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European soccer split as UEFA elects new president

European soccer split as UEFA elects new president

Published 12/09/2016

A logo is pictured on UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

UEFA elects a new president on Wednesday whose main task will be to stop what European officials say is an inexorable slide toward a breakaway soccer Super League open only to wealthy clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City.

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Hits keep coming as `Sing` premieres at Toronto Film Festival

Hits keep coming as `Sing` premieres at Toronto Film Festival

Published 12/09/2016

Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives on the red carpet for the film 'Sing' during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Comedy animation feature "Sing" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday to an enthusiastic reception from filmgoers before Academy award winner Jennifer Hudson and singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performed songs from the movie.

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Philippine revenge drama wins Venice Film Festival`s top prize

Philippine revenge drama wins Venice Film Festival`s top prize

Published 11/09/2016

Director Lav Diaz (C) poses with actress Charo Santos-Concio (L) and actor John Lloyd Cruz (R) as they attend the photo call for the movie 'Ang Babaeng Humayo' (The Woman Who Left) at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A nearly four-hour long movie about a woman's thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after 30 years in jail for a crime she did not commit won the Venice Film Festival's top prize on Saturday.

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VW`s Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups

VW`s Audi steps up collaboration with Chinese tech groups

Published 11/09/2016

The logo of Audi is pictured at the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) luxury car unit Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet technology groups to offer more digital services in the world's largest car market.

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Actor Ewan McGregor admits to nerves in debut as director

Actor Ewan McGregor admits to nerves in debut as director

Published 10/09/2016

Director Ewan McGregor attends a press conference to promote the film American Pastoral at TIFF the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor admitted to being "very nervous" about making his directorial debut with the movie adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "American Pastoral".

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U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones

U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones

Published 10/09/2016

A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

A U.S. government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally banned their use during flights.

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Clinton, Trump escalate fight in dramatic week on national security

Clinton, Trump escalate fight in dramatic week on national security

Published 10/09/2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over national security again on Friday, with Trump calling his Democratic rival "trigger-happy" and Clinton arguing his proposals would make the world a more dangerous place.

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Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Denzel Washington says `The Magnificent Seven` like being a kid again

Published 10/09/2016

Actors Denzel Washington (R) and Chris Pratt (C) leave by taxi boat for the film screening of 'The Magnificent Seven', at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

As a pastor's son, Denzel Washington never got to watch Westerns as a child, but playing around with guns and horses in Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven" was like being a kid again, he said at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

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`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

`A United Kingdom` tells historic tale of love defying prejudice

Published 10/09/2016

Actor David Oyelowo arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

A new film about the true story of an African king and white British woman whose marriage triggered a political crisis is first and foremost a love story, its star and director said.

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`Times are changing, pay your taxes`, euro zone chief tells corporations

`Times are changing, pay your taxes`, euro zone chief tells corporations

Published 10/09/2016

Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem reacts during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Multinational companies should refrain from tax-avoidance practices and pay their fair share, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday in a new endorsement of the European Union's fight against tax-dodging.

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