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Three ways to make the most from a virtual internship

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As someone who dreams of a career in the music business, Amanda Montgomery had big plans for her summer internship – working in studios, going on shoots for music videos, maybe taking in some live concerts. Thanks to COVID-19, her internsh... More »


‘We Are The World’ to get an ‘American Idol’ alumni encore

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “We Are The World,” the celebrity-packed 1985 charity single, is getting an encore this weekend, courtesy of the stars of “American Idol.” “Idol” judges Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the song with the late Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and ... More »


To train more workers, companies turn to virtual reality

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The future of employee training involves no embarrassing role-playing in front of new colleagues or boring web modules which take an hour each to click through. For the next wave in workplace learning, get ready to strap on a pair of virtu... More »


How can Generation Z compete with robots? Focus on the human touch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It sounds counterintuitive, but members of Generation Z will have to focus on human connections if they want to compete with robots for the jobs of the future. Born after 1996 on the heels of the millennials, Gen Z is just entering the wor... More »


Teqball: Hosts Hungary dominate world championships

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary showed it remains the dominant force in teqball, a hybrid sport mixing football with table tennis, winning the singles and doubles world titles on Sunday. Adam Blazsovics easily won the singles title and teamed up with Csaba Banyik... More »


Culture change is the cutting edge of mental health benefits at work

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Hartmut Braune comes to work in security communications at SAP, he never knows what emergency will land in his inbox. It is a challenging job, compounded by the fact that Braune also coordinates the company’s global Lighthouse Core Te... More »


Despite robot efficiency, human skills still matter at work

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence is approaching critical mass at the office, but humans are still likely to be necessary, according to a new study by executive development firm, Future Workplace, in partnership with Oracle. Future Workplace found a... More »


Athletics: Fraser-Pryce blazes to history with fourth world gold

DOHA (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to 100 meters gold on Sunday to become the first person to win four gold medals over the distance at the athletics world championships. Fraser-Pryce, who returned to the track in earnest only l... More »


Swimming: Dust still to settle after dramatic world championships

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – If the world swimming championships in Gwangju were just a taste of what is to come at the 2020 Olympics, then in the words of recently retired Australian sprinter James Magnussen — “Brace yourselves”. A meet that was supposed ... More »


Burnout Nation: How companies are de-stressing workforces

NEW YORK (Reuters) – No matter who you are or what you do, let me take a wild guess: You feel a little burned out right now. Was I right? If so, you are one of the two-thirds of Americans who report feeling burned out on the job, according to a recent Gallup p... More »


Autism in the workplace: A spectrum of hiring choices

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY. Among other work-life skills, Easton, 23, who is on the autism spectrum, le... More »


How to create connections at work in the age of isolation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If an overflowing inbox is killing your productivity at the office, you are not alone. Well, maybe you are, but not in the way you think. A recent survey of more than 2,000 managers and employees in 10 different countries found that employ... More »


To save time and money, companies roll out caregiving benefits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Laura Hirsch of Keller Texas had to find a rehabilitation center to help her father recover from a difficult surgery in September, the caregiving service Cariloop saved her a whole day. A case manager at Cariloop, based in Richardson,... More »


Ribs hurting, but Vonn has another gear left for downhill

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn made up for lost time at the Alpine ski world championships on Friday by completing the downhill part of the women’s combined as preparation for the final race of her career. The U.S. great, who bows out after Sunday’s down... More »


You’re hired! Thai startup fills gap in tech talent recruiting

BANGKOK (Reuters) – When app developer Sattha Puangput was looking to move from a startup to a new role, he updated his profile on GetLinks, a website that pairs technology professionals with companies looking to beef up their tech teams. Within days, he says,... More »


Money woes? More companies help workers build emergency funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At the Springdale Ice Cream and Beverage factory in Cincinnati, workers were coming to the human resources department with money troubles, wanting cash advances on their pay. Some could not afford car repairs, which meant they could not ge... More »


