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Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle

Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle

Published 10/07/2018

REPINO, Russia (Reuters) - There has been a relentless positivity and forward-looking tenor to England’s approach to this World Cup but before the adventure in [more…]

China`s economy cools as gov`t curbs hit factories, property and retailers

China`s economy cools as gov`t curbs hit factories, property and retailers

Published 14/11/2017

China's economy cooled further last month, with industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales missing expectations as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. [more…]

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Published 06/10/2017

When Israel's envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency. [more…]

Iceland magma drilling project may revive giant UK power cable link

Iceland magma drilling project may revive giant UK power cable link

Published 10/04/2017

A Krafla geothermal power plant is seen in Reykjahlid, Iceland, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Scientists will study the possibility of producing geothermal energy from magma for the first time, in a $100 million project in Iceland, which if successful could produce up to 10 times more energy than from a conventional well.

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Russian minister Mutko barred from FIFA re-election: sources

Russian minister Mutko barred from FIFA re-election: sources

Published 10/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after a meeting of the management board of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia local organising committee in Moscow, Russia, July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has been barred from standing for re-election for a place on the FIFA Council, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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Bitcoin hits record high above $1,200 on talk of ETF approval

Bitcoin hits record high above $1,200 on talk of ETF approval

Published 24/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 on Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval.

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More women lawmakers needed in UK as numbers `shockingly low`: report

More women lawmakers needed in UK as numbers `shockingly low`: report

Published 10/01/2017

By Lin TaylorLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women parliamentarians in Britain is "shockingly low" and the government should set

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UK think-tank plans legal challenge over Europe single market access

UK think-tank plans legal challenge over Europe single market access

Published 28/11/2016

A Union flag flies next to the flag of the European Union in Westminster, London, Britain, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

A British think-tank said on Monday it planned to take legal action over whether the government can take Britain out of the single market as part of its exit from the European Union, in the latest legal attempt to challenge the Brexit process.

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World Chess Championship officials sue to stop pirating of match

World Chess Championship officials sue to stop pirating of match

Published 08/11/2016

Organizers of the World Chess Championship sued on Monday to block a trio of website operators from broadcasting chess moves at the Nov. 11-30 match in New York, which is expected to draw millions of online viewers.

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Interactive exhibition features work of Icelandic singer Bjork

Published 01/09/2016

London's Somerset House is hosting the European premiere of "Bjork Digital," an immersive exhibition of digital and video works produced by the famous Icelandic singer and a team of visual artists and programmers.

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