned by Dish Network will have an opportunity to nullify about $500 million in fines and be eligible once again for $3.3 billion in credits for a wireless spectrum auction, if they can demonstrate that they are independent entities, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Northstar Wireless
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Germany and Europe want to ensure that new U.S. sanctions against Russia do not lead to a new “ice age” in ties between Russia and the West, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday. Gabriel said he spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the sanctions in a meeting
(Reuters) – Demand for Confederate flags at Chris Ackerman’s Civil War memorabilia shop in Pennsylvania has surged since violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia this month reignited the United States’ debate over race and the legacy of slavery. The trend has been similar for other sellers of the Confederate battle flag, retailers report.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s vengeful new music video “Look What You Made Me Do,” is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release. YouTube said on Tuesday it was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36-million mark set by
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies will give free insurance to its 450,000 driver partners in India that will cover death, disability or hospitalization due to accidents, the company said on Tuesday. The San Francisco-based company, which competes with Softbank-backed local rival Ola in India, is grappling with an overhaul of its
Official Yerevan has not responded at any level to the statement of Major General Novikov, one of the officials of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces that Armenia is ready to join the humanitarian mine clearing mission in Syria. He said they have turned to the defense agencies of Iran, Egypt, Serbia, Armenia,
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday held back on his decision to expel the head of a United Nations-backed anti-graft unit who is investigating the leader’s campaign financing following a court ruling, criticism and protests. Morales on Sunday declared Ivan Velasquez, head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG),
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government. The second option was a politically dangerous one before