Keeping on truckin’: DHL seeks to counter driver shortages

SEHLEM, Germany (Reuters) – Faced with a chronic shortage of truck drivers, logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPWGn.DE) is trialing a new scheme to get more people behind the wheel so it can keep goods flowing across Europe, especially at peak times like... More »


In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the old days, longtime employees in the United States were honored with a gold watch after 30 years or so at a company. Well, they have got nothing on Hadas Streit. The senior vice president at the global public relations firm Allison +... More »


Can better cancer care lower company’s health costs?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice. But Activision Blizzard, an entertainment company that employs more than 6,000 people in the United Stat... More »


Companies need older workers: here is why

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The demographic trend is no secret: the populations of the United States and other major industrial countries are getting older, and fast. That means workforces are aging too, but employers are doing surprisingly little to prepare to meet t... More »


The rise of the apprentice: a European tradition comes to the U.S

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The growing number of apprenticeships in the U.S. has more to do with European companies importing the practice into their American operations than with the long-running NBC television reality show and its former host who now lives in the ... More »


The next frontier in workplace wellness: financial health

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Study after study shows that money stress can be as bad for workplace productivity as back pain. The latest study, released by PwC on Tuesday, found that a quarter of U.S. workers said financial worries caused them health problems. Forty p... More »


Welshman Williams reflects on world title win – naked

(Editor’s note: Language in the third paragraph might offend some readers) (Reuters) – Mark Williams stayed true to his word after clinching his third world snooker title on Monday by conducting his post-match news conference naked. The 43-year-old, who had pr... More »


Athletics: Bannister’s words inspire captain’s innings from Pozzi

Athletics – IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain – March 4, 2018 Andrew Pozzi of Britain wins the men’s 60 metres hurdles Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – A quote from the late, great... More »


No Russian team but high jumpers strike indoor gold

Athletics – IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain – March 1, 2018 Neutral athlete Mariya Lasitskene celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women’s High Jump REUTERS/Phil Noble BIRMINGHAM, England... More »


Xiao leads China one-two in men`s all-around at worlds

Xiao Ruoteng became the first Chinese man to take gold in a major global individual all-around competition since Yang Wei at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he claimed victory at the world championships in Montreal on Thursday. More »


Denmark`s Axelsen sinks Lin for title, Japan`s Okuhara wins

Viktor Axelsen blanked China's five-times winner Lin Dan 22-20 21-16 to become the third Danish man to win the world championship title and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara beat India's Pusarla Sindhu 21-19 20-22 22-20 in an epic women's final on Sunday. More »


Athletics: Kipyegon favorite for 1,500m title

All eyes will be on the women’s 1,500 meters final at the World Championships on Monday as Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya bids to add the gold medal to her Olympic title. More »


Bowie`s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

America's Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women's 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver. More »


Any color medal will do, says hopeful hurdler Pearson

Athletics – London Anniversary Games – London, Britain – July 9, 2017 Australia’s Sally Pearson during the Women’s 100m hurdles Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers Australian hurdler Sally Pearson will return to the scene of her greatest triumph when the W... More »


Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Final – Men’s 5000m Final – Olympic Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 20/08/2016. Mo Farah (GBR) of Britain celebrates winning the race. Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another... More »


Figure skating: Hanyu still hasn`t found what he`s looking for

Figure Skating – ISU World Championships 2017 – Men’s Victory Ceremony – Helsinki, Finland – 1/4/17 – Gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan attends the ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor For all his brilliance and world record scores, there is one annoying riddle ... More »


Figure skating: Wenjing and Cong stand tall among walking wounded

Figure Skating – ISU World Championships 2017 – Pairs Short Program – Helsinki, Finland – 29/3/17 – Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China compete. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor Chinese duo Wenjing Sui and Cong Han emerged unscathed in a field littered with the walking wou... More »


Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women`s team to meet over wage dispute

Team USA players including Hilary Knight (#21), Meghan Duggan (#10) and Brianna Decker (R) celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship gold medal match between USA and Canada at Malmo Isstadion in Malmo, southe... More »


