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Canada, Mexico to question U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks

Canada, Mexico to question U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks

Published 20/11/2017

A NAFTA banner is seen during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 19, [more…]

Vivendi’s music unit UMG worth more than $40 billion, CEO says

Vivendi’s music unit UMG worth more than $40 billion, CEO says

Published 17/11/2017

BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Vivendi’s Universal Music Group (UMG) could be worth more than $40 billion, Chief Executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday, helping to [more…]

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Published 14/11/2017

Italian football boss Carlo Tavecchio said recently that failure to qualify for the World Cup would be the apocalypse and his worst fears came true on Monday as they missed out on the finals for the first time in 60 years. [more…]

Ventura denies he has quit and apologizes to Italians

Ventura denies he has quit and apologizes to Italians

Published 13/11/2017

Beleaguered Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura denied that he had resigned and apologized to his countrymen after his team's astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup on Monday. Speaking in the same monotone voice which has characterized his 18 months in charge, Ventura said he would not decide on his future before speaking to the Italian soccer federation (FIGC). "I haven't resigned because I haven't yet spoken to the (FIGC) president (Carlo Tavecchio)," he told reporters after Italy were held goalless by Sweden and lost their European playoff 1-0 on aggregate to miss next year's Russia finals. "I absolutely apologize for the result but not for the effort we put in or our desire to win." "It's a terrible result from a sporting point of view. I'm upset. I thank the San Siro crowd for supporting the team until the very end." "I am proud to be part of the Blue team and to have worked with great champions,” added the 69-year-old. [more…]

Top EU lawmaker tells ECB to drop bad loans plan

Top EU lawmaker tells ECB to drop bad loans plan

Published 10/11/2017

The European Central Bank should scrap plans for industry-wide rules to force banks to clean up bad loans, the head of the European Parliament's influential economic affairs committee said on Friday, as lawmakers dug in their heels in a dispute. [more…]

Lift up your hearts, not your cell phones, pope tells priests, bishops

Lift up your hearts, not your cell phones, pope tells priests, bishops

Published 08/11/2017

Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead. [more…]

Glimpse of future as ATP shakes it up in Milan

Glimpse of future as ATP shakes it up in Milan

Published 06/11/2017

Men's tennis steps into the unknown next week when the young guns expected to follow in the footsteps of the current golden generation contest the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. [more…]

Factbox: A guide to the new innovations at the Next Gen ATP Finals

Factbox: A guide to the new innovations at the Next Gen ATP Finals

Published 06/11/2017

The ATP's flagship tournament for the world's top players aged 21 and under launches in Milan on Tuesday with a raft of new innovations that might leave regular fans scratching their heads. Here is a guide to what will be tested out in Milan. [more…]

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in `House of Leaves`

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in `House of Leaves`

Published 03/11/2017

In the days of communist Albania's near-total isolation, Saimir Maloku used his technical knowhow to gain illicit glimpses of the outside world. Unluckily for him, as he and his father watched forbidden Italian television, the regime was watching him. [more…]

Hamilton takes fourth title despite collision

Hamilton takes fourth title despite collision

Published 30/10/2017

An ecstatic Lewis Hamilton became Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion on Sunday after fighting back from last place following an opening-lap collision with arch-rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix. [more…]