Archive 2016

Tyrus Wong, pioneer `Bambi` artist, dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, pioneer `Bambi` artist, dies at 106

Published 31/12/2016

By Jacob BryantLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyrus Wong, whose paintings served as visual inspiration for Disney's animated classic "Bambi," died Frida

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UK Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honored in Queen`s New Year List

UK Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honored in Queen`s New Year List

Published 31/12/2016

Fashion designer, model and singer Victoria Beckham poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film ''Cafe Society'' out of competition during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honors List.

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Trump praises Putin for holding back in U.S.-Russia spy dispute

Trump praises Putin for holding back in U.S.-Russia spy dispute

Published 31/12/2016

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk into a photo opportunity before their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.

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Chinese firms ordered to pay Disney, Pixar $194,000 for copying `Cars`: Xinhua

Chinese firms ordered to pay Disney, Pixar $194,000 for copying `Cars`: Xinhua

Published 31/12/2016

The logo of the Disney store on the Champs Elysee is seen in Paris, France, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo

A Shanghai court ordered two Chinese firms to pay Walt Disney Co and Pixar more than 1.35 million yuan ($194,440) compensation for copying parts of their hit movies "Cars" and "Cars 2", the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

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Wall St. thinks stocks will rise in 2017 – What could go wrong?

Wall St. thinks stocks will rise in 2017 – What could go wrong?

Published 31/12/2016

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Yang

Wall Street's rally could be derailed by renewed worries about President-elect Donald Trump's policies, a resurgent dollar or potential wild-card events like cyber attacks or a trade war, investors say as they look to 2017.

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Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher to be buried side by side

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher to be buried side by side

Published 31/12/2016

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

A joint memorial service and side-by-side burial are being planned for mother-and-daughter Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died a day apart earlier this week in Los Angeles, the family said on Friday.

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Silicon Valley`s obscure unicorns could boost 2017 IPO market

Silicon Valley`s obscure unicorns could boost 2017 IPO market

Published 31/12/2016

The Wall St. sign is seen outside the door to the New York Stock Exchange in New York's financial district February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Social media firm Snap Inc may be the highest profile tech IPO planned for 2017, with the potential to raise billions.

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Anthropologists to examine mummified body found in Detroit garage

Anthropologists to examine mummified body found in Detroit garage

Published 30/12/2016

A body that had decomposed to the point of mummification was found in a car in the garage of a Detroit home, and medical examiners have called for an anthropologist to conduct a special autopsy of the remains, authorities said on Friday.

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Senator McCain says Russia must pay price for hacking

Senator McCain says Russia must pay price for hacking

Published 30/12/2016

U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during a news conference in Riga, Latvia, December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that Russia must be made to pay the price for cyber attacks on the United States and that it was possible to impose many sanctions, including on financial institutions.

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Russians leave country retreats in the U.S., ordered out by Obama

Russians leave country retreats in the U.S., ordered out by Obama

Published 30/12/2016

Vehicles enter Killenworth, an estate built in 1913 for George du Pont Pratt and purchased by the former Soviet Union in the 1950's, in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, U.S., on December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

In small convoys of vehicles, Russians departed two countryside vacation retreats outside Washington and New York City without fanfare on Friday, ordered out by U.S. President Barack Obama who said the premises were linked to spying.

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