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Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee indicted in South Korea on allegations linked to 2015 merger

Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee indicted in South Korea on allegations linked to 2015 merger

Published 01/09/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors indicted Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee on Tuesday on suspicion of accounting fraud and stock price manipulation in connection [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

BTS score a first for Korean band on Billboard chart with ‘Dynamite’

BTS score a first for Korean band on Billboard chart with ‘Dynamite’

Published 01/09/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - K-Pop band BTS roared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in the United States on Monday, becoming [more…]

Bear necessities? Furry visitor on the prowl in California store

Bear necessities? Furry visitor on the prowl in California store

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - At a North California supermarket last week, one visitor likely had only one thing in mind - the bear necessities. Shoppers at the [more…]

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it [more…]

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria, the epicentre for COVID-19 infections in the country, on Tuesday reported its lowest rise in virus-related deaths [more…]

Zoom forecasts sales surge as video conferencing becomes a daily routine

Zoom forecasts sales surge as video conferencing becomes a daily routine

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - Zoom Video Communications Inc raised its annual revenue forecast by more than 30% after comfortably beating quarterly estimates on Monday as it converts [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…]

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…]