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Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Published 24/06/2017

Radiohead performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain's Radiohead returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a legendary performance at the festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's election campaign and pulled songs from nearly all of their albums.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Published 18/06/2017

Jun 17, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Tommy Fleetwood plays his approach shot onto the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The shackles are off England's Tommy Fleetwood, riding the momentum of an early season win at Abu Dhabi to contend at the U.S. Open, said former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

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Cristiano Ronaldo denies accusations of tax fraud in Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo denies accusations of tax fraud in Spain

Published 13/06/2017

Football Soccer - Latvia vs Portugal - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group B - Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia - June 9, 2017 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures Reuters / Kacper Pempel

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo denied on Tuesday ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain, after prosecutors filed a lawsuit accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

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EU seeks to expedite police requests for data from tech firms

EU seeks to expedite police requests for data from tech firms

Published 08/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: European Union Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova holds news conference at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The European Union wants to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, even when stored in another European country.

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Ex-State Street executive to plead guilty in U.S. to fraud scheme

Ex-State Street executive to plead guilty in U.S. to fraud scheme

Published 06/06/2017

A former State Street Corp executive has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a scheme to defraud six clients through secret commissions on billions of dollars of trades, according to court papers filed on Tuesday.

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Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system

Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system

Published 06/06/2017

U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) holds strips of paper used by air traffic controllers to keep track of planes during an event where U.S. President Donald Trump proposed reforms to the U.S. air traffic control system, at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump outlined a plan on Monday to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system to modernize it and lower flying costs, but his proposal drew immediate criticism from Democrats who said it would hand control of a key asset to special interests and big airlines.

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Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

Published 02/06/2017

An Irish nun and a policeman have emerged as unlikely sporting stars, after a video of the pair kicking a football in their respective uniforms went viral.

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Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

Published 14/05/2017

Portugal's Salvador Sobral celebrates after winning the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion back into music".

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Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

Published 08/05/2017

Dooagh beach is seen after a storm returned sand to it, 30 years after another storm had stripped all the sand off the beach, on Achill island, County Mayo, Ireland, May 5, 2017. Picture taken May 5, 2017 Sean Molloy/Achill Tourism Via Reuters

A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.

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