Alpine skiing: Worley wins her first globe, Myhrer wins men`s slalom

Mar 19, 2017- Aspen, CO, USA- Tessa Worley of France holds the crystal globe after the women’s giant slalom alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports France’s Tessa Worley clin... More »


Team Israel keen to show they belong at WBC

FILE PHOTO: Boston Red Sox batter Ryan Lavarnway hits a two-run single off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald during the first inning of a MLB spring training baseball game in Bradenton, Florida, March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File photo ... More »


Quick-fire Bailey storms to individual biathlon gold

Biathlon – IBU World Championships – Men’s 15km Individual – Hochfilzen, Austria – 16/2/17 – Lowell Bailey from the U.S.in action. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger American Lowell Bailey pulled off one of the biggest upsets in biathlon history as he took the gold medal... More »


Flawless Worley wins women`s giant slalom gold

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships – Women’s Giant Slalom – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 16/2/17 – Tessa Worley of France in action. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Tessa Worley won her second gold medal at the alpine skiing world championship on Th... More »


Slovenia`s Stuhec wins Alpine skiing women`s downhill gold

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships – Women’s Downhill – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 12/2/17 – Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia in action. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec blasted to victory in the women’s downhill at the Alpine Skiing... More »


Feuz wins Alpine skiing downhill gold for Switzerland

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships – Men’s Downhill – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 12/2/17 – Gold medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland is flanked by Canada’s silver medalist Erik Guay (L) of Canada and Austria’s bronze medalist Max Franz following... More »


Vonn says duct tape holding title hopes together

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships – Women’s Super G – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 7/02/17 – Lindsey Vonn of the USA reacts. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Lindsey Vonn, who has limited movement in her right hand from an injury suffered last November... More »

ART medicine – high European service or child with guarantee?

French medicine is considered to be one of the best ones in the world. For many years it takes the 3rd – 4th position after the U.S.A, Germany and Switzerland. Nevertheless France cannot to boast of high level of reproductive medicine. In France, success rate ... More »


Darts: Dutchman Van Gerwen claims second world crown

Darts – Betway Premier League Darts 2016 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales – 31/3/16Michael van Gerwen reacts during the matchMandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter CziborraLivepic World number one Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands won his second PDC Wor... More »

Swimming: Park and Hosszu dazzle at short course worlds

FILE PHOTO – 2016 Rio Olympics – Swimming – Preliminary – Men’s 200m Freestyle – Heats – Olympic Aquatics Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 07/08/2016. Park Tae-Hwan (KOR) of South Korea competes. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan banish... More »

Honor in World Series defeat, says Francona

Nov 2, 2016- Cleveland, OH, USA- Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber is relieved by manager Terry Francona against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA... More »

Segway knocks Bolt off his stride at the Bird’s Nest

BEIJING A television cameraman and his Segway succeeded in doing what none of Usain Bolt’s rivals could in the 200 meters final at world championships on Thursday — knock the Jamaican off his stride, and his feet, during his lap of honor. Bolt was taking the p... More »

USA Track & Field refutes allegation by athlete

USA Track & Field (USATF) on Tuesday released a detailed breakdown of how it spends its money in response to an allegation made by runner Nick Symmonds that the body spends a tiny proportion of its income on athlete support. Symmonds, who won the 800 meters at... More »


Search teams probe wreckage of jet in French Alps

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (Reuters) – French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over t... More »


Netanyahu picks Kulanu party head as Israel’s finance minister

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen the head of centrist Kulanu party as Israel’s next finance minister, confirming an informal offer made two days before the country’s national election. Moshe Kahlon was told of the appointment i... More »


Yemen Houthi militia sweeps toward Aden in threat to president

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized a key air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said. The Houthis and thei... More »


Italy’s top court to rule on Amanda Knox fate

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s highest court was expected to rule on Wednesday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher. The case, which has inspired books a... More »


Houthi forces attack air base near Aden: sources

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces backed by allied army units attacked a big air base about 60 km (37 miles) north of Aden on Wednesday, triggering heavy fighting with defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, security sources and residents said. The f... More »


Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan. Capping a day of VIP t... More »

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center. U.S. ... More »

Saudi Arabia invites Iraq’s Abadi to visit in big sign of thaw

BAGHDAD/RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to visit the kingdom, Abadi’s office said on Monday, in the biggest sign yet of improving ties between the countries after decades of tension. Abadi’s office... More »


McCain to Obama: get over your temper tantrum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain accused President Barack Obama of throwing a “temper tantrum” over comments by Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, adding to the conflict between the White House and the Republican-dominated Congress over Israel. McCain,... More »

Reuters websites become inaccessible in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them late on Thursday. The websites of Bloomberg News, the New York Times and N... More »


EU tells Greece time, patience running out

BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Euro zone leaders told Greece on Thursday its leftist-led government must implement agreed reforms to avert a looming cash crunch that could force it out of the single currency. Greece has been kept from bankruptcy by two internatio... More »

Serbia arrests seven for Srebrenica massacre: official

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia arrested seven men on Wednesday suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, in the first such arrest in Serbia of alleged triggermen in Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two. “This is the first such cas... More »


Ex-Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew’s health deteriorates

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The health of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, has deteriorated further and he remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday. Singapore’s first prime minister Lee, 91, has be... More »


Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. In a ... More »


Malaysian move toward harsher Islamic law divides opposition

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Calls by Malaysia’s Islamist opposition party for strict Islamic law that includes amputations and stonings is symptomatic of a drift to more conservative Islam in politics and could further strain relations in the multi-ethnic country... More »


Greece rejects ‘blackmail’, seeks meeting with top EU leaders

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to meet top European leaders at this week’s EU summit, a Greek official said on Tuesday, as Athens insisted it would not be ‘blackmailed’ over its debt crisis. Greece risks running out of cash within... More »


Putin orders Northern Fleet on full alert for exercises: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Navy’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to be on full alert as part of snap military exercises, state-owned RIA news agency cited the defence minister as saying on Monday. The tests were d... More »


Saudi prince says Iran deal risks nuclear proliferation: BBC

RIYADH (Reuters) – Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology, a senior Saudi prince warned on Monday in a BBC interview. “I’ve always said wh... More »


Iran, United States resume nuclear talks in Lausanne

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif resumed nuclear talks on Monday in the Swiss city of Lausanne to try to narrow gaps before a March 31 deadline for a political agreement. The ... More »

Four Thai activists to face military court in ‘landmark case’

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Four Thai activists are to face military court on Monday on charges of violating junta orders banning public gatherings in what a rights group called a “landmark case” that could stir indignation at strict military rule. The four men are me... More »


Philippine army arrests leader of Muslim rebel splinter group

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine security forces have arrested the leader of a small but violent Muslim rebel faction, an army spokesman said on Monday. The government of the largely Christian country has been battling Muslim rebels for decades and while a peace ... More »


Kerry says it is possible to reach an interim deal with Iran

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday he hoped “in the next days” it would be possible to reach an interim deal with Iran if Tehran can show that its nuclear power program is for peaceful purposes only. Speaking... More »

Swedish prosecutor asks to question Assange in London

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, the prosecutors said on Friday. The prosecutor is also asking to conduct a ... More »


Displaced Pakistanis to start going home to North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan will on Sunday start returning the first batches of nearly a million civilians ordered to leave their homes ahead of an anti-Taliban offensive in North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border, officials told Reuters on Friday. “It w... More »


Taiwan’s new political voices want more openness on China ties

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan is spinning away from China’s idealized model of “one country, two systems” as a renewed spirit of democracy sweeps across its political sphere, rousing a new cadre of grassroots leaders critical of a shared future with China. The num... More »

French sports stars killed in Argentina helicopter crash

BUENOS AIRES/PARIS (Reuters) – Three French sports stars — Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, yachtswoman Florence Arthaud and boxer Alexis Vastine — were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday during the filming of a reality ... More »