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In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden accuses Trump of stoking violence

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called for rioters and looters to be prosecuted, and slammed President Donald Trump for stoking [more…]

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

Published 31/08/2020

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday he would not ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for crude oil [more…]

Why Buffett’s bet on Japan could turn on higher inflation, weakening dollar

Why Buffett’s bet on Japan could turn on higher inflation, weakening dollar

Published 31/08/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s $6.2 billion foray into Japan’s five largest trading houses may signal billionaire Warren Buffett’s expectation that inflation and [more…]

U.S. Postal Service tells Congress delivery performance has improved

U.S. Postal Service tells Congress delivery performance has improved

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service told Congress on Monday that delivery performance has improved and returned to early July levels after it came [more…]

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

Published 31/08/2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish President Michael D. Higgins joined a virtual celebration of Van Morrison’s 75th birthday on Monday, namechecking U.S. civil rights champion John [more…]

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Published 31/08/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has registered more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference on Monday, [more…]

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Lone revellers brighten Notting Hill’s empty streets on carnival day

Published 31/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Notting Hill Carnival, a highlight of the British summer, may have been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a [more…]

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Japan’s Toshimaen amusement park closes after 94 years, to make way for Harry Potter

Published 31/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine [more…]

Custom masks, coronavirus and Black lives dominate VMA show

Custom masks, coronavirus and Black lives dominate VMA show

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday, with a series of visually arresting outfits, masked performances and four wins, [more…]

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than 100 feet (30 [more…]